Weather forecasters suck: no snow this week

Serena Lum, Editor-In-Chief

January 15, 2020

So, here we are, at school, and while the weather outside remains bitter cold, snow did not prevail. Let’s take a moment to mourn the loss of our no-school days, and another to be annoyed at the deception we all experienced th...

Sophomores share their thoughts on the Freshmen Class

Makenna Klein and Olivia Ellerbruch

January 10, 2020

The year of 2023 has already experienced a great deal of opprobrium from its upperclassmen. The class of 2023 is known for certain traits such as: hydroflasks (and I oop), scrunchies (sksksksksk), puka shells, and sAviNg tHe tUr...

Other countries master standardized testing… they don’t have it

Sophia Wang, Staffer

January 9, 2020

For most high school students, the struggle of staying up into the early hours of the morning and burying themselves under a pile of notes to study for the three tests the next day is a familiar one. Often, after a few weeks o...

Drake grooms young girls

Adrianna Mabin, Staffer

January 9, 2020

So what has Drake been doing wrong this time? Last year, actress Millie Bobby Brown told reporters that she was friends with the 33-year-old rapper Drake. Less than a year after the intense ridicule, Drake has now befriended ...

YouTube gets in trouble with FTC, throws creators under the bus

Ella Musgrove, Technical Design Editor, Photo Editor

January 9, 2020

COPPA, also known as the Children's Online Protection and Privacy Act, has been big in the news since early Sep. 2019, when the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) announced that they were going to sue Google for YouTube’s violatio...

Changing the ACT doesn’t actually help

Jeffery Sun, Sports Editor

January 9, 2020

Starting in September 2020, ACT Inc., the nonprofit that distributes and runs the popular standardized test ACT, is rolling out big changes to their test. Students will now have a lot more flexibility and control in how they want to...

Brandy Melville’s one-size policy doesn’t stop teen shoppers

Olivia Ellerbruch and Makenna Klein

January 9, 2020

Whether you’re male or female, if you are living in 2019 and you are somewhat immersed in pop culture, then you have most likely heard of the brand Brandy Melville. If you are unaware of what Brandy is, Brandy Melville is a...

The History of Flannels

Basil Kautto, Staffer

January 6, 2020

When you hear the word ‘flannel,’ if you think of the classic red checkerboard design and collared neckline, you would be partially right. Flannel is a type of material/textile, though a better term for this design is tartan. The term plaid c...

Why the drop in AP Lang enrollment isn’t necessarily bad

Penelope Spurr

October 31, 2019

Sometime during the first week of school, I passed by the AP English Language and Composition classroom--more commonly known as AP Junior English--and noticed a small group of students inside. I didn’t think much of it at fi...

The College Board is the devil (and it knows it)

Kyla Schmitt, Copy Editor, Columnist

October 26, 2019

Just when we thought we had enough reasons to hate the College Board, it decided to exceed expectations once again. Forcing students to take surprise extra SAT sections, conning us into leaking our emails to hundreds of painf...

God save the band: high school football games shouldn’t need a DJ

Penelope Spurr

October 26, 2019

Maybe I don’t seem the type, but I greatly anticipate football season. If you know me, you may now know that deep, deep down, I love football. Not exactly for football itself--I’m not a fanatic for contact sports--but at the ...

The gun violence solution you’ve never heard of

Penelope Spurr

September 30, 2019

Every time I hear about a mass shooting, there’s a phrase that repeats itself over and over and over: people who noticed the shooter’s warning signs attempted to report their concern, but found limited or no success. Then the...