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A visual representation of procrastination.

College Admission Advice No. 3: What is procrastination, and how do you beat it?

Steven Willi, Staff Writer May 15, 2024

It's a story that tons of us are familiar with: maybe you had to read a book for your English class, or write an essay for your history class, or do a project in your biology class, it's 11:09 p.m., and...

The aftermath of the Great Molasses Flood.

Hidden History No. 4: The Great Molasses Flood

Alexandra Carcel, Editor May 1, 2024

We’re all familiar with the adage that “truth is stranger than fiction.” One such “stranger than fiction” event is the Great Molasses Flood or Boston Molasses Disaster. Occurring on Jan. 15,...

The Cover of Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus.

Book Corner No. 6: “Lessons in Chemistry ” by Bonnie Garmus

Ireene Otunnu, Staff Writer April 30, 2024

The spectacular art of cooking doesn’t have to be minimized to just ingredients, spices, temperatures, and recipes. It can be expanded into the grounds of chemistry, female empowerment, and self-liberation...

An Auschwitz orchestra performs.

Hidden History No. 3: The Musicians of Auschwitz

Alexandra Carcel, Editor April 26, 2024

In Dec. 1940, SS officials at the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau established the first official camp band. The band, which began with only seven musicians, quickly grew and was divided into a symphony...

Plastic Pollution around Marine life is becoming an expected occurrence, but individuals can help stop it.

Ocean Conservation No.1: Marine Plastic Pollution

Ireene Otunnu, Staff Writer April 26, 2024

Have you ever been to a marine area, such as a canal, bay, or beach, and seen particles of plastic floating somewhere nearby? Have you ever wondered how they ended up there in the first place? Well, it...

The Penguin Classic edition cover of The Pearl.

Book Corners No. 5: “The Pearl” by John Steinbeck

Ireene Otunnu, Staff Writer April 24, 2024

When given the opportunity to obtain the riches of life -- happiness, wealth, and everlasting peace -- Kino cannot seem to resist the natural temptation and attraction he has towards these things he is...

The first African American Bank President, Maggie L. Walker.

Hidden History No. 2: Maggie L. Walker, an American Trailblazer

Alexandra Carcel, Editor April 16, 2024

Maggie L. Walker epitomizes the term trailblazer. Besides being a teacher, civil rights leader, disability advocate, and businesswoman, she was the first African-American woman to charter a bank and serve...

Suzanne Collins second installment of The Hunger Games series.

Book Corner No. 6: “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins

Ireene Otunnu, Staff Writer April 10, 2024

As the second installment of the “Hunger Games,” “Catching Fire” is the exciting follow-up novel to the stories of both Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mallark after their successful yet sacrificial...

A visual representation of this week. Created inside the school store by Carissa Mahoney, Paige Drummond, and Lily Barber.

This Week in Spoons Vol. 6: It’s Finally Over!

Lily Barber, Editor-in-Chief February 29, 2024

During the week of Feb. 12-17, the Class of 2024 has completed their legacy in Spoons! Another year of excitement and drama was stirred up by the game.    The week began with six players: Nick...

Should students take the AP exam?

College Admission Advice No. 2: Are AP Exams Worth It?

Steven Willi, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

At Cherokee, students who wish to be challenged with advanced coursework have the option to take classes that adhere to the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum. These classes grant many...

Maureen Flavin Sweeney and her husband Ted Sweeney.

Hidden History No. 1: Maureen Flavin Sweeney and the Fate of D-Day

Alexandra Carcel, Editor February 15, 2024

Irish postmistress Maureen Flavin Sweeney is a prime example of an ordinary individual who changed the course of history.    Born on June 3, 1923, Flavin Sweeney was raised in Knockanure, County...

How Travis Kelce Got The Girl

How Travis Kelce Got The Girl

Ella Lipson, Staff Writer February 15, 2024

Once Upon A Time  On July 9, when all the stars aligned, Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce ended up in the same room, at the same time. Kelce attended Swift's “Eras Tour” at Arrowhead Stadium. On...

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