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Naughty or Nice: Mathe-magically calculating your location on the lists

Naughty or Nice: Mathe-magically calculating your location on the lists

Kobi Khong, Photojournalist

December 11, 2019

Throughout the dawn of mankind’s history, our ancestors as a species have always strived to explain the unexplainable, define the undefinable, and solve the unsolvable. From the discovery of fire to putting a man on the moon, the only question which humanity does not seek to answer is “When shoul...

Do Leaders Have to be Outgoing?

Do Leaders Have to be Outgoing?

Suhani Bhanvadia, Photojournalist

December 11, 2019

Being a leader requires a person to have numerous qualities: responsibility, reliability, and persuasiveness. Leaders like Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, and Narendra Modi are socially active and outgoing. But is being extroverted the reason why they are/were successful?  Although extroverts gather attention more ea...

Draining the Fun out of Reading

Draining the Fun out of Reading

Janet Han, Section Editor

December 10, 2019

Did you read “Night” by Elie Wiesel in third grade? How about “The Sun Also Rises,” by Ernest Hemingway? Well, the MetaMetrics’ Lexile Framework for Reading, or the “Lexile,” classifies both books at a third-grade level.    Most are familiar with the Lexile, which, according to the Lexil...

Should Travelers Acknowledge Their Impact on the Environment and Cultures of Their Destinations?

Should Travelers Acknowledge Their Impact on the Environment and Cultures of Their Destinations?

Tiana Salisbury, Photojournalist

December 10, 2019

When people travel, they don’t really think about how they impact the environment, cultures, societies of the places that they visit. Instead, they focus on spending time with whomever they travel with and enjoying what they plan on seeing or doing in the most comfortable way possible. Although it may n...

Too Lazy to Work!

Too Lazy to Work!

Eunice Ahn, Photojournalist

December 10, 2019

It is the year 2019, and technology has been advancing for the past decades. With so many things to access on the internet, we have a very easy time being able to find things quickly on the web. Are we taking that too far and solely relying on knowledge that we find online?   We have all grown up surrounded by technolog...

Too Careless, Too Hurt

Too Careless, Too Hurt

Eunice Ahn, Photojournalist

December 10, 2019

Words are a powerful weapon. Everyone knows this, but do people truly understand this? This current generation knows that words can be scary, and yet we do nothing to change it. Are we too careless to even start thinking about what we might be saying?   There have been studies that show th...

Curse Words Have Lost their Shock Value

Curse Words Have Lost their Shock Value

Suhani Bhanvadia, Photojournalist

December 10, 2019

How often should people curse? Is it okay to even curse at all? As kids, we’re all told not to use bad words. Eventually, we began to use a few more these type of words. Nowadays, especially in high school, cursing seems to be of the norm. People curse when they are mad, when they are sad, and eve...

Embarrassing Moments Are the Ones We Remember

Embarrassing Moments Are the Ones We Remember

Suhani Bhanvadia, Photojournalist

December 1, 2019

Remember the time you tripped and fell on your face in front of the whole class? Or the time you completely froze while giving a class presentation? You probably remember it and laugh back at the memory. Every high school student has embarrassed themselves numerous times. In the moment, we feel judged a...

The Effect That Blue Light Really Has on Your Eyes

The Effect That Blue Light Really Has on Your Eyes

Fiona Salisbury, Photojournalist

December 1, 2019

People associate blue light with eye problems they may gain after staring at a screen. Even though blue light can be harmful, certain amounts of it are beneficial. Compared to the amount of blue light produced from the sun, electronic devices only produce a fraction of the amount of blue light that is...

Halloween is Not Traditional Anymore

Halloween is Not Traditional Anymore

Karina Shah, Photojournalist

November 13, 2019

Scary movies, the smell of candy, carving pumpkins… all things that correlate to Halloween. The tradition of Halloween originated with an ancient Celtic festival, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a ...

Social Media’s Effect on Body Image

Social Media’s Effect on Body Image

Priscilla Kim, Photojournalist

November 11, 2019

Social Media. A word that is so common in this generation, that if one is not using nor on social media, it comes off as a surprise. Intended to bring people together, social media has shaped the way teens and children interact, communicate, and follow their friends or even people they admire. Howeve...

Stigmatizing Female Sexuality

Stigmatizing Female Sexuality

Emily Ito, Editor-in-Chief

November 11, 2019

Sexuality in its entirety is a topic often viewed as taboo and off-limits. It is meant to be kept private and not be seen, discussed, nor read about. Yet in an increasingly forward thinking world, views on sex have slowly evolved, with more people being open-minded about differences in values and lifes...

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