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Taking a Trip? Start a Travel Journal!

Emmalina Sjapeki, Staff Writer June 7, 2022

As the school year comes to a close, many students look forward to the warm summer months, and often the trips that accompany them. Whether it's a road trip exploring the state or a flight to another continent,...

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Why Does the Internet Hate Amber Heard So Much?

Emmalina Sjapeki, Staff Writer May 27, 2022

Anyone who's been on the internet in the past few weeks has heard about Depp v. Heard. The defamation case is over an op/ed that Amber Heard wrote for the Washington Post, and takes place at the Fairfax...

What I Would Tell my 14 Year Old Self

Brooke Snyder, Staff Writer May 27, 2022

I recently realized that I am actually done with high school and I’m about to move onto the next chapter of my life. I admittedly have been in denial, feeling almost as if I’d never be able to get...

Moving across the world during a pandemic

Rione Marie Tecson, staff writer May 27, 2022

Flying for 22 hours to an unfamiliar place that was approximately 8343 miles away terrified me. Just like any other student moving to another school, I was excited and nervous. The only difference some...

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A Look into Famous Japanese Temples

Kit Machida, Staff Writer May 27, 2022

  I visited two very famous Japanese temples while on a recent trip to Tokyo, Japan. The temples were 泉岳寺 (Sengakuji Temple) and 浅草寺 (Sensouji Temple), located in different parts of...

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A Reflection on My High School Experience

Chloe Baker, co-student life editor May 27, 2022

August 28th, 2018 was my first day of high school, and May 26th, 2022 will be my last. It’s hard to believe just how fast these four years have concluded, especially my senior year. Just a few months...

Why Are Emily Henry’s Books So Appealing?

Emmalina Sjapeki, staff writer May 17, 2022

When people think of difficult books to read, they think of works that are excruciatingly long (Toltsoy's War & Peace), or works that have language that’s hard to understand (Shakespeare's Romeo...

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There’s Always a Catch: Is It Unconstitutional to Regulate Social Media?

Sophia Paradowski, staff writer May 10, 2022

Social media has become the world’s unregulated town square. Anyone with an internet connection can reach a person across the globe; they can make a new friend or insult someone over their favorite book....

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From Sunrise to Sunset: a Window into the World of Fasting

Samia Akter, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

Ramadan is a month full of fasting. Fasting is done from sunrise to sunset, and all food and drinks are given up during those times. For some it can be difficult to fast a whole day, especially when you're...

My Japanese Cuisine Experience

My Japanese Cuisine Experience

Kirito Machida, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

I took a vacation to Tokyo this spring break and got to see the bustling city and famous cuisine Japan has to offer. The primary purpose of the trip was to build some familiarity with Japan as it was the...

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