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Things To Do When In Need of a Mental Health Break

Things To Do When In Need of a Mental Health Break

Emely Olmedo, Staff Writer May 20, 2021

After an exhausting day at school or work, or when you need to be productive and just can’t find the motivation, you may feel like your mental health isn’t in the right place. Giving yourself a mental...

Cup of hot coffee and a freshly baked muffin from OIB Surf & Java.

5 Reasons to Support Local Coffee Shops

Lauren Nelson, Staff Writer May 19, 2021

1. Individually  When visiting a local coffee shop, not only are you going there for the delicious food and beverages, but you are getting a unique experience you will not find anywhere else. Upon...

Appreciate your Introverted Personality

Appreciate your Introverted Personality

Henry Jansky, Staff Writer May 13, 2021

Being shy in high school is a blessing. If you ask anyone, they could tell you that I’m one of the shyest people. As time went on, I realized that there is no shame in being reserved. I never really...

Looking for new music? I've got you covered, take a listen to these few songs and you might hear something you like!

Artists You Aren’t Listening To But Should Be

Katelyn Lewis, Editor in Chief May 4, 2021

Most of our day is filled with music. Car rides to work or school, in the stores we shop at and restaurants we love. It’s easy to overlook how much we listen to music without realizing it. However, it’s...

Ways To Spice Up Your Outfit

Ways To Spice Up Your Outfit

Emely Olmedo, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

We all have days where we just feel like our outfits have become so boring or when we have absolutely no idea what to wear, constantly feeling like you’re wearing the same clothes all the time. With...

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star in “Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Netflix Deep Dives: “Crazy, Stupid, Love”

Jennifer Argo, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

The movie is centered on Cal, Steve Carell, and his wife and children. Cal’s wife, Emily reveals that she has been cheating on Cal and wants a divorce. Cal is dumbstruck and spends most of his nights...

Antonia Gentry and Brianne Howey star in “Ginny & Georgia”.

Netflix Deep Dives: “Ginny & Georgia”

Jennifer Argo, Staff Writer April 1, 2021

The Netflix original series “Ginny & Georgia” is a new and fresh take on single mom life. The show is about Georgia Miller, a young, single mom with two kids, Ginny and Austin. A lot of fans are...

5 Ways to Save Money as a Teen

5 Ways to Save Money as a Teen

Lauren Nelson, Staff Writer March 14, 2021

1. Start a Savings Account Starting a savings account may seem like the obvious thing to do, but many teenagers don’t realize the benefits of having one. Instead of letting money pile up in a piggy...

5 Ways to Stop Procrastinating During Online School

5 Ways to Stop Procrastinating During Online School

Lauren Nelson, Staff Writer March 11, 2021

Have a Set Workspace Whether it be trying to focus a Zoom call or complete the assignments that seem to never end, it is crucial to your success to have a set workspace. Since school is online this...

How To Make Someone's Day

How To Make Someone’s Day

Emely Olmedo, Staff Writer March 4, 2021

We all have days where we are right on track with our schedule. However, some days (sometimes many days) don’t go the way we want them to--even worse, there are those days where the smallest thing is...

Kathryn Newton and Alex Fitzalan star in the Netflix original series, “The Society”.

Netflix Deep Dives: “The Society”

Jennifer Argo, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

The show begins with a group of teenagers on a bus to what we assume is a field trip. As they start waking up from their naps, the students see that it is night, the bus driver has disappeared, and the...

Records are one of my favorite ways to listen to music. They add so much appeal to songs and it's also very relaxing!

Artists You Aren’t Listening To But Should Be

Katelyn Lewis, Editor in Chief February 25, 2021

Music is something that many of us enjoy. We can always find comfort in our favorite songs and playlists. One of my favorite things about music is that there are so many different styles of music that...

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