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Why Sleep is a Waste of Time

Why Sleep is a Waste of Time

Ava Rapport May 20, 2024

Everyone knows that you need between 7-9 hours of sleep a night for optimal daily performance. While having some scientific backing, this viewpoint on life is flawed for several reasons. The entire workday...

Regret and Everything In Between

Baylie Brown December 4, 2023

Have you ever thought about the things you say to others around you and how they carry that for the rest of their lives—the fights we have with parents, friends, family, etc? For example, my dad had...

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Freshman Year Reflection

Ava Rapport June 17, 2022

The 2021-2022 school year was a very special year for me because it was my first year of high school. It was a big change, that’s for sure. I spent most of middle school online because of COVID, but...

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My Junior Year

Leslie Garcia, Writer June 17, 2022

                 I'm not sure where to start or what to say. This year was technically my “official” first year of high school since freshman year was affected by covid. Kinda a bummer...

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The Monster In The Room

Lily Pliske, Editor February 21, 2022

When you’re a kid and scared of something, your parents say, “Don’t be scared. There’s nothing to be scared of,” and you believe them. Why? Because they have nothing to lie about, right? Why...

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Ode to 15

Danielle Murray, Writer December 21, 2020

It’s a miracle you turned out okay. You dug yourself so deep, the fever of the core was melting your skin, stripping you down to your bones. You never even realized it. You turned into something so self-destructive...

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An Ode to Sixteen

Danielle Murray, Media Manager November 16, 2020

The very definition of duality, the beginning of an end and the start of a beginning. A somber spring moved into a sapid summer. New flavors that were so intense--so bitter and so sweet--they still linger...

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An Ode to 14

Danielle Murray, Media Manager October 8, 2020

I went into high school with wide-eyes. Coming from a small, close-knit school, the crowded halls of the monstrous building were unorthodox. The new faces were threatening and the spirit deafening. Looking...

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Red Roses

Jaycob Davis, Writer March 9, 2020

In a world of black and white, we chose to see color, to see the other. Seeing things in a way that no one else had thought could be forever, a temporary vision enabled by the overwhelming feeling of falling...

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Blue and Green

Jaycob Davis, Writer February 22, 2020

Two colors, but an array of patterns in the way that you look at me. It felt like a dream, a dream of blue and green colored skies, smiles with no lies. You have seen so many days and so many nights, but...

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Blue Music

Jaycob Davis, Writer January 20, 2020

As the days fade away into months since I have seen you and since your music had filled my ears, I wonder where you are if you aren’t here. The moon still shines at night and the sun still rises in the...

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Gifted With a Disorder

Joshua King, Arts and Entertainment Editor October 13, 2019

My siblings were born with ADD, which stands for attention deficit disorder, meaning they can’t pay attention as well as others. They got it from my mother, it’s minor in them and doesn’t affect...

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