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Holiday gift guide for everyone in your life

Holiday gift guide for everyone in your life

Destiny Tiburcio, Associate Editor

December 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Christmas time is finally here, meaning the stress of gifts is right around the corner. If you’re like me, you’ll go crazy and spend your last penny on your friends and family just to see them smile. Unfortunately, not everyone has the amazing gift buying skills that I have. So if you’re the per...

What you should be streaming this month (December)

What you should be streaming this month (December)

Joshua Ali, Opinion

December 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Have you finished all the shows and movies from the November list? Still can't find anything on Spotify or Apple Music? Stuck just looking at a blank wall not knowing what to do next? I got you. Here are the best new and throwback shows and songs of December: Netflix The Show: Big Mouth If you h...

Sexual harassment awareness leads to safer environment

Sexual harassment awareness leads to safer environment

Bianca Johnson

November 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Editorials

A new era is coming to Hollywood where women are not harassed, shamed and abused based on their sexuality, one where women can speak freely about their experiences and finally get the justice they deserve. It all started with Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd, Angelina Jolie and Lupita Nyong'o. They cr...

What you should be streaming this month (November)

What you should be streaming this month (November)

Jubilee Robinson, Opinion Managing Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Stuck trying to decide what shows to watch? Still listening to the last summer's hits? Bored in general and need a bit of a media reboot? Look no further. Here is some of the freshest stream-able content, as well as some throwbacks, to add the nostalgia factor. Netflix The Show: Stranger Things (Sea...

Challenges of a phone-less life leave junior exploring low-tech options

Challenges of a phone-less life leave junior exploring low-tech options

Adeline Djemene

May 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Phones have become a necessity. They carry our, messages, pictures, etc. Everything's easier when you have technology at the tip of your fingers...until you don’t. Being phone-less is not the move, at all. There are SO many things that can go wrong when you don’t have a phone. I speak from experien...

Poms is a sport, despite what haters think

Poms is a sport, despite what haters think

Taylor Dawson

November 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

"Poms isn’t a sport.” “I could do poms in my sleep.” “Poms is just a bunch of twerking.” “If poms is a sport, then chess also has to be a sport.” Those are a few of the things I hear on the daily. People are ignorant. Honestly, I’d love to see anyone who says that come on the...

Review: Almost, Maine is perfect date-night play

Review: Almost, Maine is perfect date-night play

Chase Deist, Associate Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

You step into a winter wonderland you thought only lived in books. Two cabins and a forest of evergreens flank a semi-circle made out of snow, framing a patch of open land. Behind the houses, the sky is lit with a green-purple hue reflective of the northern lights. Welcome to Almost, Maine. Watkins Mill Hi...

Je’Nan shares wisdom on how to avoid school-spread germs

Je’Nan shares wisdom on how to avoid school-spread germs

Je'Nan Hayes

December 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the time of year when everyone inside school spreads sickness to one another. Personally, I think missing school while being sick is the worst. The transitional period of when the last bout of warm weather leaves and the bone-chilling weather comes in is ...

Family political disagreements have far-reaching benefits

Family political disagreements have far-reaching benefits

Chase Deist, Associate Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Political opinions can show a lot about a person. They determine what a person values most and what they believe is right. A difference in political opinions can sometimes result in the end of a friendship or even a romantic relationship. But one relationship you can’t leave is your family, no matter...

Janice’s tips for improving grades aren’t a scam, they actually work

Janice’s tips for improving grades aren’t a scam, they actually work

Janice Asabere, Sports Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

If you’re reading this, then hopefully it’s not too late for you to succeed. I have had my fair share of bad grades. I’ve seen it all, cried it all so I’m here to guide you. If you didn’t apply yourself this whole quarter and did bad on every single assignment then don’t bother reading thi...

Write your way into your dream college with the perfect essay

Write your way into your dream college with the perfect essay

Destiny Tiburcio, Associate Editor

October 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Congratulations! You’ve survived your first three years of high school. Now it’s time to get to work. For the most of us, getting into our dream college (or college in general) is the primary thing on our minds. If not, you should be worried. Unless you’re an athlete, your GPA and test scores are the mai...

The Deal With Eudel ✨ *Prom Edition*

The Deal With Eudel ✨ *Prom Edition*

Eudel Ndong

March 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Q. Can't find a prom dress, what should I do? A. There are so many sites you can look up! Searching up a simple “Prom dresses” can get you so far. Be specific with what you want your dress to look like. If you're not looking for anything specific the best place to look for dresses is www.Promgi...