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Microorganisms: A Hidden World Of Wonders

Caden Sherman

One of the most important natural resources is water. It acts as a source of hydration for all living things and it can serve as a habitat for many. Oceans, rivers, lakes, ponds, and many other bodies of water are some examples. However, what microscopic life lives in the water? Are there miniature beasts that inspired tales of sea monsters? Or is it all just a fantasy?


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The Threats Of Deforestation

Dhruthi Mahesh

Forests cover around 31% of the land we live in. The Earth is home to hundreds of species of animals, purifies the air, and provides reservoirs for water. It also acts as a sink for carbon dioxide which would otherwise end up in the atmosphere, and is the site for a lot of recreational activities we partake in.  However, these forests are slowly disappearing, and in its place are industrial factories, buildings, and residential houses. 


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Kamala Harris: Defying History

Anna Halmeaho

Kamala Harris is probably best known for being the Senator of California. However, now that she and Joe Biden are the official winners of the election that took place in November of 2020, she will make history as the first Black, Indian, and women Vice president of the United States.


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COVID And Mental Health

Li Yen Ho

Tackling mental health has already been an uphill battle for decades. Adding on cases of seasonal affective disorder, most prominent in the winter, can make a person feel dark and gloomy, even in what would be considered a normal year. In general, young adults aged 18-25 are most susceptible to mental illness, though specifics depend on a person’s environment, family history, and cannot be blindly generalized.


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Leigh’s Mock Trial Team

Dhruthi Mahesh

Have you ever wondered what happens in a courtroom trial? Mock Trial is a club that simulates a court in session where students are given a criminal case and asked to argue their assigned position in front of a judge against another school. Members of mock trial meet with attorney coaches, and are responsible for committing their time to attend practices, practice competitions, as well as the final competition. 


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Best Buddies: Reaching Out And Establishing Friendships

Mia Shafer

1st photo by Julie Shiefer

Best Buddies is a club where we share personal friendships with students who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. We try to focus on one-to-one student interactions so that everyone involved feels valued.


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Cats vs. Dogs: A Classic Debate

Karen Guo

Cats or dogs? Have you ever wondered why you prefer one over the other? Why do you love dogs more than cats, or vice versa? Researchers believe that whether you are a dog-lover or cat-lover is based on your personality. They believe that cat people are more introverted than dog people.


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My Finnish Holiday Traditions

Anna Halmeaho

Photo by Pexels

Everyone in the US, who celebrates Christmas, has their own perception of what a typical Christmas Holiday tradition consists of; a Christmas tree, gingerbread cookies, stuffed turkey, eggnog, pumpkin pie, etc. For a person like me, who has experienced living in another country, in this case Finland, we have other expectations. 


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This Year vs Last Year

Dhruthi Mahesh

Photo by Lola Wenstrand

2020 has been a very interesting year so far. There’s been a global pandemic, a presidential election, and almost all schools were forced to retreat to a form of online school called distance learning, where students learn through online mediums. This naturally proposed many different challenges to high school students. 


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