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Pre-teen wannabes take over Sephora

Sophia Lee, News Editor May 23, 2024

Over the past two years, the beauty retailer Sephora has experienced an increasing number of preteen customers. This raises concerns for both employees and their respective parents. Known as “Sephora...

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Get to work NVD!

Lola Brown, Features Editor April 26, 2024

Being a student is hard. There are lots of things we are responsible for. Students are involved in sports, extracurricular activities, and rigorous courses that take up lots of time in their day. One thing...

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NYC needs to retract their weed policy

Sophia Lee, Staff Writer April 10, 2024

What comes to mind with the name “Manhattan?” Do visions of towering skyscrapers, trendy restaurants, and bougie stores come to mind? What about the stench of weed? Ever since New York has legalized...

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Opinion: Should high schools require a financial literacy class?

Michelle Yu, News/Photo/Design Co-Editor April 10, 2024

In today’s complex and fast-paced world, I believe that high school students entering adulthood are faced with even greater challenges, one of the most significant being financial literacy.  I think...

Fun or Academics?

Fun or Academics?

Lucy Brisman, Managing Editor/ Opinion April 10, 2024

The college process is a pivotal moment in many young people's lives. During this time you meet friends and pick a major that will hopefully lead to a career. For some, they plant down roots where they...

Opinion: TV show quality has gone down since streaming took over

Opinion: TV show quality has gone down since streaming took over

Lucy Brisman, Managing Editor/ Opinion March 4, 2024

When you scroll through Netflix or Hulu you see a multitude of mini series that are incomplete, nine episode stories, most of the time with actors who have never acted before. Think back to a simple...

Do modern Disney movies suck?

Sophia Lee, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

Over the span of several generations, the Disney corporation has provided us with a plethora of memorable and quality entertainment, with many able to recall a certain Disney movie somewhere in their childhood....

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Jo Koy on the red carpet before Golden Globe ceremony

Jo Koy: Sexist or Just Not Funny?

Dylan Steiner, PR manager January 31, 2024

“Oppenheimer" is based on a 721-page Pulitzer Prize-winning book about the Manhattan Project. And "Barbie" is on a plastic doll with big boobies,” said comedian Jo Koy.  This is not a quote from...

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To All Of the Boys Taylor’s Loved Before

Maya Gueguen, Arts Editor October 30, 2023

Taylor Swift, the most famous singer in the music industry, has had an incredible career. Many of her songs are written about love and boyfriends and some people will say that’s all she writes about...

Opinion: Should We Be Posting Political Opinions On Social Media?

Opinion: Should We Be Posting Political Opinions On Social Media?

Lucy Brisman, Managing/ Opinion Editor October 23, 2023

What makes a person an activist? Is posting your political opinion on Instagram really considered political activism? Who is your audience? These are big questions I find myself asking when thinking...

Opinion: It Does Not Matter What College You Go To

Opinion: It Does Not Matter What College You Go To

Lucy Brisman, Managing Editor/ Opinion September 26, 2023

As seniors we are pushed on this quest to pick the perfect school, where we will thrive socially, what is prestigious, and will change our global perspective. Wherever I go people ask me where are you...

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Worst Candy: Easter

Lola Brown, staff writer April 3, 2023

Every year, Easter is on the first Sunday after the full Moon that occurs after springtime. This year Easter falls on April 9.  An array of candies are associated with this holiday, from bunnies to...

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