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Life Beyond Earth: Venus

Life Beyond Earth: Venus

by Angela Tatsch, Reporter

October 1, 2020

Life beyond Earth. This is a topic we’ve all pondered at least once in our lives, and every day the answer seems to be moving closer to yes. On Sept. 14, 2020, evidence was published about possible life existing on our closest neighboring planet: Venus. Venus is the number one most accidentally ...

Disney movie Mulan boycott over human rights abuses

by Abby Nguyen

September 24, 2020

Disney’s new live-action movie “Mulan” faces backlash over its filming location, where millions of Muslims are being detained in concentration camps and its leading actress supporting Hong Kong police brutality. By boycotting “Mulan” and refusing to watch it, we send the message that we sup...

Outdoor learning takes place as students return to campus

Junior Montserrat Barbosa learns how to take photos with varying angles during 3rd period, Sept. 17.

September 23, 2020

Students returned to campus Sept. 9 in a hybrid model, rotating synchronous and asynchronous days. By the second week with in person students, classes took the opportunity to learn outdoors. This allowed classes a change of scenery while on campus. On Sept. 17, floral design students utilized the campus...

Floral Design Class

Floral design students gather greenery from the campus grounds Sept. 17.

September 23, 2020

How COVID-19 could affect education and learning

How COVID-19 could affect education and learning

by Sonali Menon, Reporter

May 27, 2020

Students filled the hallways in excitement at the end of the school day March 6 as they said goodbye to their teachers and friends. Wishes such as "Have a good spring break!" filled almost every corner of the campus. Students’ faces were plastered with smiles as they anticipated plans for a week of...

Teens speak up

Teens speak up

by Carrieona Moncure, Reporter

May 27, 2020

Vice President of the student council and founder of Black Culture Club senior Tremaine Chappell released the documentary “An Adolescent’s State of Mind” May 22.  “He pours his blood, sweat and tears into every piece of work he does,” senior Ava McLeod said. In his junior year English...

Prom positivity

Prom positivity

by Elena Hamlin, Video Editor

May 13, 2020

With the district officially canceling prom, students who planned to attend are left mourning the loss of an important moment of the high school experience. While the cancellation of this major event is cause for a few tears, it’s important to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. The dis...

Impact of teen fictional dramas on today’s youth

Impact of teen fictional dramas on today's youth

by Isis Martin, Reporter

May 13, 2020

The show highlights tribrid (part werewolf, witch and vampire) Hope and twin witches Lizzie and Josie as supernatural teenagers in Mystic Falls. Aside from the fact that werewolves, phoenixes and vampires do not exist, Legacies presents an unrealistic representation of how teens should navigate intim...

Life in lockdown: Domestic abuse crisis during social isolation

Life in lockdown: Domestic abuse crisis during social isolation

by Joelle Tindal, Reporter

May 5, 2020

Since the lockdown period for numerous cities in the U.S. took effect in March, law enforcement agencies across the country have reported a rise in domestic violence calls. Due to the threat of physical violence posed by some people to the ones they live with, victims of domestic violence are in need of u...

Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

by Riya George, Reporter

May 5, 2020

An extended shelter-in-place order provides the opportunity to start on jobs you've been putting off. One way to stay motivated for the rest of the semester is to ensure a clean and organized living space. Take advantage of your time at home by following these five tips while quaran-cleaning. #1. Sta...

Thrift flip

Thrift flip

by Sonali Menon, Reporter

April 27, 2020

Self-isolation led students to resort to the internet for comfort and entertainment. As a result of prolonged screen time, coupled with the limited ability to go outside, online shopping has skyrocketed in popularity. According to a recent report by Amazon, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a 44% increase in consumer spending on their site. Food-delivery businesses such as Uber Eats, Doordash and Postmates have also s...

Student projects serve front-line workers, elderly

Student projects serve front-line workers, elderly

by Saifiyah Zaki, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, students are repurposing their resources and skills to protect, appreciate and comfort front-line workers as well as those most affected by the pandemic.  Healing headbands  After seeing her mother, a Dallas area hospital nurse, come home with pain around her ears f...