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What Color is Associated With Each School Subject

Montrell Wright, Editor-in-Chief December 7, 2023

What color best represents Math? English? History? Science? This has been a growing question within the past months on social media platforms such as Tiktok, Twitter, and Instagram. Most people associate...

Dispensers for Charged Lemondade, a caffeinated lemonade drink, at Panera Bread in Walnut Creek, California, on March 27, 2023.

Katz vs Panera: The Tragic Death of a 21-Year-Old

Alayna Filipak, News Writer December 6, 2023

On September 10, 2022, an Ivy league student named Sarah Katz collapsed at a friend’s birthday dinner before being rushed to the hospital by medical personnel. Hours later, she went into cardiac arrest...

Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce

Jackie Contreras, Sports Writer December 6, 2023

Travis Kelce is dishing about Taylor Swift’s big night at the Chief’s game. Just days after the 12-time Grammy winner attended the NFL player’s Sept. 24th Kansas City Chiefs game, where she sat alongside...

The Supreme Courts Affirmative Action Ruling Continues To Spark Debate

The Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Ruling Continues To Spark Debate

November 28, 2023

On June 29th, spurred by many lawsuits pushed by Asian-American-backed organizations, the Supreme Court made a ruling effectively eliminating affirmative action in college admissions. Affirmative action,...

Nv2.0 Review

Cailyn Bell, Entertainment Editor November 28, 2023

N: The Way of the Ninja is a somewhat popular platformer game that was first released in 2004. Its last sequel, N++, was released years later. Its predecessor, Nv2.0, required a review before committing...

Riot policemen stand between the supporters of Palestine and Israel during the opposing protests. On October 8th, hundreds of people gathered in opposing protests outside the Israel Consulate in San Francisco to express their support for Israel and Palestine amidst a deepening crisis. In response to the escalating tensions, the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) deployed a group of riot police, some equipped with tear gas guns, to maintain order.

How is the US reacting to the Israeli and Palestinian conflict?

Rebecca Kravetz, Writer November 28, 2023

The Holy Land, or Israel, is a revered location for many faiths, especially Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Israel is called the Holy Land because it is the site of divine encounters between man and...

Mark McInerney, the new director of NASAs UAP department.

Out of this world: NASA appoints the first UAP research director

Anda Wattanakit, Writer November 28, 2023

On September 14, 2023, NASA declared it had appointed a director of research to study “Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena” (UAP) during a news conference at NASA’s Headquarters in Washington D.C. The...

Girls Huddle at Sectionals

Cross Country advances to Sectionals

Andi Potts, Sports Editor November 13, 2023

The Richwoods Cross Country team has had a remarkable season this year. The girls XC progressed to sectionals, finishing 5th out of 11 teams within their regional placement. Despite the boys team not making...

Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias holding up the newly signed bill at Harold Washington Library.

Illinois: the First State to Ban Book Bans

Anda Wattanakit, Writer November 13, 2023

About two months ago, on June 12, 2023, Illinois became the first state in the country to ban book bans. The bill (HB2789), which will come into effect on January 1, 2024, was signed by Governor Pritzker...

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The Decline of Amazon Dolphins

Yonah Oliver, News Editor November 13, 2023

Though dolphins are commonly thought of in marine environments, dolphins have existed in freshwater environments of South America’s Amazon for centuries. Amazon river dolphins are more commonly known...

Mayo, Florida. The storm made landfall at Keaton Beach, Florida as Category 3 hurricane.

The Aftermath of Hurricane Idalia

Alayna Filipak, writer November 13, 2023

On August 30th, Hurricane Idalia first hit Keaton beach in Florida’s Big Bend region. When it made landfall, it was a Category 3 hurricane, but it increased overnight to a Category 4 with winds up to...

Blackout: Book Review

Blackout: Book Review

Alanna Ross, writer November 13, 2023

Blackout is a short novel curated by six different black authors; Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon. In this story a blackout takes place...

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