OPINION: Women’s rights in the eyes of the Taliban

By Grace Ruiz Many weeks have passed since the withdrawal of American forces and the Taliban’s recapture of Afghanistan’s government. While the days pass and the shock of these events begins to fade in our minds, it’s important to understand the repercussions that these events have caused and will continue to cause for the people of Afghanistan now living under Taliban rule. It’s especially important … Continue reading OPINION: Women’s rights in the eyes of the Taliban

4 Century-old Faeroes tradition causes a cetacean controversy

By: Joshua O. Kiefer (content warning: graphic description ahead) A 4 century-old Faeroes tradition killed 1,428 white-sided dolphins on September 12. This tradition has been around for hundreds of years, but environmental activists say it’s cruel. The tradition involves boats driving dolphins into shallow water, beaching them, using blowhole hooks to pull the dolphins to shore, and then employing a knife to sever the spine … Continue reading 4 Century-old Faeroes tradition causes a cetacean controversy

Perseverance Rover gives first slice of Mars

By: Joshua O. Kiefer The Perseverance Mars rover grabbed its first two samples of Mars, one on September 1 and the second on September 7. The Rover took the samples from a flat rock named Rochette (French for “little rock”) and put them in two airtight tubes. The Perseverance Rover launched July 10, 2020, and landed on February 18, 2021, and has been running a … Continue reading Perseverance Rover gives first slice of Mars

The Monarch butterfly will be extinct in our lifetime 

By: Bradley Jager The Monarch, king of all butterflies, has fluttered right into the hearts of many Americans. Sadly they may be gone within our lifetime if drastic steps aren’t taken. The most recent count by Frontiers suggests a devastating 99% population loss over the past 20 years. Why is the Monarch dying off?  There are a few contributing factors as to why the Monarch … Continue reading The Monarch butterfly will be extinct in our lifetime 

Californians to decide on gubernatorial recall

by Casey Cross On Tuesday, September 14, the final votes will be cast and the final ballots will be postmarked by Californians voicing whether their governor, Gavin Newsom, should be recalled from office and replaced by one of 46 candidates or if he should remain until the next gubernatorial election in 2022.  Per the website of the Secretary of State of California, the recall election … Continue reading Californians to decide on gubernatorial recall

Students face issues for online AP Exams

by Cambree Bernkopf Students prepare all year for their AP exams. Due to the global pandemic, College Board made the decision to administer a shortened version of the exams online Monday, May 11 to Friday, May 22 with makeup dates in June. A student’s AP test score is what determines whether a student gets college credit for that class or not. There has been a … Continue reading Students face issues for online AP Exams

How Are Teenagers Staying Sane During Quarantine?

by Cambree Bernkopf Recipes, workouts, meditation, music, and much more have been used during this quarantine so most people can stay sane. With all this extra time, there is so much to do and still so much we can’t do. Staying at home and not having the option to go out and have fun can really take a toll on a person’s mental health. Sometimes … Continue reading How Are Teenagers Staying Sane During Quarantine?

The Uncertain Future of Movie Theatres

By: Zack Van Pelt What is the one movie of your childhood that you remember being wildly excited to see in theaters? Most young Americans have one. For me, it was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. At the time, I had only just turned eight years old and had recently become a huge fan of the series through J.K. Rowling’s magical books. … Continue reading The Uncertain Future of Movie Theatres