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Photo of different anime presented in this article.

Anime Zone 101

March 28, 2020

Yōkoso (meaning "welcome" in Japanese) to a resource of anime for beginners! Obviously, anime is not for everyone, but you're in this article so something piqued your interest. Below is just a few genres of anime to choose from, and just a few starters if you would like to open your world to this creative...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Photo by Robert F. Bukaty.

Democratic Candidate Spotlight: Elizabeth Warren

December 17, 2019

There's a lot of confusion among Democrats about whom to support for the Democratic presidential candidacy in the upcoming 2020 election. It is crucial to differentiate these candidates and the policies that they support in order to make an educated decision on the matter. Who is Elizabeth Warren? U.S. Senator ...

December weekly spread created by Ashlyn Martin.

Bullet Journal 101: The Art of Being Organized

December 17, 2019

What is Bullet Journaling? Bullet journaling first began as a phenomenon started by thirty-nine-year-old digital designer Ryder Carroll. He first began journaling as a way to cope with his ADHD and he often carried around many of them. After taking courses in web design and working for media companies, ...

Democratic Candidate Joe Biden speaking at a rally in New Hampshire.

Democratic Candidate Spotlight: Joe Biden

December 13, 2019

In the world of the Democratic Primaries, there are a plethora of candidates that are fighting for each and every vote. However, the one candidate that has gotten the most media coverage is Joe Biden. Since Biden was the former Vice President, he was almost instantly put into the position of the front-runner....

The War on Menstruation

One of the many expensive products offered to American women.

Jeri Ireland, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2019

  Periods in America Women have about 500 periods throughout their lifetime. The average female starts menstruating around the age of 13 and does not stop until menopause, which occurs around age 51. That is 38 years of having a period every month. Having a period comes with having to pay for ...

The roles of student and teacher are reversed.

What Adults Can Learn From Our Generation

December 11, 2019

You hear the phrase "respect and learn from your elders" all the time but as the world is changing, and many ideas can be learned from our generation as well. We live in a place that is constantly exploding with frightening news and rapid changes in our generation may hold adults back from knowing everything...

How to Write the Perfect College Essay

How to Write the Perfect College Essay

Ashlyn Martin, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2019

For most students, college applications can be the most daunting part of senior year. After all, so much rides on them.  Not only this, but it is also your only chance to show college admissions who you are. It can be difficult not to cave into the pressure and stress they bring along. There are many t...

The entrance to Purdue University.

Clueless About College?

October 29, 2019

Are you starting to look for a college and have absolutely no idea where to begin? Don't freak out! Yes, it can be stressful looking for the place that you will call home for a few years after you leave high school, but it is not impossible. Here are my answers to some of the questions that you may have...

Surviving Family Gatherings

October 29, 2019

Is your family getting together for the holidays? When going to a big family gathering you are going to be put into many different situations and conversations.  In the following video, you can see how to get through these many awkward and uncomfortable situations with every family member.  The video...

Should Parents Discipline Children by Taking Phones?

Should Parents Discipline Children by Taking Phones?

May 5, 2019

You may have often heard of parents punishing their kids by taking away their cell phones, or you might suffer from this account firsthand, and feel like your world was pulled from under your feet. Your cell phone connects you to your friends and all of the social media platforms used by millions across...

The Best Treats In NYC

Photo by Hillary Ocampo

Hillary Ocampo, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2019

Over spring break I went on an amazing trip to New York City—my favorite place in the world. One of the many things to enjoy in New York is the food; there is something for everyone anywhere you go, whether it's a famous restaurant or a local hotspot. But what is a good meal without dessert? I made...

The Problem with This Generation

The Problem with This Generation

May 3, 2019

Generation Z comes after the Millennials and is typically associated with people born in the mid-'90s through the early 2000s.  With new advancements in technology, this generation has been growing right along with it. Now that technology is the most advanced it's ever been, there shouldn't be a reason...