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Should we really call it “Winter Break”?

by Amanda Ly, Staff Writer

January 7, 2014

Filed under Opinion

    It seems that lately, most high school students have been stressing over exams and ridiculous amounts of work rather than enjoying their week off.     I’m not a fan of copious amounts of work being given to us before bre...

The Heritage Show must go on

by Amanda Ly, Staff Writer

December 4, 2013

Filed under Opinion

    Every year at Springbrook High School, students from different cultural backgrounds gather together to put on the Heritage Show, an annual showcase where students represent their country’s culture through the performi...

Black Friday deals are not worth it

by Jaspreet Purewal, Opinion Editor

December 2, 2013

Filed under Opinion

    Everyone has heard horror stories about Black Friday. As the doors open up to the customers, people are trampled, injured and rushed to the hospital due to the dire need to get a flat screen TV for a hundred dollars less...

Are people just thankful for Christmas?

by Michelle Gomes, Assistant Editor

November 27, 2013

Filed under Opinion

    Thanksgiving is one of the most commonly celebrated holidays in America. However, throughout the years, it seems like Thanksgiving is slowly becoming forgotten. People are overlooking this holiday and skipping straight to the...

Redeem your self-esteem

Redeem your self-esteem

November 13, 2013

School isn’t boring, you are.

by Amanda Ly, Staff Writer

October 21, 2013

Filed under Opinion

   If you take a look around your English classroom, maybe you have noticed a poster that looks like a random mass of colorful words. Take a closer look; it is actually a list of all the books you should read before you graduat...

iOS 7 or SOS 7?

by Jaspreet Purewal, Opinion Editor

October 21, 2013

Filed under Opinion

   By September 18, millions of Apple users were awaiting the public release of iOS 7, the newest software update available for Apple products.  With the hype surrounding the new software, did Apple meet their high expectat...

Is America growing used to mass shootings?

by Mellie Mesfin

October 3, 2013

Filed under Opinion

On September 16, Aaron Alexis, a staff member at the Navy Yard, came to work with a gun and killed 12 people. Many people were alarmed by the fact that a gunman was able to get into a place as heavily guarded as the Navy Yard. Tom...

To aide, or not to aide?

by Michelle Gomes, Assistant Editor

September 18, 2013

Filed under Opinion

For many years students have been allowed to help a teacher during one of their periods instead of taking a class. These students are called aides. Many counselors believe that students are signing up to be aides to evade acad...

The Unfortunate Revival of the Parachute Pants.

by Amanda Ly, Staff Writer

September 17, 2013

Filed under Opinion

It seems that with the start of every season, many strange fashion trends pop up, or more accurately, reappear from around the web and other media influences. Celebrities like Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, and Amanda Bynes hold a strong i...

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