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Op-Ed: We Should All Agree Black Lives Matter

Mrs. McCormack's family created posters in support of Black Lives Matter protests.

Lilian Velasquez

June 10, 2020

Black Americans are 3 times more likely to die at the hands of police than white Americans, and 99% of killings by police officers from 2013-2018 have not resulted in any officers being charged with a crime, as stated by mappingpoliceviolence.org. These statistics should be deeply disturbing to everyone...

The Road Less Traveled

A student peruses her options.

Neomi Washington

March 12, 2020

With this year’s presidential election fastly approaching, tensions are certainly running high. You may find yourself wanting to jump ship early, in order to save yourself from the raging dumpster fire that is U.S politics. Or maybe, you really just don’t want to be caught dead sticking around for...

Be Prepared for Basically Anything: High School Edition

Altoids will leave your breath minty fresh!

Kelly Campos, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

Whenever a new school year comes around, students have lists of supplies to buy for their upcoming classes. This typically leads to families rushing over to the nearest store selling all the materials their kids will need in the last few weeks of summer vacation. But, as I’ve learned after twelve ...

How to Protect Your Relationship with Your Child

How to Protect Your Relationship with Your Child

Ayani Garris

March 5, 2020

Parents, do you fight with your children when you really should be talking to them? Now, I'm no expert, but if you’re relating to this question, it shows that you’re doing a lot more harm than good. By following these steps below, you can mend the broken fence with your child. Stop yell...

How to Live with Older Siblings

Brothers can be manageable...sometimes.

March 4, 2020

As the youngest in the family with two older identical brothers, I can confirm that I get away with many things. Something broken? My obvious excuse is, “THE TWINS DID IT!” Older siblings are useful resources to have, considering that they have responsibility over us most of the time. However, w...

Spirit Week Sparks Debate

Student dresses as Clark Kent (Superman) for unofficial Character Day.

February 29, 2020

One senior to rule them all. When a senior student realized that the 2019-2020 school year would have a shorter spirit week than usual, he created a social media frenzy surrounding an unofficially extended spirit week.  Many seniors (and juniors, and sophomores) joined in, dressing up for unapproved...

Sophomore Suggestions

Sophomore Suggestions

Julia Spadaro

September 12, 2019

As a sophomore entering the high school, you are probably scared, excited, and stressed all at the same time. Everyone feels this way their first year in high school. Starting a new school alone is a challenge, but coming to terms with the fact you’re now a high school-er and the end is near is also...

Community Service: Necessity or Tedious Labor?

A group of male and female students stand in a line in an open field. They pose with shovels as if about to break ground.

Jason Monterrosa

September 12, 2019

Community service helps young people get a sense of pride and allows them to build character. Community service also helps local communities and helps aid in solving issues within a community such as pollution and food insecurity. Mandatory community service is something that is implemented in man...

Ten Overrated High-End Beauty Products

Mac lipstick.

Johana Benitez, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

There are a lot of high end makeup products that do not deserve the exposure they have been given. There are so many YouTube videos giving reviews about makeup products, and most of the time they seem amazing. People end up buying these products without knowing if the products really work. Money goes...

Ten Best Coffee K-Cups

Ten Best Coffee K-Cups

Jason Monterrosa

December 11, 2018

You’re at the coffee section at Brentwood Market or Fine Fare and you become overwhelmed by the selection. “Which cups are worth my time?” you may ask. If you’re looking for some brews that will assist in getting you through the long day full of assignments, these coffee cups will leave your t...

Too Stressed, No Success: The Continuous Unhealthy Cycle of Pressuring One’s Child

Too Stressed, No Success: The Continuous Unhealthy Cycle of Pressuring One’s Child

Andrea Jimenez, staff writer

May 18, 2018

"We just  want you to do better than we did.” Children of all age groups and ethnicities have heard this statement far too many times from their parents. Although the saying isn't discouraging towards their child in any way, it sets up unrealistic expectations. The notion of achieving isn't neces...

Class Ranking Ranks Lower and Lower

Class Ranking Ranks Lower and Lower

Corianna Jackson, Staff Writer

May 17, 2018

The air is filled with anxiety, cocky attitudes, and worried expressions as students file into the school lobby, waiting for the unveiling of the Top Ten Students list.  To high school students, making this list will be the determining factor for their Ivy League college acceptances, and therefore, their ...

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