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Is Valentine’s Day Just for Couples?

This is a picture of two friends taken over two years ago on Valentine’s Day when a group of them  had gone to the beach together to celebrate the day and their love for each other.

Malieka Khan, Section Editor

February 13, 2020

February 14th has always been a long debated and discussed topic amongst couples and non-couples alike. The infamous holiday comes and goes every year, yet still no one truly knows it’s origins. And, frankly, not many care. Rather, people simply see it as an excuse to flaunt a dinner with their part...

What’s Wrong with Your Skin?

An image of babies dealing with atopic dermatitis, a condition that has a reported 3 million cases each year.

Emily Ito, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2020

“What’s wrong with your arms?” she asks, her eyes meeting mine with a look of confusion and slight disgust. I feel my face begin to warm, my embarrassment causing me to tug at my sleeves vigorously, hoping to hide the red splotches that reign over the surface of my arms. While her inquiry may ...

One Second-to-Last Semester Later…

Senior year, I have learned, is not the easygoing year it is often made out to be.

Caitlyn Truong, Editor-in-Chief

February 9, 2020

The first class I took in high school was College and Career Preparation the summer before my freshman year. In addition to the critical lessons of planning ahead and translating my interests into a major, the course dedicated nearly an entire chapter to a topic which could be summarized by a single...

Halftime Show: Hit or Miss?

Shakira (left) and J Lo (right) absolutely made a statement in their halftime performance despite the fact that many felt like they were “stating” too much.

Sarah Meadows, Section Editor

February 9, 2020

99.9 million. That is the number of viewers that watched this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. Unequivocally, when such a large number of people all watch one performance, there is inevitably going to be conflicting opinions. This year, it seemed as if people either loved it or hated it. Personall...

Should Election Day Become a National Holiday?

The image captures an “I Voted” sticker given to Americans who vote.

Suhani Bhanvadia, Photojournalist

February 9, 2020

Some may say that Election Day is especially important and should be given more time and value. Others say that it is not a big deal and should not be given as much importance. With so many people choosing not to vote on election day, would considering making it a national holiday be a good idea? Acco...

Dating Do’s and Don’ts

A cute date setting with two people dancing into the sunset.

Claire Koltura, Photojournalist

February 9, 2020

Since one of the most lovey-dovey months is coming around the corner, it's time to step up the first dates or next dates. Many of us are trying to go on a date, are in a relationship, or need adventure. We are all looking for someone to make us smile and motivate us to live a little. No matter who's...

Face Masks: Effective or Useless?

Disposable face masks, such as the one the doctor in the photo is wearing, are increasing in demand as coronavirus rapidly spreads.

Janet Han, Section Editor

February 5, 2020

As 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) begins to spread across the world, the demand for disposable face masks is skyrocketing. However, are they even effective in protecting people from the virus? Coronavirus spreads, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), through the a...

The Stigma Behind Psychiatric Care and How it’s Detrimental

 The courtyard, where I frequently spent my time playing football with my friends and jamming to tunes through the radio.

Gabby McCutchan, Section Editor

January 28, 2020

Insane asylums, uncontrollable patients, evil doctors, and indigestible food. The addition of these words adds up to what the common person thinks of when they hear the words “psychiatric care.”  The hidden truth of what psychiatric care is really like is hidden behind a curtain that most prefer to kee...

Backpacks and Your Back

Monitoring the weight of children's backpacks are especially important, but a 2002 Texas study found that about 96 percent of parents do not check the weight of their children's backpacks.

Emily Eslao, Photojournalist

January 21, 2020

Backpacks are a near universal equipment used on a day-to-day basis; for millions of people, they serve the purpose of carrying various personal belongings. According to the NY Times, the United States alone purchased “139.6 million backpacks” in 2013. Children and teens make up a large portion o...

A Departure from Home

The meaning of home as defined by The Webster's Dictionary .

Emily Ito, Editor-in-Chief

January 20, 2020

When I was little, my family would take a road trip to Las Vegas every summer. A four hour drive, my 8-year-old self was constantly antsy, repeatedly asking the question, “Are we there yet?” To pass the time, my older sister and I would contort our bodies, positioning ourselves in a way that allowed...

A Holiday Divided

The illustration depicts the appearance of a house divided during the holidays.

Emily Ito, Editor-in-Chief

January 20, 2020

For children with divorced parents, the holiday season can be a bittersweet experience. We look forward to the gifts and the meals. The time off from school and the overwhelming feelings of joy. But we dread the fights and discomfort. The decision of which house we’ll spend Christmas at and the feel...

“I’ll Do it Tomorrow”

Deadlines play an important role in procrastination, as they prompt the “behavioral paradox” of voluntary disregard.

Emily Eslao, Photojournalist

January 19, 2020

Merriam Webster defines procrastination as “to put off  [a task] intentionally and habitually.” However, procrastination is much more than its definition. Many are fully aware that procrastination can be both the cause and effect of self-degradation, emotional distress, and poor health. Unfortunately,...

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