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A CollectionPosted 05/12/2022 by Deqa Muse

April   You, who was blissfully unaware, gone. Dreams of inhabiting distant worlds, gone.  The belief in the irrational, gone. A vivid, rich, and untainted world, gone.   Emerging from the ... More

Rewriting the Path to CollegePosted 05/09/2022 by Maria Goergen

Independent college studies prepare students for college. With colleges getting more and more competitive every year, Advanced Placement (AP) exams and extracurriculars are a must for a college resume... More

Atlanta… The TV ShowPosted 05/03/2022 by Nicholas Neuhalfen

Since the show was released in 2016, Atlanta has become one of the premier examples of how television can use surrealism to explore societal issues.  Before talking about the show itself, I first hav... More

Gamer’s HavenPosted 05/03/2022 by Ben Morlan

Thomas Jefferson High School’s gaming club brings together gamers of all backgrounds. Walking into the robotics room on Fridays after school, one is met with the sight of people sitting at row-align... More

My Self-Diagnosed SenioritisPosted 04/29/2022 by Eliana Channell

The end of an era comes with more than just happiness, it comes with an overwhelming case of senioritis.  Friday, December 10th –I remember it like it was yesterday– it was the day my fut... More

The World Meets WordlePosted 04/28/2022 by Caitlin Quinney

The popular online puzzle game has now shifted to the New York Times website. For those who haven’t figured it out by now, Wordle is a daily word game that can be played online and only once a d... More

Spartans Around the WorldPosted 04/28/2022 by Adam McPherson

Teresa Silveira, Loup Povolotsky, and Grace Leonard provide a great insight into a life unfamiliar to many. Ever wonder what it would be like to study in another country? Maybe for college or for a ca... More

The Art of the Red PandaPosted 04/28/2022 by Addison Smith

The coming of age film released by Disney and Pixar sets a new standard for future children’s movies as it discusses the struggles of adolescence and family. Turning Red follows the story of a d... More

EmancipationPosted 04/25/2022 by Juanita Hurtado

“One of the secrets of the universe was that our instincts were sometimes stronger than our minds.” – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz   ... More

The Era of Instant GratificationPosted 04/25/2022 by Campbell Mahoney

Instant gratification and society’s need for it is changing the way people think and act. The other day I was in the car and decided to put on some of the music my parents might have listened to whe... More