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Optimism for the New Year

By Anjuli Niyogi The year of 2017 precipitated numerous major crises including events such as the devastating hurricanes across the western hemisphere, NFL (National Football League) protests, the #MeToo movement, and the protests in Charlottesville. Despite major losses suffered in 2017, we should remain optimistic

Food and Gifts and Family–Oh My!

Amanda O’Dea, Entertainment Editor I was born lucky. I was born into a family with two loving parents, two adorable sisters, and two fluffy cats. There’s even a hamster. My grandparents live on Millbrae Avenue, within spitting distance if you first drink a Diet Dr.

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Picture This- A Conversation About Privilege

by Justin Dunbar, Photo Manager and Staff Writer You may not realize it, but there is at least one thing that you are taking for granted. It’s not your fault, but many fail to realize how lucky they are. Simply think about your life, and

Re-boarding the Viking Ship This Holiday Season

By: Hoatson Kwan, Staff Writer The holiday season is a time for relaxation; for students, it is an alleviation from the stresses of school and work. With their schedules being packed for the majority of the year, this annual break allows them to reunite with

The Myth About Recycling at School

By: Hoatson Kwan, Staff Writer Addressing the Myth: “Reduce, reuse, recycle” has been a slogan preached since the beginning of childhood. Kids are taught to exercise this practice by teachers and parents alike in order to protect the environment. The common rule has always been

Time Management

  By Emily Leung Time management and a clear mindset are important skillsets to have a successful school year. Time management is crucial as a base for education. Education is something to obtain before entering to the real world, because knowledge is critical for success. As

Is College Too Emphasized?

With college application season approaching, many seniors are scrambling to answer application prompts, collect letters of recommendation, and excel in their classes in order to ensure that they are able to attend a prestigious college. Rarely, however, do we take a step back and take

When The Light Goes Out

I was 13 years old when I was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety. Now, at 17, I wish I could be able to say that I’m cured and “it got better”, but if I did, I wouldn’t be giving an honest account. Having both