The Executive Order Banning TikTok — Negotiations Before Demise

By Fabiha Faruque It is a newfound source of mass communication widespread. It is an outlet that left a noticeable change on the reins on social media, even for those who avoid it — TikTok. Recently, however, its odds in the US fell into perturbation. Trump issued an executive order on Thursday that will enact … Continue reading The Executive Order Banning TikTok — Negotiations Before Demise

A Guide to Fixing Your Sleep Schedule

By Kelly Sanchez Summer vacation is coming to an end. For many teenagers, this brings the same annual challenge before the start of the school year: fixing their sleep schedules. Most adolescents like to stay up until “vampire hours” — late in the a.m. talking to friends, scrolling through social media, or doing anything but … Continue reading A Guide to Fixing Your Sleep Schedule

A Freshman Survival Guide from a Rising Sophomore

By Sophia Garcia While the circumstances of the 2020-2021 school year are still uncertain, there’s one factor that remains constant among thousands of rising High Schoolers across the country: the anxiety and struggles of starting freshman year. High school, in the media, is a heavily romanticized experience that often sets some unrealistic expectations for incoming … Continue reading A Freshman Survival Guide from a Rising Sophomore

Folklore, Taylor Swift’s Pandemic Poem

By Ajmaanie Andre Taylor Swift is arguably one of the most iconic pop stars of this generation. With a lengthy discography consisting of catchy tunes that get stuck in people's heads, she has been dominating music charts since her very first debut, the published song Tim McGraw. Given her record as a top-notch artist, it … Continue reading Folklore, Taylor Swift’s Pandemic Poem

#MDCPSReopening — The Students’ Perspective

By Kelly Sanchez For months, politicians, doctors, parents and teachers have debated whether schools across the country should reopen amidst the rising rate of COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths.  Earlier this Wednesday, Superintendent Carvalho announced that schools will commence on August 31 via My School Online (MSO). The long awaited decision comes as a result … Continue reading #MDCPSReopening — The Students’ Perspective

It’s All about the Eyes: How to Do Your Makeup While Wearing a Protective Face Mask

By Kymani Hughes Since the coronavirus has entered our lives, masks have become an essential part of our ‘new normal’. With half of our face covered while out and about, the way we do our makeup has changed along with everything else. At a time like this, the lipsticks and highlighter are better off staying … Continue reading It’s All about the Eyes: How to Do Your Makeup While Wearing a Protective Face Mask

Pop Smoke’s Posthumous “Shoot For the Stars, Aim For the Moon” Album Review

By Tyler Banks Handling the death of an artist is always tough. As a fan, you lose someone’s music you enjoyed; as a parent, you lose someone you loved; and as a label, you lose possibly both — but with the addition of a bygone revenue stream. However- especially in this age- the concept of … Continue reading Pop Smoke’s Posthumous “Shoot For the Stars, Aim For the Moon” Album Review

Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis in 2020: A Disaster Forsaken

By Fabiha Faruque Some claim 2016 to be the flexion point of the 21st century — the very year that sparked death, destruction, and disparity widespread — when truthfully, the elements of discordance have always been present. Yemen is currently living through the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, and there lies the largest population … Continue reading Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis in 2020: A Disaster Forsaken

A Racial Revolution – Young Activists Making A Difference

By Rhobie Toussaint Imagine seeing someone of your demographic being murdered by a police officer: one that should have been a civil servant of the people, and ultimately, the embodiment of law and order. Political commentaries, memes across social media, class discussions, and even revolutionary black lives matter protests unleash in unison, taking the media … Continue reading A Racial Revolution – Young Activists Making A Difference