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People should not be ashamed of what they like, should not give into “guilty pleasure” culture

People should not be ashamed of what they like, should not give into “guilty pleasure” culture

Cady Armstrong February 14, 2022

For a long time, I’ve enjoyed making videos on the social media platform TikTok, where users can post 60-second videos. However, I have rarely posted the in fear of someone I know in real life seeing...

Giving smaller, sentimental gifts should be normalized, more valuable than large, expensive gifts

Giving smaller, sentimental gifts should be normalized, more valuable than large, expensive gifts

Leah Tan December 13, 2021

As the holiday season is upon us, it’s easy to get bogged down in finding the perfect gift for our loved ones. Sometimes, I’ll spend as much as three hours endlessly clicking links to find a gift that...

Spotify’s extensive podcast selection, availability, budget and shareability give it an edge up on Apple Music

Spotify’s extensive podcast selection, availability, budget and shareability give it an edge up on Apple Music

Addison Joyce December 11, 2021

All around the world, music streaming services have become increasingly popular. With this growing popularity, a division between frequent music listeners arose. When considering all aspects of what makes...

Apple Music has many unique features that overrule Spotifys

Apple Music has many unique features that overrule Spotify’s

Maggie Meyer December 11, 2021

While Spotify and Apple music have many similar and super convenient features, Apple music still stands above. Apple music has about 72 million subscribers and I am glad to be one of them. With over 75...

Administration should reform restrictive cybersecurity policies, allow students to research blocked topics

Administration should reform restrictive cybersecurity policies, allow students to research blocked topics

Dariush Khurram November 12, 2021

A couple of weeks ago, a group of students in AP Capstone Seminar encountered a concerning issue that has been plaguing our school all year. For their summative research paper, the students were investigating...

Streaming isn’t killing theaters, its improving them

Streaming isn’t killing theaters, its improving them

Christian Ledbetter November 11, 2021

Few expected “Trolls World Tour” to be a revolutionary or even historic film when it came out, but due to its release method, it  may be one of the most important films in recent memory. Rather than...

Streaming helps independent filmmakers reach larger audiences

Streaming helps independent filmmakers reach larger audiences

Sumedha Kota November 11, 2021

After the rise of COVID-19, when movie theaters and a large part of the commercial movies were shut down, many of the people who were forced to spend more time at home, turned to their television screens....

Students should reconsider priorities as they get busier

Students should reconsider priorities as they get busier

Daniel Tian October 22, 2021

Last year, I was a virtual learning student. I would start my days at noon, sluggishly ignoring the sunlight that insisted into my room, even through the heavy-duty window curtains. I would eat “breakfast”...

Students should prepare, embrace coming future

Students should prepare, embrace coming future

Archit Kalra October 22, 2021

I dream of jetpacks as alternatives to buses and bicycles. I dream of escaping the solar system. I dream of flying without wings. I dream of teleportation, time travel and breathing underwater. Realistically,...

Embrace Instagram’s shift to casual posts, but remember false nature of social media

Chloe Sun September 23, 2021

Photo dumps, #nofilter, blurry pictures—the movement to make Instagram casual again is something that has permeated the platform. In an attempt to challenge the longstanding norm that Instagram is a...

Stigma behind regular classes often prohibits people from taking easier, less overwhelming classes

Saumya Somasi September 23, 2021

For me, the classes I took were often determined by my peers. Their commentary very consciously influenced my decisions on the classes I took. More often than not, they pushed me to take harder, more...

CHS should be more open to offering mental health accommodations to students, regardless of their success

Cady Armstrong September 23, 2021

This past year, I received a 504 plan to help better accommodate me at school after getting diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and severe...

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