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Summertime Teas

Summertime Teas

VIOLET ZHOU

September 15, 2019

Why drink tea in the boiling summertime? Imagining the heatwave in August, you would probably crave an appealing cup of ice-cold coca-cola rather than anything hot. However, disfavoring drinking tea in the summer is a common misconception. Regardless of how high the temperature is, tea stands as one of the top choice...

Keeping Things Posted

Keeping Things Posted

Amara Murphy

September 15, 2019

It starts at the beginning of every school year, we are handed a new agenda and expected to properly utilize it in order to keep our daily lives organized. However, what often happens as the assignments pile on and our lives get hectic and begin to take a toll on our energy? What can one do? Begin to...

How To Get Your Creativity Flowing

How To Get Your Creativity Flowing

Daisy Finefrock

May 1, 2019

Our mental health and our ability to innovate all rests on our brain’s strength. Since our brain can’t lift weights, here are some excersises to master your inner creativity. Meditating: One way many get in touch with their inner self and thoughts is through the art of meditation and relaxation. ...

In the Spotlight

In the Spotlight

Madeleine Nicks and Amara Murphy

April 29, 2019

An interview with Drama teacher Dana Caldwell on all the details and highlights of the upcoming production of the musical “Once Upon a Mattress.” What motivated you to pick “Once Upon A Mattress” as this year’s musical? I was inspired to chose “Once Upon A Ma...

The 34th Edition

The 34th Edition

Maggie Newell

March 11, 2019

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival has become “one of the most important stops on the annual road to the Oscars." This February, SBIFF will hold it’s 34th annual Film Festival in the historic Arlington Theatre. The prestige of the festi...

Continue Watching?

Continue Watching?

Hanna Marsi

March 11, 2019

Stranger Things” and “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” not only all have a cult-like following but also are all Netflix original shows. Over the past five years, Netflix’s popularity has skyrocketed and is now surpassing conventional TV. Netflix’s growth can be measured in its s...

A Mixed Bag of Opinions on Campus

A Mixed Bag of Opinions on Campus

Zoe King

February 27, 2019

“Modern Rap, in my opinion, seems to be in a trend of anti-intellectualism, which is the direction popular music has been heading for a long time. Many genres have been watered down to be palatable to an increasingly musically uneducated audience. The same trends are noticed in modern country and rock...

Old School or Modern?

Old School or Modern?

Zoe King

February 27, 2019

Music is influential. It influences our thoughts and views. Our beliefs and our perceptions. Rap music has been around for a while. Even though there are mixed opinions on it, rap has had a significant influence on pop culture over years and continues to have an impact on pop culture. Perhaps even more...

Nafisah Sierra Burgess is a Loser Review

Nafisah Sierra Burgess is a Loser Review

Nafisah Fathima

February 8, 2019

A relatively new movie to Netflix, “Sierra Burgess is a Loser” is a rom-com starring Sierra Burgess (Shannon Purser), Veronica (Kristine Froseth) and Jamey (Noah Centineo) is an over-done, modern take on the catfishing cliché. Purposely given the wrong number by the popular mean girl, Jamey, a kind ...

Chocolate Covered Almond Clusters

Chocolate Covered Almond Clusters

Ava Rice

February 8, 2019

Ingredients 8oz of chocolate chips Almonds (we used marcona) Sea salt to taste   Directions Melt the chocolate chips in 30-second intervals. Once the chocolate is melted, add in the almonds and mix. Use a spoon to scoop up a few almonds to make clusters and pu...

Fast School Snack Recipes

Ava Rice and Lauren Mills

February 5, 2019

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cups Serves: 10 Ingredients 6 oz Chocolate Chips 1 tablespoon Peanut Butter Powdered Sugar (optional) 1 pinch of salt Directions Set aside 10 mini cupcake tins. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave (in 30-second intervals). Once the...

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