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There’s Always a Light

There’s Always a Light

Isabella Sapountzis, Reporter

April 9, 2019


Filed under Columns

            I remember feeling it first at the ripe age of 12. That sick, sinking feeling. That feeling of dread and hopelessness. However, these little episodes only lasted for very short periods of time, short enough to make me believe that I was just getting sad at random moments.    ...

Dealing with the Boredom During Spring Break

Dealing with the Boredom During Spring Break

Isabella Sapountzis, Reporter

April 9, 2019


Filed under Columns

Ever since middle school, I’ve envied my peers and classmates who took extravagant or faraway trips during spring break. Las Vegas, California, Disneyworld, Universal Studios—you name it, I've known someone who’s gone there for spring break.  However, my family hasn’t gone out of state sin...

It Won’t Be A Goodbye

It Won’t Be A Goodbye

Stina Hobbensiefken, Reporter

May 11, 2018


Filed under Columns, Top Stories

When you are an exchange student, you leave everything behind. Your family, your friends, your home, your country, the usual things. You pack everything in a suitcase, say goodbye to your family & friends and then you leave. Leave to a country where you don’t know anybody and try to find people...

A Reason To Live

A Reason To Live

Hali Cortes, Writer

May 11, 2018


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Sitting in a dim, cold bathroom, no noise or movement, I thought to myself should I do it? April 23, 2013, I was minding my own business when I was accused of saying something I never said, now suddenly I was stuck in between these two girls fighting. While sitting there I began to panic, my p...

It Shouldn’t Be About The Lottery Of Life

It Shouldn’t Be About The Lottery Of Life

Jacquie Hernandez

April 11, 2018


Filed under Columns

"It's okay to go to beauty school," was something my mama always told me. "It's safer that way." Safer, easier, cheaper. She meant well, especially when the cost of a year of college far exceeds the salary we're living off. Like many other students here, with senior year quickly coming to an end,...

I’m Riding Solo

I’m Riding Solo

Cara Wimberley, Editor

April 8, 2018


Filed under Columns

My heart dropped into my stomach and I took a deep, (barely) steadying breath. It was time to play the song that had shoved a lump in my throat for most of the day. I’m not a wimp, but when I’m panicking, especially when it comes to drawing attention to myself, I flight.There’s not even a qu...

Words Act Like Weapons

Words Act Like Weapons

Justine Rey, Reporter

December 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, Top Stories

"How can you still be alive? You are so ugly. You just look like a freak. You should just kill yourself and end your life."  Was throwing up every day after lunch enough? Should I do more?   I just needed to think about what I was about to do.    Wait.  Why was I even thinking abou...

A Tough Trip

A Tough Trip

Justine Rey, reporter

December 12, 2017


Filed under Columns

Aug. 10.   Emotions collided through me all at once. I was happy, sad, excited, nervous.   Today was going to be a good day.  That was different.  I woke up ready to go. Not to school or work or out with friends.  Today, I woke up ready to head to the airport.  I was about to leave my family and my friends for 10 months....

The Longest Wait of My Life

The Longest Wait of My Life

Justine Rey, Reporter

November 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Top Stories

October 31   8: 05 a.m. I woke up just like I do every morning. Chelsey, my host mom, dropped me off at school for a normal day, but I didn't know what was going to happen.  My parents, Aurore and Jerome, and my brother, Thomas, were on a trip in Ney York City for one week.   4:30 p.m.  I was about to call my parents when I got home but I heard from Chelsey's mom that a terrorist attack happened near the M...

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