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Standardized testing season takes over and students feel the squeeze

Students feel the pressure as they enter the fall test season and prepare for more standardized testing in the spring.

Lauren Boettcher, News Editor

November 6, 2015

The stakes are high for many students when it comes to standardized testing, resulting in increased stress levels.

Flu season brings controversy over vaccine effectivity

Sophomore Sara Bohjanen browses flue remedies at Wallgreens. Cough drops, decongestents, and nasal sprays are all popular products come flu season. “I don’t really ever get sick and it’s probably because I [get] my flu shot,”  Sophomore David Santos said.

Amodhya Samarakoon, Opinions Editor

February 17, 2015

In the midst of the flu season, students contemplate whether or not to be vaccinated.

Manga offers an enticing read

The stack of books on the left, is junior Madeeha Rizvi’s manga collection. Rivzi purchases manga from conventions,  such as Anime Detour, and book stores. “Its really exciting stuff,” said Rizvi.

Gitanjali Raman, Copy Editor

November 16, 2014

Junior Madeeha Rizvi points to one of the drawings in the Inuyasha manga novel series. Manga is Japanese graphic novels that are similar to comic books, but are more enticing to read because of the intense plots of the stories.

Students offer tips to stay organized

Students offer tips and advice to help stay organized.

Boraan Abdulkarim, Chief Visual Editor

September 29, 2014

With the school year well underway, students' clutter and stress have a tendency to pile up.  Binders, notebooks, lockers, and computer files all slowly fall into disrepair. It is important to take the time to get organized. Students share their personal advice on how to make everyday school life...

Cheating undermines long-term learning

Gita Raman, Feature Editor

December 23, 2013

The word “cheating” is associated with images of answer keys, clandestine signals, or students looking over each other’s shoulders. However, cheating takes many different forms--some less obvious than others. What causes this urge to take credit for something that isn’t yours or giving away your...