Sticks and Stones: How Bullying and Words Affect the Modern Teen

  Purple feathers are the first things to draw your eye, perched atop freshman Evelynn Hurley’s head. Her halo of dark curly hair frames her face, and her clothes, flashy but sensible, are only an afterthought to finish off her striking appearance. Her kind face shows no sign of hurt as she recalls the comments she’s gotten over the years about her appearance. “I’ve been … Continue reading Sticks and Stones: How Bullying and Words Affect the Modern Teen

A Change in Modern Day Feminism

Feminism was a movement originally formed for the advocacy of women’s rights, which should be politically, socially and economically equal to men. The Suffragettes led a movement that involved these rights in earlier times, which was more focused on women. Leading feminists like Gloria Steinem have tried to steer the movement into more modern terms. Modern day feminism, however, advocates for a larger range of … Continue reading A Change in Modern Day Feminism

Pouring From an Empty Cup: Loy Norrix Students Struggle to Find Balance in Their Busy Lives

By Emma Fergusson, Guest Writer “You know, no one has time to just go out in the woods for a few hours,” said senior Bethany Dunham. Like many of her fellow Loy Norrix students, Dunham dreams of a world in which she could forget about the books and papers that weigh down her backpack, and focus more on the little pleasures in life, like just … Continue reading Pouring From an Empty Cup: Loy Norrix Students Struggle to Find Balance in Their Busy Lives

Sadness In Silence, Having Friends With Depression

Depression. I’d like to say not a lot of people suffer from it, but that’s not the case, unfortunately. Three hundred fifty million people have depression, and that’s only those that are diagnosed. There are probably countless others that just haven’t said anything. Depression can manifest in many different ways, from constantly feeling sad and lethargic, to being suicidal. That’s terrifying, there’s no other word … Continue reading Sadness In Silence, Having Friends With Depression

Taking a Closer Look at Loy Norrix’s Advanced Placement Art, Cartooning and Functional Ceramics Classes

The AP Art room is silent with only the sounds of pencils scratching on paper and the overwhelming feeling of focus as students hunker down to work. The cartooning room, on the other hand, is booming with laughter and ideas being bounced from peer to peer on what to draw next. Should they draw another yokai, or doodle and see what that leads to? The … Continue reading Taking a Closer Look at Loy Norrix’s Advanced Placement Art, Cartooning and Functional Ceramics Classes

The Right is not Right if not Taught, Students Deserve to Know About Their Choices

One in every five women are sexually assaulted according to The Center Of Disease Control. However, only 12 percent of assaults are reported to the authorities. Women are solidified in this society as weak and vulnerable, and now people forget who women are and how hard they’ve worked to be respected and to be accepted into this society.  A woman’s right to understand her reproductive … Continue reading The Right is not Right if not Taught, Students Deserve to Know About Their Choices

Students Should Consider the Benefits of School Uniforms

By Emma Fergusson, Guest Writer Stiff khaki pants and a navy blue polo stamped with a Loy Norrix High School insignia. Or perhaps a button-up shirt and a nifty neck tie paired with a stuffy blazer and slacks. To many Norrix students, and perhaps students all over the country, this is not an appealing image. The debate over school uniforms seems to consistently provoke people … Continue reading Students Should Consider the Benefits of School Uniforms

A Spoiler-Free Review of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

By Sebastian Rodriguez, Assistant Web Editor Star Wars is undoubtedly one of the biggest movie franchises ever created. The first Star Wars movie released was originally called “Star Wars.” It was released in 1977 and was directed by George Lucas. Eventually, it was retitled “Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope.” Since 1977, there have been 8 Star Wars movies released. One special thing about … Continue reading A Spoiler-Free Review of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”