Feel Beautiful Your Way

Bianca Javery, Staff Writer

April 8, 2016


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Operation Beautiful, a day dedicated to encouraging girls to come to school without any makeup, contradicts the very purpose of the project—to help girls feel better about themselves. Girls should be taught that confidence is the best form of makeup and whether that confidence comes from applying...

More Than a Pretty Face: Pro Natural

Catherine Hoffman, Senior Writer

April 6, 2016


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Along with the wet weather and beautiful blossoms of spring comes a feeling of impending doom for many high school couples. As second semester draws to a close and college acceptance letters come rolling in, seniors everywhere are waiting with bated breath to see if their significant other is going to...

Selecting a University: Where You Go Does Not Determine Your Future Potential

Meraal Hakeem, Senior Editor

April 6, 2016


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Excitement for summer and graduation begins to buzz around the minds of graduating seniors who are already planning out their fall. With the crinkling and crackling of brown leaves comes tears trickling from the eyes of the college-bound who will end up leaving hometowns behind. However, a lingering...

Controversy Surrounding America’s Best Team

Chloe Oani, Staff Writer

February 23, 2016


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The United States Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) is undisputedly the most decorated team in the short history of the women’s game. Currently ranked first on the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) official team rankings, the USWNT earned another Women’s World Cup championshi...

The Best Movie in the Galaxy: Who is Star Wars’ Rey?

Leo Rocha, Staff Writer

February 23, 2016


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Warning: spoilers follow. Rey, who is your father? In a galaxy far, far away, the force has awakened once more. Everyone’s fan favorites are back to fight against a new evil threat. The most recent installment of the Star Wars saga, The Force Awakens (Episode VII), was released worldwide on Dec. ...

Ditch the Diets: Eat Right and Exercise All Year Round

Talia Kussman, Senior Editor

February 23, 2016


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The New Year has just begun and the gyms are busier than ever before, flooding with people who are trying to achieve their typical cliche New Year's resolution: to get fit and lose weight. Unfortunately, the same thing occurs every year. After a month or two into the New Year, gyms and other fitness fa...

Kardashians Deserve More Kindness

Bianca Javery, Staff Writer

February 23, 2016


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It is not uncommon for someone to roll their eyes the moment the word “Kardashian” leaves my mouth. Literally guys, you are all being so rude. The Kardashian-Jenner clan deserves more praise and less hate when it comes to their status as reality stars. Why are the Kardashians the only famous family...

Kardashian Komplex Kills

Tiffany Su, Associate Editor

February 23, 2016


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In 1995, the Kardashian name was first introduced to the media through the late Robert Kardashian, Sr., a close friend and defense attorney of football player turned actor Orenthal James (O.J.) Simpson during his murder trial. However, in 2003, just eight weeks after his diagnosis, Robert died of esop...

Cover Black History More

Catherine Hoffman, Staff Writer

February 23, 2016


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Thousands of years of the rich culture of African empires are ignored in the history books, leaving people with an inaccurate and incomplete portrait of where Africans really came from and all that their descendants went through. During Black History Month schools may put up a Martin Luther King Jr....

America Needs Harsher Gun Control

Sophia Gonzalez, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016


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Gun control has been a recurring topic within the news and political debates for the past few years due to the increase of mass shootings within the United States. Restrictions on the accessibility of guns should be increased considering the escalation of mass shootings within recent years and the danger...

Slacktivism Helps to Spread Awareness

Sana Hameed, Staff Writer

December 11, 2015


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Slacktivism occurs when people advocate a political or social cause using the Internet without lifting a finger in day to day life. It stems from the rise of social media with sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter acting as the primary vehicles for its upsurge. Though there are an overwhelming...

Auxiliary Cords Ended the Radio Star

Marisa Pisterzi, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2015


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The radio is becoming a dying breed. With Spotify, SoundCloud, iTunes Radio and other music streaming tools, the radio is being left behind in the name of convenience. Today’s fast paced and on-the-go society is less focused on tuning into their favorite radio station for a morning talk show and mor...

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