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Larger Than Life: Why Yosemite National Park Should be on Everyone’s Bucket List for 2024

By Michael Philbin, Writer February 1, 2024

When I entered Yosemite for the first time, it was a jaw-dropping experience. We had just been driving up a winding road for what felt like an hour, and as soon as we cleared the top, I saw the largest cliff face I’d ever seen. Little did I know that it would be one of the smallest ones I’d see...

Let’s Stop Using the Term “Politically Active First Lady” – They All Deserve Credit

Let’s Stop Using the Term “Politically Active First Lady” – They All Deserve Credit

By Castalia Litos, School and Community Editor January 12, 2024

A first lady is defined by Oxford dictionary as “the wife or female partner of the president or other leader of a nation or state.” While a literal definition, it fails to address the scope of what First Ladies throughout the country’s history have contributed to the socio-political scene. Every...

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Trends Have Become Trendy

By Elaine Clarke, Opinion & Editorial Editor January 12, 2024

Ever scroll around on your phone and see something new that you don’t quite get the hype for? It might be a joke or new slang word, or maybe a weird piece of clothing or furniture that people can’t stop talking about.  Over the span of a week, you keep seeing this new thing and keep getting...

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Bad Reputation: How Taylor Swift’s New Billionaire Status is Not News You Should Be Shaking Off

By Elaine Clarke, Opinion & Editorial Editor January 5, 2024

Taylor Swift is now a billionaire, according to Bloomberg News who announced her new status late last month. Her net worth is almost $1.1 billion.  She is now one of just a few musicians, like Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Paul McCartney, who have achieved that status, and she has done so almost exclusively...

The Problem with Wes Andersification

The Problem with Wes Andersification

By Elaine Clarke, Art and Entertainment Editor October 27, 2023

Wes Anderson is an American director known for his particular style of filmmaking. From bright colors and quirky characters to wide camera shots with satisfying symmetry. Movies like one of his earliest films, Rushmore, or his most recent Asteroid City, are instantly recognized for their character and...

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Pro and Con: Promposals

By Elaine Clarke and Kacie Burns May 27, 2023

Pro- Elaine Clarke Promposals are a cute tradition associated with prom and the prom season. Despite the fact that many promposals lead to embarrassment or awkwardness between the prompopsal-er and the promposal-ee, they can often be sweet moments between two teens excited for the prom season. However...

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Being “Cultured” Is A Privilege

By Castalia Litos, School and Community Editor May 27, 2023

As music, film, fashion, and literature become increasingly more globalized and accessible, people around the world are absorbing various forms of media previously unattainable. As a result, I’ve witnessed a shift in the way we talk about enjoying art. No longer are there just subcultures everyone...

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How to Get What We Want: What Americans can Learn from the French

By Sarah Nabi, Writer May 12, 2023

PARIS, France - France is synonymous with relaxed living and happy, well fed people; probably because that’s exactly what life in France is like. The French seem to work little and play hard, an idea that is enforced by the fact that France is consistently listed as one of the top 25 happiest countries...

Technology’s Impacts on Students

Technology’s Impacts on Students

By Hayden Bouza March 24, 2023

As the digital age progresses and becomes increasingly integrated into our lives, school systems and students are trying to navigate technology in education. In recent years school systems have integrated technology into their curriculum with mixed results.  When the pandemic hit in 2019, teachers...

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AI “Art” Isn’t Art.

By Kacie Burns, Arts and Entertainment Editor March 3, 2023

In recent years (and even months), the public's notion of what AI can do has stretched drastically. From the writings of ChatGPT to Deepfakes of our favorite celebrities, artificial intelligence is now in the hands of anyone who simply Google searches for it. Over the past couple of months, AI art...

Fashion at the Golden Globes

Fashion at the Golden Globes

By Quinn Muller and John May January 13, 2023

LOS ANGELES, California - After a scandal resulted in the cancellation of last year’s Golden Globes, the event returned this year on Tuesday, January 10th. This is the 80th annual award show, and is a looser commemorative special, comparable to the Oscars.  Many red carpet looks stood out this...

Is Water Wet? - Negative

Is Water Wet? – Negative

By Bethan Eromley, Writer December 16, 2022

Last week, as my opponent clarified throughout his affirmation, the water wet debate is a dilemma of identity, not of definition. Though it is abundant and important, water is oh so tricky to define. Is it just simply two hydrogen and one oxygen, or is it more? Water, in all its fluidity, can be defined...

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