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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...

Clueless About College?

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

The Best Treats In NYC

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...

Latinx: What Does It Mean?

Latinx: What Does It Mean?

May 3, 2019

Over the course of these recent months, the word Latinx has resurfaced through social media, political conversations, and organization outlets. Although the word Latinx is not a new word as it has been used since 2004. The reclamation of the word still has quite a few unaware of what it means and why...

#StopSucking: The Ban on Plastic Straws

#StopSucking: The Ban on Plastic Straws

May 3, 2019

All across the US, cities and businesses have placed a ban on plastic straws. In July of 2018, Seattle became the largest city to officially ban plastic straws, with many other cities following suit. Corporate giants have picked up the trend--Starbucks plans to taper off plastic straws by July of 202...

Loving Love Nikki

Loving Love Nikki

March 29, 2019

Dress up games are just for little girls, right? Well, this highly addictive dress up app known as Love Nikki might have you rethinking that statement. Love Nikki-Dress UP Queen is a Chinese mobile app developed by ELEX Wireless. It is available to download for free on both  Apple and Andriod devices...

Marching Band: The Next Great Sport?

Marching Band: The Next Great Sport?

March 29, 2019

The hit of a drum, the clicking of the metronome, even the whoosh of the flag. If you've ever attended a football game or stayed after school, these are just some of the sounds you would hear from the Marching Band. But for years now, it has been a much-debated question over whether or not March...

Shake It Up!

Shake It Up!

March 29, 2019

After writing my recent article about Herbalife, I wanted to try reviewing some of the Herbalife shakes in order to give readers some ideas about which of the shakes to try out first.           Blueberry Muffin Ingredients: Herbalife vanilla protein Herbalife french vanilla formul...

Spotz Superb Gelato Ranked

Spotz Superb Gelato Ranked

March 29, 2019

With their welcoming environment and tasty gelatos, Spotz Gelato is the new place to go. I recently went for the first time over this past weekend and of course, had to try many flavors before settling on the one. While I did try every flavor, the following are my favorites. Each flavor I tried brought ...

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