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Jimmy Kimmel has yet to apologize for his questionable past

Jimmy Kimmel has yet to apologize for his questionable past

Julia Van Lare, Lifestyles Editor

July 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Top Stories

The episode opens on a busy street, with a young boy selling beer for twenty-five cents. The camera crew catches him marketing his beer to random pedestrians, some who ignore him and some who question him for his illegal behavior. He yells to one woman waiting for the street light to change, “This...

Cardi B good or Cardi B bad

Cardi B good or Cardi B bad

July 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Before Cardi B was the famous and talented female rapper she is today, Belcalis Almanzar was a club dancer from the Bronx who participated in a lot of gang activity, which is where she got her mental toughness and confidence that she uses in her music. Cardi B lived a difficult life with domestic viol...

To ballet or not to ballet

To ballet or  not to ballet

Kate Ford, staff reporter

July 8, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style

Freshman Kiara Nelson has been dancing since before she can remember. After all of this time, she barely notices the pain of all her weight forced onto one toe. Instead, this pain means to her that she is beautiful, that she is graceful. She is in her element. As Nelson methodically turns and bends to th...

TMI to IT Industry

TMI to IT Industry

Anika Bahl, News Editor

July 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Anyone who has even been taking the occasional peak at the headlines on any major news outlet in the last few months knows the meaning of the phrase ‘Cambridge Analytica’. It is the name of the company who, during the 2016 election cycle, gained access to the private information of more than 87 million Facebook users, which was later used to target them with digital advertisements. This leaves us, the generati...

Be the change

Be the change

Abigail Presson, Managing Editor

June 26, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Top Stories

The Youth Direct Club aims to increase student activism at the school and educate students on important social and political issues. While it was created partway through the school year, the club has already been involved in several demonstrations and offers students a way to find out about events an...

It’s music festival season

Atashi Barua

June 19, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style

Festival season has finally arrived, and upcoming music festivals like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Broccoli City Festival, Buzz Beach Ball, Arise Music Festival and Firefly Music Festival have many people excited for the summer 2018. As the school year ends, many students are looking forward to attendin...

Winter Guard

Winter Guard

Hannah Rosman, Editor-in-Chief

June 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After a successful season, the school’s winter guard deserves to be recognized for the tight knit and supportive group it is. Their fierce but familial attitude differs from the feeling of many other sports, making it something special that the school should be more aware of. Winter guard is a ...

Curse broken? Caps make Stanley Cup Finals

Curse broken? Caps make Stanley Cup Finals

Gus Nathanson, Online Editor

June 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Top Stories

The final buzzer sounded, and the city of Washington, D.C. went into an uproar. This happened on May 23, when the Washington Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals by the score of 4-0 to advance to the National Hockey League (NHL) Stanley Cup Finals for th...

Sophomore class uses social media to raise awareness for mental health

Sophomore class uses social media to raise awareness for mental health

Holland Forsythe, Opinion Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase

Millions of people suffer from mental illnesses, many of whom are teenagers. As May marks Mental Health Awareness Month, the sophomore class has taken to Instagram, a popular social media platform, to advocate for those dealing with mental disorders. Posts of green ribbons (the symbol for mental health a...

Rap group takes radio

Rap group takes radio

Johnston French, Staff Reporter

May 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style, Top Stories

Local rap group Concept Collective, also known simply as Concept, will be interviewed on radio station WPGC 95.5 on Friday, May 18. The group is comprised largely of students and alums of the school. For example, Diego Holmes-Bonilla, Larry Carpenter, Julian Hinkson, and Eric Lusby are seniors and memb...

Senior night traditions continue

Senior night traditions continue

Kate Ford, Staff Reporter

May 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As spring sports season comes to an end, each team is taking the time to appreciate and thank their seniors. In a long-held tradition known as Senior Night, each sport team has their own way of demonstrating how much they will miss their oldest members. Smaller teams, like lacrosse or tennis, take t...

Seniors say goodbye

Seniors say goodbye

Johnston French, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The school’s seniors began their transition away from high school last week as Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) exams began. Attendance in classes with seniors and juniors, who are allowed to take Generals Rest days, falls during May as students are testing. After that, senior...

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