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A Productive Summer

summer classes to get credits completed
Layla Abshire , Staff Writer May 29, 2022

Some students think that summer is a time to be lazy and careless. A time to shut off the school switch in their brains, but in reality, summer is a great time to get things out of the way for the school...

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AP’s = Overrated?

Are AP Classes Too Much For High School Students?
Layla Abshire, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

As students enter the AP testing season, last minute studying and stress piles up on top of a heavy end of the year workload. Some may question if all this stress is worth what AP classes and exams put...

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Microplastics in Human Blood? | New Study Shows the Presence of Microplastics within the Human Body

Emma Dennis, Editorial Board May 5, 2022

Scientists have been concerned about microplastics and their negative effects on life for years, will their concerns soon become a reality? Recently, scientists have made the alarming discovery that microplastics...

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Calorie Catastrophe

Olivia Lieberman, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

What is a calorie? A calorie is defined as the amount of energy present in a food or drink item. There tends to be a misconception that calories equal fat but that is not completely true. Because calories...

NFL Draft Stage 2022

NFL Draft 2022: What Happens In Vegas, Stays In Vegas (Draft Winners & Losers)

As NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell approaches the podium the crowd roars with boos, while all the prospects sit there with nervousness and excitement in their eyes.
Kaleb Steele, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

Winners   The Detroit Lions held the number 2 pick which was their fourth straight year having their first pick in the top 10. This year the Lions took the “best player available” by selecting...

Stop equivalating abortion restrictions to mask mandates

Eileen Lincoln, Editor in Chief September 25, 2021

My body, my choice. The most meaningful phrase of the abortion rights movement has recently been reclaimed as a tool to spread misinformation regarding mask mandates, assimilating two of the most highly...

How societal pressure to “fit in” has propagated the spread of misinformation

Evie Kehoe, Staff Writer September 22, 2021

In our society, there is a constant pressure to “fit in,” but what does that entail? Does it mean having good grades or having a completely perfect life? No matter what you do, there always seems to...

A review of the MET Gala

Gabi Turriago-Lopez, Staff Writer September 22, 2021

In a recent interview by Vogue, Andrew Bolton asserts that there is no clear-cut definition of what American Fashion means. Unfortunately, it seems that those who attended the Met Gala took his words far...

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Donda: a review

A Review of Kanye West’s most anticipated Album
Tommy Hunter, Editorial Board September 22, 2021

Kanye West, a Chicago native, started off as a producer, helping to create songs for Ludacris, Alicia Keys, and Janet Jackson, to name a few. In 2004 he released College Dropout to critical acclaim and...

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Should religious exemptions for vaccine mandates be allowed?

The difficulty of determining what constitutes a sincere religious belief
Lucy Holt, Editorial Board September 22, 2021

As more people become eligible for the vaccine, employers  require employees to take the Covid vaccine. Although we all want the pandemic to be over, one of the reasons people are avoiding the vaccine...

Is it safe to reopen schools?

Dilara Vural
Dilara Vural‌ ‌, Staff Writer May 3, 2021

As more people receive their COVID-19 vaccines, there is hope that school will soon resume normalcy. As a result, the most pressing question these days is whether or not the school is truly safe to reopen....

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Overview and Review

Do Marvel productions ever miss?
Aubrey Leverett, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

While March 19th marked the beginning of yet another TV show hit, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the almost buddy cop show came to a close the morning of April 23rd. With WandaVision slipping to...

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