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Stop Trying to Maximize Productivity during Quarantine

Stop Trying to Maximize Productivity during Quarantine

Emma Martinez Sutton, Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2020

As we all adjust to our new daily lives during the pandemic, you are probably feeling the pressure to be productive all day at home. Not only do students have to figure out how to learn from home, but also how to fill the rest of their day with valuable activities.  Everywhere I look, someone is telling me I h...

How to Stay Focused and Motivated While Working at Home

Try taking a short break after 25 minutes of productive work.

Kate Rekas, Staff Writer

April 24, 2020

While learning from home these past few weeks, many students have most likely experienced online school’s greatest enemies: lack of accountability, procrastination, and distractions. I have encountered these issues as well, so hopefully, these tips can help you tackle at-home learning. Tips to reduce...

Is Online School Effective?

Is Online School Effective?

Noor Naseer, Sports Editor

April 22, 2020

“It’s the perfect iceberg analogy,” says freshmen dean Jen Vance, when discussing online school. Instead of seeing each other’s full selves, students and faculty are now seeing each other through rectangles on their computer screen, often muted, with a corner of their house in the background. Online school has brought new challenges, but despite these, students recognize its effectiveness, as well as the faculty’s efforts.

Is Online School Effective?

Is Online School Effective?

Noor Naseer, Sports Editor

April 17, 2020

“It’s the perfect iceberg analogy,” says freshmen dean Jen Vance, when discussing online school. Instead of seeing each other’s full selves, students and faculty are now seeing each other through rectangles on their computer screen, often muted, with a corner of their house in the background. ...

New English Classes Create Commotion Among Upperclassmen

New English Classes Create Commotion Among Upperclassmen

Emma Martinez Sutton, Editor-in-Chief

March 9, 2020

When students registered for classes for next year, they were met with a majorly reworked English course selection. In the 2020-2021 school year, nine new English electives will be offered and Ancient Roots, an option for freshmen, will be removed.  Although a couple new English courses each year is normal, the E...

Trying Hard Leads to Benefits

Jack Prince, Managing Editor

March 9, 2020

     A tryhard is someone who does excessive work in order to be perfect or to be perceived as perfect. Even though tryharding has its benefits, there is a social stigma that comes along with the trait. This is flawed because someone should not be viewed negatively for caring too much about their work....

Showering in the morning vs. the night

Showering in the morning vs. the night

Shira Aronow, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

Showering in the morning versus the night or vice versa can be a decision with many reasons behind it, or on the other hand, it can be a decision purely based upon convenience. Ultimately, there are positives and negatives to whichever shower lifestyle you choose. Maia Chavez ‘21 has reasons beyond convenien...

School culture perpetuates illness

Fiona Duffy, Student Life Editor

March 18, 2016

It's an unfortunate, yet familiar sight: the red cheeks, coughing, sneezing, and sniffling. Every few weeks it seems to be the same. It’s never just one student, and it seems as though there is a new plague of sickness coming down in the school in cycles, as students continue to neglect their own h...

Snow Daze Dance 2016

Snow Daze Dance 2016

Steven Nye, Photographer

March 14, 2016

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