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Moth Golba (9) stands with the transgender pride flag in support of their community. Now with hundreds of anti-trans bills proposed, and more expected to come, it is extremely important to stand as an ally with the LGBTQ+ community.

Anti-Trans Bills Increase Nationwide

Carter Van Zanten, Sports Editor May 5, 2023

The trans community is under attack. From 2015-2022, 548 anti-trans bills were proposed. In 2023 alone, about 533 anti-trans bills have been proposed in the states. 62 of them have been passed into...

 Constant worrying about appearances, attempts to match those around us and the ideas implanted through toxic gym culture are things most have experienced at least once in their lives.

Navigating Gym Culture Anxiety

Sydney Wolfe, Photo Editor May 4, 2023

In the age of social media, gym culture has become increasingly popular–and increasingly toxic. Gym culture, or fitness culture, is a sociocultural phenomenon revolving around physical fitness and...

Recently, the College Board removed Roe v. Wade from the AP Government and Politics curriculum. Nationwide, students will no longer learn the case that defines the women’s rights movement. Roe still belongs in the classroom.

College Board Nixed Roe: Here’s Why it Still Matters

Nikki Iyer, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 2, 2023

It doesn’t matter if you’re pro-life or pro-choice. If you love the Dobbs decision or if you hate it. There’s one thing that we all need to agree on: students need to continue learning about Roe...

Isotretinoin, commonly known as Accutane, is a powerful drug used in the treatment of acne. With its many side effects, Accutane can take a toll on individuals’ mental health and daily lives.

The Brutal Experience of Accutane

Mia Tickell, News Editor May 2, 2023

Ah, acne. The mere mention of it is enough to make any hormonal teenager cringe with discomfort. I found myself in that dreaded predicament. My once-manageable acne spiraled out of control, and it became...

TikTok Painted Black

Celeste Cariker, Copy Editor May 2, 2023

President Joe Biden has begun attempting to have the popular social media app TikTok banned in the United States. While lawmakers are claiming that their motivations surround safety concerns, it is clear...

Stallion Support’s Identity Crisis Ruffles Students

Celeste Cariker, Copy Editor March 28, 2023

With the pandemic’s hybrid bell schedule came the placement of 25 tutorial minutes into every block period to minimize unnecessary contact among students. Minutes that used to be part of one rotating,...

The race-conscious college admissions process has various pros and cons. The fear of racial stereotypes and inequity is prominent for many Asian applicants who may be under the impression that race is a determining factor in one’s admission. At the same time, a race-conscious admissions process is necessary to ensure diversity in a colleges student body.

Deciding Ethnic Identity: a Tricky Decision for Asian Americans in College Apps

Sydney Wolfe, Photo Editor March 23, 2023

When it came time for me to write my personal statement for college applications, I struggled to find a way to talk about my bi-racial identity without coming across as “too Asian.” Writing about my...

Waving Buy Buy to Microtrends

Waving Buy Buy to Microtrends

Mia Tickell, News Editor March 17, 2023

The next big thing is out there, waiting to be discovered. Microtrends are small-scale fads, contributing to a toxic culture of consumerism and materialism.  On social media platforms like TikTok,...

Students were asked to choose their favorite Girl Scout cookies. Thin Mints and Caramel deLites tied for first place, each with twenty-nine votes.

A Ranking of Every Girl Scout Cookie

Blake Davenport, Copy Editor March 7, 2023

Every year, the February season generates a frenzy for the nostalgic taste of Girl Scout Cookies. Once those green tablecloths arrive at the supermarket, it can be hard not to contribute to the spurring...

The impression you leave on the internet follows you forever. This art depicts that it’s your decision on how you’d like to leave your mark on the internet, and once you choose, there’s no going back.

The Permanency of Posts on Social Media Platforms

Kaitlyn Kittredge, Co Editor-in-Chief March 6, 2023

What you post is tied to you forever.  With the new normality of posting our lives on social media, it can be easy to forget that all posts, comments and “likes” are kept on record. With a touch...

Inclusivity Is Necessary In Class Libraries

Inclusivity Is Necessary In Class Libraries

The Express Editorial Board February 16, 2023

It’s ironic that a school that includes Fahrenheit 451 in its curriculum censors classroom libraries. Specifically, by targeting LGBTQ-centered books.  Last semester, a queer library on campus was...

Cupid’s arrow and candy hearts are classic symbols of Valentine’s Day, “the day of love”. But in this case, a candy heart is pictured with several bruises and blood streaming from its base, thus picturing the dark side of love that is breakups.

Valentine’s Day for the Valentine-less

Domenica Peloso, A&E Outside February 16, 2023

In an effort to protect the identity of the following anonymous sources, an unassociated alias was created in place of their real names.  Chocolate boxes, cheesy instagram posts, overpriced roses…it's...

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