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The Life of a Student-Athlete: Summer Break

The Life of a Student-Athlete: Summer Break

Teagan Coley, Staff Writer

May 29, 2019

Whether it’s the beach days, hanging out with friends, going on vacation, or even just laying around, summer break gives all students something to look forward to. After final exams are over, everyone is ready to kick back and enjoy the sunshine. Although summer is almost here, student-athletes should h...

Recruit to Commit: The Harsh Truth

Recruit to Commit: The Harsh Truth

Molysha Brown, Online Director

May 22, 2019

The harsh reality of the recruitment process is that you need to dedicate all your time to the process especially if you aspire to go to a division one school. The truth is the process is really difficult especially if you can't figure out how to mange your time and energy. One must recognize that what...

Recruit to Commit: Communicating With Coaches

Recruit to Commit: Communicating With Coaches

Molysha Brown, Online Director

May 22, 2019

Where many student-athletes fall short is effectively communicating with colleges and universities, but it is not your fault oftentimes we depend on our parents or guardians to communicate for us because we as teenagers at times find it difficult to talk to coaches and other adults. That needs to change....

Netflix Review: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Netflix Review: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Alyssa Robinson, Copy Editor

May 14, 2019

If you have any form of social media, surely you’ve seen the memes about girls going crazy over Zac Efron, even if he’s portraying a serial killer. In the Netflix original Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, Zac Efron takes on the role of Ted Bundy, a 1970s serial killer, rapist, kidnapper and burgla...

Drive Me Batty: Hallway Etiquette

Drive Me Batty: Hallway Etiquette

Cameron Southward, Lit Mag Curator

May 13, 2019

           If I had ever found a magic lamp with a genie in it, I think one of my wishes would be for people to have some common sense. I think the whole world would run A LOT smoother if everyone just had a bit of common sense and basic human decency, especially in the hallway. You would think...

The Life of a Student-Athlete: College Prep

The Life of a Student-Athlete: College Prep

Teagan Coley, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019

Most student-athletes approaching the end of high school dream of going to college. Some attend solely to further their education, others go to continue their sports career. There is a lot of work involved in achieving this milestone. All throughout high school students compete to be the best, this can inc...

Catharsis

Catharsis

Erika Jimenez, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

Catharsis is the process of releasing and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions. My catharsis happens to be music. I constantly fill the void of emotions I’m going through with the tunes of various artist who are going through similar things. I get relief knowing that I’m n...

Netflix Review: Big Mouth

Netflix Review: Big Mouth

Alyssa Robinson, Copy Editor

April 15, 2019

This Netflix original never fails to brighten my day. “Big Mouth” is an adult cartoon centered around hilarious preteen misery, AKA middle schoolers going through puberty. The show was created based on Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg’s own embarrassing  middle school years. Andrew Glouberman, voice...

Drive Me Batty: Teachorial Disrespect

Cameron Southward, Lit Mag Curator

April 1, 2019

Teachorial Disrespect   Some teachers hate their job. How could anyone hate shaping the minds of youth? How could anyone hate helping young minds find their way through this difficult and confusing world? How could anyone hate tapping into the creativity of the future? Simple answers to not-s...

Teens Take On: Do Cheaters Ever Lose?

Teens Take On: Do Cheaters Ever Lose?

Angela Arevalo, Editor in Chief

March 30, 2019

As the end of senior year approaches, I have noticed that students have begun to do whatever it takes to be at the top of the class. For some of my classmates, this means that they are staying up until 2 A.M. to finish homework, and for others, it means that they are texting their friends at 7:30 A.M. for ...

The Thawing

The Thawing

Izzy Smeltzer, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019

When the world thinks about global warming, it could probably be split in half. Some will say it is a real dilemma and we should be careful, others will say that it is a made up concept by environmentalist and the proof is not there. A couple of years ago I took an environmental science class and this was one ...

Transparent is Our Best Shade

Transparent is Our Best Shade

Rebekah Martin, Editor in Chief

March 28, 2019

Generation Z: Going back to Beauty Basics In a world filled with electronics, plastic, and constant causes for pollution Generation Z is looking to cut back on their part of the growing concern. While many have already started using biodegradable products many are looking to go green in other ways. ...

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