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The appeal of ‘90s TV

Two of the most recognizable shows and films from the '90s include Clueless and the Simpsons.

Leila Kohn, Senior Staff Writer

September 24, 2020

Slip dresses, Nirvana, flip phones, “Clueless,” Brad Pitt … It seems like everyone’s obsessed with the ‘90s. You probably know at least one girl (or 20) who went through a Doc Martens phase last year and walking into the Urban Outfitters accessory aisle is basically the same as entering 1999 (is t...

“Bill & Ted Face the Music” Review: Why the world needs to hear the music

Hayden Brown, Senior Staff Writer

September 24, 2020

Get back in your phone booth and prepare for another most excellent adventure — the entire crew is back for one last hurrah as Bill & Ted return to the silver screen. Screenwriters and producers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon have once again returned and written the script for Bill & Ted’s latest advent...

Distance learning will solve our testing crisis

Distance learning will solve our testing crisis

Charlotte Nicks, Senior Staff Writer

September 11, 2020

What makes a good test? It seems obvious, but a test must actually measure what it was intended to measure. This is called test “validity,” according to Professional Testing , and is key to the design of useful exams. But many traditional tests, especially multiple-choice exams, have low validity if the intention is to actua...

EYE 2 EYE: Google Meet or Zoom

Depiction of virtual conferencing websites Google Meet and Zoom as bodybuilders

Chase Willet and Hayden Brown

September 10, 2020

Pro Google Meet: Google Meet meets my standards Zoom does not By: Chase Willet Since the school year has turned virtual for the foreseeable future, students have been exposed to a multitude of online learning methods. Taking the lead, Google Meet and Zoom have become virtual classrooms for ...

The case for college football

The case for college football

Adam Helfstein, Alex Gaspar, and Eric Yeung

September 10, 2020

With the current state of our public health crisis, nothing feels completely safe. There is an inherent risk with doing anything in daily life, such as going to the grocery store or even just stepping outside your home. In the past few weeks, a raging debate has sprung up in the sports world on wheth...

How to volunteer during the COVID-19 pandemic

A gif depicting how to register to volunteer during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hunter Keaster, Opinion Editor

September 10, 2020

That dreadful feeling of hopelessness — if you’re like me, it’s a feeling that keeps crawling and scratching its way back to you during the COVID-19 pandemic. It all just seems to be out of our control. Worst of all, we can’t even help our community through volunteering because of social dista...

‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’: A new Aang-le for modern television

Water. Earth. Fire. Air. The last airbender has risen in popularity once more.

Mina Jung and Lucy Anne Heine-Van Fossen

September 10, 2020

Just finished “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and feel empty? Yeah, us too. This hollow feeling you’re experiencing is most likely because ATLA is the best TV show of all time.  “Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the fire nation attacked...

Fighting fire with fire

Isabella Alves, Guest Writer

May 6, 2020

The Amazon rainforest — ever since you were little, you’ve learned about the thousands of species of animals and insects that live in this beautiful forest. There have even been many documentaries made to show people around the world rare sites you might see if you were to visit this glorious forest....

Goodbye

Goodbye

Alex Goldbeck and Atmika Iyer

May 6, 2020

When we signed on to be the 2019-20 editors-in-chief last year, we did not know about the year we were going to have, and we would not want to trade the experience for anything else. Let’s start at the beginning of the year. We got a text about two weeks before school started that our adviser, Mrs....

Thank you

Alex Goldbeck, Editor-in-Chief

May 5, 2020

During this time, we are all grieving something. Whether it be the loss of graduation, a summer trip or just time spent with friends — there is some feeling of loss we’re experiencing that makes this time a little more difficult. However, there are still so many things to be grateful for. There are e...

I’m not daijokay

Matthew Sun, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

Besides refurbishing the annual Halloween event of North America’s version of “Fate/Grand Order'' with even more silliness, the developers introduced a brand-new, often overlooked servant — Osakabehime. For the confused masses, “Fate/Grand Order'' is a mobile game developed by Delightworks. It...

Finding music in the pauses

Shoshana Medved, PR Manager

May 5, 2020

It was my first week of quarantine when I heard the noise. I can’t tell you exactly what started the cacophony, but once it was there, it became endless. It echoed in my ears as I scrolled through Twitter, as I clicked through the latest news articles. I attempted to ignore it through typical teenage...

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