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Contemporary German Band Debuts

February 13, 2019 3:28pm | Ella Hummeldorf

Synth player, sophomore Alexandra Gioukaris, warms up by doing scales on her keyboard. Bassist, junior Aiden Zigman, tunes his bass while the main guitarist and vocalist, junior Cameron Burke, sets up their amp and starts to organize his music. Once everyone in the band warms […]

Close Up Serves as Hands on Learning Experience for Students

February 7, 2019 3:24pm | Samyuta Rajagopalan

Juniors and seniors in high school from all over the nation gather around in awe as just being in the city of Washington D.C brings a smile to their faces. They soon begin their busy schedules of visiting monuments, participating in mock congressional debates and […]

Once on This Island Preparations

January 29, 2019 4:06pm | Olivia Garrett

Since the end of the first semester the members of the Tompkins theatre company have been preparing for their spring musical, Once on This Island. The show follows the life of a young girl Ti Moune after she is chosen by the Caribbean Gods for […]

Crazy for Anime

January 29, 2019 4:06pm | Brooke Lorenzo

Nearly a world of its own, anime lovers eat sleep and breathe their favorite characters and shows. There are over 35,000 different animes to choose from, but sophomore Kobee Madriz insists on watching Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto. “My favorite anime is Naruto because it teaches […]

Say Bonjour to the French Pen Pal Program

January 29, 2019 3:52pm | Vanessa Caceres

It is a brand new day and the students from AP French class prepare to talk with other students all the way from France. Students type away on their phones and they start to build close friendships. The French Pen Pal program started last year […]

Personal Finance Becomes a Focus

January 24, 2019 3:18pm | Tyler Olmo

Understanding how to manage one’s own finances is as important as ever in today’s society. Students should be given the opportunity to start learning the basic skills needed as an adult to prevent themselves from entering into financial crisis, as many often do. As students […]

Rice Astrophysicist Educates Science National Honor Society Members

January 23, 2019 3:48pm | Samyuta Rajagopalan

A one hour guest speaker session, complete with engaging videos about commercial space activities was presented by Dr. David Alexander, director of the RICE space institute and professor in the departments of Physics and Astronomy. Science National Honor Society (SNHS) members who are interested in […]

The Dark Side of Seasonal Affective Disorder

December 20, 2018 3:11pm | Olivia Garrett

As the holiday season rolls around and the atmosphere is cheery and bright, millions of Americans are struggling silently. Christmas should be a time of joy, but many experience what is known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, when the winter months hit. This can […]

Tran Reaches for Greatness

December 18, 2018 5:24pm | Lauren Buehler

The crowd is silent as the two boys glared each other down from opposite ends of the table. Senior Michael Minh Tran patiently awaits for his opponents serve. Sweat was drizzling from his forehead, while is arm ached as the scoreboard revealed that this was […]

Our Captivating Cavalettes

December 18, 2018 4:13pm | Lindsay Haney

A symphony of upbeat music blasts through the various speakers in the dimly lit room. A large group of girls are dancing to the beat of the music. The song fades away as the girls move into their final pose. After a few seconds, they […]