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How a Positive Mental Health Leads to Positive Physical Health

Katherine Portillo, Photographer March 17, 2021

The stigma around mental health is still very apparent even in the year 2021, this is very harming to today's youth. Mental health is a very real issue that needs to be made a priority to everyone. Keeping...

Opinion: Raising the Minimum Wage

Michael Bilodeau, Writer March 1, 2021
Though while the federal minimum wage is $7.25, the movement FIGHT FOR 15 wishes to increase wages - and the argument against it is flawed.

Quarantine Book Recommendations

Itzel Cabrales, Writer February 18, 2021

Reading is a hobby for plenty of people and it is a great way to pass time, however, finding books that spark interest in readers can be difficult. Here are some books that are definitely worth the read:   A...

Mental Illness Awareness – Therapy

Katherine Portillo, Photographer February 8, 2021

Dealing with mental health is different for everyone. Once diagnosed with a disorder, a very common option to help offer support to the person may be therapy. In 2021, we started to shy away from the overall...

America’s Housing Crisis

America’s Housing Crisis

Maya Guzman, Writer February 7, 2021

It is easy to disregard the harsh realities awaiting us beyond our diplomas. To pretend that in a time where every news channel you flip through, catastrophe after catastrophe, life as one feverish dream....

The Nation’s First Female Vice President

Itzel Cabrales, Writer February 3, 2021

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn into office on Jan. 20. Kamala Harris has become the first female to serve as Vice President of the United States and has broken many firsts...

U.S. Capitol Riots: What Happened?

Michael Bilodeau, Writer January 26, 2021

The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. was raided by supporters of the previous President Donald Trump, on January 6, 2021, in hopes of overturning the election results that saw Joe Biden winning...

7 Leaves Cafe Breaking Male Masculinity Stigma

Gina Campos, Photographer December 4, 2020

On a casual visit to 7 Leaves Cafe, junior Alyssa Hernandez was taken by surprise by what awaited her upon entering the boba cafe for the very first time. There to welcome her arrival was the crew of 7...

America’s First Presidential Rescue Dog

Itzel Cabrales, Writer November 30, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden’s German Shepherd, Major, will be the first shelter dog welcomed to the White House in January 2021. The Biden family adopted him at the Delaware Humane Association in November...

Substance Abuse shadowing COVID-19

Substance Abuse shadowing COVID-19

Maya Guzman, Writer November 16, 2020

In these unprecedented times, it is often difficult to healthily nurture one’s mentality and physicality. With COVID-19 strains creeping on us amidst our long days, and election anxieties intensifying;...

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