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Cover of Every Last Word designed by Whitney Manger and published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Every Last Word

Samara Rowe, Reporter/Photographer August 28, 2023

This book tugs on your heartstrings in the best way possible. “Every Last Word” by Tamara Ireland Stone is the most relatable and jaw-dropping book I have ever read. It tells the story of a 17 year-old...

The Calorie Condundrum

Ren Park, Culture Editor December 19, 2022

It was my mom’s birthday. The big “Five-Eight.”   I put on my brand new dark red pleather dress and my favorite charcoal denim jacket and accompanied her to the finest dining location...

Elias Grammy Picks

Elias’ Grammy Picks

December 19, 2019

The 62nd GRAMMY Awards are Jan. 26 on CBS, but the nominations in 84 categories have recently been released. This year has seen an excellent class of new artists and a whole host of new albums to review....

Being too...

Being too…

Katie Hiebl, Features and Copy Editor August 28, 2019

Growing up I didn't really pay too much attention to what people thought of me. I don't really remember what happened in elementary school - I just hear random stories from parents, family and friends....

Its the Most Stressful Time of Year

It’s the Most Stressful Time of Year

Rose Pollina, News Editor, Infographics Editor December 12, 2014
Happy Holidays. Not. The winter holidays bring more stress than they should considering they are supposed to bring joy.
An Apple iPad teachers will acquire in the future.

New Technology Debate

Rola Alasmar and Mackenna Barker March 5, 2014

PRO:  By Mackenna Barker In a world that is becoming increasingly overrun by technology, where every 8 year old can be seen running around playing on a smartphone or tablet, it’s only natural that...

Debate: Fruity Vs. Chocolate Candy

Debate: Fruity Vs. Chocolate Candy

Rola Alasmar and Mackenna Barker October 30, 2013

Fruity Candy - Mackenna Barker Fruit flavored candy is undoubtedly one of the world’s top 10 inventions. Skittles, Nerds, StarBursts, gummy bears, Air Heads, Mike & Ikes, Laffy Taffy, Sour Patch...

Senior finds Graduation Bittersweet

May 8, 2013

As the handful of days come creepin’ up behind us, they slap us right in the face and open our eyes. Seniors, this is it. The last real week of school began April 29. Then there’s Prom May 4, then...

Juggling Junior Year

May 8, 2013
Junior Rola Alasmar talks about her school Struggles.

Taking a year off Italian Style

May 8, 2013
Senior Nathan Thimmesch discusses his gap year.
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