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Summer Is Overrated – Here’s Why:

Summer Is Overrated – Here’s Why:

Eamon Morris, Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinions

Let’s make something clear. I don’t hate summer. I’m not going to sit here and espouse year-round schooling and lecture about the benefits of short breaks. I’m a high school student, not an educational reformer. But I do think summer is overrated. The weather is great. The naps are awesome. The bin...

Activism In the Past and Today

Activism In the Past and  Today

Brandon Tejeras, Editor

September 6, 2017


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinions

This story was originally composed in May 2017 as the writer's final project of the academic year.    As my eyes slowly opened on April 22nd, albeit with a strenuous effort, I rolled to my side and nearly off the bed. I contorted my body until finally, I was upright and ready for the day.  I wal...

Morning Announcements: A Useful Part of the School Day

Connor Dunham, Assistant Editor

December 21, 2016


Filed under Latest Stories, Opinions

Morning announcements are a central part of any school. They help to keep the student body connected by praying and pledging together while also keeping up to date on upcoming activities and events. Though there are some that ignore morning announcements once prayer and pledge finish, ignoring reminde...

Procrastination

Ryan Kotob, Staff Writer

May 23, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

Procrastination: the choice we make when it seems like the task is too big to attempt. We do this because we mentally tell ourselves that this task is too hard, so we put up a mental wall. We catalog this task as not important because in reality, it usually is. Our current society is easily set up for pro...

One More Step

One More Step

Eamon Morris, Technical Editor

May 2, 2016


Filed under Opinions

You don’t need to be coordinated or spend loads of cash on equipment. You don’t need a team, or a coach, or a pair of overly pushy parents.  All you need is a pair of running shoes and some open ground. Your body does the rest of the work. Humans have been running for thousands of years. Running from ma...

Why You Don’t Like Good Music

Ryan Kotob, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016


Filed under Opinions

There are two types of people: The lovers of commercial music and those that resist. The reason I put them into two different groups of people is because you have people who listen to the radio and media obsessively. When a DJ does a gig and is playing at a party or wedding you realize you have t...

Celebrity Worship

Eamon Morris, Technical Editor

February 11, 2016


Filed under Humor, Opinions

In the digital era, it is not uncommon for someone to serial stalk their favorite celebrity on social media. But why? Surely there are reasons beyond talent and beauty. Would we really be so shallow-minded to venerate the rich and famous based solely on exterior traits? Unfortunately, this appears to be the trend ...

Christmas Decorations: Too Early?

Eamon Morris and Brandon Tejeras

December 3, 2015


Filed under Opinions

Why Christmas Decorations Are Too Early Eamon Morris, Technical Editor Although the official start of Advent is November 29th, the start of the Christmas season is on December 24th, and the start of winter is earlier on December 21st, major retailers like Costco and Target are already assaulti...

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Miss This Summer

Eamon Morris and Justin Bocanegra

September 29, 2015


Filed under Humor, Opinions

This past August, Donald Trump assured us his hair is real at a campaign rally.  In other news, an evil race of aliens is invading.  Just kidding. Both of those are most likely untrue. Google has revealed a new feature.  Type in “I’m feeling curious”, and you’ll get a fun fact. We here at...

PS4 Vs. Xbox One: Review

PS4 Vs. Xbox One: Review

Ryan Hartnett, Staff Writer

December 13, 2013


Filed under Archives, Opinions

The good news is that after 6 years,  Sony  and Microsoft have finally upgraded their gaming consoles. The PS4 offers some cool new features like remote play using the PS Vita, easy sharing of game play videos with friends, and some amazing graphics all for $399. Not to be outdone by its competitor, ...

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