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The final blow: vaping addiction in adolescence

The final blow: vaping addiction in adolescence

Sofia Cole and Sarah Al-Jawhar
March 17, 2023

Vaping has become something that more teens are turning to, as 14.1 percent of high school students said they recently used an e-cigarette or other vape product, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

The Final Blow: Sofia Cole Column

The Final Blow: Sofia Cole Column

Sofia Cole, co-features editor
March 17, 2023

"I could quit if I wanted to." I have heard this phrase from countless friends, family, and co-workers alike, and it hurts to hear each time. This is one of many lies that addicts tell, choosing to overlook...

Illustration by Al Tantalidou

FEMINISM; Students, staff reflect on movement

Sofia Cole, co-features editor
February 17, 2023

It is July 19, 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, where women and men have gathered for the first time to fight for women’s suffrage, the right to vote. Abolitionists like Frederick Douglass and suffragettes...

Illustration by Hyun Park

Winter holidays bring tradition, spontaneity

Sofia Cole, co-features editor
December 16, 2022

Whether it is a family meal with traditional food or a visit to a place of worship, holidays hold a special place in many people’s hearts. In cultures around the world, winter holidays such as Hannukah,...

Illustration by Scott Gonzales

Internship turns students into teachers

Anna Marquardt, co-a&e editor
May 20, 2022

As senior Emily Stern stood facing a class full of eager 5th grade students, she began teaching the lesson she had spent hours preparing for in her Teaching Internship 461 class. After taking five semesters...

On Air: For their Wednesday afternoon radio show, seniors Will Kasher and Adam Szczerbowski broadcast live from WGBK’s Studio K. Photo by Cali Wilkinson

Broadcasting program celebrates milestone

Sofia Cole, staff writer
March 18, 2022

For the past 40 years, WGBK, South and North’s combined radio station, has been the voice of the community, offering radio shows, sports commentary, student-selected music, and commercial programming....

Fashion focused students define styles on social media

Sofia Cole, staff writer
February 11, 2022

Social media gives students the ability to see a variety of styles, whether that is formal, basic, or street wear.  Any style imaginable, there is content for it- all accessible at a few clicks of a button. Senior...

Outstanding Artworks: Promoting a positive mindset, one of Meraki clubs murals found in English teacher Katie Hoovers classroom includes bright colors and entrancing illustrations.

Creativity flourishes within Meraki

Sofia Cole and Alexandra Zachary
November 12, 2021

As the school empties for the evening, juniors Sydney Kim and Jamie Hong, co-presidents of their newly founded club Meraki, gather members to transform perfectly average classrooms into something magical....

Clements debuts in Work In Progress

Sofia Cole, staff writer
October 1, 2021

Clad in beaded jewelry and vibrant makeup, junior Fiona Clements sat in an on-set hair and makeup trailer, staring her transformed self in the mirror as she waited anxiously behind the scenes of her first...

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