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(Even more) crazy, fearless: Harley Quinn’s return

(Even more) crazy, fearless: Harley Quinn’s return

by Joelle Tindal, Reporter

February 21, 2020

Summed up: Colorful, explosive and all sorts of fun. Despite the mess of 2016’s “Suicide Squad,” I had high hopes for “Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn),” directed by Cathy Yan. Harleen Quinzel stole the show in “Suicide Squad” and her unique look was one of ...

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

by Gracie Warhurst, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2020

Impostor syndrome explained

Impostor syndrome explained

by Akie Kasai, Reporter

February 13, 2020

Accomplishing so much, yet she doubts every move. Unease about unproductivity and when she does create her artwork, she never feels it’s good enough. Senior Olivia Karr experiences these feelings on a regular basis, but she’s not alone in her experience. The phenomenon is called impostor syndrome and...

Unity in diversity

Unity in diversity

by Riya George, Reporter

February 12, 2020

The Muslim Student Association hosted the annual World Hijab Day event Friday, Feb. 7 in the cafeteria by handing out free headscarves to students. Event organizers want to dispel common misconceptions about Muslim women by having students experience firsthand what it is like to wear a hijab.  ...

Roommate recommendations

Roommate recommendations

by Makayla Herron and Elena Hamlin

February 7, 2020

For seniors planning to attend college next fall, preparing for the next step can be stressful. Upperclassmen face several pertinent decisions, including where they want to go and what they want to study. However, answering those questions welcomes a series of others like what meal plan they want, which...

Weary winter tunes

Weary winter tunes

by Saifiyah Zaki, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2020

With cold nipping at our bones under an often overcast sky, winter days can be characterized by their drowsy atmosphere and ability to create a potent feeling of gloom. But in certain cases, this feeling is actually enjoyable — we want to remain wallowing in an unreasonably comfortable sadness for no iden...

Unpopular opinion: WWIII jokes are OK

Unpopular opinion: WWIII jokes are OK

by Myh Seyoum, Reporter

February 5, 2020

The U.S. airstrike on Friday, Jan. 3 at the Baghdad International Airport in Iraq — targeting Iranian General Qassem Soleimani — incited varied reactions from the American public. Some people fully support the President’s actions, while others feel the strike would have been justified if he gained approval from Congress first. The country saw a unique reaction, h...

Learning for life

Learning for life

by Riya George, Reporter

January 30, 2020

As the semester resumes in a blur of assignments, one teacher has double the workload. Dean Malabanan balances both teaching U.S. history and working toward a Masters of Liberal Studies from Southern Methodist University. After three years of AVID tutoring and teaching world history, American stud...

Seniors bring it on

Seniors bring it on

by Alexa Dezelan, Reporter

January 29, 2020

The curtain closed on Jan. 23-25, not only on the last musical of this year, but on a significant chapter in many seniors' lives. For some seniors, this musical is unlike any other they've done because they help run the show in addition to performing for the last time in their high school career. Th...

Cosmetics in color

Cosmetics in color

by Fatima Malik, Reporter

January 28, 2020

As an avid skincare and makeup shopper, I love websites like Glossier that represent different skin types, companies like Fenty Beauty that sell products suiting a variety of skin tones, and stores like Sephora with scanners to analyze any customer’s skin and find the right shade for them. While there is no denyi...

Students’ mental health calls for school support

Students’ mental health calls for school support

by Gracie Warhurst, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 24, 2020

In a world where more and more school-aged children and young adults face mental health problems, support for those who struggle with these issues should be commonplace in schools. Approximately one in five teenagers aged 13-18 live with mental health conditions, such as general anxiety and major de...