The best holiday blockbuster movies to keep you entertained over winter break

Maite Napoliello

December 12, 2017

Now that we’ve had our snow day and finals week is less than a week away, it’s really beginning to look a lot like the holidays. When you're bored over break and don't know what to do, make a cup of hot chocolate, get cozy...

Junior expresses unusual love for mornings

Turi Sioson

October 20, 2017

The time: 5 a.m. Me: awake. The reason: none. That’s right, I get up at five in the morning. For fun. I’m the morning person that everyone who has logic and morals dreads. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved gett...

Scared of IT

Gabriel Raazia Khataw

October 11, 2017

“C’mon Raazia, it'll be fun! I'm buying the tickets right now. If you back out, I'm putting a statue of a clown under your bed.” My anxiety shoots through the roof of the Commons. How can people be so cruel? This is NO laughing...

When friendship becomes an obligation

Isabella Zou

October 2, 2017

3. 4. 5. There’s something satisfying about watching that number tick up. 50. 51. 52. It becomes something with higher stakes. 170. 171. 172. Higher, higher — 398. 399. And then. The unimaginable happens. You’re sucker-punched...

Popular card game takes over Junior’s life

Kendall Carroll

September 27, 2017

We’re all sitting in a circle, eyes suspiciously darting from one to another. I place a card on top of the discard pile. “Uno,” I announce, watching everyone else. Little do they know, my last card is a color changer ...

The fear of growing up

Lucy Urdahl

May 23, 2017

In elementary school, I was never scared of growing up. In fact, it was one of the main things I was looking forward to. Now that I’m faced with actually growing up, I wish I could go back to days of recess and nap time. Now,...

You’re smart, okay?

Gigi Connor, reporter

May 23, 2017

Shut up. Just … shut up. Please. For the sake of everybody’s sanity. You got a 94. Chill the heck out. I got a 37. I’m just happy I didn’t get a zero, and that I remembered to put my name on the paper this time. That was...


Grace Cotter

May 23, 2017

Coming out as a member of the LGBT community is a hard thing for many teenagers to do. According to, 92% of LGBT youth say that they hear negative messages about being LGBT. Although things have slowly been getting better...