The Struggles of Homophobic Relatives and How to Deal With It

Brooklyn D'Alessio

January 21, 2020

     Looking down at the card I remember my eyes instantly filling with tears. It was not the first time it had happened, I knew I had to hide who I was and just smile through the pain. But reading this as a child who gre...

Science of the Stars

Eleanor Peterson

January 21, 2020

Thousands of magazines across the country print horoscopes and millions of people read them every day. But can we rely on what they say?       The answer is no. Astrology can be a lot of fun, but it’s not a science,...

Disney’s New Addition

Ethan Biersdorff, Opinion Editor

January 21, 2020

When you think of streaming services, what company comes to your mind first? What comes to your friends’ minds? There are a lot of new names coming to the already expansive list leaving many asking what the top streaming se...

The Diagnosis

Samantha Mattingly

January 6, 2020

Chatting with my family one evening, my dad asks someone to pass him a side dish. They don’t hear him, and he is an impatient man, so he goes to grab the food himself. He uses his right hand. He tries to lift the bowl, but ...

The Real Monster

Ethan Biersdorff

December 6, 2019

When was the last time you saw an energy drink? A store? The school vending machine? In your friend’s hands, or even in your own? Energy drinks are everywhere, and are easily accessible for literally anyone. Whether it ...

The Unseen Educators

Sam Mattingly

December 5, 2019

Public administrators, specifically principals, are seen as the top of the education chain. Many assume that administrators have this great amount of power and can achieve anything for students or parents, and these administrat...

Stadium Renovations

Melia Rasmussen

November 25, 2019

Track season of my freshman year was kicking off in early April. Every practice, after two warm up laps and stretches, my teammates and I would throw our unnecessary layers of clothing up on the bleachers to get practice start...

Does Divorce = The End of the World?

November 25, 2019

There’s no easy way for your parents to tell you that they are getting a divorce. My mom has had to tell me twice, the first time was when she divorced my dad, and the second time was a few years after she remarried.    ...

When Your Best Friend Moves

Mandy Howard

November 22, 2019

During my seventh grade year at North Albany Middle School, I was lucky enough to meet one of my best friends, Brayden Harris. All throughout middle school he was there for the best and worst times. We hung out at least once a wee...

The Choice of a Decade

Malachi Murphy

October 29, 2019

In this upcoming election, a fierce competition between our current president, Donald Trump, and a variety of new democratic candidates is about to be under way. Election day 2020, who will win?      With scandal after scandal in his ...

Do You Feel Safe at School?

Melia Rasmussen

October 13, 2019


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