Students Should Be Allowed To Opt Out

Krisha Konchadi

April 28, 2020

Since the announcement of the IUSD school board’s unanimous vote to change grading to a credit/no credit system on April 14, there has been a plethora of concerns that come with this sudden change. This change was vital to create equity among...

Revealing Grades Comes At a Disadvantage

Tiffany Wu, Co-News Editor

April 28, 2020

With the emergency distance learning implemented due to COVID-19, the credit/no credit system has been enacted in order to eliminate inequity and aid students in difficult circumstances. In response, many parents and students have ...

Summer Programs Are a Waste of Time and Money

Justin Tang and Martin Yoon

April 27, 2020

Although some see summer camps and programs as a good way for students to learn various subjects and spend time with people of similar interests, they are ultimately a waste of time and money and do not live up to what they are...

Summer Programs Are Well Worth the Price

Tatsiana Barysiuk, Contributing Writer

April 27, 2020

Summer camps and programs are a way for high school students to explore a certain subject during summertime. Whether in-person or online, summer programs are a great way for students to form new experiences and learn new infor...

With Social Media, Maybe Isolation Isn’t So Bad After All

Emma Haag, Staff Writer

April 23, 2020

From cooking with different recipes to learning a new instrument, many people have stayed occupied by picking up on new trends and branching out from their usual hobbies. During tough times such as these, being stuck at home without th...

How COVID-19 Social Media Posts Cause Mass Hysteria

Krisha Konchadi, Social Media Team

April 23, 2020

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak, there has been a 40% increase in phone usage in America according to Statista. This increase of screen time can lead people to frequently stumble upon frightening social media p...

Unity over Intensity

Simrat Singh, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 18, 2020

Senior assassins has become a unifying event in the high school experience, in which second semester seniors spend invaluable time with their classmates one last time, embarking on what should simply be a harmless yet, competit...

Go Big or Go Home

William Hsieh, Front Page Editor

March 18, 2020

Senior assassins is the months-long competition where you try to eliminate your target with water while also evading your assassin. Although the chances of being the last player standing are slim, careful planning and strategy ...

Astros Have Already Struck Out

Simrat Singh, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

The baseball world was hit with a major, yet unsurprising story in November 2019 when former Houston Astros pitcher Mike Fiers told “The Athletic” about how the Astros used technology to film and steal signs electronically,...

An Asterisk for the Astros

Claudia Lin, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

Baseball fans around the world are outraged by the electronic sign-stealing scandal perpetrated by 2017 World Series Champions, the Houston Astros. Because the Astros clearly broke the rules by continuously using hidden camer...

Daylight Saving Time Saves No Student From Sleep-Deprivation

March 9, 2020

Daylight Saving Time, a practice started during World War I to minimize artificial lighting use, has become an outdated system that burdens more than it benefits. Despite positive claims that it increases productivity, DST has...

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