High Tide

Walkout for change

Walkout for change

Angie Tait, Staff Writer

March 24, 2018


Filed under Features, Photos, Showcase

Story, pictures, video and interactive content about Mar. 14 nationwide walkout advocating for gun violence prevention and remembering Parkland Victims

Let them roar

Yasmine Elahihaghighi, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018


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With polarized views, the definition of feminism has been skewed. However, feminism club wishes to reinstate the message of love and equality through media. Co President, Miriam Farah, and the feminism club are creating a website that will educate people on feminism, sexual harassment and the strugg...

The road to happiness

Angie Tait and Analise Asaro

February 7, 2018


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Merriam-Webster defines happiness as a state of well-being, contentment, or good fortune. As simple as it sounds, however, a majority of middle school and high school students struggle to achieve and maintain the feeling.   A study conducted by the American Psychological Association in 20...

Learning to Fly

Sabrina Kim, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


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The only barrier between the pilot and open air is their plane. Below are canyons, layers of red sedimentary rock stacked on top of each other. The Colorado River carves the gorge out further, at about 18,000 meters below the surface of the canyon. The pilot watches as the scenery goes by. Flying her...

#MeToo

#MeToo

Grace McGonigle and Aaya Jhaveri

November 3, 2017


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A forced kiss. A whistle from a passing car. Unwanted touching. Rape. The numerous forms of sexual assault affect many aspects of society, leading people everywhere into lives filled with fear and anguish. In the light of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment allegations and the #MeToo campaign, i...

Study Aid(derall)

Study Aid(derall)

Angie Tait, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

In high school, every student seeks out shortcuts; the secrets learned over time that provides the small aid needed to ensure our confidence and a decent grade. For some, it’s practicing religiously with flashcards until the moment of the test. For others, it could be the 10-minute passing peri...

Food for thought

Food for thought

Martha Farah, Staff Writer

May 22, 2017


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For confidentiality, the sources are referred to as Marie Major and Jane Doe. She would see advertisements saying to call this number if a person needs help, making her feel as if she should tell someone what was going on. Embarrassment filled up inside her, so she decided to get help. Student Mar...

Stay Together

Stay Together

Amanda Ban, Staff Writer

May 22, 2017


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Senior Drake Brown is not only the king of fashion; he is an accomplished actor. He recently landed the male lead role in Noah Cyrus’ new music video for her song “Stay Together.” “I was sort of her love interest. I was just kind of the guy that was with her in every scene. The whole vi...

One man show

One man show

Erika Zlatkin, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017


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Countless hours of practice leaves his hands strained, but the time it takes him to perfect his talent allows him to find passion in his work as a teacher. “Playing guitar has not only been a stress relief for me,” teacher Matthew Keye said. “It has been so fun to play and be in the mom...

Finders keepers

Erika Zlatkin, Staff Writer

April 7, 2017


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The majority of his coins from the vast collection that he has can be traced back to a specific point in history hundreds of years ago. AP European and United States History teacher Nicholas Sklarenko enjoys collecting historical foreign coins as a hobby and passion. “I’m a history guy and coins are just a ...

Put your records on

Put your records on

Amanda Ban, Staff Writer

April 7, 2017


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For junior Cross Fontana, collecting records has become a way for him to characterize significant time periods in his life. “When I listen to my records I can remember when I bought it, and it reminds me of what was going on in my life at that time,” Fontana said. A large part of his coll...

First responders

First responders

Analise Asaro, Staff Writer

April 7, 2017


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Photo by Jarrah May Thirty-five to 50 hours of their lives are dedicated per week to saving lives and helping others in our community. Seniors Noah Rosenthal and Jake Bolt are training as EMTs, or Emergency Medical Technicians. EMTs are trained to respond quickly to emergency situations involving medical issues...