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Stories from Cambridge High School
A New Era of Entertainment: Meet the School’s Biggest TikTok Stars
Features

Rachel Lichtenwalner | October 25, 2019

David Dobrik. Loren Gray. Baby Ariel. Jacob Sartorius.

Even JiffPom the dog.

These are only some of the biggest celebrities on TikTok, a popular social media and entertainment app.

While the school…

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These Girls are on Fire: Fighting Back Against Climate Change
News

Rachel Lichtenwalner | September 27, 2019

People drove past as if they didn’t see or hear a thing.

“Brainwash!” a woman yelled from across the street.

One man gave the middle finger as he passed by.

Still the girls persisted.

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Beating the Heat: How Coaches Keep Their Players Safe in Steamy Temperatures
Sports

Rachel Lichtenwalner | September 17, 2019

At 3:50 pm, the cross country team bolts through the doors on the left-hand side of the school. Seven minutes later, half of the students are returning from their run.

Faces glisten, necks, arms and…

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Arts & Entertainment

Cherise Kim | May 20, 2019

If you’ve logged onto any social networking site in the last month, hearing about “Game of Thrones” seems to be inescapable. Discussions about dragons, ice zombies and an iron throne are quickly…

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“How We Remember High School”: The Makings of Cambridge Yearbook
Features

Cherise Kim | April 11, 2019

At the end of every May, students flood from the building, leaving behind the worries of the school year and heading into summer. As they leave, many take with them a glossy, 600-page memento of the year…

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Marketing Students Bring Hype to Cambridge Athletics
News

Angeline Fu | April 11, 2019

The classic high school hallway isn’t complete without colorful posters for clubs, tryouts and plays decorating the walls.

But over the past few weeks, a new addition of vibrant photoshop jobs with…

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Teachers “Prompose” Students Lay Off on the Promposals
News

Rachel Lichtenwalner | April 5, 2019

Prom is right around the corner, and with prom comes promposals.

Nowadays, it seems like everyone gets asked to prom with a cheesy pun scribbled on a poster and maybe some flowers. It wasn’t always…

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“Wasteland, Baby!:” An Album Review
Arts & Entertainment

Libby Jones | April 2, 2019

Irish singer-songwriter Andrew Hozier-Byrne, better known as just “Hozier,” has finally emerged from his forest with a new album.

And with a name like Wasteland, Baby!, how can it disappoint?

Wasteland,…

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Opinion: SAT/ACT Prep Courses Cost Too Much and Don’t Always Deliver
Opinions

Abdul Sayed | April 1, 2019

More than 2.1 million students in the United States took the SAT and ACT last year. On Friday, students across the nation will find out their scores from the March 9 test, the first SAT of the year.

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Data Clerk’s Emails Threaten Teachers With Piranha Attack
News

Angeline Fu | March 28, 2019

With January behind us and the school grind now in full swing, you may be thinking longingly back to winter break.

But while you were cozied up at home drinking hot cocoa and watching “Dick Clark’s…

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Cambridge’s Happiest Substitute Teacher Spreads Joy in the Classroom
Features

Rachel Lichtenwalner | March 19, 2019

Who is the happiest person you can think of? Is it a children’s cartoon character? Mister Rogers?

For many students, one name might immediately come to mind.

Ms. A.

Ask students at the school…

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“Giving Thanks”: Choose Thanksgiving Over Black Friday
Opinions

Rachel Lichtenwalner | November 29, 2018

Grandma’s tangy cranberry sauce, limp green beans, hot rolls, dry turkey slathered with gravy and your extended family all fighting to get to the front of the line – you know, the annual meal. Or at…

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“Not Just Two People Arguing”: Inside the Real World of High School Policy Debate
Features

Libby Jones | November 27, 2018

On either side of an arena, two students stand at podiums. In a box overhead, a panel of robed judges overlook the students, while a crowd is gathered in the seats.

A jumbotron provides subtitles for…

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“Teachers vs. Students”: What Does Voting in Today’s America Look Like?
Midterm Elections

Cherise Kim | November 8, 2018

From 1776 to 2018, elections in America have certainly undergone immense changes. However, a few key elements have remained unchanged since the Founding Fathers first donned their powdered wigs.

Mudslinging,…

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“A Cambridge Institution”: Inside the Redefined World of “The Bridge”
Features

Whit Whittall | November 6, 2018

Outside broadcast video teacher Hal Funderburk’s office, a handful of students scurried around the classroom, occasionally popping into the office to ask for flash drives or tools. He reclined in his…

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“En Garde”: A Spotlight on the Cambridge Fencing Team
Features

Sydney Lee | November 2, 2018

A room full of clatter is heard as blades go flying. Two opponents face each other, panting; one member lunges toward the opponent, striking them dead center in the chest.

A light flashes and a large…

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“Disconnected”: School Spirit in the Age of Digital Learning
Opinions

Grace Kish | October 30, 2018

Online classes are becoming an increasingly favored alternative to the traditional classroom.

Online courses have typically been popular among upperclassmen, but this year, it seems many sophomores…

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“Crazy Rich Asians” and Film Representation in the 21st Century
Arts & Entertainment

Cherise Kim | September 27, 2018

1993.

The box office is packed to the brim with star-studded smash hits like “Jurassic Park,” “Schindler’s List,” and “Sleepless in Seattle.”

But one new release appears different from all the rest,…

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