Age of Distraction: The Dark Places of the Internet

Nigus Getahun, Columnist

February 19, 2020

At a pace never seen before, the internet has been able to infuse itself into almost every part of our lives. In doing so it has altered the way we obtain information, as well as the way we communicate with one another. So, while...

How Social Networks Affect Our Society

Diamond Scott, Columnist

February 19, 2020

How do you perceive the world? Is it through the number of hearts you see under a post you made that influences what you wear or what you do, or is it what’s physically taking place around you? Everyone views the world differently,...

The Evolution and Timing of Protective Styles

Giodona Campbell, Columnist

February 19, 2020

I always hated my when my hair would be combed and braided because I thought it was unattractive - in addition to the pain sometimes being unbearable. As I got older, I realized the benefits and the beauty of having my hair in...

I joined the field hockey team my senior year even though I'd never played before. It was a great experience.

When In Doubt, Try

February 13, 2020

The world would be boring without artists, and we should not take them for granted.

We Should All be Artists

January 30, 2020


Ameena Misbahou-Jalloh, Staff Writer

January 24, 2020

Are you ever insecure about something? You know, like your height or weight? Perhaps a class you have to take because you’re behind your peers has you feeling unsure? Or maybe your parents weren’t able to buy you anything for Ch...

Depression is NOT an Aesthetic

Ameena Misbahou-Jalloh, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

A teenager crying about something dumb: “OMG I’m so depressed because my mom said I can’t stay home for school! I don’t feel like going to school at all. *crying emoji* now I’ll post myself crying on my finsta.” This...

You’re Only Fooling Yourself

Beverly Yirenkyi, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

Christopher Columbus Day is one of the rudest and illegitimate holidays that has ever been established. Think about it. You cannot discover something that was already there; you cannot find something that was never lost; you...

The Rationale for Dress Codes

Nigus Getahun, Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2019

At the start of each school year students murmur about dress codes. A simple walk down a hallway reveals the thoughts of young people loud and clear. Each year, girls complain about the dress code being sexist and that it puts...

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