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Pushing Past Your Personal Barriers

Pushing Past Your Personal Barriers

Gavin Rutherford

June 17, 2019

I’ve spent most of my life cooped up inside. I lived satisfied with a life of watching television, playing games and reading books. When I went into middle school I didn’t have the confidence to reach out and talk to people, so I just sat in the back of class reading every hour. I felt like I ...

When Paradise is Lost, Promise is Found

When Paradise is Lost, Promise is Found

Riley Dominianni

May 13, 2019

The names have been changed due to the sensitive nature of the topic and by request of the subject who told her story. “I had a really bad feeling. The wind was blowing, the humidity was low, it hadn’t rained in six months, and I could smell the smoke,” said Catherine Taylor. Camp Fire, the d...

Democratic Socialism, Reshaping America's Left

Democratic Socialism, Reshaping America's Left

Brandi-Rose Phiri

May 8, 2019

The phrase “democratic socialism” has been popping up all over the news. Some of the liberals are split about weather they agree with this system, and Republicans think it's just the newest radical idea that all liberals are turning to. Even though many people are forming their opinion without ...

Loy Norrix Twins Describe What It’s Like Being Identical

Loy Norrix Twins Describe What It’s Like Being Identical

January 11, 2019

By Jeanie Gould-McElhone “Wait, which one are you again?” This is a question that twin sisters, Eva and Zoe Bugnaski get quite often. Why? They look exactly alike. Eva and Zoe have been living together and eating together their entire lives. They even shared the same womb and have been expected to share everythin...

Freshman Faces Pitfalls and Benefits of Ambition

Freshman Faces Pitfalls and Benefits of Ambition

Paula Montoro

December 13, 2018

“I know I have big goals. I want to be someone important,” said Koryania Robinson, a freshman who is already sure about her life goals. Robinson lived in New York City for seven years where she had access to more cultural events and was exposed to very different experiences and people. Althoug...

Children Need to be Taught the Importance of Voting

Children Need to be Taught the Importance of Voting

Lilly MacInnis

November 20, 2018

  An epidemic is sweeping our country. With every passing year fewer people go out to the polls and vote. This disease wipes more and more voters away until only a select few control our government. The path that history writes is held in the hands of presidential and midterm elections, yet onl...

Smiles to Success: It Is Important to Stay Positive

Smiles to Success: It Is Important to Stay Positive

Maya Crawford

October 4, 2018

  Imagine you’re preparing for a huge exam tomorrow. You’ve studied all night and you’re absolutely sure that you know everything, but there’s still that lingering fear that you will bomb the test. You shove the doubt aside as you walk through the classroom door, and end up acing the exa...

The Memory of Tim Kyle: Giving Back to the Community

The Memory of Tim Kyle: Giving Back to the Community

Brandon Schnurr

September 28, 2018

As a cart of 31 backpacks loaded with school supplies, destined for students in need, entered the office, Erin and Karen Kyle shake hands with Principal Christopher Aguinaga and Mrs. Sheryl Knight, marking the official donation. For thirteen years, Tim Kyle dedicated his work to teaching at Loy Norrix. Kyle ...

Students Most Recent Emojis

Students Most Recent Emojis

Allyson Ralat

June 14, 2018

By Paula Zuniga and Allyson Ralat Junior Isabel Best - “It’s very cute, and you can send it to a friend, a boo, shows them how much you care.” Junior Nailah Blanks - ­“I say goodbye to my friends but they know I’ll be back.” Junior Parker Kissel - “It always helps express my mood....

Beauty Standards and Body Image: How Society Uses Social Media to Target Young Girls

Beauty Standards and Body Image: How Society Uses Social Media to Target Young Girls

Olivia Ely

May 11, 2018

It’s an average afternoon for a sixteen-year-old girl, she is sitting in bed after school scrolling through her Instagram feed full of perfectly photoshopped models. She checks her calorie tracking app and starts to panic when she sees that she ate over 12 hundred calories. She skips dinner and stays i...

Interracial Dating: The Source of Diversity for Future Generations

Interracial Dating: The Source of Diversity for Future Generations

Audreanna Dunton

April 27, 2018

Interracial dating is now becoming a very common phenomenon among younger generations, and with this, the future generations are becoming racially mixed. As each new generation begins to sprout, grow, and develop, it is slowly but surely becoming a widespread trend. With time, many families are beco...

18 Isn’t a Safe Age to Own a Gun

18 Isn’t a Safe Age to Own a Gun

Lilly MacInnis

March 30, 2018

At 18 years old, the teenager’s prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain which regulates impulse control, is about halfway developed. That means that until you are about 25, you are more likely to make rash decisions with limited knowledge. But you are considered an adult at eighteen and given eve...

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