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5 Ways to Stop Procrastinating During Online School

5 Ways to Stop Procrastinating During Online School

As a result of schoolwork being online it is easy to put off assignments and quickly fall behind. Here are 5 tips on how to help you stop procrastinating.
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...

Making The Patriarchy Work For You

Making The Patriarchy Work For You

A guide on how to use misogyny to your benefit.
Elizabeth Norfleet, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

Women have fought long and hard to be treated with equality. Because of this fight, girls growing up who are passionate about this topic often hear the common yet degrading sayings that are filled with...

Listening to music can help brighten anyone's day. Take a listen to some of these songs and maybe add them to your playlists.

Artists You Aren’t Listening To But Should Be

If you’re in need of new music, worry no more! I have chosen a few artists that are well worth a listen!
Katelyn Lewis, Editor in Chief October 30, 2020

Finding new music can be hard, but luckily I spend most of my time doing just that. There are a lot of different artists out there making it hard to listen to all of them and pick a favorite. So I’ve...

Air Force 1's being sported as one of this years trends.

Fashion Essentials You Might Want To Know: TikTok Trends

Unsure of what fashion trends to follow? Here are the most popular ones this year from TikTok.
Elizabeth Norfleet, Staff Writer October 23, 2020

Since the coronavirus hit the US this past winter/spring, people all across the country have been looking for an outlet to distract themselves from today’s world. That distraction became TikTok, a social...

A few examples of things that may need a push of motivation to complete.

Filling Up Your Tank: A Playlist For the Unmotivated

Erika Jimenez, Art Director October 29, 2019

The school season is in full swing and many of us are feeling a wave of unproductivity washing over us. Being at school for hours can really put a toll on our productivity outside of school because of...

What Makes Christianity Different

What Makes Christianity Different

Faith Gunther, staff writer September 25, 2019

While many people view Christianity as a religion followed by perfect people who have to follow a long list of strict rules, it is everything but that. Being a Christian is far more than a religion; it...

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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...

Connor Gushman, Rayna Gunther, and Chloe Lach walking through the hallways without a care in the world.

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...

A graphic of the physical manifestation of 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...

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...

Netflix Review: Jane The Virgin

Netflix Review: Jane The Virgin

Alyssa Robinson, Copy Editor March 19, 2019

I’m going to start this review by admitting that it will, in fact, be biased. This Americanized version of a telenovela is one of my favorite shows of all time. I also want to note that the CW usually...

Music is a powerful weapon.

Let’s Talk: Controversial Musicians

Deiona Stanley, Broadcast Producer February 27, 2019

Music is one of the few things that bring society together. No matter what the genre; hip hop, jazz, country, or even EDM, there is always a piece of each style that remains the same. Each genre of music...

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