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Navigating crowded halls

Navigating crowded halls

Chloe Carter, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

Once the bell rings to signify the end of class, thousands of students pour into the hallways, each with their own agenda. Every kid is rushing to get to their own class, and by the middle of passing period, the hallways are filled with students shoulder-to-shoulder, backpack-to-backpack, practically...

Electives and playing the GPA game

Electives and playing the GPA game

Brooke Ontiveros, Staff Writer

May 22, 2019

The “GPA game” refers to selective course scheduling where students cut electives or career-specific classes in favor of honor classes which receive 15 quality points. Freshman year, ninth graders meet with counselors to create their class schedules for next three years. For competitive students...

How to survive the music major audition process

How to survive the music major audition process

Audrey Cascarelli, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 16, 2019

The college application process can seem daunting; countless essays, resumes, and letters of recommendation make for a lengthy task. For hopeful fine arts majors, there is often little guidance on what to do. If you’re a future music major looking for help on your college auditions, then look no f...

Review: Night of Percussion astounds audience

Review: Night of Percussion astounds audience

Audrey Cascarelli, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2019

On Saturday, the band put on their eighth annual Night of Percussion, featuring a variety of performances from the elementary, intermediate and junior high schools along with the high school. This year, the theme was "Our Favorite Things." Safe to say, it was amazing. The night opened with adorable...

Student voices concern over class

Student voices concern over class

Humzah Hassan, Contributing Writer

December 14, 2018

Physics. This is a class that no one can prepare for emotionally. This is a class that WILL make you change everything you planned for the future. Did you used to understand everything the exact second the teacher mentioned it? Well, that’s been crushed too, so don’t worry. AP Physics is NOT a class...

Santaland Diaries wows with snarky sarcasm

Santaland Diaries wows with snarky sarcasm

Elizabeth Venier, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018

If you look up ‘amazing’ in the dictionary, you would probably find a picture of “The Santaland Diaries.” I was so impressed that the actress behind the one-woman show was able to memorize, and perform an entire hour of monologue wonderfully. Junior Taylor Bench, as Crumpet, kept the audience l...

Theatre leaves me caroling out of the auditorium

Theatre leaves me caroling out of the auditorium

Elizabeth Venier, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018

Though the plot line of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” never rubbed me the right way, the theatre department had me not wanting the show to end. Two hours went by in what seemed like twenty minutes. Early on, the performance enraptured the audience. Crowds filled a good two-thirds of the theatr...

Cat Critics: A Simple Favor

Cat Critics: A Simple Favor

Brooke Ontiveros, Senior writer

October 15, 2018

Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick costar in the new movie “A Simple Favor.”   Initially the movie begins building on the theme of motherhood in suburbia. Unenthusiastic parents contrast with the preppy and colorful main character Stephanie to create an unwelcoming environment. Stephanie, undistu...

Which Holiday Are You?

Which Holiday Are You?

Elizabeth Venier, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

Everybody is unique, just like every holiday we get off of school. Take this quiz to figure out which holiday best fits your personality. (Don't worry, you can't get Columbus Day) https://www.buzzfeed.com/elizlv/which-holiday-are-you-3m2xl

Cat Critics: The House with a Clock in Its Walls

Cat Critics: The House with a Clock in Its Walls

Brooke Ontiveros, Senior Writer

October 2, 2018

"The House With a Clock on Its Walls" is a child friendly movie with an endearing plot line following the life of a child orphan who moves in with his magical uncle. Following the trope of the 'outcast' kid, the movie shows Lewis, the main character, as the unconventional child in an equally odd hous...

Weekly Comic: Vegans

Isaiah Johnson, Staff Writer

September 30, 2018

Weekly Comic: Dog vs. Cats

Isaiah Johnson, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018

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