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Honing in on materialism

Honing in on materialism

Kate Davis, Editor-In-Chief February 2, 2024

Boxes upon boxes, bags upon bags. The weight in Santa's sack makes him want to gag. He steps off the sleigh with help from an elf, he lumbers down the chimney eying the stockings on the shelf. ‘Materialism...

Styling self love

Styling self love

Mazzy Warren, Print Co-Editor-in-Chief January 29, 2024

Acknowledging appropriation

Acknowledging appropriation

Mazzy Warren, Editor-In-Chief December 7, 2023

The legacy ladder

The legacy ladder

Kate Davis, Editor-in-Chief December 1, 2023

Turning the key, senior Katherine Kuster opens her mailbox door to see a letter from her dream university. Shaking with anticipation, she runs back to her house to rip the envelope open. Her eyes fall...

STUDENT READERS: Shoved off the shelves

STUDENT READERS: Shoved off the shelves

Mazzy Warren, Editor-In-Chief October 27, 2023

Hearing about a new proposed law, junior Avery McMahon was shocked. As co-president of the Bowie book club, she was disgusted. Reading further, she couldn’t help but think: school libraries are under...

The early generations of feminists were primarily focused on women’s suffrage. Despite having accomplished this, today’s feminists are passionate about exploring new avenues and goals for the future of women.

Barbie and feminism

Kate Davis, Print Editor-In-Chief October 16, 2023

Statistics clearly show the influence social media has on the teenage brain. The correlation between social media use and negative responses has been tracked in multiple studies.

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...

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