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Homecoming Court shouldn’t be couples

Homecoming Court shouldn’t be couples

Bing Heine-Van Fossen, Managing Editor September 30, 2022

Who doesn't love it when ASB strolls into your third-period class for homecoming nominations? Having to fill out the homecoming nomination ballot and rack your brain for any couple in your grade to nominate...

Is TikTok really worth having?

TikTok is shortening our attention spans

Megan McCoy and Lindsay Gould September 16, 2022

You would be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard of TikTok at this point. The social media app captured the attention of millions at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and hasn’t yet let...

Foreign aid is possible to attain

What is the proper way to boost national security?

Florence Wang, Guest Writer September 16, 2022

When confronted with the issue of national security, the natural solution appears to be to simply invest in a stronger military. However, as the famous saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound...

Throughout the day, we heard several amazing speakers. Some of us spoke and we even led chants

Roe v. Wade overturned: How I reacted in the moments during and after

Allie Wang, Editor-in-Chief September 16, 2022

The alarm rang on my phone, indicating the start of another day. It was Friday, June 24, and I had arrived in the District of Columbia just five days earlier for a two-week summer program. However, tension...

The decision is yours.

You are a Utilitarian

Andrew Hearst, Opinion Editor September 16, 2022

The central thought experiment of ethical philosophy is known as the trolley problem. It goes as follows. You are a trolley operator, and somehow the brakes have failed on you. In front of you, five people...

Did Austin Butler do justice as ‘Elvis’?

Did Austin Butler do justice as ‘Elvis’?

Ava Harris, Features Editor September 16, 2022

Since its release in theaters, Elvis has received much positive acclaim, earning 4.5 out of 5 stars on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie appeals to a wide variety of age groups; older people want to see a film...

Famous fashion references throughout the years

Famous fashion references throughout the years

Charlize Ocon and Olivia Papanicolaou September 8, 2022

Fashion loves to bring everything back in style. With a modern twist, the fashion of the past can be seen walking down the runway every season.  Whether it's through subtle homages to the stars of the...

Practical skills are a must-have

Practical skills are a must-have

Sophie Silvers, Senior Staff Writer September 8, 2022

Life skills are a central aspect of the learning process for many teenagers. Learning skills with everyday uses after high school helps teenagers understand how to move forward adequately prepared for...

Why ‘Mario Kart’ makes you a better driver

Why ‘Mario Kart’ makes you a better driver

Lindsay Gould, Senior Staff Writer August 26, 2022

For years, our parents have tried to convince us that video games are a waste of time. However, research has proven that the time you spend dodging banana peels and throwing colored shells at your friends...

School should start later

Mikaela Merilles, Photography Editor August 25, 2022

The life of a teenager is one of precarious balance. We need sleep, have to go to school, enjoy our hobbies and want fun. Out of all of these, school and sleep are the only options that are forced onto...

Is Goodwill really all that good?

Bing Heine-Van Fossen, Managing Editor August 25, 2022

Thanks to social media, thrifting has come to define our zeitgeist. This newest trend has sent people everywhere rushing into thrift stores to get deals and find hidden treasure. Despite its newfound popularity,...

Canceling Cancel Culture

Canceling Cancel Culture

Ava Harris, Features Editor August 25, 2022

When the public deems a celebrity has done something so heinous that it is absolutely unforgivable, Cancel Culture steps in. By boycotting an individual for harmful behavior, Cancel Culture can be a valuable...

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