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Fixing your hallway hellos

Nora Smith, Executive Opinions Editor

November 2, 2018

There are many ways to be awkward in the hallway, and we each have embarrassing habits. To make our hallways encounters less painfully weird, we need to decide on how to go about saying “hi” to each other. I’ve come up with some ideas, so find which character matches you the best and discover what you can do ...

Debating dissection

Alexandra Chertok, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018

With a shiny silver scalpel in one gloved hand and an instruction manual in the other, I made the first incision. The first specimen I remember dissecting was a flower. Separating the stamen and pistil was simple enough. T...

The impurity of our security

Shane Olson, Opinions Editor

November 2, 2018

I do not want to die. As I reflect on all of the tragic school shootings across the country, I grimace at the idea of one occurring here. All it takes is one person and a trigger to cause my friends and teachers to disappear before my eyes. I drafted this article prior to...

Find your filter

Alexandra Chertok, Staff Writer

September 28, 2018

I distinctly remember the first day of freshman gym class.  It wasn’t because we did anything out of the ordinary. All we did was sit in attendance lines and talk about our summers. What shocked me was all the swear words I ...

Capture the moment, print the proof

Isabel Vayser, Opinions Editor

September 28, 2018

 Sometimes my mom will venture into the basement in hopes of finding memorabilia from her youth. The shelves are stacked to the brim with dusty boxes overflowing with stories for me to discover and memories for her to redisc...

Love whomever you want

Andreea Sabau, Executive News Editor

September 28, 2018

It all started with a simple question. “Who’s your celebrity crush?” Bracing myself for a potentially adverse reaction, I innocently replied, “Ellen DeGeneres.” An all-too-familiar twinge of confusion appeared...

Drawing lines of communication

September 28, 2018

Text messages. Group chats. Emails. From schedule updates to homework questions, it only takes a few taps for students to contact teachers outside of school. When teachers need to send quick alerts to classes, clubs or teams, the convenience of digital conversation is...

Settling for a better position

Hope Mailing, Advertising Editor

May 24, 2018

Hi there! You want to be the best, right? Me too. But hold on. Backtrack. What exactly do we mean by, “the best?” For me, it was the highest ranked title with the most prestige. The one that can fill at least fifteen minutes of family conversat...

Try to be a little more like Ferris

Keena Du, Executive Opinions Editor

May 24, 2018

For most of my life I’ve been a Cameron. Afraid to leave safe quarters, always holding back, swallowing all my thoughts and opinions, probably on the road to self-imploding and going berserk. But right now, I feel undeniably Ferris. The hardwood floor of my kitchen shak...

Facial hair, failure and Fortnite

Jackson Weil, Staff Writer

May 24, 2018

Since my first day of high school, we’ve had two presidents, four sequels to the Call of Duty franchise and six iterations of the iPhone, but I still can’t grow any amount of facial hair. Four years, that’s all high school...

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