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Holiday hype destroys hope on Valentine’s Day

Holiday hype destroys hope on Valentine’s Day

Charisse Warifeld and Nadaja Burnett Pierre

February 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Valentine's Day has been celebrated for 1522 years, and yet it is one of the most useless holidays ever created (right after Columbus Day). You spend your money on gifts for other people, don't receive any in return, and after fighting through all of the tears from your rejection, you still can't...

Stop being broke, get rich quick with Heze’s foolproof plan

Stop being broke, get rich quick with Heze’s foolproof plan

Hezekiah Likekele

February 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In this day and age, there are a couple standards of wealth: poor, broke, eh, middle class poor, middle class, middle class rich, just plain old rich, 'hey you got money,' and stupid wealthy. In the words of Douglas Brooks, “I ain’t rich but I know I ain’t poor.” Which would put me in the b...

Heze gets tired of school, transfers to IMG

Heze gets tired of school, transfers to IMG

Hezekiah Likekele

February 16, 2018


Filed under Columns

The first semester of senior year finally ended and let me be the first one to tell you, it was anything BUT a breeze! I’m being bombarded by brutal assignments every single day and I’ve honestly had enough. At least twice a day I start to ask a lot of questions like “Is this class really w...

The Deal With Eudel ✨

Eudel Ndong

January 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

What does it mean when a girl says focusing on school right now after you say your feelings
? Don't freak out! Maybe it's not as bad as you think it is! Maybe she's really focusing on school! People have these things called “priorities,” meaning they put what's important first. So try not to ...

Fiona and Chase’s four golden steps to your dream grade

Fiona and Chase’s four golden steps to your dream grade

Chase Deist and Fiona Franke

January 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

These are Fiona and Chase’s four golden steps to follow if you want to boost your grade at the end of the semester. Follow these steps and you won't be disappointed! 1. Be nice to your teachers Think back to what your parents taught you. Treat others the way you want to be treated. Treat you...

New Year’s resolutions fail if they aren’t SMART goals

New Year’s resolutions fail if they aren’t SMART goals

Bianca Johnson

January 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I want to eat healthier this year. No, actually, I want to travel more. Ah wait, I want to be nicer. Yeah, nicer… this year I will radiate positive vibes, bringing smiles to everyone’s faces. I’ll even give to charity! 2018 will be my year, I just know it--oh wait, wasn’t that my resolution las...

#MeToo encompasses all women, especially the LGBTQ+ community

#MeToo encompasses all women, especially the LGBTQ+ community

Jubilee Robinson, Opinion Managing Editor

January 12, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Recently, the media has been spotlighting women who are coming out with their sexual assault stories via the #MeToo hashtag on social media. Hundreds of celebrities including Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lawrence, and Gabby Douglas have come out publicly and on social media sharing their stories and...

Early graduation preparation comes with class confusion

Early graduation preparation comes with class confusion

Genesis Jimenez

November 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I always wonder how people look at me when I walk through the halls. Am I an inspiration to underclassmen? Could I be a traitor? Possibly both? If only I cared enough to ask for their opinions. Last spring, I decided to go through the process of early graduation. It was probably one of the biggest ri...

How to prepare yourself for the SAT/ACT

How to prepare yourself for the SAT/ACT

Aisha Sowe, Nadaja Burnett Pierre

December 18, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

To get into a college or university people take either the SAT or ACT and sometimes even both. Getting a high score usually equals you getting into a good school. In order to achieve this goal, here are some tips to get the score you want. 1.  Make sure you're consistent with your studying. Studying for any test can...

New year, new you: a guide to resolutions

New year, new you: a guide to resolutions

Genesis Jimenez

January 11, 2018


Filed under Columns

As the new year has arrived, our new year’s resolutions list has become longer and longer. There is only one person who knows what is best for you, and that's YOU. Let’s face it, 2017 was a very interesting year. It came like a roller coaster with many ups and downs, turns and flips. So glad the...

Jamie explains why procrastination keeps you from reaching your destination

Jamie explains why procrastination keeps you from reaching your destination

Jamie Carmichael

December 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Procrastinating. We all do it whether we want to admit it or not. It’s like that little devil on your shoulder telling you to do literally everything but what you actually need to do. For the past two years I have waited until the very last moment to do anything and if you’re anything like me, ...

Forget Joanne, Janice teaches the art of scamming

Forget Joanne, Janice teaches the art of scamming

Janice Asabere, Sports Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you are reading this, you are probably very desperate for something. That is where I come in, sis. We are going to break down the most important skill a person can have, the art of the scam. Think of a desperate time in your life, remember how low you felt. You never want to feel that way again...