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The 12 Days of Quarantine

Jeannette West, Reporter June 9, 2020

To the tune of the 12 days of Christmas by Frederic Austin   On the first day of quarantine my true love gave to me A one dozen pack of TP!   On the second day of quarantine my...

In opposition to the Drake Academic Party

Nick Anthony, Arts & Entertainment Editor May 15, 2020

In politics, especially high school politics, elections revolve around promising something new and different to the student body. Whether that be better or cheaper school lunches, longer recess periods,...

Only going up: The spring 2020 grading system

Kyla Seeley, Junior Sports Editor May 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the entire global population into a spin. High school and college students are no exception. School closures are a significant change, forcing adaptations such as learning...

Mental health days should be as normalized as sick days

Mental health days should be as normalized as sick days

Samantha Parr, Editor-in-Chief April 29, 2020

You wake up to a swollen throat and a throbbing headache and instantly email your boss or teacher that you’re taking a sick day. On a different day, you wake up in a considerably bad mood. You’ve stayed...

COVID-19 pandemic outlines the need for paid sick leave

COVID-19 pandemic outlines the need for paid sick leave

Nick Anthony, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 19, 2020

America harbors a self-centered culture. “I got mine, I don’t care about yours,” is a popular sentiment that pervades every issue that involves empathy or caring for others. Because of this toxic...

Books that are terrible to read during a shelter in place order

Alexandra Fry March 30, 2020

My motif is usually writing about good books and water bottles, but today I’ve decided to share some books that make for terrible reading material during a shelter in place order.  To the Lighthouse....

Social distancing activities for couples

Alexandra Fry March 30, 2020

Just because we’re under a “shelter in place” order, doesn’t mean that you have to cancel date night! Here are some safe outdoor activities that involve being at least six feet apart.  Canoeing....

School at home. To the tune of “When will my life begin” from “Tangled”

Alexandra Fry March 16, 2020

Eight a.m, time for the new morning lineup. Get online, for the digital school routine. Econ and math, street law, and lit, theater directing. Math again and by then it’s like 9:15 And so...

It’s time for our generation to ink a new history

Alice Simenstad, Editor-in-Chief February 3, 2020

For thousands of years, cultures around the world used body art to signify power, beauty, and celebrate spirituality. However, when European cultures first encountered body art, they associated tattoos...

The establishment’s last stand

Nick Anthony, Arts & Entertainment Editor February 3, 2020

The best way to describe the last four years from a social perspective would be “identity-focused.” More than ever, individuals rallied around their identities, both political and personal. Violence...

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January 4, 2020

You already know the drill. The Christmas music starts playing, eggnog appears on supermarket shelves, and sparkling lights illuminate homes on every block as the weather starts to chill. Yet something...

An image courtesy of Pixnio combines elements of fantasy to the well known American sport of football.

NCAA puts ‘fantasy’ back into ‘fantasy football’

Jack Reuter, Sports Editor December 27, 2019

Middle Earth- Following the conclusion of the 2019 season, the MCAA (Mythological Collegiate Athletic Association) shakes up the system by announcing the admittance of Elves, Dwarves, and Orcs for the...

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