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Timeless Teenage Turmoils: finding out that parents are people too

Ryder From, Opinion Editor

February 28, 2019

When we’re kids, we may think our parents can’t do any wrong or behave immorally  because we trust and adore them. As we age, however, finding out that parents are people too can create an internal struggle that is diffi...

Mirror of the Mind: The security of social trends

Zoey Heinrich, In-Depth Editor

February 28, 2019

In the eighties, high schoolers’ interests included perms and slapstick comedy-filled movies. When the nineties came around, the big hair and funny movies were replaced with butterfly clips and basic video games. Now, instead...

From gluten to garlic, diets and dislikes are being passed off as medical conditions

Emma Mannukain

February 28, 2019

Most people know at least one person with a food allergy, ranging from the type that are mildly uncomfortable to the more severe. Food allergies can be really serious, but now, it's getting hard to tell if they are as common a...

Future after high school can begin after seven semesters

Lauren Clarke, Editor-in-chief

February 27, 2019

With our semester system, students in D214 can typically graduate after eight semesters, however there is the option to graduate a semester early. This means that after the first semester of their senior year, as long as a stude...

Netflix’s Increased selection of originals boosts popularity.

Mark Anbinder, Features Editor

February 27, 2019

Originally a movie mailing service founded in 1997, Netflix has become a staple of pop culture. Not only does it help distribute and showcase the most popular media, it has become synonymous with lonely Sunday nights and binge ...

Chain restaurants rip away authenticity of a meal

Mark Anbinder, opinion editor

February 27, 2018

In April 1955, in Des Plaines Illinois, the first official McDonald’s franchise was opened by company founder Ray Kroc. This action started the fast food movement and jump started fast food into what we know it as today. Today...

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