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Decreased Turnout in Student Council Elections Shows Need for Change

Decreased Turnout in Student Council Elections Shows Need for Change

Michelle Guevara, Staff Writer December 23, 2021

According to Ms. Lewis, Sonderling Librarian, the high school only received 471 votes for this year's student council elections. Considering that there are over 4,000 students in the building, this shows...

Distance Learning: Never Again

Distance Learning: Never Again

Arianna Rodriguez, Staff Member November 3, 2021

It's hard to imagine that only one year ago, our school environment looked completely different. Teachers were starting classes virtually through Teams, students were logging in, and lessons were taking...

Should Teenagers Still Trick-or-Treat?

Should Teenagers Still Trick-or-Treat?

Alexandra Kister, Staff Member November 3, 2021

On Halloween night, a favorite pastime is trick-or-treating. Children get dressed up and go house to house with their families, collecting sweets from neighbors and friends. Pre-teens and teenagers also...

All Mixed Up

All Mixed Up

Sophia Seda, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Sports Editor June 21, 2021

“Hispanics don’t adopt.”   I looked at her, puzzled by her statement. “Well, a pair of my grandparents are Puerto Rican,” I replied. “And they fostered and adopted multiple children.”   Then...

The Harmful Effects of Social Media on Young Minds

The Harmful Effects of Social Media on Young Minds

Aaron Abdo, Staff Writer June 21, 2021

Today, social media runs the world. With one click or tap, and you have access to everything the internet search bar can offer. Ever since the advancement of technology and smart phones, the age that...

Stop the Anti-Asian Racism

Stop the Anti-Asian Racism

Mariana Arboleda, Features Editor March 25, 2021

Racism towards the Asian community is nothing new. Historically, one might look to the Chinese massacre of 1871 in Los Angeles, California, or perhaps the Japanese American internment camps during World...

#NoFarmersNoFood: Support the India Farmer Protest

#NoFarmersNoFood: Support the India Farmer Protest

Nirgurfateh Sing , Contributor March 22, 2021

For the past three months, many farmers from Punjab, Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping at several border points of Delhi, including Tirki, Singhu and Ghazipur, since November 28...

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Protect the Planet: Arctic Wildlife Refuge Threatened by Oil Exploration

Mariana Arboleda, Features Editor January 27, 2021

The once untouched Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, located along the northern Alaska coast, is in danger of being destroyed by new oil-lease sales that would bring drilling and demolition to the...

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Study Smarter: Tips to Improve Your Study Habits

Marianna Arboleda January 27, 2021

5 Effective and Efficient Studying Tips to Get You Moving   Many people believe that studying is just about looking through notes for hours and hours until words are memorized, but that’s actually...

 Enough with the Testing!

 Enough with the Testing!

Ashley Alcantara, Co-Arts & Entertainment Editor December 22, 2020

Have you ever sat down and wondered why taking so many tests throughout high school was essential? Of course regular tests that are given from your teachers cannot be argued with, but what about state...

R.B.G. Leaves Legacy of Powerful Feminist Ideals

R.B.G. Leaves Legacy of Powerful Feminist Ideals

November 25, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a feminist icon.  She was the 2nd woman to sit in the supreme court, following Sandra Day O’Connor. She advocated for gender discrimination and women’s rights. Where would...

Mrs. McCormacks family created posters in support of Black Lives Matter protests.

Op-Ed: We Should All Agree Black Lives Matter

Lilian Velasquez June 10, 2020

Black Americans are three 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...

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