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Tea Time with Tara: Chocolate Laffy Taffy Edition

Tara Shear, Opinion Editor

February 27, 2020

For the longest time, I believed that the biggest controversy surrounding Laffy Taffy was the condemnation of the yellow, or banana-flavored, taffy. I have also noticed that as we grow older, we tend to become more tolerant of...

Digital Detox

Rachel Lechwar, Copy Editor

February 27, 2020

How many times have you found yourself checking social media in your free time? How many times does “just one minute” turn into hours of Tik Toks in a never-ending loop? How many times do you compare your life to the pictur...

Senior Blues

Katie Loberger, Business Manager

January 9, 2020

The unfortunate senioritis is coming upon the seniors now that break is over. Most applications are due in the next couple of days and this implements a feeling of the end. But the way to stay true is to take this semester hea...

New Year, Better Me

Dailey Jackson, Managing Editor

January 9, 2020

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people around the world make resolutions at the start of the year, intend to keep them throughout all three hundred sixty-five days, or in the case of 2020, three hundred sixty-si...

Christmas Begins Now

Ilaria Georgi, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2019

          The moment Halloween is over, it is completely appropriate to begin playing Christmas music. Many argue that since there is still a holiday before Christmas, it is not appropriate until after Thanksgiv...

Pressure to be Pretty

Reilly Nance, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 15, 2019

As you flip through magazine pages and walk down the street glancing at countless billboards, you are witnessing the latest beauty ideals imposed by society. Bigger lips, softer hair, glowing skin and whiter teeth are all tr...

Tara’s Take on Cinema Seating

Tara Shear, Opinion Editor

September 26, 2019

It is a typical activity in which teenagers indulge in fairly often, especially on weekends: a trip to the movie theatre. Whether you prefer Tinseltown or AMC 24 or your own local cinema, you will likely be able to purchase y...

Only Got $20 in My Pocket

Rita Albert, Editor-In-Chief

September 17, 2019

Gently used. Pre-loved. Second-hand. All things that can describe the clothing items found in thrift stores. It has been a trend, especially as of late, to go thrift shopping and find interesting pieces a new home. T...

Keep Your Beat in the Heat

Kaitlyn Bateh, Features Editor

September 16, 2019

With summer heat still present in September, it can be hard to keep makeup on. With the right technique for a full beatdown, a natural makeup look, or no makeup at all, it is possible to keep both your makeup on and achieve h...

Painted Parking Palooza

Katie Loberger, Business Manager

September 6, 2019

     Several high school seniors across the nation look forward to going back to school a bit early as these schools allow for seniors to come in one day before school starts to paint their parking spots. It is a form of expressi...

You Are Not Alone

Destiny Tran, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2019

Depression may be one of the hardest obstacles you face in your life. You are put in a bad situation and you feel like you’re hopeless and alone. You feel as if can’t fix this situation and only thing is to give up your l...

Are Pictures Really Worth a Thousand Words?

Reilly Nance, Staff Reporter

April 4, 2019

In today’s day and age it’s easy to snap hundreds of photos without even fully thinking about it. People will now look at a photo, decide they don’t look good enough, then quickly delete it. Pictures are no longer taken to...

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