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With a pandemic outside your home, it’s important to keep yourself engaged in life

Aria Jain, columnist

April 15, 2020

This week, I learned how to play poker by betting old Chuck E. Cheese coins. My dad sat my brothers and I down around our coffee table and taught us how to play a simple card game. But as simple as poker was, I laughed more th...

It’s important to stay virtually connected to people during this time. Here’s why.

Mackenzie Bill, columnist

April 3, 2020

I am an extrovert. I love being surrounded by people I care about, and I always enjoy the company of others. Although going to school may not always appeal to me, I can always look forward to seeing my friends. People energize me ...

Unrealistic P.E. standards promote disengagement among students

Carolina Rodriguez, columnist

March 16, 2020

It’s the day of the mile. Excitement and nerves are buzzing through the air, and students have already divided into two groups. One by one, they run by their teachers, anxiously awaiting their mile time. After an excruciati...

Sex education in America suffers under societal taboo

Maia Schwallie, co-opinions editor

March 16, 2020

Let's talk about sex! If that sentence made you a little uncomfortable, I'm not surprised. As we have all probably gathered from the giggles and grimaces that fill our health classes, sex is one of the most taboo topics in A...

Talks About Future Careers Evokes Stress

Mackenzie Bill, columnist

March 16, 2020

I remember when I was in first grade and my class had to draw pictures of what we wanted to be when we grew up. Some kids drew astronauts because they wanted to reach for the stars, some drew superheroes because they wanted to save the...

Finding the Beauty in Cultural Differences

Emily Blumberg, asst. opinions editor

March 16, 2020

People who I talk to will often tell me that they’re German or Irish. Some say they’re a mix of many nationalities. Others will admit that their families have been in America too long to embrace any kind of heritage. So I ask,...

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