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The Case Against Homework

The Case Against Homework

Cayley Ryan, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

The complaints of students about their workload, and homework specifically, are not something to be dismissed or trivialized; they are an act of self-preservation. Nationwide, a study of 1000 teachers revealed that high schoolers are assigned, on average, 3.5 hours of homework per night. This adds up to 17.5 hours a week, nearly the same amount of work req...

IPhone X vs. Pixel 2XL

IPhone X vs. Pixel 2XL

Bilal Azzam, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under OPINION

For months, everyone has been anxious about the new iPhone X. Technology website CNET states that it is one of the best phones of 2017. However, Google’s new Pixel 2 and 2XL phone has recently been released, and many people believe it can end Apple’s reign, as stated by Mashable. The new Pixel ...

Battle of the Breakfast Foods: Pancakes vs. Waffles?

Battle of the Breakfast Foods: Pancakes vs. Waffles?

Lily Redick, Staff Writer

December 3, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Picture this: someone goes downstairs to go make some breakfast after a nice long sleep. They open up the pantry and freezer and stop. The biggest decision of their life is about to be made… pancakes or waffles? The first thing that must be known is that pancake and waffle batter are not the same ...

The Truth About Thanksgiving

The Truth About Thanksgiving

Sonia Rao, Opinion Editor

December 3, 2017


Filed under OPINION

For many years, Thanksgiving has been an American holiday celebrating giving thanks.  The holiday traces its roots back to a vaguely documented Pilgrim feast in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in the year 1621.  Many modern American schools and textbooks paint this day as a fairytale-like story of Pilgrim...

McDonalds: The Best Fast Food Chain

McDonalds: The Best Fast Food Chain

Noa Lawrence, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

Not much is better than dipping warm and salty french fries into the cold and creamy whip of  McDonald’s ice cream. It is obvious that McDonald’s has the best balance of the three “fast food characteristics.” McDonald’s offers quick service, good quality food, and, of course, great prices. ...

Let’s Build

Let’s Build

Peyton Barish, Sports Editor

November 28, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE, SPORTS, STUDENT LIFE

Saturday still doesn’t feel real. I still don’t believe that the three years of hard work we put in really did pay-off in the end.  The Nike Southeast Regional was the race we had been training for since sophomore year, and it was finally here.  We had tested ourselves against the best teams in the c...

Netflix Shoots Straight With The Punisher

Netflix Shoots Straight With The Punisher

Alex Price, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

On Friday, November 17, the latest Netflix original released. This time it was The Punisher. Those who’ve seen Daredevil Season 2 know who Frank Castle is, and they know why to watch this series. For those who haven’t, Frank Castle, a.k.a. The Punisher, is a vigilante based in New York City who fought in the war...

History is Written by the… Losers?

History is Written by the… Losers?

Cayley Ryan, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

There’s a house on High House Road that I pass by every morning. For the instant I pass it by, I always feel uncomfortable, like I should avert my eyes or ignore it or do anything, really. It’s not actually the house -- it’s the bright red and blue flag hanging defiantly outside of it. We all know the ...

Hijabi Doll Makes Barbie History

Sonia Rao, Opinion Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

For many years, the word "Barbie" created an image of a blonde-haired, blue-eyed, thin-waisted doll that created and then pandered to stereotypes of young girls.  Recently, Barbie has had a revolution among the type of dolls the company likes to produce, thanks to the creation of a “Sheroes” li...

Does the Christmas Season Start Too Soon?

Does the Christmas Season Start Too Soon?

Alex Price, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

For many, the end of the year is the best time of the year. People love going from Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas, and they love the holiday spirit that comes with these transitions. However, some people think that Christmas starts too early. It seems like every year, radio stations start play...

America Needs To Take Action

America Needs To Take Action

Sonia Rao, Opinion Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

November 5th, 2017.  Sutherland Springs, Texas.  Twenty-six innocent Americans killed in a small church by a gunman with a military-grade rifle.  This shooting, although the most recent, is not an isolated act.  In the aftermath of such devastating events, America needs to take a step back and p...

Are Late Night Talk Shows Too Political?

Are Late Night Talk Shows Too Political?

Alex Price, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under OPINION, SHOWCASE

Many people think that late night talk shows like “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” have gotten too political since the recent election season. Although I see where those people are coming from, I think that it is the job of late nigh...

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