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Charge your brain battery

Charge your brain battery

Kaitlyn Jiang, Arts and Entertainment Editor
March 22, 2024

“I’m so tired.” This phrase can be heard in every corner of South, and is part of a teenage epidemic known as sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation is a condition characterized by inadequate or...

TEMU and the trouble with online shopping

TEMU and the trouble with online shopping

Meredith Bill, Opinions Co-Editor
March 22, 2024

I recently overheard a discussion in one of my classes about a shopping app called Temu where everything was incredibly cheap. My classmates were speaking about the app half mockingly and half in-awe of...

Feeling my fear, finding its humanity

Feeling my fear, finding its humanity

Meredith Bill, Opinions Co-Editor
December 22, 2023

What are you afraid of? Take a minute to consider how often a fear has held you back from something, how often it has controlled you. What exactly was it? A fear of heights? Death? Failure?  And...

Being alone isnt always lonely

Being alone isn’t always lonely

Gaby Yap, Editor-in-chief
December 22, 2023

With so many people in the world, dozens of which you interact with on a daily basis, one would assume being alone would be a breath of fresh air. So, why do teens feel suffocated by the idea of it? You...

Caring about politics, caring about your future

Caring about politics, caring about your future

Maia Weissman, asst. opinions editor
December 22, 2023

“I don’t like to talk about politics.” This sentence, although most often used to avoid conflict, is damaging our democracy. There are myriad reasons why someone, especially someone our age, might...

The importance of accountability

Sarah Al-Jawhar, co-opinions editor
December 22, 2023

Picture this: you are doing a group project with three to four classmates and everyone has their own tasks and responsibilities, but there’s one person that just isn’t pulling their weight. This person...

Dont use my words against me

Don’t use my words against me

November 17, 2023

“Хорошо, скоро увидимся,” a simple goodbye, turned daggers to my back. “What language is that?” “Russian,” I responded “So, do you support Putin or something?” How...

Illustration by Cez Kruzhkova

Pick your pressure

Meredith Bill, Opinions Co-Editor
November 17, 2023

Clean girl. Tomato girl. Cinnamon girl. Goth girl. Coquette girl.  These tags are everywhere online, invading your Pinterest feed or your TikTok. Teenage girls around the country are expressing themselves...

Illustration by Scott Gonzales

Standing tall as a short person

Gaby Yap, asst. opinions editor
April 21, 2023

Society has not always been the kindest to short people.  There has never been a shortage of embarrassment for me and my fellow short stacks. From getting picked last for sports teams in gym class or...

Respecting our planet

Respecting our planet

Jack Rogula, asst. opinions editor
March 17, 2023

In only the past month, humankind has committed and proposed some of the most severe desecrations of nature seen in this past decade.  We, as a human race, need to take accountability for not only protecting...

Struggling as a teenage girl

Lily FitzGibbon, guest columnist
March 17, 2023

I wouldn’t wish being a teenage girl on my worst enemy.  On every app, there’s an influx of anti-aging creams, microtrends, and unachievable beauty standards. Natural becomes unnatural. Preying on...

A history of violating rights

Sara Rahman, asst. a&e editor
February 17, 2023

With a single decision, the Taliban, an Islamic extremist group in Afghanistan, shattered the dreams of a generation of women. In addition to earlier orders which excluded girls from attending middle school...

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