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Leasing leads to saving

Debbie Noh, Kelly Johnson, Opinions Editor, Page Editor

December 11, 2015

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Junior Abby Hornberger said she used to pay $300 up front and then pay $30 per month for her cell phone. Now, Hornberger pays $43 per month after switching to a plan where she no longer purchases her cell phone. Instead, she leases it. Leasing cell phones differs for each cell phone carri...

Holiday gift guide

Anisha Thotam, Lifestyle Editor

December 11, 2015

Filed under Lifestyle

With the holidays approaching, students may need ideas for presents to give to their siblings, friends or teachers. Below are some gifts available at various prices. ...

Students pushed back by procrastination

Victoria Tu, Executive Lifestyle Editor

December 11, 2015

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The clock reads 10 p.m. On a typical night, senior Brian Kim sits at his desk, hunched over his homework. While many students are finishing their last assignments, Kim is just getting started. “I’ve always procrastinated,” said Kim. “It’s who I am.” According to John ...

CHVRCHES improves in new album

Victoria Tu, Executive Lifestyle Editor

November 6, 2015

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Two years following the release of its successful album, “The Bones of What You Believe,” CHVRCHES returned with another outstanding album. Released on Sept. 25, “Every Open Eye” became the band’s second album. In J...

Student gets SAD during winter

Anisha Thotam and Zara Saiyed, Lifestyle Editor and Opinions Editor

November 6, 2015

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As fall and winter approach, senior Shannon Buttimer often finds herself having trouble concentrating on tasks and getting tired easily. A year ago, she was diagnosed with a specific type of depression: seasonal affective disorder (SAD). According to Kathryn Roecklein, psychology p...

Applying to schools in the arts

Anna Hirshman, Executive Copy Editor

November 6, 2015

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Allyson Bondy, music Playing the double bass has given senior Allyson Bondy the opportunity to meet “cool and inspiring” people who have helped her realize she wants to study music after high school. “Some of the mos...

Cymbal connects music lovers

October 2, 2015

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Packing up problems from backpacks

Kelly Johnson and Anisha Thotam, Page Editor and Lifestyle Editor

October 2, 2015

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When senior Isabel Kats comes to school, she said she stands out with a stretched out backpack that weighs 15 pounds. Kats has to lug around binders, folders and a laptop until lunch when she can dump some of the load in her ...

Embark on eco-adventures

Gillian Redstone, Staff Writer

April 17, 2015

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Weighing in on the paleo diet

Anisha Thotam, Page Editor

April 17, 2015

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When Spanish teacher Samantha Rinella wanted to lose weight, she decided to go on a diet that would meet her goal and not change the way her husband eats. She chose the paleo diet because she could eat healthily while her husb...

Pirates of the Internet

Victoria Tu, Features Editor

April 17, 2015

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Since 2004, when he uploaded his first song to his MySpace page, singer Mike Mentz has had opportunities to perform and meet fans in over 25 countries. As he has written more songs throughout the years and has uploaded an album...

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