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Red Queen Book Review

Red Queen Book Review

Marlyn Gajek, Staff

November 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Home, News, Perspectives, Student Life

The book Red Queen by Victorica Aveyard is about two different kinds of people. The Reds, who have red blood, are presently the commoners in the kingdom of Norta. The Silvers with silver blood have supernatural powers and are the nobles of the land. Silvers live in the inner walls, and the main characte...

The Injustice Of Rohingya Muslims

The Injustice Of Rohingya Muslims

Farha Khan, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Home, News, Perspectives, Student Life

It's 2017, and we're still dealing with countries executing those whose belief system isn't the same as the State's. Rohingya Muslims are being killed to the point where they are trying so hard to leave and find another place to live.  More than 600,000 of them have fled to Bangladesh to avoid being...

Oh, Ophelia: Global Warming’s Effect on Hurricanes

Oh, Ophelia: Global Warming’s Effect on Hurricanes

Lydia Sundberg, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under News, Perspectives

Hurricane Ophelia is the latest storm to strike during this near record-breaking hurricane season. What sets it apart is that it formed in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean and moved its way up towards Ireland, which is rare for powerful storms. What conditions existed to fuel Ophelia enough to cause the eno...

High School, High Scores, and The Deathly Comparison Trap

High School, High Scores, and The Deathly Comparison Trap

Jessica Lim, Chief of Layout, Staff Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under Home, News, Perspectives, Student Life

I am a model student. I am the definition of academic excellence, and I WILL be perfect. Or at least, that's what I was telling myself. What I am about to share is quite personal. But by imparting some of the things that I've learned and the growth that I've experienced both as a student and as a...

Music That Transcends Time

Music That Transcends Time

Jessica Lim, Chief of Layout, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Home, Perspectives, Student Life

I feel that classical music as a genre is largely overlooked by my generation. To a lot of teens today, it may seem outdated or boring compared to the upbeat trendy music on the radio. Some don't like the sound of it at all, while others are content to leave it as simple background noise while they...

Rapping Up the Competition

Rapping Up the Competition

Jack Berens, Co-editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Perspectives, Student Life

Many people believe rap music to be vulgar, uninspiring, and generic.  They find rappers to be pitiful role models with off-putting messages.  This assessment couldn’t be further from the truth.  In general, rap music and rappers provide a complete, thoughtful narrative.  Rap music is bound to...

Who Put the Turkey in Turkey Day?

Who Put the Turkey in Turkey Day?

Jack Berens, Co-editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Perspectives, Student Life

It’s 1621, and you’re seated with the Pilgrims at the inaugural Thanksgiving Day Feast.  You scan that table; there are mainly various fowl and deer on the menu.  Alexander Hamilton once voiced, "No citizen of the U.S. shall refrain from turkey on Thanksgiving Day."  Where is the turkey?  How...

The Many Pitfalls of Women’s Football

The Many Pitfalls of Women’s Football

Sophia Diaz, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Home, Perspectives, Sports

When I looked up the definition of Powder Puff, I expected a description of the makeup applique, frilly, and delicate. Instead, I found something even worse - a blatantly sexist definition on the highly esteemed, popular website Merriam Webster: "relating to, or being a traditionally male activity or...

Should Schools Start Later in the Morning?

Should Schools Start Later in the Morning?

Anushka Agashe, Staff Writer

September 18, 2017


Filed under Home, News, Perspectives, Student Life

Every week, teenagers lose about nineteen hours of sleep, which equals about two nights out of the seven in a week. It’s no wonder that teens are severely sleep-deprived at school. This is a problem for many reasons, but there is a solution. Many schools around the country have already started pushing ba...

Chicago Bums: A Requiem for the NFL’s Original Franchise

Chicago Bums: A Requiem for the NFL’s Original Franchise

Jack Berens, Co-editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Home, Perspectives, Sports, Student Life

Author's Note: I'm a life-long, diehard Chicago Bears fan, and since I'm prepared to be objective about the Monsters of the Midway, I'll give you some proof.  Here's my collection of Bears jerseys: Let's get going.   The 1920 American Professional Football Association (in 1922 the league becam...

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