Put thought into holiday gifts

Simoneel Czar

December 15, 2009
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Are you confused about what to give your family and friends for the holidays? No worries, we have ideas on how to find great presents for less. If you want to find a present that your best girl friend or sister will like,... Read more »

Give more, receive more

Judy Wu

December 15, 2009
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During the season of giving, families, friends and even strangers come together to help the less fortunate. People remember to appreciate the things they have that others don’t. The holidays are a time for celebration and high... Read more »

Cultural celebrations diversify holidays

Keerthika Ramakrishnan

December 15, 2009
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The waning fall and rising winter mark the beginning of holidays all around the world. Christmas, Kwanzaa, Eid, Hanukkah and other holidays are celebrated at this time of the year. People celebrate Christmas differently in... Read more »

Family warmth transcends distance

Amanda Nava

December 14, 2009
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When the holiday break rolls around, people pack their bags to visit grandparents, aunts and uncles, mom or dad, whether the trip takes ten minutes or five hours. It doesn’t matter which holiday is celebrated because families... Read more »

Celebrities dying in 2009

Amanda Nava

December 8, 2009
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The year 2009 seems to be a bad year to be a celebrity. Large iconic figures seemed to pass away all at once, for example Bea Arthur from Golden Girls and Les Paul, the singer who made guitars. Or in Michael Jackson’s and Farrah... Read more »

Teachers’ perspective on spirit week

Judy Wu

December 1, 2009
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There are some teachers who love spirit week and others who can't wait until the week ends. English teacher Sharon Jones is one of the teachers that love spirit week. Jones participates in the teacher skit every year. "Spirit... Read more »

Students should stay home when sick

Amanda Nava and Amanda Nava

November 16, 2009
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With the flu season starting, both H1N1 and the seasonal flu are affecting a lot of students. There are a many empty desks around campus, but some people are coming to school and spreading diseases around without even noticing... Read more »

Advice for Sophomores

Simoneel Czar

November 16, 2009
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Everyone knows that 40 hours of community service is needed for graduation, but many students leave it for the last minute. Don’t wait! Get your service hours done as soon as possible. Plus, getting a lot of hours looks great... Read more »

Advice for Juniors

Michaela Go

November 16, 2009
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Many students wonder what the difference is between the ACT and SAT. Most colleges accept both ACT and SAT scores and view them as equals; the trickier part is deciding which test to take. The SAT is more based on critical... Read more »

Advice for seniors

Chase Glenister

November 10, 2009
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It’s November, and the feelings of stress and fatigue are once again on the rise for seniors, due to college applications and SATs or ACTs. Here are just a few facts and pieces of advice that may help you ease the stress of... Read more »

Freshman advice: Don’t Procrastinate!

Anterpreet kaur

November 10, 2009
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It’s a dangerous habit and yet it’s an ordinary one for many students: procrastination. If you conquered this problem in junior high, you’re in good shape. If not, it’s not yet too late. Why do students have the tendency... Read more »

Seven days without exercise makes one ‘weak’

Amanda Nava

November 10, 2009
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People often relate exercise to toned muscles, but the fit physique is just the visible advantage of regular exercise. Junior Michaela Utigard said that regular exercise makes her feel happy due to the endorphins, a hormone,... Read more »