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Long Road Ahead

July 2, 2020

The recent murder of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer, on top of the the numerous lives unjustly lost due to police brutality and systemic racism, has propelled the Black Lives Matter movement into mainstream media and public discussion. Floyd’s story acted as an awakening, forcing...

COVID-19 Government Response

Courtesy of the UN

Greycen Ren

May 29, 2020

We’ve all been at home under the stay-at-home orders for over two months now, and I don’t think it would be controversial to claim that the government’s response to COVID-19 has drastically changed our lifestyles. During this quarantine period, we have all seen various experts in different fields off...

Dear Unproductivity

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Jasmine Sun

May 28, 2020

In the past few weeks, my screen time has admittedly gone up by 87%. The main culprits? Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok. But on all of these, it seems that wherever I look, there’s an inescapable trend taking over these platforms: a push to somehow “better” ourselves during this time spent in quara...

Quarantine Activities

Quarantine Activities

Emily Lu, Ayla Dursun, and Janice Lee

April 25, 2020

Staffers suggest creative ways to stay occupied while staying at home

E-learning versus Traditional Learning

E-learning versus Traditional Learning

Pooja Jain, Staff Reporter

April 22, 2020

Staffers debate the merits and drawbacks of remote learning days

Quarantine Tips

Quarantine Tips

Ben Bowler and Lila Maiolo

April 21, 2020

Staffers outline suggestions for stimulating, healthy ways to stay occupied during lockdown

Covid Conflicts

Covid Conflicts

Melissa Liu and Sailaja Nallacheruvu

April 20, 2020

Staffers discuss prevalent social conflicts stemming from the Covid-19 outbreak

Holocaust Survivor Speaking Reflection

Credits to Steen Metz's own website

Lila Maiolo, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

On February 19, all United States History students had the opportunity to hear Holocaust survivor Steen Metz speak about his experiences as a child in concentration camps during the Holocaust. What I learned from this presentation was unlike anything I have experienced before. While I know most students have grown up learning about the Ho...

Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Review

Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Review

Vaasu Kakuturu, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

Through all of its shortcomings and pitfalls, “Sonic the Hedgehog” did manage to achieve one thing: it brought me back to my childhood when I dreamed of having superpowers. Throughout the course of the movie, I would have done anything to have Sonic’s supersonic speed so I could get out of the...

Seasonal Recipes: Butternut Squash Soup

Seasonal Recipes: Butternut Squash Soup

Paulina Ornatsky, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2020

Butternut squash is an extremely versatile food used in any dish from desserts to entrees. The squash is seasonal to winter, making butternut squash soup the perfect recipe to cook this season. The soup uses roasted butternut squash to truly accentuate the flavor of the squash as roasting the squash caramelizes it, bringing out the...

Christmas Movie Reviews

Christmas Movie Reviews

Melissa Liu, Graphics Editor

December 16, 2019

Staffer reviews some of season's newly released movies.

Trump Impeachment: Pro/Con

Trump Impeachment: Pro/Con

Melissa Liu and Janice Lee

November 21, 2019

PRO written by Melissa Liu: No one can deny the effects that President Trump has had on America’s political climate—both the good and the bad. On one hand, as my APUSH teacher puts it, Trump has awakened the nation from a political coma: people on both sides of the aisle have begun exercising thei...

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