Love and Relationships: Meet the Parents

Dearest Readers, Meeting the parents. Ahhh, the most joyous yet seethingly stressful point of any developing relationship. Some see it as sweet and monumental, while others picture a scene out of Meet the Fockers and cringe. So, when’s the right time to throw yourself into this world of unknown? Let’s chat! Your friend, Maia Gibson Question:…

Are Schools Violating Child Labor Laws?

By Brianna Rolle, News Editor How often do you feel overwhelmed by school work and activities? How many times have you had to completely ignore one class or “take the L” to properly prepare for another? How often do you feel exhausted or defeated at school? Child Labor laws were created to protect children against…

New Kids On The Block: Not Everyone You Lose Is A Loss

High school has taught me a number of things, but I think I’ve learned more about friendship than I have anything else. Especially this past year I struggled with the reality that I couldn’t please everyone I was friends with. No matter how hard you try, there will always be someone who doesn’t agree with…

Forks over Knives: Chipotle Queso

Hi, I’m Julia. This week, I tried Chipotle’s queso so you didn’t have to. You’re welcome. Shocked, disappointed and betrayed: just a few of the emotions I felt after trying the impressively controversial Chipotle Queso. Please don’t waste your money. I did and look where I am now: writing a hate-fueled rant on a menu…

Love and Relationships: Is there such thing as too much compromise?

Dearest Readers, Welcome back! Now that second semester is back in full swing, I’m ready to answer your questions starting with….compromise! Your friend, Maia Gibson Question: Is there such thing as “too much compromise” in a relationship? Answer: As I mentioned in an earlier post, compromise is fundamental when it comes to relationships. If nobody compromised,…

Love and Relationships: Clingy People

Dearest readers, It’s that time of year! Hot chocolate, the smell of fresh pine, candy canes galore….and cuffing season! But with cuffing season also comes the hardships of people (friends or significant others) who are just way too clingy. So, what should you do to handle them? Your friend, Maia Gibson Question: How do I deal…

Love and Relationships: Friend Group Drama

Dearest readers, It’s been a while; I hope y’all had a fantastic Thanksgiving! But, unfortunately, it’s back to reality and back to classic friendship and relationship #drama. So, let’s get started! Your friend, Maia Gibson Question: How do you deal with drama in a friend group? Answer: There are few friend groups that manage to work…

Why We Should All Become Minimalists

By: Eric Bias, Sports Editor Our journey has come to an end. Hopefully I captured your attention from the first post of this series on minimalism. More importantly, I hope that took something away from the things that I said. Although you may have not completely agreed with what I had to say, just know…

Minimalism As Portrayed in Art and Architecture

By: Eric Bias, Sports Editor Minimalism does not only exist in the aspect of personal possessions and goods; the principles of minimalism are also applied to art and architecture, creating a style known as contemporary or modern. When you look at a minimalistic piece of architecture, it may not be a lot to look at;…

“Even Though You Didn’t Ask For It, Here Is My Advice”: Eric

“A universe without purpose should neither depress us nor suggest that our lives are purposeless. Through an awe-inspiring cosmic history we find ourselves on this remote planet in a remote corner of the universe, endowed with intelligence and self-awareness. We should not despair, but should humbly rejoice in making the most of these gifts, and…

Love and Relationships: Double Decker Day

Dearest readers, I’ve gotten an overwhelming number of question submissions so I figured I’d tackle two today!! The first regards commitment in high school and the second the use of the word love…so buckle up and get ready for one heck of a ride! Your friend, Maia Gibson Question 1: Should teenagers be looking for “love”…

Advice From a Senior: Nicole

Hello, I’m Nicole Vickers and I have a Latin assignment due in 3 hours, so naturally I’m writing a post due next month. Anyway, I think everyone has some wisdom to share, but I sometimes don’t like to see myself as an authority. That’s because I think everyone should figure out what they want to…