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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...

Letter to my freshman self

Letter to my freshman self

by Alexa Dezelan, Reporter

May 27, 2020

Dear freshman self, The first thing people will tell you freshman year is how fast high school goes by. They drill into your head that the four years ahead of you are the best and worst years of your life and that they’ll be gone in the blink of an eye. Now I am a senior and keep wishing for on...

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...

Wholesome, heartfelt film: “The Half of It” review

Wholesome, heartfelt film: “The Half of It” review

by Joelle Tindal, Reporter

May 21, 2020

As the end of the (very weird) school year approaches, a combination of postponed movie release dates in theaters and an increased amount of time at home creates the ideal environment for binge-watching on streaming services. Netflix, thankfully, is adding new content: most notably, “The Half of It” May 1.  “The Half of It” is a story about love. Not romance, as I thought it would be based on the m...

Math Club places fourth internationally in online competition

Math Club places fourth internationally in online competition

by Akie Kasai, Reporter

May 13, 2020

The Math Club placed fourth in an international online math competition on May 4. Despite online schooling, the club continues to meet digitally and participates in online competitions to continue refining their skills and stay connected with each other. Prior to the school closing, senior and pres...

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...