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Students should aim to judge presidents in totality, account for strengths and flaws

Students should aim to judge presidents in totality, account for strengths and flaws

Ashwin Prasad February 15, 2021

The 2020 election is finally in the rearview mirror, and a new administration has taken office. Joe Biden’s first days as president have certainly been eventful; according to NPR, Biden has signed 28...

Students should consider applying for local scholarships in second semester

Students should consider applying for local scholarships in second semester

Gray Martens February 15, 2021

College applications are a pain. They’re the final hurdle of high school for most students, and whether you’re filling out two applications or twelve, it’s rarely a fun process. First, you have to...

Being physically alone should be normalized, promotes self-growth

Being physically alone should be normalized, promotes self-growth

February 14, 2021

For my entire life, I have always considered myself to be an introvert: I get drained quickly from large social gatherings, I have a small group of close-knit friends, and, most notably, I cherish my alone...

Graphic Perspective: Cha-Ching!

Graphic Perspective: Cha-Ching!

Maddie Misterka February 14, 2021

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Graphic Perspective: A Distanced Hongbao

Graphic Perspective: A Distanced Hongbao

Daniel Tian February 12, 2021

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Administration developed workable plan for ISTEP, more resources should be offered

Administration developed workable plan for ISTEP, more resources should be offered

HiLite Staff February 2, 2021

One of the most challenging aspects of this school year is standardized testing. On Feb. 5 and Feb. 10, juniors will take one of their most important tests of their academic careers: the ISTEP+. During...

2021 Grammy nominations lacked transparency, snubbed deserving artists

2021 Grammy nominations lacked transparency, snubbed deserving artists

Maddie Kosc and Wendy Zhu January 16, 2021

It is safe to say that the 2021 Grammy Award nominee list resulted in many disagreements in the music world. Listeners, myself included, were shocked to hear that Abel Tesfaye, known as The Weeknd, received...

GRAPHIC PERSPECTIVE: January Blues

GRAPHIC PERSPECTIVE: January Blues

Gray Martens January 16, 2021

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With hybrid, virtual schedules, students should  appreciate educators’ efforts to adapt to new teaching methods

With hybrid, virtual schedules, students should appreciate educators’ efforts to adapt to new teaching methods

Chenyao Liu January 11, 2021

       A few weeks before the end of the first semester, I was getting ready to do a debate in AP European History when the class got off track. I’m still not sure how we got into the topic, but...

In-person college visits matter, but applicants should stay safe and find alternatives

In-person college visits matter, but applicants should stay safe and find alternatives

Maddie Kosc November 14, 2020

Spring break of my freshman year, I visited nearly 15 universities over the span of a week. My sister, who was a soon-to-be senior, was visiting as many colleges as she could before her time to apply came....

A tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice

A tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice

Pallevi Pillai November 9, 2020

When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had passed, I can remember social media being flooded with endless “Thank You RBG” appreciation posts by celebrities and other influential figures. They called her...

During National Eye Exam Month, students should be more aware of how to protect eyesight

During National Eye Exam Month, students should be more aware of how to protect eyesight

Grace Xu August 13, 2020

Growing up in a Chinese household, I was always told from a young age: “You’re too close to the screen,” “Don’t forget to do eye exercises (yes, they’re a thing),” “Make sure you have good...

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