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Frederick Loew ‘22 hangs an ENO Hammock at Hidden Beach Park near Lake of the Isles. Even in colder weather, mocking can be fun if you bring blankets and warm clothes. It’s also possible to hang hammocks above  one another to create a “stack” of sorts. Although slightly dangerous, it is helpful if you are in a location that isn’t densley forested.

Warmer Weather Calls for Outdoor Activities: A Guide to Mocking

Best hammock brands, how to tie them, and what to bring to ensure a fun day
Betsy Fries , Creative Director April 30, 2021

1. Acquire a portable hammock I highly recommend Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) brand or a knockoff from Amazon. The straps are sold separately (do not forget to buy those!) 2. Find two trees ideally...

Vaccines  Bring About Side Effects

Vaccines Bring About Side Effects

Different vaccines warrant varying reactions
Allyson Jay, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine has been available since early 2021 only for adults 65 years old or older, healthcare workers, anyone with underlying health conditions, and PK-12 educators. On March 30, the Pfizer-BioNTech...

BeautyCounter has, what is called, “The Never List,” which is a list of over 1,800 ingredients that they never use. For context, the US bans only 30 ingredients, and the European Union bans 1,400. In addition to creating cleaner products, they are working to change laws regarding ingredients in beauty products, so that everyone can have access to cleaner products.

Skin Care Products Vary in Safety

Many products have toxic ingredients, find safer alternatives
Sage Marmet, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 30, 2021

We are constantly surrounded by and consuming toxic chemicals in our daily lives, and these chemicals have a toll on our minds, bodies, and environment. It only takes 26 seconds for any product that you...

TikTok Proves to be Superior to Instagram Reels

TikTok Proves to be Superior to Instagram Reels

TikTok vs Instagram Reels
Allyson Jay, Staff Writer March 15, 2021

In late 2020, Instagram launched their new feature, Reels. Following its release, many Instagram users quickly pointed out the many similarities between Reels and Tiktok, another immensely popular social...

Understanding GameStop, Stock Market

Understanding GameStop, Stock Market

Subredditors create massive impact on Stock Market
Keaton Rannow, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

In Jan. 2021, a group of amateur traders led from the subreddit WallStreetBets invested heavily into stocks of fledgling companies including that of Gamestop (GME) causing what is now being called the...

Maintaining Mask Effectiveness

Maintaining Mask Effectiveness

Tips on how to ensure that your mask keeps you safe
Christopher Chen , Staff Writer February 24, 2021

Wearing a mask can be difficult and annoying. In light of many new variant COVID-19 strains, mask wearing is ever more essential and the following few tips might be helpful to consider in making the process...

Nichols shares, “A huge help for me was that Blake offered child care for our kids when the lower school was remote. That was just so awesome because I wasn’t trying to juggle taking care of my kids and teaching online. When that happened, that was awesome.”

Teachers Experience, Share Shifts in Mental Health Throughout Pandemic

More grace needed during these difficult times
Bernadette Whitely, Opinions Editor February 24, 2021

The transitions between RTLP to HTLP have been stressful for everyone, especially teachers. From constant schedule changes to managing work amidst a global pandemic, they have been feeling justifiably...

Students have noticed shorter wait times during lunch, despite the lack of staggered release times from first semester.

Hybrid 2.0 Brings Shorter Lunch Lines, New Opinions on Menu Emerge

Students see lunch improvements
Nina Bush, Staff Writer February 24, 2021

With the new HTLP 2.0 schedule, the lunch block has undergone various changes.  Under the first schedule, different classes, depending on the department, would go down to lunch at different times in an...

Justin Karels, a member of the Support Services team, says that “I haven’t noticed any consistency as far as the same question is being asked, more so something that I’ve observed that isn’t happening is checking self service for any updates, like Zoom [and] Google Chrome.”

Information Support Services Department Aids in Learning Mode Shifts

Responsibilities change as new learning modes occur
Emma Martinez Sutton, Editor Emerita January 27, 2021

Although students don't often think about the work that goes into the technology in their classes, the Information Support Services (ISS) department does an incredible amount of behind the scenes work,...

Due to the pandemic, home gyms are becoming increasingly more important.

Innovative Exercises, Ideas to Add into Your At-Home Workout Routine

What goes into a successful workout?
Nina Bush , Staff Writer January 27, 2021

Cardio: During Remote Teaching and Learning (RTLP) in the spring, I used to wake up early and run two-three miles every morning, but I have found that challenging to maintain this year. Now, I like to...

Novel PS5 Causes Chaotic Craze

Novel PS5 Causes Chaotic Craze

New gaming system creates mad rush to purchase
Will Rosenblum, Managing Editor January 27, 2021

Since its release on Nov. 12, the PS5 has been one of the most highly sought after pieces of technology in the world.  Despite selling four million units thus far, it's still extremely difficult to acquire...

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