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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...

The “Dark Fate” of the Terminator Franchise

Hayden Brown, Guest Writer

April 30, 2020

“Terminator: Dark Fate” is the latest attempt to cash in on a previously terminated franchise. This installment directly follows the events of “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” and sees the return of James Cameron as a creative producer. Years after Judgement Day, an enhanced cybernetic supersoldier...

“Star Wars” is not too great flying Solo

Hayden Brown, Guest Writer

April 30, 2020

“Solo” is Disney’s fourth attempt at rebooting the “Star Wars” franchise for a new generation. Released in the summer of 2018 on the coattails of the mixed reactions to “The Last Jedi, Solo: A Star Wars Story” hit a low at the box office and had a considerably poor reception from fans and...

Wash your hands … seriously

Navya Batra, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

When you Google anything regarding COVID-19, red alert signs fill the screen with plenty of sources and information — it’s enough to scare anybody. This whole situation is definitely dangerous, and being quarantined with my dysfunctional family isn’t the best either. But there are two ridiculous ex...

Wagging through the crisis

Leonie Humig, Senior Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

I am sick and tired of COVID-19 thinking it has the right to turn the entire world upside down. Quite frankly, I do not think I am delivering breaking news when I say that staying at home because of COVID-19 sucks. At this point, it’s a known fact. I think using Zoom to see your friends is annoying....

It takes a village

Sam Barney-Gibbs, Ombudsman

April 24, 2020

I am a senior; I’m upset that my graduation will not be the way I have been imagining it since I watched High School Musical for the first time. I am the son of a mom with preexisting conditions; she hasn’t stepped foot outdoors out of fear for over a month now. Most of all, though, I am an American...

Maintaining community in a time of social distancing

Maintaining community in a time of social distancing

Ellie Hand, Digital Media Manager

April 23, 2020

A mask landed in my garden the same day I found out about COVID-19. Like a light switch, our reality was flipped, the world has drastically changed in the last few months as we’ve known it. We can never prepare for something to spread so quickly, so violently and so discreetly. The theme of our...

Love in the time of COVID-19

Atmika Iyer, Editor-in-Chief

April 23, 2020

How many of y’all have spent a gross amount of time taking absolutely useless Buzzfeed quizzes? My hand is definitely raised. I have found out that my Disney husband would be Naveen and I would be placed into Ravenclaw (I disagree with that last one).  But along the way, I found a quiz that wasn...