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Straw ban does more harm than good, will not impact marine pollution

Straw ban does more harm than good, will not impact marine pollution

Story by Joseph Rodgers, editor in chief

October 10, 2018

Ever since Seattle was the first major American city to prohibit this item in July, a firestorm of debate has erupted all over the country. The item? Plastic straws. Seattle is part of a growing list of major cities, including San Francisco, that have begun efforts to prohibit the use of plasti...

The last straw

The last straw

October 10, 2018

The controversy surrounding the ban of straws turns into a complicated debate. What impact does banning straws create? What environmental implications does this cause?

Medical internship in Europe

Medical internship in Europe

Story by Victoria Van, editor in chief

October 9, 2018

Shadowing doctors. Gross anatomy. Witnessing surgeries. I participated in the Congress of Future Medical Leaders last year and was provided a chance to study medicine in Europe — Poland, specifically. FutureDocs Abroad is a summer internship program that allows high school students to gain the equivalent experience of third year medical students. Due to privacy laws in...

Fighting the Red Army

Fighting the Red Army

Story by Addison Cross, news editor

October 6, 2018

Fifth grade was the first time I saw a cluster of those Godforsaken face demons attack my cheek. I wanted to die at the sight, but I was hoping that being good and washing my face would send them away as quickly as they invaded. Despite my valiant efforts, their forces grew and soon enough, no weapon...

Drifting apart

Drifting apart

Story by Andrea Loredo, staff writer

October 4, 2018

Family is one of the most important things to nearly everyone, but sometimes the distance between a family causes them to grow apart. When you live in one country, and your family lives in another, it can be difficult to keep that relationship with them. It becomes very easy for people to become dista...

Expressing the inner you

Expressing the inner you

Story by Salem Karr, staff writer

October 2, 2018

Self-expression is what sets us apart from others. No two people are exactly alike, so naturally, how we express ourselves is different. Expressing yourself not only makes you feel better about yourself, but it can also improve your academic ability as well as your overall performance in school. ...

Redefining masculinity

Redefining masculinity

Story by Connor Powell, staff writer

October 2, 2018

Take a moment and think of what “being a man” means to you. Most equate masculinity with strength or the ability to provide and being able to suppress emotion. This way of thinking, however, lends itself to creating an array of other issues. These rigid societal expectations have been upheld for centuries,...

Concentration frustration

Concentration frustration

Story by Connor Powell, staff writer

September 24, 2018

Ever since I was a little kid, the ability to sit in a classroom and stay focused was a skill that I unfortunately lacked. Every six weeks, when report cards would be sent home, my teachers would leave the same note on my performance at school: always off task. My struggles with the inability to focus rea...

My American life

My American life

Story by Maryam Kulaib, staff writer

September 21, 2018

At the moment I feel like the happiest person in the world. I'm in America. I'm in an American high school. I live with an American family. I'm a teenager from Azerbaijan who became an exchange student with the help of the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program. When I was in Azerbaijan, my biggest dre...

Trumping fake news

Trumping fake news

Story by Margaret Debenport, culture editor

September 18, 2018

It doesn’t matter if you follow President Trump on Twitter — somehow, somewhere, at sometime you have heard the saying. The two word saying that could tear our democracy apart. The two words that will cause the American people to completely lose faith in the media. These are the two words: fake n...

Her loss is his gain

Her loss is his gain

Story by Audrey Haskins, feature editor

September 14, 2018

In today’s world, humans are evolving around various forms of media and entertainment. Hollywood portrays virgins as the kid with taped glasses and a socially inept personality, and the kid with an array of friends and a party mindset as the one who makes fun of the former’s lack of experience. ...

Growing Up Blond

Growing Up Blond

Story by Addison Cross, news editor

September 12, 2018

“Dumb blonde” was a common phrase thrown around when I was growing up. To put my childhood in context, my parents divorced, my dad was overseas, and I was practically raised by an older brother who was constantly proving that he was better than me. Being a blond little girl didn’t help my case. ...

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