Recycling the right way

Anna Garibashvily, Saruul-Erdene Jagdagdorj, Staff Writers

April 20, 2020

What can be recycled Products made of paper, glass, steel, aluminum, cardboard and certain plastics are recyclable. Plastic products made from rigid plastic, like milk jugs and laundry detergent bottles, can be recycled. All con...

The roots of Earth Day

Judy Feng, Baeyoung Yoo, Features Editor, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

Earth Day was founded after an accumulation of high-profile pollution incidents, such as the Santa Barbara oil spill, led to increased public concern about the environment in the late 1960s. On April 22, 1970, Sen. Gaylord Ne...

Volunteers restore prairie in “the Prairie State”

Maya Fridman, Rachel Cha, Features Editor, Staff Writer

April 20, 2020

A bonfire, started with just newspaper and dead twigs, roars within an hour and the work begins. On a typical day at Somme Prairie Nature Preserve, some volunteers cut woody invasive species as others grab the scraps of wood ...

Memes of the decade: an overview

Lucy Cho, Sarah Boeke, Features Editor, Opinions Editor

December 13, 2019

After creating a meme for an assignment in her Advanced Placement United States History class, junior Annie Welch decided to make her own meme account on Instagram to post history-related memes. “I think [memes are] really ...

Impacts of more access to social media

Caitlyn Lofland, Samrah Abbasi, Features Editor, Editor-at-Large

December 13, 2019

After using social media for many years as a way to talk with friends, senior Emma Chassman recently created an Instagram account for her fashion interest. “I decided to make a fashion account because I wanted to inspire o...

Breakdown of Bullying

November 8, 2019


District policy revised to account for cyberbullying

Haley Sandlow and Eli Traub, Opinions Editor and Page Editor

November 8, 2019

A high school student was pushed up against a locker. He was punched *in the arm. He was slapped on the side of his head. Decades ago, he was one of many victims of physical bullying. Yet today, the landscape of bullying has ...

Women’s reproductive rights still controversial

Maya Fridman, Features Editor

September 27, 2019

In 1973, the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case was passed allowing a woman the right to legally have an abortion until the point in which a fetus would be able to survive outside the womb. According to Dr. Carolyn Mills, obstetrician...

AP enrollment gains popularity

Judy Feng, Features Editor

September 27, 2019

Walking into her 6-7A Advanced Placement European History class on the first day of school, sophomore Alicia Amsel was not expecting to be handed a four-hour-long reading assignment. Amsel, who took World Civilizations freshman...

Title IX transforms athletics

Ellie Pazol, Executive Features Editor

September 27, 2019

Before the creation of Title IX in 1972, Ann Fastert, instructional supervisor for physical education from 1992-2005, recalls taking girls interested in sports, such as badminton, on “playdates” against schools in the surroun...

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