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Mental health check

Isabel Rivera, Staff Writer March 29, 2021

Its not as easy as some people may think to check mental health off your daily to-do list.

Are students as mentally healthy as they think?

Isabel Rivera, Staff Writer March 23, 2021

There has been a lot of talk about mental health -- especially this year. What is mental health? There are many different definitions, whether they are personal or clinical. The Merriam- Webster...

“TAP into Summer” strives to change Monroe County schools

Jasmyn Sanchez, Editor in Chief January 20, 2021

Religion. Politics. Identity. Gender. Race. Those are only a few of the topics that the SHS club The Acceptance Project (TAP) members have discussed at their meetings. They will continue to explore these...

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Eco-friendly products help the environment in many ways

Isabel Rivera, Staff Writer January 15, 2021

Everyone has heard the phrase “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. Sounds pretty simple, right? Well, according to a 2018 survey, the national average of people in the United States that actually recycle is only...

Earth delights the world with beautiful trees and cozy spring days, captured above.

Coronavirus affects the environment in multiple ways

Ronald Wang, Staff Member January 7, 2021

This is the sad truth: environmental experts suggest that Earth could someday be uninhabitable. However, whether the earth will be inhabitable for another 60 years or a billion years highly depends on...

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Teenagers struggle to conquer sleep deprivation

Ronald Wang, Staff Member December 21, 2020

Here’s the bottom line: sleep deprivation is killing your brain. Teens across the United States suffer from the effects of sleep deprivation, which has a significant impact on a teen's well-being...

The popularity between baseball and football is trending in opposite directions.

American sports pastime shifts from baseball to football

Nathan Reish, Staff Writer December 14, 2020

It’s the 7th inning stretch at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Summer break has started for students in the city, and the home team Pirates are battling the Milwaukee Brewers, a rival and a playoff...

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Film: The debate over CGI and practical effects

Gabe Guida, Staff Writer October 28, 2020

Computer-generated imagery, better known as CGI, has changed movies forever and will continue to change them as long as films are made. From its humble beginning in the film Westworld in 1973, to the...

Senior Amaya Cruz is writing in her journal to release excess anxiety.

Anxiety affects teens in a variety of ways

Alanna Christman, Staff Writer August 13, 2020

Anxiety is a state of apprehension, worry, and concern all at the same time. There are places and situations where a little anxiety can be a good thing. In most places, however, it is negative. Anxiety...

Freshman Mari Wendt conducts her morning routine, starting with reading her favorite book for twenty minutes.

Students find structure, self-discipline helpful during quarantine

Alanna Christman, Editor-in-Chief May 4, 2020

The student is sitting on her warm, crimson bed sheets, staring up at the ceiling, fully knowing that today will be another day wasted. She looks around the messy room, searching for anything even remotely...

Are rock stars doomed to die young?

Are rock stars doomed to die young?

Gabe Guida, Staff Writer April 18, 2020

"I'll die before I'm 25, and when I do I'll have lived the way I wanted to." - Sid Vicious, bassist for the Sex Pistols, who died at 21 years old of a heroin overdose. Rock stars are often characterized...

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