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History- her story, their story, our story: cultural awareness in high school

Sania Chandrani and Jazmine Glenn

February 14, 2013

The United States has long since been known as the melting pot. In fact, according to projections from Arizona State University, by 2050, less than 53 percent of the US population would be non-Hispanic White; 16 percent would be Black; 23 percent would be Hispanic origin; 10 percent would be Asian and...

Realilty shows put Atlanta in a bad light

Chelsey Boyce, Staff Writer

February 14, 2013

Normally, when people think of Atlanta, they may think of fresh peaches, the busting city, and bipolar weather. However, the first thing that comes to many people’s minds is Atlanta reality shows. Taking a look into another person’s life on television is a breath of fresh air from your own reality. Whether...

Zombies: No more to fear

Conor Flynn, Staff Writer

February 14, 2013

In 2012, the world was faced with a scary question: will the world end on December 21? It seemed that in the past year apocalypse theories and movies sprung up everywhere, including Armageddon-like situations such as the explosion of our Sun or aliens attacking.             However, probably...

Students should spend less time on reading and more time on grammar

Eman Abdusemed, Staff Writer

February 13, 2013

As I close my eyes and try to think of the last time I had a teacher give me a grammar lesson my brain begins to hurt. It then occurs to me that it has been years since the last time I’ve been taught anything about grammar. You hear a lot of students talk about how many novels they’ve read or big...

Black history month is important for all students

Maeva Banag, Staff Writer

February 13, 2013

February is not only a month for Valentine’s Day, but it’s also about U.S history, especially African- American history (also known as Black History Month). It’s a month to celebrate African Americans who have accomplished a lot and stood up for what they believed in, such as Martin Luther King,...

10 tips to reduce stress

10 tips to reduce stress

Sania Chandrani, Staff Writer

February 5, 2013

With finals approaching, the first semester is coming to a close. Sleep is at rock bottom and stress is off the charts for most students. Stress is something all of us have throughout our lives no matter what the situation, but there are a few ways to mitigate its effects and channel the energy positively. Exercise                 Exercise really ...

‘…And that’s where babies come from’

‘…And that’s where babies come from’

Sania Chandrani, Staff Writer

February 5, 2013

"Where do babies come from?” I remember my younger brother asking one night at the dinner table. Needless to say, I almost choked on my pasta but kept eating and pretended not to have heard anything. Suddenly my plate seemed so very interesting; I stared at it as I sensed my parents glancing at one...

‘One day my prince will come’

Sania Chandrani, Staff Writer

February 5, 2013

“I can show you the world, shining, shimmering, splendid,” Aladdin sings to Princess Jasmine who is trapped in her castle waiting for her prince to whisk her away. From infancy, young children, particularly girls, face exposure to classic fairytales and fantasies. Cinderella, Snow White, Aladdin,...

From dress pants to sweat pants, just be yourself

Conor Flynn, Staff Writer

January 31, 2013

Walking through the crowded halls of Parkview, you inevitably notice the attire of your fellow students. The guy at his locker may be “bumming it” by wearing a pair of sweat pants and a hoodie, while the girl you keep awkwardly bumping in to is decked out in high heels and a sundress. At school,...

Modest is hottest

Caroline Williams, Staff Writer

January 31, 2013

  In high school it is inevitable for some girls to be inappropriately dressed; in the culture we live in, modesty is a “lame” alternative for fashion choices.  Girls: Less is not always the best. Being modest is not dressing the way your grandmother does, but is not dressing the way...

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