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You don't need to start the day as early as the sun rises in order to be productive.
You don’t have to wake up early to have a more productive lifestyle.
November 9, 2020

Not everyone is an early riser. Majority of teenagers alone don’t like to wake up early and will stay up late. However, does waking up early increase productivity? Most people don’t like to wake...

Half and half

Half and half
Students have experienced two weeks of hybrid learning since September 22.
November 1, 2020

Due to the current situation of Covid-19, the school announced the transition from full virtual learning to hybrid learning, that the school will be half virtual and half in person, two weeks ago. On...

Students will not wear masks

With schools opening, students must wear masks during class as shown above.
After three weeks of virtual classes, the school administration has announced its plans to switch to hybrid learning (half virtual half in person) on September 22.
October 18, 2020
With the transition to actual in-school learning comes the necessary observance of health and safety guidelines, pertaining to social distancing and mask-wearing, by both teachers and students alike. However, whether students specifically will adhere to such precautionary measures is yet to be seen.

Welcoming the season

The Eli family home sits picturesque in all its fall glory. With the start of fall, colorful leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, and crisp air rejoin our lives.
As the leaves begin to fall and the weather starts to cool, it is important to remember what makes fall so special.
October 2, 2020
As the leaves begin to fall and the weather starts to cool, it is important to remember what makes fall so special.

25 hours of screen time a day

Teens are growing alarmingly reliant on technology.
September 18, 2020
Though it’s hard to imagine life devoid of late-night Netflix binging, Instagram, or kids filming Tiktoks down the street, parents weren’t lying in saying, “Back in my day, phones didn’t even exist!” As much as it may pain us to admit, teens were better off before phones.

No concerned trolling here

Concerned trolling is another form of fatphobia by promoting unhealthy and inaccurate views of weight. (Trigger Warning: Bullying, Eating Disorders)
August 31, 2020
Although trolls use health concerns to defend their actions, these comments are a dangerous form of fatphobia. By suggesting that someone's weight determines their health, these comments enforce the false stereotype that only skinny people are healthy.

Why we need to stop hoarding

Why we need to stop hoarding
Hoarding is an irresponsible response to the pandemic panic that leaves the vulnerable at risk.
May 14, 2020

We've all walked into super markets and seen the empty aisles. The once full shelves are now completely picked over from hoarders coming in to over stock on supplies. Items such as canned food, cleaning...

Pros and cons of online learning

Pros and cons of online learning
The highs and the lows of online learning during the quarantine.
May 8, 2020

At one point or another, every student wishes that they could forget about school and live in a never-ending summer break. With online learning, it's easier to feel like you're on a vacation rather than...

Benefits of jobs for students

Jobs are a great way to make money and be proactive.
May 6, 2020

Being a high school student is stressful enough on its own. Tests on top of sports on top of homework can be a lot to handle and adding a part time job on top of that can be stressful, but also extremely...

Protests gone too far

The stay at home protests are ignorant and dangerous, while disrespecting the nation's medical workers.
May 5, 2020

There is no doubt that an American's ability to protests is one of the most patriotic activities we can engage in. After all, our nation began with protests to protect our liberties. However, screaming...

Too much family time?

Quarantine is prompting families to argue rather than bond.
May 5, 2020

The stay-at-home order has forced millions of families to be confined in their homes. Though this has been looked upon as a positive experience in order to get families to bond, there is also the impression...

Female writers in English curriculum

There's no shortage of female writers, therefore we shouldn't settle for a lack of representation in our English curriculum.
May 5, 2020

Fourteen women have won the Nobel Prize for literature. Over the past fifty years, the female writers community has experienced such growth that they now finally make up about fifty percent of all best...

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