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The best bops for stressed students

Emma Cionca

December 11, 2019

When I began high school, my workload and study time increased drastically, as many warned me it would. To avoid the boredom of sitting in a chair for hours on end, people I knew listened to music or even watched Netflix as they worked. However, I quickly realized I couldn’t concentrate on my work if I lis...

Songs to help cope with borderline grades during finals season

Songs to help cope with borderline grades during finals season

Michelle Zhu

December 11, 2019

Finals. It kind of feels like walking on fire, but for a whole week. Many of us develop coping mechanisms to alleviate the heavy burden it puts on our shoulders. Maybe it’s your favorite recipe for hot chocolate, or maybe it’s the small doodles in the margins of your study guide. For those who pref...

Kings of bridge: finding success in competition

Kings of bridge: finding success in competition

Ethan Lee

December 11, 2019

Junior Michael Hu and sophomore Arthur Zhou are teammates who play competitive bridge at an international level. Both Hu and Zhou were introduced to the game by their parents and continued playing recreationally. It wasn’t until they began taking serious classes, they realized that they could also p...

Frozen 2

Medha Upadhyay

December 11, 2019

It’s official: Disney has managed to recreate the magic. Anna and Elsa are back with the whole gang, and Frozen fever is back in full force.   The royal sisters don’t feel quite the same as they did six years ago; though it’s subtle, they have both grown as people. This time around...

Holiday Movies

Holiday Movies

December 11, 2019

Let It Snow

Sloka Suresh

December 11, 2019

A recent addition to Netflix's Christmas-themed rom-coms, “Let It Snow” stands apart from the bland and predictable holiday releases expected during this time of year. Complete with the quintessential mistletoe romance and winter wonderland setting, the movie’s unique plotline is the perfect mix of ...

Just for kicks: Mr. Nguyen’s shoe collection

Just for kicks: Mr. Nguyen’s shoe collection

Enzo Cabaltica

December 11, 2019

Shoes, footwear, kicks. Most people only own one or two pairs. Physics teacher Thanh Nguyen has 37.  Nguyen’s extensive collection boasts a variety of brands ranging from Nike to Puma. Each day of the week, he wears a different sneaker that brings flair to his otherwise formal button-down shirt, t...

Knight Before Christmas

Lillian Fu

December 11, 2019

This winter, Netflix added another holiday original to its supply with “The Knight Before Christmas.” Starring Vanessa Hudgens, a romantic comedy icon, this movie promises everything a rom-com lover wants: a feel-good, cozy ninety minutes of pure romantic bliss. The story follows Sir Cole (Josh Whitehouse)...

Last Christmas

Claire Chiu

December 11, 2019

Even with a sea of rom-coms to choose from, the movie “Last Christmas” stands out. On Nov. 8, “Last Christmas” starring Henry Golding and Emilia Clarke premiered. Unsurprisingly, the movie’s inspiration comes from the lyrics of “Last Christmas” by Wham!, which is also the theme song of...

I can’t believe I’m not vegan!

I can’t believe I’m not vegan!

Elena Williams

December 11, 2019

Ah, vegetarianism. The easy middle ground for those of us who aren’t quite comfortable with eating meat, but are a bit too attached to our grilled cheeses and milk chocolate to go full vegan.  I grew up more or less vegetarian in observance of my family’s religion. Like many Hindus, I eat no me...

Chill beats for the best of study sessions

Chill beats for the best of study sessions

Nicole Ong

December 4, 2019

My study habits are quirky, to say the least. I have listened to the strangest of songs while studying, from a 10-hour loop of the USSR National Anthem to a trap remix of the Little Einsteins theme song. I even tailor my “study music” to each subject: the “Untitled Goose Game” soundtrack for...

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