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Fly with the puck

Fly with the puck

April 6, 2020

Kane, Burns, Hertl, Jones, and finally Couture, the captain, all fly out. Pieces of ice chip off their skates as the players glide with their freshly-sharpened blades on virgin ice. Hyped for the upcoming fight,...

Aquaponics: An urge to rethink

Aquaponics: An urge to rethink

April 6, 2020

A YouTube video. That’s all it took for Ken Armstrong to start up his chain of aquaponics farms. Inspired by the transformation of food production described in an interview with Wi...

All sports are team sports

All sports are team sports

April 4, 2020

All alone.  Standing alone on the floor, on the diving board, on the track. No one else is there except the eyes of the audience.  This notion of being all alone is the common...

Dear Class of 2020

Dear Class of 2020

April 3, 2020

Dear Class of 2020, Hi. You might know me from a class we've taken over the years, a club we attended together, or you may not know me at all. Regardless of whether or not we...

Foreign students face foreign problems

Foreign students face foreign problems

April 2, 2020

Some come for a better education, some because of their parents, while others come seeking financial security. The California Department of Education recorded that there were over 2 million students recognized as English...

Teens protest to drive change

Teens protest to drive change

March 30, 2020

Fourteen-year-old Yara Moawad wakes up early on a Monday morning. She brushes her teeth and gets ready for school, only to find out that it had been canceled again — for the...

Making ‘special’ the new norm

Making ‘special’ the new norm

March 27, 2020

She has a learning disability, so she’s special. At least that’s what everyone else thinks.  These days, more and more students are receiving help from support programs that use different grading systems and allocate guidance from exterior resources. The rising number of students that now need extra attention during class has made being “special” the new norm.  According to the National Center of Education Statistics, nearly 14% of students in California are on an Individual Education Plan (IEP). This plan allows parents to work with educators t...

Dua Lipa solidifies herself as a pop princess with ‘Future Nostalgia’

Dua Lipa solidifies herself as a pop princess with ‘Future Nostalgia’

March 27, 2020

She did a full 180, crazy. When her chart-topping single “New Rules” gained popularity on the radio two years ago, I had pegged singer-songwriter Dua Lipa as one of the many pop si...

‘Emma.’ exceeds expectations as another great Jane Austen adaptation

March 27, 2020

Anna Cassidy provides her thoughts and opinions on the newly released film “Emma.,” explaining how the incredible detail of the characters and performance of the actors enhan...

Rise Against Hunger fulfills community craving for service

March 25, 2020

In the midst of the 815 million people who struggle with hunger and malnutrition today, an organization called Rise Against Hunger has managed to pack and ship over 500 million meals to places...

What it’s like to be a teen in the Holocaust

March 25, 2020

Today, a lot of teenage angst is centered around social perceptions of what they should be. Seventy years ago, there were millions of people who could not think of what they sh...

Just one bite could kill

Just one bite could kill

March 24, 2020

Her group of friends had planned one last late-night dinner before they embarked on their college adventures. The trees that lined the street twinkled with lights as they walked toward...

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