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Students at AHS express their style in many different ways. Some wonder whether the dress code restricts this.
Dress Code Disguises and Downfalls
By Elizabeth Anderson, Atlantic High School • April 16, 2021

Walking into AHS on a hot day in the midwest, one may see students wearing crop tops, short shirts, cutoffs, midriffs, and...

Throughout the pandemic, the administration has overseen the school’s financial standing, cutting expenses without compromising the students’ experience. Photo illustration by Eileen Meidar.
COVID-19 provokes uncertainty around ASL's finances
By Gabrielle Meidar, The American School in London • April 16, 2021

As the coronavirus takes a toll on the economic state of the world, ASL’s finances have not been immune from these shocks. According...

A speaker stands on a truck bed in California, addressing a crowd that had gathered for a protest in support of hazard pay mandates.
Local governments broadly adopt hazard pay mandates
By Hudson Fox, Carlmont High School • April 16, 2021

Despite the increase in COVID-19 vaccine distribution and local residents anticipating a return to a greater sense of normalcy,...

Many people have accused the French government of Islamophobia and sexism after the French senate voted to ban those under 18 from wearing the hijab.
Sharp: France’s hijab ban is yet another example of not-so-thinly veiled sexism and Islamophobia
By Chloe Sharp, The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science • April 16, 2021

On Mar. 30, 2021, the French Senate declared a war on Islam by passing a bill banning women under the age of 18 from wearing...

Over 20% of the American population is comprised of minorities. Yet, many minorities who grew up in America feel a lack of belonging due to their different physical appearances.
Opinion: There is a proper way to ask for someone's ethnicity
By Amber Chia, Carlmont High School • April 16, 2021

When I was in the fourth grade, I vividly remember a classmate asking me, "Where are you from?" Before I could respond with...

As of the 2010 Census, Crum’s population was 182. The town is only an hour from Huntington and sits on the border between the southern county line of Wayne and the northern line of Mingo County and on the West Virginia side of the Tug Fork, or Tug River, which divides the Mountain State with Kentucky.
Crum, WV- a town on borrowed time
By Tyler Spence, Marshall University
Muslims try to read and study the Holy Quran with more fervor during Ramadan, often finishing the entire 114-chapter-long scripture one or more times during the one-month holiday.
Muslim Students begin fasting for the holy month of Ramadan
By Esha Bhatti, Howard Community College
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and many medical professionals are encouraging constituents to receive their COVID-19 vaccination, many are still wary of the possible side effects.
Infectious diseases specialist explains vaccine benefits
By Brittany Hively, Marshall University
(From left to right) Marcus Aurelius, Seneca the Younger, Epictetus, Zeno of Citium.
Stoicism: an ancient philosophy with contemporary value
By John Harrison, Skyline College
Malcolm X once said "The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman."
Feminism Failed Black Women, Womanism is the Solution
By Deja Grissom, Howard Community College
Students at AHS express their style in many different ways. Some wonder whether the dress code restricts this.
Dress Code Disguises and Downfalls

Walking into AHS on a hot day in the midwest, one may see students wearing crop tops, short shirts, cutoffs,...

According to their mission statement, “the Chivalry
A look inside St. Francis's Chivalry’s Not Dead Club

When you think of the word "chivalry," there’s a good chance King Arthur and his Knights of the Round...

Photography teacher Kathy Toews keeps cameras on a wall in her classroom. They are all different ages and models.
Life in snapshots

When students enter photography teacher Kathy Toews’ classroom, their eyes are drawn to the left...

Cathy Barker is a member of the Duncan Legislative Team. Team members go to the Capitol and meet with legislators about public education.
Duncan teachers continue involvement at State Capitol

Duncan Public School teachers have gone to the Oklahoma State Capitol to persuade members of the House...

Lauren Kelly of the Boston Pride (and Watertown Middle School) celebrates with the Isobel Cup after Boston beat the Minnesota Whitecaps, 4-3, for the NWHL title on March 27, 2021, at Warrior Ice Arena.
A championship to cherish 'for the rest of my life'

“Pure joy and excitement!” That’s how professional hockey defender and Watertown Middle School...

Many students are eager to return to their school campuses, but is it safe?
Going Back to School

You overhear your parents discussing your return to school. Are they a little too eager to send you back?...

Throughout the pandemic, the administration has overseen the school’s financial standing, cutting expenses without compromising the students’ experience. Photo illustration by Eileen Meidar.
COVID-19 provokes uncertainty around ASL's finances

As the coronavirus takes a toll on the economic state of the world, ASL’s finances have not been immune...

A speaker stands on a truck bed in California, addressing a crowd that had gathered for a protest in support of hazard pay mandates.
Local governments broadly adopt hazard pay mandates

Despite the increase in COVID-19 vaccine distribution and local residents anticipating a return to a...

Protests like this one, which occurred in San Francisco
Asian Americans face increasing discrimination

Although discrimination against Asian Americans has been prevalent in the U.S. for years, prejudiced...

Mark Greaney’s signature on the front page of Relentless, his newest novel which was released on February 16. Special thanks to the staff at Novel for their assistance for this article.
Alumnus releases newest book in Gray Man series

It’s nighttime in Berlin, and a young woman walks down the street. She knows she’s being followed....

Three tiles by students Paige Whateley (left), Tiffany Leyva (middle), and Angelina Parra (right) in different stages of the tile glazing process. As the 20/21 school year in the midst of a pandemic comes to a close, Sage Creek’s art department invites all students to make a tile of a virus and use it as a way to capture the emotions of the pandemic experience.
Turning Something Deadly Into A Beautiful Work Of Art

Throughout history, art has been used as a reactionary medium to what is going on in the world. This...

Juniors Alysa Spiro, Eden Goodman, Venus Hicks, and senior Aydan Howison show off their collection of Squishmallows during an impromptu show and tell during AP Ethnic Studies class.
Squishmallow craze contagious during pandemic

A cult has swept across America. Thousands of teens have been blinded by the cult’s charismatic leader,...

Many people have accused the French government of Islamophobia and sexism after the French senate voted to ban those under 18 from wearing the hijab.
Sharp: France’s hijab ban is yet another example of not-so-thinly veiled sexism and Islamophobia

On Mar. 30, 2021, the French Senate declared a war on Islam by passing a bill banning women under the...

Over 20% of the American population is comprised of minorities. Yet, many minorities who grew up in America feel a lack of belonging due to their different physical appearances.
Opinion: There is a proper way to ask for someone's ethnicity

When I was in the fourth grade, I vividly remember a classmate asking me, "Where are you from?" Before...

The recent shootings in Atlanta, Georgia and Boulder, Colorado only prove that gun violence is still a pertinent issue in the United States, and that reforms to gun control regulations are necessary.
Opinion: Gun Violence Never Left the United States

On March 16, 2021, Robert Long shot and murdered eight victims just hours after purchasing a handgun...

The graphic represents the NCAA
NCAA needs to reevaluate their treatment of women's sports

Women’s sports have grown tremendously over the years by gaining popularity and providing more opportunities...

Sophomore Sydney Barros performs a floor routine at her first international competition in Jesolo, Italy in 2018.
Reaching for the rings

When Carine Barros signed her daughter, sophomore Sydney Barros, up for gymnastics as a 6 year old, she...

Lauren Kelly of the Boston Pride (and Watertown Middle School) celebrates with the Isobel Cup after Boston beat the Minnesota Whitecaps, 4-3, for the NWHL title on March 27, 2021, at Warrior Ice Arena.
A championship to cherish 'for the rest of my life'

“Pure joy and excitement!” That’s how professional hockey defender and Watertown Middle School...