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Q and A with senior Adiba Hasnat
Mehek Elahi, Staff Writer • December 3, 2021

Q: How do you feel about your report card grades? A: I feel good about it.   Q: What are some tips for getting good grades?  A: I think you should first identify what you are struggling with- whether you are not understanding the lessons or your...

Students stress over IB assessments
Students stress over IB assessments
Lilli Dalrymple, Academics Editor • December 1, 2021

With the first quarter now over, classes have kicked into high gear. Teachers are giving more and more assignments and assessments, piling up the workload for many students, specifically IB students. “I can always expect to get homework each day,” senior...

New leaders ready to lead dive to success
New leaders ready to lead dive to success
David Sewall, Sports Editor • December 1, 2021

One key factor for the Atoms Dive this season will be the improvements to technique and ability of new divers. The Atoms dive season will begin this Friday, December 3. The team will travel to the Lee District Pool to face the Lewis Lancers. AHS was successful...

Athletes try to improve their upper body strength through bench press in 4 x 8 sets.
Athletes stay in shape through JV track conditioning
David Sewall, Sports Editor • December 1, 2021

Athletes have been focused on staying in shape this fall. In between football and baseball seasons, students have joined the JV track offseason lifting program. The program is a part of the winter track team, and workouts are held five days a week after school. “We...

Artwork created by  Katherine (Ren) Lyons.
Artist Spotlight: Katherine (Ren) Lyons
Aya Al-Ariqi and Katherine (Ren) Lyons December 1, 2021

Q: How long have you been making art? A: I’ve been making art since I was a kid, but I only started taking it seriously around the sixth grade. Q: Do you have a specific style that you’ve developed? A: Yes! I like to combine a cartoon style with realism. Q:...

Movie Review: A Castle for Christmas
Michelle Collins, Staff Writer • December 1, 2021

We're going back to the classics, Dukes, Castles, and Scottish accents. Netflix's newest Christmas movie, A Castle for Christmas follows a bestselling author, Sophie Brown, played by Brooke Shields, involved in a very controversial scandal due to one of her...

Four student athletes who have committed to college for their sport
Four student athletes who have committed to college for their sport
Elena Leopold, People Editor • December 1, 2021

Q: How long have you been playing your sport? Why did you start? A: I have been playing soccer for eight years. I started Because my dad played soccer so it was a family thing. Q:Did you always know you wanted to be a college athlete? A: I always knew...

Students think about their future after graduation
Elena Leopold, People Editor • December 1, 2021

When parents, older siblings and friends say that the four years of high school will go by in the blink of an eye, they aren’t kidding. After four years of football games, homecoming dances, studying hard and playing school sports, the Class of 2022 is looking...

Tus proximos pasos
Camily Salvador, Spanish Editor • November 9, 2021

¿Has comenzado tu proceso a solicitar para las universidades? No es muy tarde, ¡comienza ya! Crea tu cuenta de CommonApp y comienza a completar tus solicitudes. Si no estás...

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Afghans face starvation
Saron Amdemeskel, Copy Editor • December 1, 2021

Winters usually hit hard in Afghanistan, but this year Afghans are being warned about the upcoming starvation that is said to be as extreme as the weather,...

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Is online media damaging to body image?
Uyen Huynh December 3, 2021

For many of us, scrolling through Instagram and Tik Tok is our favorite thing to do during our free time or when we want to avoid homework. “I always go on Instagram...

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Abel Mehari : Trackstar turned lifter
Mariamawit Endalkachew, Health Editor • December 1, 2021

Senior Abel Mehari spent most of his time during quarantine bulking and lifting almost double his own weight. He is a three season track runner, in the fall running cross...

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Social media is to blame for peoples insecurities
Shane Gomez, Editorials Editor • October 27, 2021

Facebook has been facing scrutiny after whistleblower Frances Haugen exposed tens of thousands of documents detailing the social media company’s toxic effects on users. In...

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Win Buffet meets expectations
Win Buffet meets expectations
Rym Benouna, Staff Writer • May 25, 2021

An all-you-can-eat buffet including soft drinks with free refills, a sushi bar and a noodle station seems almost too good to be true for $13.68 ($11.35 during lunch.) Although...

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