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Bathroom Passes: A Band-Aid for a Larger Issue

Bathroom Passes: A Band-Aid for a Larger Issue

Lily Barber, Editor in Chief February 6, 2024

Leaving class to go to the bathroom is a basic human right, not a privilege. When we are in the comfort of our own homes or out in any public setting, the idea of being stripped of that right never crosses...

Social Media Changed Our World. Was It For the Better?

Social Media Changed Our World. Was It For the Better?

Alexandra Carcel, Staff Writer April 6, 2023

In 2003, MySpace, the first widely used social media platform, was launched. Within the next decade, several prominent social media platforms were founded, including Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat....

Sign Language Interpreter Ms. Kent uses the sign for interpret.

Why ASL is an Important Language for Students to Learn

Lily Barber, School News Editor January 6, 2023

American Sign Language (ASL) is an important language that more students living in America should learn. Increasing the number of students who can communicate with deaf/hearing impaired people and interacting...

Gendered Clothing and its Impact on Our Society

Gendered Clothing and its Impact on Our Society

Lila Zink, Staff Writer January 6, 2023

When you imagine a fancy event, such as Prom, what outfits do you picture the people wearing? Almost everyone’s minds will go to men in suits, and women in dresses, but why is that? For hundreds of years,...

High Schools Ignore Mental Health, Students Suffer

High Schools Ignore Mental Health, Students Suffer

Olivia Zink, Staff Writer January 6, 2023

A girl sits at a desk, surrounded by fluorescent lights and the sounds of twenty other pencils on paper, with a quick glance around, the students around her seem to be excelling at the test in front of...

Must Try Indian Foods!

Must Try Indian Foods!

Jessica John and Renisha Parikh June 22, 2022

Dhokla: It’s a yellow spongy textured side dish usually topped with cilantro and rye. It is best described as a tasty sponge cake.           Biryani: This...

Protesters for abortion rights rally near a courthouse in support of Planned Parenthood.

The Fight for Abortion Rights

Amanda Sinofsky, Staff Writer June 22, 2022

While America’s A-listers were dressed up to the nines at the Met Gala, the rest of the country was torn away from the world of Gilded Glamour and brought back to reality. On May 2, 2022, a leaked document...

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The Big Question: Should Sophomores Take AP U.S. History or Accelerated?

Lily Barber and Nicholas D'Antonio June 8, 2022

As course selections come to a close, there is still time for anyone to make changes to their schedule for the 2022-2023 school year. As someone who has friends that are currently freshmen, many of them...

Lil Nas X at the 2022 Grammys

Lil Nas X’s Unexpected Loss at Grammys

Safeena Bhimani, Staff Writer May 25, 2022

The Grammys is music's biggest night of the year, yet fans and listeners of the nominees were somewhat underwhelmed this year, in more ways than one. The most significant loss was for fans of the iconic...

The Wi…fi Issu…e At CH…S

The Wi…fi Issu…e At CH…S

Nicholas D'Antonio, Staff Writer May 9, 2022

Many, including myself, have deemed that the wifi at Cherokee High School is poor quality. It takes some time for the Chromebooks to connect to the wifi, and even then, it takes forever for Google Classroom...

Russian T-72BM tank in use in Chechnya Russian Ministry of Defence

Should the USA Put a Foot into Ukraine’s Matters?

Anthony Foster, Staff Writer February 24, 2022

The US should put troops in Ukraine  Russia has made no mistake about its expansionist desires. The Ukraine region is a vital buffer zone for Russia. When Russia annexed Crimea in 2014 they destabilized...

Do Standardized Tests Help or Hinder Students?

Do Standardized Tests Help or Hinder Students?

Jordyn Fuchs, Staff Writer January 24, 2022

Every year, almost all students are required to take standardized tests. These tests assess students on their performance on a single day within a time span of about three hours while sitting in silence....

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