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Is it worth it to take subject tests?

Binqi Chen, Co-Editor in Chief

October 23, 2017

Filed under Editorials

While almost every single high school student applying to college will eventually take the SAT or the ACT, there is another standardized test that is often overlooked by most students: subject tests. The SAT Subject Tests,...

Why banning TKAM is a bad idea

Suad Mohamed, Editorials Editor

October 23, 2017

Filed under Editorials

As students, we are required to read many books for English classes throughout the school year and sometimes even over the summer. To Kill a Mockingbird, the award winning novel by author Harper Lee, is one of the most common...

Hands off my phone

Suad Mohamed, Editorials Editor

October 23, 2017

Filed under Editorials

As teenagers, sometimes we make a mistake that upset our parents. Whether it is slipping grades or not doing chores, everyone has been in the hot seat at some point. But is taking phones away the solutions to these problems?...

School buses are getting more crowded

Suad Mohamed, Editorials Editor

October 2, 2017

Filed under Editorials, News

Most students start off their school day by catching the bus. The problem? School buses this year have become more packed than ever. Usually, some people are able to sit alone for the ride, while a few have to sit next to another...

Students struggle to balance academy classes

Maryam Dereje and Galilea Sejas

October 2, 2017

Filed under Editorials

Going to school may be hard enough as it is, but going to yet another school during the day? It may be more complicated than it seems. Many students this year, 97 to be exact, are going to different academy classes, such as...

Affirmative action

Suad Mohamed, Editorials Editor

October 2, 2017

Filed under Editorials, News

As students begin to apply for colleges and jobs, they may hear of something called affirmative action. So what exactly is affirmative action? Affirmative action can best be defined as a system that allows for minorities...

There’s more to life than death

Jamileh Hamadeh, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017

Filed under Editorials, In-Depth

In recent years, the problem of suicide has become evident, especially with teenagers. The act of suicide has made its way into popular T.V. shows and novels which have a wide reach and influence on the teenage population. 12.5%...

The problem with Sarahah

Yabi Bereket, Lifestyles Editor

August 31, 2017

Filed under Editorials

As of recent, the highly used app Sarahah, has been climbing its way up to the top of the Apple Store and Google Play Store charts, and the hype will not be dying down anytime soon.As of recent, the highly used app Sarahah, has...

Freshman survival guide

Freshman survival guide

August 31, 2017

Commercials or controversy?

Suad Mohamed, Editorials Edior

August 30, 2017

Filed under Editorials

Television, radio stations, social media, and websites-- commercials are everywhere. While viewing advertisements for things like shampoo and cologne, it seems like companies are advertising hyper masculinity, misogyny, and unrealistic...

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