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Social media is consuming our lives—and we love it.

Social media star Zoella's YouTube channel has more than 11 million subscribers. Zoella is known for her beauty product reviews, of which she receives a percentage of revenues when subscribers purchase through her links. Screenshot courtesy of Zoella's YouTube.

Monica Kenny, Reporter

February 9, 2019

Over the past decade, the rapid rise of social media has undeniably changed American culture. It birthed trends, careers, memes and social movements. It changed the way we interact with one another and how we consume pop culture and media, as well as altering how these things are marketed toward us. T...

Should Affirmative Action Still Be Considered?

Harvard is one of the many universities across America affected Affirmative Action. Photo Courtesy of Flickr.

Martha Nicholas, Media Editor, Reporter

December 13, 2018

Affirmative Action is one of the key components during the college application process. Similar to the financial aid and standardized testing category, many colleges still take into consideration an applicants ethnic background. Affirmative Action was initially put into action by President John F. Ken...

The last straw

The argument for a plastic straw ban is more complicated than it seems. Check back for a podcast discussion with Academy science teacher Laura Housman. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Monica Kenny, Reporter

October 4, 2018

Plastic straws, a seemingly innocuous object, have recently been a hot topic of contention in legislature nationwide. As concern for climate change grows, so has argument for banning select plastic goods. Many cities across Washington, Florida, New Jersey and California have already banned plastic straws,...

Three simple ways to make a political difference : How to be civically engaged

Voting is one way to make a political difference in your state and country. You can also contact your representatives or joining local activist groups supporting the causes that you are interested in. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army.

Taylor McKenzie, Webmaster, Reporter

April 28, 2018

On Friday, students from Sacred Hearts Academy walked out of their classes to protest gun violence and demonstrate their civic engagement. More than 2,600 walkouts were planned and had thousands of students participating. What differentiated this walkout from the March 24 “March For Our Lives” wa...

Is Prom Actually Worth It?

Students gather at elaborate venues in hopes for a perfect night. Photo courtesy of Pixbay.

Martha Nicholas, Media Editor, Reporter

April 10, 2018

Every year, high school students across the country spend months prepare for prom. It is a semi-formal dance that takes place towards the end of junior and senior year of high school.   “I think people want prom to be perfect for a number of reasons. Prom seems like such a big deal in our societ...

Trump’s America Comic

More than 800,000 American immigrants are being affected by recent policy changes made by
the Trump Administration. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) organization,
which is currently being phased out, allowed individuals who entered the country as minors to
receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation to be eligible for a work
permit. In an interview, President Donald Trump stated that more Norwegian immigrants, or
white Europeans, should apply for American citizenship. In contrast, immigrants from war-torn
countries, like Syria, are being refused refuge in America.

Jasmine Matsumoto, Reporter

March 7, 2018

More than 800,000 American immigrants are being affected by recent policy changes made by the Trump Administration. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) organization, which is currently being phased out, allowed individuals who entered the country as minors to receive a renewable tw...

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