Common Sense

AP Biology, AP Chemistry face off in challenge level

Maya Erd, Features Editor

November 4, 2019

Two of the most rigorous Advanced Placement classes are double periods and are both science courses: AP biology and AP chemistry. They vary in their class structures but the workload is similar. For biology, work in the c...

Spirit week excites

Erin Frost, Features Editor

October 30, 2019

Homecoming week is full of spirit and fun, leading up to Friday’s annual homecoming pep rally. The SGA comes together every year in order to plan five days’ worth of spirit week themes, which students are encouraged to part...

Printscreen: The Goldfinch flops in theaters

Mollika Singh, Senior Graphics Editor

October 15, 2019

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt starts with a bang. By an unlucky coalescence of circumstances, 13-year old Theo Decker and his mother are at the Metropolitan Museum of Art at the wrong time, when a terrorist attack is perpet...

Students perfect homecoming preparations

Jamie Stern, Reviews Editor

October 15, 2019

Months away from homecoming, finding the perfect dress was already on students’ minds. The only problem is, you don’t want to be basic and get what everyone else is wearing, you don’t want to be too bold and wear somethin...

Transfer students adjust to new school, combat challenges

Beatriz Kim, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

Struggles face transfer students at the start of each school year. Being the new kid comes with its own perks and challenges. Changing schools is a fresh new start but students might get nervous and might even feel frust...

The JoJo Experience: Godnicks take on homecoming

Monica Godnick, Editor-In-Chief

October 15, 2019

‘Tis the homecoming season where the focus is not only on dresses, proposals, dinner plans and the dance, but also on school spirit. I love homecoming season because showing school spirit during that week, the football game ...

New drivers navigate through Rockshire

Zara Denison, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

It happens every year: sophomores flexing their keys blossom into juniors with their own cars. These new drivers move into Rockshire to park for the year. Although some of the students have had their licenses for ...

Students afraid to get help when needed

Emma Hoffman, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

Lunch help is available to catch up on work and ask teachers questions. For some students, gaining the courage to ask a teacher for help may be difficult, but is worth it in the long run, when the work is done. With ...

Do not stress, it will make a mess

Jordan Rubin, Managing Editor

October 14, 2019

The life of a high school student can be stressful. Balancing homework, tests, activities and while also having responsibilities at home can be overwhelming. Everyone is stressed for different reasons and is impacted in diff...

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