Do video games get a bad rap?

Do video games get a bad rap?

Ronald Wang, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

It’s a nice spring day, you get home from school, finish your homework, and now you are ready to hop into a call with your friends and play some video games. Sounds like the perfect day, doesn’t it? Some...

An image of two fists breaking apart the gender roles.

People have the ability to choose gender

Benjamin Veley, Staff Writer January 13, 2021

Gender (n): either of the two sexes (male and female), especially when considered with reference to social and cultural differences rather than biological ones. The term is also used more broadly to denote...

A French 3 student's textbook and globe are pictured in the above photo.

Learning a new language enriches one’s life in a variety of ways

Isabel Rivera, Staff Writer January 12, 2021

Communication is key, right? But how are all the people in the world supposed to communicate if they do not speak the same languages? In a world so diverse it is practically inevitable to meet people who...

Students are drowning in the negative effects of too much screen time.

Increased screen time is negatively affecting students

Nathan Reish, Staff Writer January 4, 2021

In a world where technology has become so easily accessible, people are starting to see the negative effects of excessive screen time. As a result of the pandemic, the amount of time spent on devices has...

More and more students are trashing their prep books and applying test-optional to colleges amidst the pandemic.

Should students be required to take standardized tests

Emma Flanagan, Staff Writer December 22, 2020

In high schools all across America, students are stressed about taking the SATs, ACTs, and graduation requirement standardized tests. As a student, my position on standardized tests is complicated....

Photograph of Mehrin Hossain's family at a wedding in Bangladesh.

SHS senior shares Bangladesh experiences

Mehrin Hossain, Staff Writer December 15, 2020

My family and I go to Bangladesh every other year to visit our extended family. I first went when I was only 9 months old.  When I was younger, of course, I was not fully aware of my surroundings. ...


Mountaineer staff member recommends podcasts for 2020 – 2021

Cassie Oppelt, Staff Writer December 2, 2020

Podcasts have become quite popular in the United States in the past couple of years.  With categories ranging from educational to horror stories and everything in between, it is no wonder they have...

SHS Senior, Samantha Fleming, works on her college essay.

SHS senior shares college essay tips

Emma Flanagan, Staff Writer November 20, 2020

How do you come up with an idea? Do you sound smart enough? Are there enough words? What if you’re not good enough? With deadlines fast approaching, many seniors can feel like they are drowning. “Don’t...

To be or not to be in love?

To be or not to be in love?

Jackie Mydosh, Staff Writer September 30, 2020

Understanding the definition of a relationship in today's world may be more difficult than being in the relationship itself. The elusive definition continues to evolve, and is getting much more difficult...

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...

SHS Junior Justin Buynak points out certain states still up for grabs in the democratic primary such as Pennsylvania.

Which Democratic candidate should you vote for in the primary?

Samuel Watanabe, Staff Writer March 13, 2020

Now that the dust has settled, let’s take a look at who is left standing in the democratic primary. This article will explore each candidate's background to create a better understanding of who they...

People should not be taught to see color

People should not be taught to see color

Justin Buynak, Staff Writer March 12, 2020

Imagine a society where people were judged based on their personality and merit, where no discrimination existed. It’s an ideal society right? This is completely achievable if we start teaching students...

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