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Fearless Femininity

Fearless Femininity

Elli Westmacott and Christiana Cino April 29, 2024

  If one were to sit down and flip through the overpriced and extensive paged history books that every student buys at some point in their high school career, they would find only a handful of...

Artist: Olivia Sofranko

“It’s All in Your Head”

Lucia Camp, News Editor March 21, 2024

"Women suffer much more from chronic pain and pain disorders than men. The reasons for these differences are biological, psychological, and sociocultural,” psychology instructor Meghan Roarty said. Despite...

Art by Milla Hirsch

The Female vs. Male Gaze

Milla Hirsch and Christiana Cino March 21, 2024

What was your diet for the movie role? Are the dating rumors true? What was the hair and makeup process for this red carpet? Imagine devoting months or years to a movie production only to be asked fluff...

The Skin Care Craze

The Skin Care Craze

Cierra Nervo and Dionne Peterson March 16, 2024

First, it was makeup tutorials and YouTube videos that dominated trends throughout the 2010-20s. Mastering the art of contouring and attaining the perfect brow shape was what initially had a grasp on...

The Generation of “iPad Kids”

The Generation of “iPad Kids”

Cierra Nervo, Opinion Editor March 16, 2024

Today’s youngest generation is being exposed to largely unrestricted internet access. These children can be found in booster seats, pressing their fingers to screens, glued to gaming apps advertised...

My Top 5 Wes Anderson Films (Editorial)

My Top 5 Wes Anderson Films (Editorial)

Cierra Nervo, Opinion Editor February 25, 2024

Wesley Wales Anderson, better known as Wes Anderson, is an American filmmaker and director renowned for his unique cinematography. His movies feature beautiful stories about the complexity of the human...

Machines of War

Machines of War

Niccolo D'Agruma January 29, 2024

Despite the immense sophistication and awareness of the horrors of war and the cost of a nuclear winter, international defense spending rose 19% in the past decade according to the Stockholm International...

La Cumbre Road and Calle Real

The La Cumbre Calamity

Lucia Camp, News Editor January 25, 2024

It’s 8:10 a.m. and you are confident that you can make it to school on time… until you hit the La Cumbre Overpass. The overpass between La Cumbre Road, Calle Real, and Las Palmas Drive backs up every...

100 Years of Disney

100 Years of Disney

Cierra Nervo, Opinion Editor January 12, 2024

Described as a “love letter” to Walt Disney Animation Studios by the directors, Walt Disney Pictures released an animated short film to celebrate 100 years of film production. Featuring characters...

Is the Spring Musical a Sport

Is the Spring Musical a Sport

Elyse Weaver, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

 The Upper School requires a mandatory sports requirement to fulfill graduation requirements. This is typically done through one season of school sports per year or completing a regulated number of hours...

Dionne Peterson

College Admissions: Is Meritocracy Dead?

Jinling Wang, Feature Editor November 30, 2023

As pencils are set to rest, chairs are left cold, halls are left echoing without chatter, and clocks tick in a void of silence, the warmth of summer nights seeps vitality into students while the thought...

Current seniors Tanner Murphy and Annika Firlik working in AP Environmental Science.

The College Board Crisis

Lucia Camp and Christiana Cino November 16, 2023

Your score is in progress and should be available by the end of July. You’ll be notified by email when your score is available. This was the misleading notification 50 students received when they attempted...

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