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Junior Vinny Langworthy leads a meeting of the HCP QSA.

QSA fills vital role for students

Paola Zapata , Reporter September 29, 2021

According to a recent national survey, around 1.3 million kids, or roughly 8% of all high school students in America, report being lesbian, gay or bisexual. These students are twice as likely to be bullied,...

A young student stares at a screen depicting what many nights for Gifted students all across America look like.

Gifted kid burnout; students suffering in silence

Anne Daniel, Reporter April 15, 2021

A recent influx of videos from teenagers making fun of "Gifted Kid Burnout" and its negative side effects on a wide variety of social media platforms from Snapchat to Tik-Tok has shed light on a rather...

Sophomore Paola Zapata and her dad share a happy moment. Zapatas father was deported in 2019.

Abolishing ICE

Paola Zapata , Reporter April 8, 2021

My Story behind a Deported Parent  On May 7, 2019, I was sitting in the St. Anthony’s Hospital Mental Health Unit. It was finally the day I was going to get discharged after being there for 2 weeks....

A sad depiction of many signs local businesses have had to hang in their windows during the pandemic.

The Destruction of Local Business; Another Victim of COVID-19

Anne Daniel, Reporter March 4, 2021

The first ever reported case of COVID-19 in the United States was on Jan. 21, 2020. By March 13, businesses, schools and lives were ordered to halt in order to protect the public from the deadly virus...

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‘No one even batted an eye’: shedding light on domestic abuse within the school community

Katie Hillemeyer, Editor February 1, 2021

Domestic abuse is an issue that is rampant in our community. Data from CDC's Youth Risk Behavior Survey and the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey indicates that approximately 1 in 11...

Students can use their two 35 minute advisory breaks for a multitude of activities, not just napping.

Activities to do in less than 30 minutes

Adam Peters, Reporter January 31, 2021

The two new 35 minute advisories during the school day allow students to take a break from school. While this time is great for knocking out some homework, making up missed assignments or getting help...

Say goodbye to logos, skinny jeans: 2021 fashion trends are in

Say goodbye to logos, skinny jeans: 2021 fashion trends are in

Emily Vasquez, Reporter January 25, 2021

As we walk into the new year, there are a few things that we just can't let go of. Either these things are continuing to be apart of our lives or they're making a big comeback. With the odd and very...

Schools across the globe have had to adapt to learning in a pandemic.

Student perspective: online learning here vs. Mexico

Paola Zapata , Reporter January 22, 2021

AT THE START OF COVID-19:   America wasn’t the only country that had to go on lockdown, many students all over the world had to start online classes, and it wasn’t easy. Many students and teachers...

David Walsh sits behind his desk while educating his students during distance learning.

Teacher hot takes on virtual learning

Anne Daniel, Reporter January 20, 2021

Covid-19 has created a world of uncertainty and panic where educators have needed to adapt to in order to attempt to create a semblance of normalness, both for themselves and their students. Classrooms...

Two pumpkin pies baked by Anne Daniel and one cranberry pie.

Baking For The Holidays

Anne Daniel, Reporter December 15, 2020

During the holidays one of the best gifts you can give is the kind that tastes like home. My father's favorite, and a staple at christmas, is pumpkin pie. It is traditionally known as a Thanksgiving...

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