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Stuck in the social media wormhole

Stuck in the social media wormhole

Mazzy Warren, Managing Editor July 19, 2023

Junior Imaan Dadabhoy rolls out of bed to the sound of her alarm. She glares at the bright phone screen, blinding in the dark room she lays in. She shuts down the alarm. Sitting up, she taps on the screen,...

A gap year, in terms of high school, is when a student takes a year after graduating high school to work, travel, volunteer, etc. After the year, they will enroll in a university or community college. 

The gap year

Ava Wong, In-Depth Editor June 14, 2023

As he scrolls through his Instagram feed, senior Kian Yates sees post after post of his classmates’ college decisions.  He begins to think of his future. Though he is proud and supportive of his friends,...

What’s said online has become its own category of communication. As generation Z grew up with the rise of the internet, its imprint could have lasting effects on the way we traditionally use vocabulary.

GenZeration change

Isabella del Nido, Print Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2023

Carving out their own vocabulary and bypassing outdated means of communication, Generation Z fosters change through technology adding one new word to the dictionary at a time.  Over time, the internet...

On November 30, 2022, OpenAI released an AI language model free to the public named ChatGPT. The chatbot uses deep learning techniques to generate human-like responses to text inputs, creating the feeling of having a fluent conversation for users. The chatbot additionally is able to write essays based on prompts given by users.

AI is rewiring education

Ava Wong, In-Depth Editor March 9, 2023

As she grades her class’ final essays, an English teacher comes across one essay that seems too perfect. She double checks the name at the top of the page and concludes this is out of character for this...

Recent activity from celebrities across all platforms on the web are sparking a new debate on what people can and can’t say to millions through a screen. 

Free to speak

Isabella del Nido, Print Editor-in-Chief January 17, 2023

A student just got home from school, they finally throw their backpack off after a long day and decide to open their favorite app, Twitter and the first thing they see is a tweet from Kanye “Ye”...

Procrastination is the act of delaying or putting off tasks, or a set of tasks till a later date. What makes procrastination a problem to those who do it is the self-awareness of their intentions.

Students suffer at the hands of time: the root of procrastination in high school

Ava Wong, In-Depth Editor January 12, 2023

With sleepy eyes, senior Ben Yao glances at the clock above his desk.  “11:00 pm.”  It has been six hours since he got home from school, but he hasn’t done anything. With an AP Lit essay due...

As planets transit through the zodiac signs, they bring their own influences to the body. Based on this, astrology and medicine can go hand-in-hand.

Deep within the stars

Isabella del Nido, Print Editor-in-Chief December 15, 2022

Twinkling, shimmering stars shine down as rays of guidance coming from the cosmos, giving a new definition to reaching for the stars. After all, it’s not rocket science.  For some, Western astrology...

Though there is an attempt to recycle in classrooms, lack of education on the recycling process leaves many on campus incorrectly disposing of their waste. 

Keeping campus clean

Ava Wong, In-Depth Editor December 8, 2022
Bowie students and staff are empowering others to positively impact the environment
The attention to teenage substance abuse and overdose leaves many questioning the root of the problem, why so many teens are turning to substance use in the first place.

Under the influence: teenage substance abuse

Ava Wong, In-Depth Editor October 27, 2022

A teenage student stumbles into their first period English class an hour late. Their dilated and bloodshot eyes match their flushed skin. Their hands jitter as they sit down and try to pay attention to...

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