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Opinion: One Year of My Dad Working on the Frontlines

Verena W. March 1, 2021

As the sound of keys and footsteps approach the door, my dad comes in and lets out a big sigh. Even though he has his mask on, I can see the exhaustion in his eyes. Sometimes he comes home from work with...

The picture on the left is a drawing from the beginning of quarantine. As I’ve practiced drawing more, I’ve improved. The picture on the right is a drawing from this month.

Opinion: Boredom: The Catalyst for a Good Idea

Mckenna D. March 1, 2021

I hated boredom. I used to try so hard to make it go away because, in the age of technology, entertainment is essential. If you told me two years ago that I would spend a year locked in my house, I would...

The Backstory: Three Historical Couples Who Didn't Start Wars, End Empires, Or Marry Their Cousins

The Backstory: Three Historical Couples Who Didn’t Start Wars, End Empires, Or Marry Their Cousins

Ilena M. February 28, 2021
It's time to grab our bottomless boxes of chocolate and celebrate some historical couples who didn't go on dates in graveyards, hang out with Nazis, or behead their spouses.
From left to right: Fairies Stella, Terra, Bloom, Musa, and Aisha.

Review: Fate: The Winx Saga Disappoints With Thinly Developed Characters and Overly Complex Plot

Jessica W. February 25, 2021

When Netflix released the fantasy TV series Fate: the Winx Saga, I was beyond excited.  What could be better than a remake of one of my favorite TV shows growing up?  What better way is there to commence...

Review: WandaVision Introduces a New Age of Marvel and Disney Storytelling

Review: WandaVision Introduces a New Age of Marvel and Disney Storytelling

Nitya C. February 1, 2021

WandaVision, the much-anticipated Marvel series, was released on Disney+ on January 15, 2021. Marvel fandom groups and viewers all over the world surveyed their screens eagerly, waiting for the moment...

Opinion: Six Movies and Television Shows that Have Gotten Me Through Quarantine

Opinion: Six Movies and Television Shows that Have Gotten Me Through Quarantine

Caroline L. January 31, 2021

It's been a rocky year for everyone, with not much to look forward to and a seemingly absent light at the end of the tunnel. However, with all the downtime I've had during quarantine, I've taken advantage...

Review: One of the Best Shows of 2020: The Queen's Gambit

Review: One of the Best Shows of 2020: The Queen’s Gambit

Mckenna D. January 29, 2021
When The Queen’s Gambit, a TV show about chess, hit Netflix in October, it immediately broke records. Sixty-two million households watched the show in its first month and it was ranked No. 1 in 63 countries. The show has also sparked an interest in chess: chess sales increased by over 170 percent after The Queen’s Gambit was released.
Column: Transgender Day of Remembrance

Column: Transgender Day of Remembrance

Gender Affinity January 27, 2021

TRIGGER WARNING: Violence and Transphobia Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day to mourn and memorialize those killed in anti-transgender violence. It is held on the 20th of November, following transgender...

Opinon: Marzipan Memories

Opinon: Marzipan Memories

Isabella W. January 26, 2021

My dad and I usually make candy during Christmas as a part of Danish tradition, but when looking for our usual chocolate and marzipan ingredients, the marzipan was hard to find and much too expensive....

Instagram app. Between 46% and 51% of adults have been using social media more since quarantine began, according to a Harris Insights and Analytics poll.

Opinion: What Quarantine Taught Me About Social Media

Katie S., Writing Editor January 14, 2021
What one staffer learned from giving up social media over quarantine.
Column: The Backstory: 3 Female Pirates Who Swashbuckled Their Way Into History

Column: The Backstory: 3 Female Pirates Who Swashbuckled Their Way Into History

Ilena M. December 4, 2020

The Backstory is a column celebrating offbeat and overlooked history. The open water, the thrill of danger, the excitement of adventure, the stress-relieving benefits of screaming “AAAARRRRR” when...

My dad forces a photo of us right before the game starts.

Opinion: What the Dodgers Gave to My Dad and Me

Hannah W. December 4, 2020

“WOAH, Corey Seager takes a big swing to Blake Snell’s changeup, adding to his ninth strikeout this evening; the score is still 1 to 0, Rays leading. What a pitcher!” announced Joe Buck, FOX’s...

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