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Homecoming ’19: Tourist Day [MUSE]

Homecoming ’19: Tourist Day [MUSE]

Grace Xu and Shruthi Ravichandran

September 23, 2019

Happy Tourist day! It's the first day of Homecoming week and we're kicking it off by wishing we were literally anywhere else but here! So grab your passport and explore some of our top picks for all things travel related. Book: Crazy Rich Asians  Song: Somewhere Beyond the Sea by Frank Sinatra  Movie: Roma...

For Your Inspiration: Art students, art department chair advise artists how to take inspiration from others without stealing art

For Your Inspiration: Art students, art department chair advise artists how to take inspiration from others without stealing art

Isabella White

May 23, 2019

Imagination and creativity are two traits often found within an artist. As he or she finishes the final stroke of a masterpiece, everyone is left wondering where the idea came from. While pure artistic intuition often plays a large role, the long-held tradition of gathering inspiration from other works ha...

Trumping Expectations: Students, staff compare expectations during Trump’s campaign to those now

Trumping Expectations: Students, staff compare expectations during Trump’s campaign to those now

Angela Qian

October 26, 2017

Junior Sasha Matsuki said she is generally disappointed but not surprised when she sees the latest news regarding President Donald Trump and his policies. However, Matsuki said she wanted to have positive expectations going into his presidency. “Before (Trump) won the election, everything that could have happe...

Ask the HiLite: In today’s politically charged climate, how can students properly consume the news?

Ask the HiLite: In today’s politically charged climate, how can students properly consume the news?

Raiha Zainab, Student Section reporter

February 23, 2017

"I think that the best thing that students can do is educate themselves that each news outlet has some sort of bias, and that when consuming news, you have to be a little careful of that. So, knowing which news sources can skew a little left or a little right, or which ones are really more in the mid...

Dignity in Devotion. Fans should understand that their idols are human, deserve basic respect.

Dignity in Devotion. Fans should understand that their idols are human, deserve basic respect.

perspectives

May 19, 2016

Nothing is more fun than a concert. The experience of seeing a favorite group or singer live is unforgettable. As a huge fan of music, watching songs come to life on stage is a magical experience, and as strange as it seems, it’s easy for me to view my favorite musicians as wizards or gods, inhuman in ...

Students use social media, websites to facilitate marketing, self-branding

Students use social media, websites to facilitate marketing, self-branding

feature

March 18, 2016

Senior Lauren Colbert said she has always been hypnotized by the camera lens. She ran around family reunions with a camera, took it with her on playdates and dreamed of becoming the photographer at her beloved summer camp, Camp Tecumseh. Little did she know that one day, after building a portfolio and ...

Under the Influence: Students consider impact of celebrity decisions and actions

Under the Influence: Students consider impact of celebrity decisions and actions

entertainment

May 21, 2015

Celebrities influence many people in our generation, and according to a Newsweek poll, 77 percent of Americans believe that celebrities have too much of an influence on teenagers—particularly girls. The effect is especially evident in their appearance and attitudes. Sophomore Kathryn Wolfert said one...

Media polarizes opinion

Media polarizes opinion

News

October 10, 2014

When Mariam Aziz, Muslim Student Alliance member and senior, pulled up her news feed on Facebook, a picture of a crying girl receiving a certificate from men in black robes caught her eye. The caption read, “Gazan girl accepts her mother’s diploma during a graduation ceremony after Israel murder...

Sensationalist Title Here. Be cognizant of information spread through media.

perspectives

October 10, 2014

“Congress enabling ‘Cheney war doctrine.’” “Your brain can make decisions during sleep.” “Americans think the criminal justice system is racist.” Sensational headlines on websites have one purpose: to make money. You see the flashy title that piques your interest and click on it, taking you to ...

Students here find a disparity between how relationships are portrayed in media and in reality

Students here find a disparity between  how relationships are portrayed in media and in reality

acumen

February 14, 2014

Every week this year, senior Jessie Meltzer developed a habit of turning on the TV to her two favorite shows: “How I Met Your Mother” and “Breaking Bad”. Despite the clear differences between the two shows, there are significant elements of romance in both of them. Compared to Meltzer’s over...

Graphic Perspective

Graphic Perspective

perspectives

October 11, 2013

iLife. Teens often overlook the negative impacts their smartphones have on their lifestyles.

perspectives

August 14, 2013

“No phones at the table,” “put away the cell phone during class” and “don’t text and drive” are phrases that seem to be thrown around by parents to their children on a regular basis. Teens have become so accustomed to having their phones with them all day that they forget to turn them...