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Juniors plan for future

Juniors plan for future

February 21, 2020

Online Exclusive: Social media use can lead to anxiety, depression

Amanda Schless, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

As technology and applications continue to advance, so do the issues over how social media has the capacity to impact an individual. Social media is a major part of peoples’ lives all over the world, with over 3.5 bil...

Online Exclusive: Taking new languages means new opportunities

Amanda Slud, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

According to, 20 percent of Americans consider themselves bilingual, and the number is continuously growing. While applying for a job or even college, having a second language may help someone stand out....

Online Exclusive: Nikkie De Jager coming out as transgender

Ellie Cowen, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

Nikkie De Jager,  known as NikkieTutorials on Youtube, came out as transgender in a video titled “I'm Coming Out” on Jan 30 and has since gained more than 30 million views. De Jager said she was forced to come o...

Online Exclusive: Prom dress tips and tricks

Emma Hoffman, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

With winter coming to an end prom is rapidly approaching. It’s never too soon to start planning especially for those wearing dresses. Prom has become a huge social event, a chance for students to go out to a nice dinner,...

Breakfast benefits morning alertness

Emily Eichberg, Editor-In-Chief

February 5, 2020

Although breakfast is the most important meal of the day, high schools students often disregard this well-known fact because of lack of spare time in the morning and lack of hunger due to the early hours it is necessary ...

PRINTSCREEN: Little Women, to theaters once again

Mollika Singh, Senior Graphics Editor

February 4, 2020

Little Women, Louisa May Alcott’s epitomic American children’s classic, has come to theaters yet again. Alcott’s close telling of the four March sisters’ struggle to find joy while their father serves in the Civil War, a...

Zodiac signs reveal personality truths, despite skepticism

Daniel Sofer, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

Dylan and his family go on a camping trip to the Appalachian Mountains to celebrate his birthday, which is on Apr. 15. An Apr. 15 birthday falls under the zodiac sign of Aries. Dylan reaches the mountain’s peak far ahea...

Daily stress brought on by senior year

Emma Hoffman, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

It’s no surprise that senior year of high school is a stressful time and will eventually come whether you want it or not. With schoolwork, jobs, extracurricular activities and usual commitments, the college application and prep...

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