The Charger

Engaging in world language outside of class expands cultural knowledge and opportunities

Emma Manukian, News Editor

December 13, 2019

Beyond the learning that occurs behind a desk with reading tests and stimulated dialogues in a world language class, learning outside the classroom can help enrich a student's educational experience. It can show them real-life appl...

Students create entrepreneurship opportunities through art

Mikayla Kim, Features Editor

December 13, 2019

Entrepreneurship can take on many forms depending on the entrepreneur's motivations, goals and, of course, their product. Using their creativity and passions, some BG students have created businesses that have allowed them to...

Rise of therapy animals in classroom settings offers many benefits

Ola Rembiszewska, In-Depth Editor

December 13, 2019

        Therapy animals have been used for many years now, dating back to the 1800s when Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, discovered that small pets reduced the levels of anxiety and stress in...

Social media provokes fake friendships fueled by jealousy

Ola Rembiszewska, In-Depth Editor

October 25, 2019

  The growth of fake friendships, often depicted in movies and TV shows like “Mean Girls” and “Stranger Things”, shows the rise of trouble with fakeness amongst friends. Many teenagers struggle with this problem and ...

Bilingual students aim to maintain their native language amid assimilation

Yustyn Kokor, Sports Editor

October 25, 2019

America has been considered a cultural melting pot for centuries, welcome to all cultures and nationalities, but in an environment with so much diversity, students tend to assimilate and forget their native language and cultu...

Discovering new phobias: Coulrophobia

Ola Rembiszewska, In-Depth Editor

October 19, 2019

An interesting fear that many people surprisingly experience, only recently becoming more common is Coulrophobia, the fear of clowns. With movies like “IT” and “American Horror Story”, glorifying clowns as these creepy creature...

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...

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