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Safe for the Sun and Sea

Safe for the Sun and Sea

Madeeha Akhtar, Columnist

January 20, 2020

Oxybenzone is one of the most common chemicals found in sunscreen. However, this seemingly helpful chemical has been found to be extremely toxic to both the environment. As a result, many Pacific islands such as Hawaii and Palau are banning sunscreen with the chemical, according to The Guardian.  ...

Why the Weekend?

Why the Weekend?

Ben Geist, Columnist

January 19, 2020

Leaving school or work on a Friday afternoon is one of the best feelings in the world, and not many people care to question where the weekend came from, as long as they have it. However, the history of the work week and the blissful weekend are important to the life we lead today. First, we have t...

Some Pretty Rad Dishes

Kalyn McLeod, Columnist

January 19, 2020

I have always loved to cook. As I got older, I wanted to try and make new dishes and use new techniques. The problem was, I had trouble choosing what to make and what recipe to use. I wasn’t sure if I had the right tools to not burn down the kitchen for some recipes, and I had to double check my re...

The Resistance Reaches the End

The Resistance Reaches the End

Gael Solis, Columnist

December 19, 2019

“Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker” is the last movie in the “Star Wars” saga, a franchise that has been around since 1977. This movie takes place one year after “Episode VIII: The Last Jedi,” where, after a last stand, the New Republic failed to hold against the evil First Order on the pla...

Swirling Snowflakes and Graceful Flowers

Swirling Snowflakes and Graceful Flowers

Kalyn McLeod, Columnist

December 19, 2019

It was August of 2015, and I was begging my mom to take me to my friend’s Nutcracker performance. It was her first ever time in this show, and she was so excited. My mom was reluctant to buy the tickets because the show was in five months, and we still had to plan our holidays, but I was a persisten...

The History of Christmas Stockings

The History of Christmas Stockings

Isabel Kasathsko, Columnist

December 19, 2019

A tradition in many homes during Christmastime is to put up stockings by the fireplace. Even though it is not clear when it became a popular Christmas tradition, these decorative socks have been around prior to 1823, as they were referenced in “Twas the night before Christmas.” According to the legends, the tradition of hanging Christmas stockings came from the ...

These Women are Proving That the World has Changed

These Women are Proving That the World has Changed

Madeeha Akhtar, Columnist

December 19, 2019

Many women around the world are being judged for their race and other problems such as sexuality and economic background. These women are proving that the world still has the ability to change for the better.  People are loving Miss Nigeria’s reaction to Miss Jamaica’s winning the Miss World a...

Strange Space

Strange Space

Ben Geist, Columnist

December 19, 2019

Space is a vast, infinite place. From asteroids to galaxies, space is full of mystery; it’s far too expansive to understand everything. Even the most genius scientists have only grasped the tiniest pieces of the universe. Still, some incredible discoveries and occurrences have been found in the depths o...

Bah, Humbug: Stop Hating on Christmas Eve

Bah, Humbug: Stop Hating on Christmas Eve

Carsten Oyer, Columnist

December 19, 2019

Christmas Day might be the most amazing day of the year to some, but its calendar predecessor still has lots to offer. Christmas Eve has always been overlooked, and many consider it to be merely a day to prepare for the holiday. But, younger children and their parents are constantly looking for Chri...

An Ancient Ancestral Puppy

An Ancient Ancestral Puppy

Jolie Flack, Columnist

December 18, 2019

Dogor is the name of an 18,000-year-old puppy that was recently discovered in the frozen Russian earth, according to NBC. This prehistoric pup has been confusing many scientists. After several tests, it was revealed that Dogor is neither dog nor wolf. So, Dogor could be an early dog, wolf, or an ance...

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