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After a shift at my job, its the most disappointing ordeal to count my money. The grind to get at least 20% on every check is near impossible in the food service of 2021.

If you can’t afford the tip, you can’t afford the meal

Kaylie Donahue, Magazine Chief
November 22, 2021

Pulling into my driveway around 11:30 p.m., I pull out my winnings of the night. $37.57 is all that I can call my paycheck for the last six hours of work. Being a server in 2021 isn’t for the faint of...

The custodial staff has had to clean up excessive damage to the school bathrooms in addition to their everyday tasks

An overdue apology to our custodial staff

The 2021-2022 school year has been nothing short of a game of Jumanji, each week a new form of chaos has been introduced to the halls. Over the last few weeks, the newest high jinks to enter our doors...

APES students stand on the beach after hours of picking up trash on the shoreline.

AP Environmental Science students reflect on beach clean-up

Mr. Grant's APES students
October 1, 2021

Below are the reflections the AP Environmental Science (APES) students wrote after their trip to Hampton Beach on Thursday September 16.  APES teacher Mr. Grant said they collected 22 pounds worth of...

Ringing in the new school year

Ringing in the new school year

Natalie Karlson and Sathvik Manam
September 22, 2021

9:04 am: “Thank you for choosing LHS Airlines, we hope you have a pleasant flight with us today and remember we are here, “giving wings to children’s dreams”. Remember the good old days when...

Which is better: Going to Prom with a Date or Friends?

Which is better: Going to Prom with a Date or Friends?

Seniors Hailey Hines and Maya Lincoln discuss their sides on whether prom is better with a date or in a group.
Haley Hines and Maya Lincoln
May 27, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine is everywhere. Will you fight for herd immunity, or sit back to see what happens?

My thoughts on the COVID-19 vaccine

Laura Haas, Online Chief
May 18, 2021

Watching the news only freaks me out more. The COVID-19 vaccine is all that is talked about, and at this point it’s becoming exhausting trying to distinguish between the truth and lies.  I am so...

Misinformation, bias, and deceptive facts are all far too prevalent in our society, especially when regarding polarizing topics, namely politics. And while it’s bad enough that people repeat things to each other that are bent one way or are completely incorrect, social media only helps to exacerbate this issue.

Disinformation ruins modern media

Josh Truesdale, Creative Writing Editor
May 13, 2021

Let's face it. Social media is awful. It is clear that social media is a huge part of most people’s lives. Sure, it connects people from all over the globe in a place that spreads ideas, delivers...

Super straight is not just a preference, its transphobic. This belief harms transgender people, invaliding their feelings and worsening mental health.

Super Straight or Super Transphobic?

Anna Macpherson, Reporter
May 10, 2021

A new trend has arisen. One that is neither dancing nor pet related. It mocks sexuality and identity.  TikTok user Kyle Royce made a video in early March claiming to be “super straight,” a...

The crowds are too big, too fast, and overstimulating. Crowd anxiety is real, and only has solidified during the pandemic. 

Crowd anxiety flared by student’s congestion in the hallways

Kaylie Donahue, Magazine Chief
May 9, 2021

I’m only halfway through my school day and I can already feel the budding pit in my stomach. The crazed haze of highschoolers rushing in eight-foot wide halls is the definition of overwhelming.  A...

Participation happens when the classroom environment created by the teacher is comfortable for students to learn in.

Times I Raise My Hand ≠ My Intelligence

Hannah Ellis, Opinions Editor
May 8, 2021

You’re sitting in class and the teacher presents a question. Do you get excited for the chance to talk in class? Or do you sit, eyes low, waiting for this stressful moment to pass? Depending on the teacher,...

America stands divided on a number of political issues, which creates unnecessary conflict and hostility within the country.

Students have more civility than politicians? That needs to change.

Alisha Khalil, News Editor
May 4, 2021

Dear U.S. Politicians, If I can engage with another student who has different views than me, why is it that people almost three times my age fail to do so? Before all else, students know that they are...

Somewhere on a Rainbow | Andrew

Somewhere on a Rainbow | Andrew

Thomas Wolthers, Multimedia Editor
April 12, 2021

In this episode of Somewhere on a Rainbow, Andrew is interviewed about being transgender.

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