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Students struggle for a work-life balance

Students struggle for a work-life balance

Alexander English, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


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A student ends the school day and rushes to work.  He leaves work 4 hours later and rushes home, beginning his homework. At 2 a.m., he finally finishes his day. As stress begins to overwhelm him, his grades slip. This is the reality for countless high school students around the country, but many...

College brand names define lives of graduates

College brand names define lives of graduates

Maya O'Sullivan, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


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Harvard. Princeton. Stanford. Yale. Every day, students around the world push themselves to their physical and emotional limits in order to get accepted into these prestigious universities. This exertion is often due to the opportunities and resources that a college graduate gains after th...

College graduates struggle to find affordable Bay Area housing

College graduates struggle to find affordable Bay Area housing

Molly Donaldson, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018


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The San Francisco Bay Area was born during the California Gold Rush when people from all over the world came to seek their fortunes. Nowadays, many are drawn to the Bay Area in the hopes of striking it rich in Silicon Valley.   But prospecting seems comparatively easy in contrast to the chal...

Despite controversy, the gender wage gap continues to narrow

Despite controversy, the gender wage gap continues to narrow

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer

February 19, 2018


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You wake up to the sound of Alec Baldwin’s voice playing on your Echo Dot, signaling the start of your day. You get out of bed and perform your usual morning routine. You get into your sleek Molten Lava Honda Civic Sedan and drive off to work like you do every single weekend. But this day is different....

Japanese incarceration leaves its mark on modern society

Japanese incarceration leaves its mark on modern society

Gabby Tirsell, Staff writer

February 17, 2018


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Over 100,000 Americans were imprisoned in a matter of two weeks. Yet, this event still goes unnoticed by many. Feb. 19, 1942, two months after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, initiating the internment of all Japanese American citizen...

AP classes spark passions and stress

AP classes spark passions and stress

Anna Feng, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


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“I didn’t sleep last night because I had to finish my outline.” This is a sentiment felt by many advanced placement (AP) European history (APEH) students. For many of the students, APEH is their first AP class, and many of them are unaccustomed to the class workload. American culture has a...

Students only dream of getting enough sleep

Students only dream of getting enough sleep

Taya Yakovenko, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


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All students have been there— the fight with morning sleepiness, which they will inevitably lose. Every night, a person needs to spend at least 8 hours laying in a bed unconsciously. It may seem like a waste of time at first, but sleep turns out to be one of the most important functions that th...

Educational experience determines political beliefs

Educational experience determines political beliefs

Emma Romanowsky, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


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The United States of America is rarely united. For much of America’s history, its political climate has been divided. And, according to Pew Research Center, the political gap in the United States is widening.   Environmental factors play a key role in shaping the beliefs that pull Americans ap...

High school athletes seek college recruitment

High school athletes seek college recruitment

Aaron Trierweiler, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


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"I’ve been working up to this moment for my whole life." This thought goes through the minds of many high school athletes as they are going through the college recruitment process. Throughout high school, athletes must work hard both in sports and in school in order to get recruited.   Though h...

Academic addiction goes unnoticed

Academic addiction goes unnoticed

Sadie Lyman, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


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When people hear the word “addiction,” many automatically think of drugs or alcohol. However, many students face addiction whether they realize it or not. Instead of drugs and alcohol, their addiction is to getting good grades, and this addiction is just as harmful as any other. There are...

Bernstein not hindered by disability

Bernstein not hindered by disability

Ailee Lim, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018


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Imagine your morning routine. You wake up, get out of bed, eat breakfast, brush your teeth, and then you get in the car to go to school. Once you're at school, you make your way to class and start your day. Now, imagine doing that without using your legs. Disabilities are more common than some...

‘Friending’ leads to real friendship

‘Friending’ leads to real friendship

Nisha Marino, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


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“When I was your age, we only had one phone in the house.” “When I was your age, we spent time with our families.” “When I was your age, we didn’t text in class.” Every kid has heard it a billion times before—from their parents, grandparents, and teachers. The “kids these days” ...

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