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The Big Ask

The Big Ask

Abby Pingpank, News Editor

October 26, 2020

The last thing seniors want to do this college application season -- other than miss their deadlines, of course -- is to irritate the very teachers who they hope will write their recommendation letters.  The trouble is, however, it's not all that hard to do. The teacher recommendation letter is one o...

Madam President

Madam President

Lucie Flagg, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2020

What was your biggest motivation to run?  To represent the senior class and make this year the best we can make it for the circumstances we've been given.  What are you most excited for? I am very excited for our first project—senior T-shirts. What platforms will your presidency high...

Good Talk: Mr. Walkowiak

Good Talk: Mr. Walkowiak

Zachary Ludwick, Staff Writer

October 22, 2020

Tell me about your background. I went to Knoch High School, and I attended college at the Merchant Marine Academy and studied Marine Science and Aeronautical Engineering. I spent four years in the Navy and eight years on reserve.   How many years have you been teaching and how many have been at...

The Disappearance of David Stone

The Disappearance of David Stone

Michaela Golik, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

La Jolla, California -- a place filled with endless days of sunshine, the sparkling blue Pacific, tourists, surfers, and the rich and famous. Certainly a place where no one would expect the sudden and mysterious disappearance of a 29-year-old student of the La Jolla Academy of Advertising Arts. My dad, Ma...

All Hail the King

All Hail the King

Julia Poppa, Photography Editor

October 20, 2020

Did you know you were going to be nominated for the Homecoming Court? I kind of had a feeling. My friends were all talking about it in our group chat. I sort of had a feeling I might end up on the court, but I wasn’t sure. Were you excited to be nominated or would you have rather not? I wa...

Are Students Getting More Political?

From medium.com

Ryan Nash, Staff Writer

October 19, 2020

Trump, Clinton, Biden, impeachment, fake news-- I could go on with hundreds of related terms, but the point still stands. Try to think of a day in the past five years or so when you haven’t heard at least one of these terms. I know-I can’t, and I’ve tried to stay away from hearing about politic...

Good Talk: Mrs. Davis

Good Talk: Mrs. Davis

Emma Kim, Staff Writer

October 19, 2020

What is your favorite topic in the Environmental Science course? My favorite topic in Environmental Science is biodiversity.  I like biodiversity for the environmental fact that it helps maintain the natural balance and the ecosystem.  For teaching purposes, it is super exciting.  There are so ...

Meet the 2020-21 Homecoming Court

Meet the 2020-21 Homecoming Court

Chelsea Boyer, Social Media Director

October 16, 2020

The Health Impacts of Online Learning

 Staring at a computer screen for a majority of the school day can have detrimental effects on youth.

Alyssa Bruce, Staff Writer

October 16, 2020

Screen technology has long had a troubled relationship with the community of health professionals. Concerns ranging from eye strain and obesity to mood swings and depression have been widely noted in association with excessive screen time.  With the recent and widespread shift to online schooling, wher...

An Instrumental New Hobby

Gracie Kate has enjoyed playing the banjo while self-quarantining.

Lorenzo Zottoli, Staff Writer

October 15, 2020

In times of stress, teens commonly turn to many different outlets—some athletic and some artistic. The ongoing pandemic has left kids, teens, and adults isolated with nothing to do. Health experts have concluded that learning a new instrument is actually beneficial to the mental health of an individ...

Tough Enough for Tofu

Substituting animal-product with fruits and vegetables is a staple in the vegan diet.

Kara Mihm, Staff Writer

October 14, 2020

Veganism -- the one trend that I sworn to never partake in. It seemed outlandish and entirely unnecessary to deplete my body of needed nutrients and proteins that I thought only animal products supplied. Not only had the diet scared me off for so many years, but I also preferred not to be associated wi...

Good Talk: Ms. Tallerico

Good Talk: Ms. Tallerico

Abby Pingpank, News Editor

October 14, 2020

What inspired you to be an English teacher? My high school English teacher, Dr. Mann. She was hands-down the best teacher I ever had.  She cared so deeply about her students and her classroom was always a safe, interesting, and fun environment. She introduced me to some of my favorite authors, po...

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