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Don’t Cross the Fine Line

Don’t Cross the Fine Line

Written by McKenna Orrico, News Editor April 29, 2021

Being the friend of someone who has depression can have an impact on your emotional and mental state. When you see someone you love going through something as treacherous as depression, your first instinct...

Don't Be a Victim, Be an Advocate

Don’t Be a Victim, Be an Advocate

Written by McKenna Orrico, Features Editor April 13, 2021

“I was feeling confident one day so I wore a tighter shirt and leggings (in dress code) instead of my usual baggy sweatpants and sweatshirt. As I was walking down the hallway to my class, a group of...

How to Recharge During Spring Break

How to Recharge During Spring Break

Written by Abigail Worker, Features Editor March 17, 2021

The last past year has been tough, and adding school on top of it is even more stressful. Students have made it through a whole school year with only a few months left, and most students have no motivation...

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You Don’t Have to Fight Alone

Written by McKenna Orrico, Features Editor March 16, 2021

Getting help for my depression and anxiety was the hardest thing I have ever done. I thought I could fight my own battles, but in reality, this was not a battle I could fight alone. My depression was taking...

From Emotional Support Animal to Quarantine Support Animal

From Emotional Support Animal to Quarantine Support Animal

Written by Annie Coniglio, News Editor, Editor-in-chief February 23, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of sorrow and sadness into people’s daily lives across the country. With stay at home orders being put in place left and right, it seems as though the world is...

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Celebrating Black History Month

Written by Ayden Mercado, Editorial editor February 4, 2021

February 1st to March 1st marks the beginning of Black History Month. A time to learn and celebrate the legacy, influence, and achievements of African Americans, and acknowledge their honorable role in...

Back to November: Native American History Month

Back to November: Native American History Month

Written by Ayden Mercado, Editorial editor February 1, 2021

November is a time to celebrate the rich and diverse traditions, history, contributions,and culture of the indigenous people. The indigenous people were the first people of the Americas and without the...

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Ways Teens Can Contribute to Society

Written by Annie Coniglio and Kaia Hsu December 10, 2020

Although some teens are unable to practice their right to vote due to their age, teens can be involved by volunteering and promoting awareness of global events. During these tumultuous times, students...

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Things to Do During Christmas Time in 2020

Written by Abigail Worker, A & E writer December 9, 2020

Christmas 2020 is definitely going to be a strange one this year with nobody being able to sit on Santa Claus’s lap, see tree lightings, and some people can’t even leave their houses.You may be asking...

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Trick or Treat

Written by Ayden Mercado, Editorial editor November 5, 2020

Halloween, jump scares and spooky fun with delicious candy assortments. Groups of friends or  family go trick or treating collecting pounds and pounds of candy at each house, plotting which house would...

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The Rise of Breast Cancer Awareness

Written by Emily Maier, News Editor October 30, 2020

Throughout the month of October is known as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Many people bring attention to this by wearing pink, donating to charities, and educating themselves about the disease....

Mental Health Awareness - and Tips!

Mental Health Awareness – and Tips!

Written by Alyssa Papesh, Copy Editor October 8, 2020

Mental Health Awareness Month last May taught us a lot, and what better time to journey back to what we learned 5 months ago and apply it now, while we’re in a global pandemic. COVID-19 has taken a toll...