Author: sophia-piper

April 2020/21

Music to Awaken Your Zombie-fied Soul

Kids who previously dragged their way through each school day now feel overjoyed, one going as far as to say that she’s scheduled for mouth surgery to remove the permanent smile slapped on her face through the healing properties of Top 40 on the intercom!

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Breaking
World

Redditors Catch Wall Street By Surprise

Society cannot underestimate the power of bored people on the Internet. Social media has made organizing plans incredibly easy, and with all the free time people have because of lockdown restrictions, these plans can rope in thousands of people in a short amount of time.

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Opinion
School

Zoom vs. Meet: Which One Takes the Cake?

Google Meet and Zoom are the two platforms used for remote gatherings, and each has its share of pros and cons.

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School
World

Colleges are Waiving Standardized Testing Requirements

In light of the recent ACT, SAT, and SAT Subject Test cancellations by the College Board and ACT Inc., many juniors are wondering what will become of their standardized test scores. Though the College Board has said that it will add more testing dates starting in August, and that they will run every weekend, this […]

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April 2019/20

Pandemic Promposals

It’s the night that every teenage girl dreams of and every teenage boy dreads. Since the beginning of the school year, students have scoured the hallways for the perfect date, scoured the internet for the perfect dress, and scoured their hearts for the emotional fortitude to take on what Zac Efron once famously referred to […]

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World

The American Stimulus Package: How Similar is it to Andrew Yang’s Universal Basic Income?

The House of Representatives just approved a two trillion dollar stimulus package that will give many Americans $1,200. It is meant to ease the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has closed thousands of businesses and cost millions of Americans their jobs and paychecks. If you’re familiar with the former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew […]

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World

Coronavirus Update

On Friday, February 7th, Wuhan Central Hospital announced that one of their doctors had died from novel coronavirus (now COVID-19). Dr. Li Wenliang had been treating coronavirus patients previously and had contracted the virus during this time. Li had been one of the earliest whistleblowers about the illness, posting messages to his medical affiliates right […]

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World

Impeachment: An Update

Soon after midnight on December 16th, the House Judiciary Committee released a 650-page report detailing the charges that accuse President Trump of betraying the United States. He is specifically accused of “abusing his high office to enlist a foreign power in corrupting democratic elections.” This refers to his alleged quid pro quo with the President […]

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World

Naval Base in Pensacola Hit by Active Shooter

Last Friday, a naval base in Pensacola, Florida was ravaged by an active shooter, leaving four dead. The 21-year-old shooter, Second Lieutenant Mohammed Alshamrani of the Royal Saudi Air Force, was receiving training in the United States. This is a common practice–currently, there are more than 5,000 international students from 153 countries receiving military training […]

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World

Everything You Need to Know About the Trump-Ukraine Scandal

Since July of this year, we’ve been bombarded with news articles concerning President Trump and Ukraine (more specifically, Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky). This controversy has prompted Democrats to call for impeachment. However, the details on what really happened are still blurry, and we still aren’t quite sure what went on behind the scenes.  In August, […]

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