Uber Users Undeterred by Age Restriction

Kaelyn Rodrigues | Staff Writer Most underclassmen are too young to drive, but some have found a way to bypass Uber’s age restrictions to hitch a ride. When looking for other ways to get around, they can’t always depend on Uber either. Uber is a mobile ridesharing service which allows users to schedule rides with drivers on-demand. Sophomore Rudra Kamat […]

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Social media creates rise of conspiracists

Anusha Vadlamani | Staff Writer With every new conspiracy comes a new conspiracist.  Conspiracy theories, dating back as early as ancient Rome, have progressed through word of mouth. It wasn’t until the introduction of modern technology that conspiracy theories really began to flourish: John F Kennedy’s assassination, the realness of the moon landing and Princess Diana’s death have all remained […]

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Caffeine craving teenagers turn to new energy drink

Sophia Johnson | Staff Writer While caffeine has always kept students going, a new energy drink is making a name for itself in the fight to avoid sleep. Bang, from Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VPX Sports), is an energy drink that contains no calories, no sugar and no carbohydrates. Labeled as a pre-workout supplement that contains 300mg of caffeine, Bang contains […]

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Students fall victim to internet impersonations

Kaelyn Rodrigues | Staff Writer When scrolling through Instagram, you see something different every time. But the last thing you expect to see is someone pretending to be you.  This is a common occurrence for junior Josephine Sim, who has had multiple Instagram accounts pretend to be her by using her photos under a different name. Sim credits her diverse […]

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Review: Czarface Meets Ghostface

Ryan D’Souza | Visual Editor With Wu Tang’s Ghostface Kilah and Inspectah Deck joined with underground hip hop legends 7L MC Esoteric, ‘CZARFACE MEETS GHOSTFACE’ is a star studded album that refuses to disappoint. Ghostface’s effortless flows combined with the trio that makes up CZARFACE, provide nonstop entertainment full of witty bars, insane beats, and endless superhero references. The chemistry […]

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Government shutdown impacts local families

Lily Geiser | Staff Writer Good news: The government is open for business. The longest government shutdown in history — lasting 35 days — is over. On February 16, just hours before the government was due to shut down again if a deal was not reached, President Trump signed a spending bill providing just $1.375 billion for a border wall, […]

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Album review: Neon Future III

Ryan D’Souza | Visual Design Editor Steve Aoki’s “Neon Future II” is a cross-genre experience featuring the likes of K-pop supergroup “BTS”, eco legends “blink-182”, and TV personality “Bill Nye.” Similar to the other two “Neon Future” installations, Neon Future III Plays more like a playlist curated by Aoki than an actual album. Jumping from mumble rap to folk, you’re […]

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Students create online personality profiles for furry friends

Anusha Vadlamani | Staff Writer These Instagram accounts are paws-itively taking off.  Pets are all over social media, particularly on Instagram, where the concept of giving pets an online persona has become a regular occurrence. According to the Huffington Post, the online movement started in 2013 when a woman posted pictures of her French Bulldog. People loved the pictures so […]

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Diabetic students deal with daily struggle of disease

Lily Geiser | Staff Writer 30.3 million people in the United States have diabetes. But it’s still one of the most misunderstood diseases in the world. Diabetes, a disease becoming more and more common in the United States, makes it difficult to properly digest carbohydrates, which can cause extreme spikes in blood sugar levels. According to the American Diabetes Association, […]

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Being a princess is no fantasy for student with unique job

Della Johnson | Staff Writer Most little kids dream of being a princess. Senior Katey Marshall gets paid to be one. Senior Katey Marshall has worked for two years as a face character, or live actress, at A Characteristic Attitude, a company that provides princesses, superheroes, pirates, fairies and more to8usura events. Marshall often dresses up as princesses, her most […]

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Chronic sleep paralysis elicits fear of waking up

Evelina Gaivoronskaia | Staff Writer Imagine not being able to move a muscle as your worst nightmare inches closer to you. This can be a reality for students with sleep paralysis, a disorder in which the brain wakes up before the body. The condition makes people unable to move or speak, and also can cause victims to experience hallucinations. A […]

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