The Dispatch

Vaping: both sides of the epidemic

Vaping: both sides of the epidemic

Abby Ong, Editor-in-Chief

July 1, 2018


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High schoolers share their opinions on vape pens Passing the device back and forth, a cloud of mist rises over the group of students huddled in the bathroom, filling the stalls with a fruity scent. Created as an alternative to cigarettes, vaporizers have been on the market for awhile but only recent...

30 years ahead

30 years ahead

Jocelyn Brooks, Managing Editor

June 18, 2018


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30 years is a long time for life to happen. In the halls we walk, students have been given promposals,friendships have been formed, tears have been shed, and memories have been made. 30 years of trends have passed, homework has been lamented over, and success has been achieved. But as these past 30 y...

Media Literacy

Kiran Patel, In-Depth Editor

May 26, 2018


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In an age of fake news, social movements, and biased news outlets, media literacy has become a more prevalent topic. The concept centers around the idea of the public absorbing, analyzing, and understanding media and separating legitimate sources from illegitimate. With media literacy the goal is to p...

The Mental Stigma

The Mental Stigma

Violet Glenewinkel, Editor-In-Chief

April 28, 2018


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The tragedy of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida resulted in seventeen innocent lives lost, creating a shock that has affected lives across the nation. As hearts and minds cope with the loss across the country, questions have risen on the subject of the role mental illnes...

30 years of clubs

30 years of clubs

Jocelyn Brooks, In-Depth Editor

April 23, 2018


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  Peeking into students' favorite organizations In a world where society is infamous for questioning character, high school is a breeding ground in the struggle for identity. While the quest for “finding oneself” unfolds, students seek people and places that offer refuge from the outsid...

#MeToo

#MeToo

Violet Glenewinkel, Editor-In-Chief

March 6, 2018


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  A wave of sexual misconduct allegations and stories of harassment against men of power have moved women across the world to take a stand against years of unequal, unjust treatment. This movement has built up incredibly as the empowering voices of females, young and old, expressing their time as...

30 Years of student life

30 Years of student life

Jocelyn Brooks, In-Depth Editor

February 16, 2018


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Think about a movie from the ‘80s, any movie. A John Hughes film, a cult classic, a cheesy adventure plot. Today, the characters might seem vintage, outdated, or even irrelevant. Although the movie characters may have been fiction, they reflected a real aspect of culture of society and a way to ...

David’s Law: The Effect of Bullying on School Campus

David’s Law: The Effect of Bullying on School Campus

Violet Glenewinkel, Editor-In-Chief

January 4, 2018


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The tragedy of a young life lost has blossomed into an act for justice with the introduction of David’s Law, an anti-cyberbullying law making it illegal to commit acts of bullying over any media. With the new law in place, along with a pledge towards anti-cyberbullying, these actions are a step ...

30 years of fine arts

30 years of fine arts

Jocelyn Brooks, In-Depth Editor

December 11, 2017


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A look into the fine arts of yesterday & tomorrow  Art is present in the lives of nearly all students in some form or another; whether the individual considers himself an artist or views art from an audience’s perspective. Music, visual art, and theatre play an important role in society and are...

Stress: the kids are not alright

Stress: the kids are not alright

Violet Glenewinkel, Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2017


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      Stress lingers among high school students like an old friend, growing with time under the nose of its prey. When students don’t know it’s become too much to handle, stress becomes a danger. As conditions worsen in teens, communities are under their own stress in figuring out how to preven...

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