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Dead whales point to a bigger problem

Dead whales point to a bigger problem

Kimiko Okumura, Staff Writer
August 29
Filed under Features, News

More than 100 feet long and up to 200 tons, whales are complex and beautiful giants, roaming the sea as the largest, loudest animals on the planet. Whales sit at the top of the food chain and play a significant role in the healthy functioning of the marine environment, according to World Wildlife. However,...

Why the Bay Area is more progressive than other areas in the United States

Why the Bay Area is more progressive than other areas in the United States

Becca Garner, Staff Writer
May 8
Filed under Features, Sensitive Thoughts

There is a reason Fox News has disparaged the Bay Area for its “San Francisco values.” San Francisco is considered one of the most liberal cities in the nation. “The Bay Area is more open minded than other places; people are more welcoming. Elsewhere, everyone is not as tolerant of individuality,”...

Rebuilding a social life after high school

Rebuilding a social life after high school

Minh-Han Vu, Art Editor
May 6
Filed under College Craze, Features

For many students, the end of their high school friendships marks the start of their independent lives. Along with the pressure of facing the world as adults for the first time, most graduates must also face their transition without any familiar company. Senior Brian Lee said, “By next fall,...

Living with the guilt

Living with the guilt

Tori Shanefelter, Staff Writer
April 25
Filed under Features, Sensitive Thoughts

It’s around four in the morning as she lays awake staring mindlessly at the ceiling. Despite being engulfed in the warmth of her bed, she feels nothing except for the numbness in her heart. Whenever she closes her eyes, her ears fill with the calming laughter of her best friend. It’s been two...

Student leisure time and how it’s spent

Student leisure time and how it’s spent

Evan Davies, Staff Writer
April 20
Filed under Features, Student Choices

Free time is viewed in a variety of different ways. Some people view it as a beneficial break from the stress of everyday life, others as a useless distraction. The majority of high school students have some amount of free time regardless of how they choose to spend that time. Leisure time gives...

Using stress to your advantage

Using stress to your advantage

Victor Li, Staff Writer
March 20
Filed under Features, Student Choices, Top News

After coming home from school tired and exhausted, you cram in hours and hours of homework, with no time to relax. Your responsibilities seem overwhelming, but your persistence drives you on. Yet, right after you begin to relax thinking you have finished your duties, you suddenly remember about...

Coed dorm rooms become more common

Coed dorm rooms become more common

Connie Yi, Staff Writer
March 20
Filed under College Craze, Features, Top News

One girl, one guy, one room. While some students may consider coed dorm rooms to be a new and worthwhile experience, some see it ending in disaster. Seniors have began receiving acceptance letters from colleges, and have to start planning on how they are going to live when they go off to college. Most...

What I wish my freshman self knew

What I wish my freshman self knew

Kristen Friis, Business Manager
March 17
Filed under Features, High school reflections

Freshman year I was 4’11” and the top flier on our cheerleading team. I got made fun of because I was always dropped on my face at assemblies and football games. I was scared of the people, scared of the workload, and scared I wasn’t going to “fit in.” Isn’t that a stereotypical 14-year-old’s...

Post-college applications: what happens next?

Post-college applications: what happens next?

Alyssa Espiritu, Staff Writer
March 16
Filed under Features, High school reflections

Stress, anxiety, tension, the fear of the unknown. All of these are emotions are stereotypically  associated with second semester seniors in relation to college admissions. However, those aren’t the only emotions a second semester senior can encounter. Through a series of interviews with the...

Finding yourself in high school

Finding yourself in high school

Lauren Tierney, Staff Writer
March 11
Filed under Features, Self-Identity and Happiness

‘I sat alone on the quad steps at freshman orientation.’ ‘It seemed everyone had gone to school together before and already had a group of friends’ ‘Who was I? Did anyone care?’ ‘How would I find my identity in a place where it seemed everyone else had already found theirs?’ But...

Health hacks

Health hacks

Gianna Schuster, Staff Writer
March 11
Filed under Features, Self-Identity and Happiness

Sleep Scenario: After a long day of school and extracurricular activities, it’s already dark outside when you get home. Before you can start your homework, your stomach demands that you get something to eat. By the time you actually start studying, you can barely keep your eyelids open. ...

College requirements are more than what meets the eye

College requirements are more than what meets the eye

Holly Chen, Staff Writer
February 5
Filed under College Craze, Features

College is just around the corner for many students, and it is time to start preparing. Many high school students do not know what tests are required for them to pass, and what courses they should take. They base their applications on requirements printed by College Board. Yet does College Board actu...

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