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Fire Alarms: An Analysis of Student Indifference

In accordance with state and federal law, the district has installed fire alarms all across the school campus. This fire alarm, the one located at the track, is notorious for going off during practices, games, and track meets.
April 3, 2020

It's third period. The teacher is only halfway through her powerpoint, and you’re wishing that you were at home sleeping. Suddenly, the loud, shrieking sound of the fire alarm goes off. It scares you...

Why The Creator Of “The Simpsons” Is Definitely A Time Traveler

Art by Nikki Iyer
April 1, 2020

Today, I’m going to talk about a topic that’s widely discussed. Why Matt Groening -creator of shows like The Simpsons and Futurama- is, in fact, a time traveller.  Okay, maybe not a time traveller,...

Class of 2020’s Senior Year Robbed by COVID-19

From left to right, Cooper Kitaen (12), Austin Shreeve (12), and Ian Fu (12) celebrate winning Clash of the Classes in 2019 when the juniors were victorious. The event  is a competition between grades and is looked forward to all year. Due to COVID-19, however, it has been cancelled and the class of 2020 will not have a chance to win as seniors.
March 20, 2020

Senior year: the best year of high school. The year that all students' hard work is rewarded and when they get to celebrate their accomplishments.  With COVID-19 rapidly spreading, that time may never...

Why The Government Is Behind The Black Death

Why The Government Is Behind The Black Death
Note: this piece is entirely satirical. Statistics included here are well-researched and correct, but claims levied against the government are not, and should not be understood as such or interpreted as factual in any way, shape, or form. 
March 9, 2020

We’re now in the third month of 2020, and it’s not looking good so far. We've had conflict with Iran, Australian natural disasters devastating the continent, and the Corona Virus epidemic in China,...

The Enneagram: The Only Accurate Personality Test

There are 9 enneagram types. A person can have a secondary type, a
February 28, 2020

In a world full of outside influences, it is sometimes hard to know who you are or what makes you, you. Buzzfeed and astrology might try and convince you that the food you eat or the month you were born...

Trump’s 52 Guardian Angels

Trump's 52 Guardian Angels
February 28, 2020

The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump exemplified the tribal partisanship that has plagued contemporary American politics. The Senate’s vote to acquit the President without including witnesses...

Electoral College: 18th Century Safety Net, 21st Century Problem

Art by Nikki Iyer
February 28, 2020

The electoral college has chosen presidents who lost the popular vote in the 1824, 1876, 1888, 2000, and 2016 elections. This outdated system is not only neglecting the idea of the rule of the majority,...

The Truth About Astrology

There are 12 zodiac signs in total. They are based off of the position of the sun and the stars when a person is born, and are believed by some to affect a person's personality and future.
February 28, 2020

Gervais’ Golden Globes Speech Calls Out Hypocrisy of Hollywood

Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes and addressed the nation about important topics. He mentioned the lack of diversity in those who were nominated for awards and told Hollywood they need to fix the problem.
January 21, 2020

“You know nothing of the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg” said Ricky Gervais in his opening speech during the Golden Globes. While used for comedic effect, Gervais...

In the Digital Age, Generation Z Changes The Economy For The Better

Those born in the years 1995 through 2010, known as Generation Z, have taken on their financial futures with a new mindset than previous generations. Influenced by the internet and the intense connectivity of the modern day, financial success has a new meaning to Generation Z.
January 18, 2020

After watching their Gen X parents lose 45% of their net worth during the Great Recession and seeing Millennials drown in massive amounts of student debt, Generation Z is learning from the mistakes of...

She Kills Monsters Brings Needed LGBTQ+ Representation

Holland Rollap (12) gazes up as she performs the lead in this years drama, She Kills Monsters. Her character, Agnes, is the sister to Tilly, played by Olivia Roselli (11). Tilly and her girlfriend Lillith, played by Holiday Jones (10), share a kiss onstage, one of the first cases of LGBTQ+ representation in the Stallion Theater Company’s history. The show discusses themes like personal journeys, discoverence, and acceptance towards others and whom they love.
November 11, 2019

Stallion Theater Company’s fall production She Kills Monsters involves a scene that represents a  huge step for representation for the LGBTQ+ community. Two of the female leads are in a relationship...

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