Flaws of the American Prison System

Written by Eleni Stavropoulos, Editorial Writer

January 27, 2020

After reading two articles, one from this year and one from 1955, I have stumbled upon some alarming flaws in our country’s prison system.   Both articles presented the fact that our prison system should create punishments that fit the crime, but remarkably do not.  Instead, they just apply ...

Is cheating getting worse?

Written by Kaia Hsu, Editorial Editor

December 11, 2019

For most students, having a good future is their top priority. However, the stress and pressure to get a promising future can sometimes lead to cheating, whether it be on homework, tests, or quizzes, or even in physical education games. Students try so hard to perform well that they compromise the i...

How is Youtube doing in 2019?

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Written by Billy Jahnke, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

It’s been about a year since my last YouTube-related article.  In the last article, I praised YouTube for doing what I felt pushed them in the right direction.  So how has YouTube changed since February 2018? The “Adpocalypse,” as it’s come to be known, started in March of 2017.  It's debatable...

Does caffeine pose a threat to teens’ health?

Does caffeine pose a threat to teens' health?

Written by Jennie Alexandros, News Editor

September 24, 2018

Imagine it's a Monday morning and your alarm is blaring, and one of the first things you do after getting out of bed is drink coffee, which contains high amounts of caffeine. According to Medical News Today, about 83% of teenagers drink caffeinated beverages on a daily basis. Coffee is the go-to drink to wake us...

The strange story of Replika: An AI that learns who you really are

Written by Adriana Watson, Editorial Writer

March 20, 2018

In my constant search for interesting new apps that improve your life in some way, I stumbled upon an app named Replika: a text-based AI that learns and mimics your personality over time. Now you may be thinking: what’s the use of this? Why would someone text an AI when they could just text a real...

Small creators come together in the face of hardship

Small creators come together in the face of hardship

Written by Gabby Bach, A&E Writer

March 14, 2018

On January 16, YouTube announced its new eligibility requirements for its creators to achieve monetization of their videos. In order to be paid for the content they post, creators must have reached 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours within the past 12 months. These requirements have caused small...

Why Youtube’s new policy is great

Written by Billy Jahnke, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018

It seems, for the first time in 2 years, the Online community is split on a decision that Youtube has made. Recently, Youtube has changed its monetization policy. The new policy has it so that any channel with less than 1,000 subscribers and 40 hours of view time in the last year can’t place adverti...

Where do you see logarithms?

Where do you see logarithms?

Written by Adriana Watson, Editorial Writer

February 19, 2018

This time of the year, most juniors are exploring the delightful universe of logarithms. It’s one thing to learn how they work for the sake of your test grade, but if you’re anything like me, you might have some questions as to why exactly you need to know that lne=1. And just because I like to be nice so...

How to be a loner on Valentine’s Day

How to be a loner on Valentine's Day

Written by Jessica Chavez, Editorial Editor

February 14, 2018

It’s once again that time of year when love is in the air! It seems like everyone is getting into relationships and posting about it Online. For all you single folks such as myself who don’t care for this holiday, here are some survival tips to make it through the day. Personally, I plan to spe...

The stereotypes behind the TWIRP dance

The stereotypes behind the TWIRP dance

Written by Haley Wyatt, Senior Staff Writer

February 14, 2018

With February beginning, Valentine’s Day-inspired dances and events are in full swing. At LTHS, one of the biggest events at this time is the annual TWIRP dance, named by the acronym “The Woman Is Requested to Pay." While the dance comes with many names around the country - TWIRP, sweethearts, Sadie Ha...

Coping with rejection

Written by Adriana Watson, Editorial Writer

December 20, 2017

Although rejection may seem catastrophic in the moment, it’s something that is fairly easy to overcome. Unfortunately, the most effective cure for rejection is being rejected. The theory being that by forcing ourselves to seek out rejection, we will be able to numb ourselves from its effect As a result, on...

The first, not the last

Written by Daniel Cruz, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2017

Some people say that they don’t have regrets because it is all a learning experience. Others say that they are full of regrets. No matter what you do there is always going to be things in your life that you wish never happened. There are going to be things that changed you for, what seems like, the w...