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Exam Exemptions

Exam Exemptions

by Jacob Murphy, Co-Sports Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The topic of exemptions is becoming the center of attention around the school after the news of the extension of absences from four to nine. Students are now able to miss nine days of a class and still be able to avoid the final exam. Students will also have to average the required grade in the second ...

Acceptance Speeches as Cultural Cornerstones

Acceptance Speeches as Cultural Cornerstones

by Maddie Badowski, Creative Director

April 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Opinion

For several years now, the in-person and at-home audiences of award shows such as the Oscars, the Golden Globes, the Grammys, the VMAs and others, have been exposed to politically-charged acceptance speeches, whether they’re geared toward politicians or meant to highlight social movements. Here are some...

Weird Things About America

Weird Things About America

by Sarah Dolder, Social Media Editor

April 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

In September 2013, a life changing move happened to me. My parents decided that after living in South America for all of our lives, we should move to the United States. Moving here was quite the change; I went from a Spanish speaking country to an English speaking country where everything was different....

Primaries Cast Light on Midterms to Come

Primaries Cast Light on Midterms to Come

by Robert Szot, Staff Writer

March 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On Tuesday, millions of Texans went to the polls in a statewide primary election to determine who would run as the nominee for the Republican and Democratic parties in many races, including the races for the U.S. Senate seat and for Governor. However, while the biggest outcome of the election may appear to...

To Vote or Not to Vote

To Vote or Not to Vote

by Robert Szot, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Across the world, battles are fought with artillery, bombs and devices of war. However, in America, battles are fought with the power of the ballot. Increasingly, voter turnout has decreased or stayed mostly the same, even in important elections. For example, in the 2016 presidential election, with muc...

In Response To Lawsuits, Apple Gives User More Control Of Devices

In Response To Lawsuits, Apple Gives User More Control Of Devices

by Baysia Herron, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In December, Apple encountered numerous lawsuits regarding their decision to slow down older phones to prevent unexpected shutdowns. This month the company will release iOS 11.3, which will allow iPhone users to disable performance throttling. While Apple should be more transparent about the performance...

Tube Many Mistakes, Tube Little Responsibility

by Abby Blasingame, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

YouTube is no stranger to controversy and it shouldn’t be a surprise that a platform based around sensationalism generates shocking content. As YouTube has grown, its users, often young adults who started by creating videos in their own homes and gained cult-like followings, have become increasingly influe...

Death of Journalism

Death of Journalism

by Briana Lao, Co-Editor in Chief of Content

February 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Speculations about the death of journalism are everywhere. Some claim that the profession of journalism is no longer viable, possibly even unnecessary, as no one consumes news anymore. However, journalism is so much more than just the Sunday paper and good reporting will always be an integral part of a...

2018 Super Bowl Ads

by Maddie Badowski, Creative Editor

February 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Reviews, Sports, Sports Top Stories

Our staff got together after the 2018 Super Bowl and discussed our favorite commercials based on humor, meaningfulness, cleverness and success in getting us to consider actually buying their product. Here are our top seven, ranked from least favorite to most favorite: ...

Resurface of Blackface in Media

Resurface of Blackface in Media

by Taheera Washington, Copy Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Nowadays, there’s a thin line between being offensive or appreciative when taking into account the topic of races. From birth, we’re taught to be accepting of all races and cultures in order to fill the resolve of becoming the “post-slavery” and all-inclusive world where all are accepted despite ...

Benefits of Bullet Journaling

Benefits of Bullet Journaling

by Maddie Badowski, Creative Editor

January 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Nothing drives me silently insane more than witnessing a classmate rummage through a backpack filled with nothing but loose sheets of paper. They’re always all crumpled up, folded and overflowing. It’s one of those things that I hate watching but can’t look away from. In my past few years as a...

Protection or Privacy

Protection or Privacy

by Saifiyah Zaki, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Every time someone uses an electronic device, they hand over information. Most people are so used to it; they never stop to think what even the smallest action could be giving away about them. In typing a text, their favorite greeting pops up on the prediction bar. Their keyboard knows how they speak, ...

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