Edition 1

Edition 1

Published December 2nd, 2020


2020 Election Rundown

Natalie Bachman & Skylar Long

Early this November, former vice president Joe Biden was elected the 46th president of the United States, defeating current President Donald Trump. The 2020 presidential election brought forth a record voter turnout; 65% of eligible citizens cast ballots. This year also introduced the widespread use of mail-in ballots, giving citizens a way to do their civic duty from the safety of their homes.

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Marine Life Migrating North

Nikitha Srinivasan

Marine animals have been migrating toward the poles. Every decade, the marine species have been traveling at a speed of 32 miles per decade. As the temperatures in the oceans rise, fish and other marine creatures are moving towards the poles.

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AP Tests Last Year

Skylar Long

As the AP tests were approaching last year, students and teachers were waiting to hear from the College Board about what was going to happen given the COVID-19 situation. Luckily, the College Board sent updates on a regular basis, keeping students and teachers informed. 

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The Race For a COVID Vaccine

Natalie Bachman

As the world falls at the hands of COVID-19, it seems as though a vaccine is the only way out. Several biotech companies nationwide have been hard at work. However, vaccines often take years to produce, and given how little the community knows about COVID-19, it seems that we may possibly have several months of waiting ahead of us.

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Threats Facing Forests

Environmental Club

Sophie Goricanec, Noelle Villanueva, Juliette Pham

Recently, California experienced a record breaking fire season that devastated more than 4 million acres of land. With these fires come many damaging effects on the ecosystem, animals, and people that call these places home. Though many in our Leigh community have stayed safe from these blazes, we have sadly become accustomed to the smoky air and the spare-the-air days. In this article, Leigh’s environmental club delves deeper into these wildfires and the lasting effects on people and the ecosystem.


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Alex Trebek’s Legacy

Natalie Bachman

In the early morning of November 8, 2020, Alex Trebek, host of Jeopardy, died of stage 4 pancreatic cancer… The news regarding Trebek’s passing was not entirely shocking to the world, though. In March of 2019, Trebek opened up regarding his diagnosis. He did admit that the prognosis wasn’t exactly encouraging, yet he continued to fight.


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This Year vs. Last Year

Dhruthi Mahesh

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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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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College In 2020

Li Yen Ho

Colleges are undergoing many changes in 2020. COVID-19 has been a force to be reckoned with, and both the universities and its students face challenges during these unprecedented times. Colleges must coordinate a plan to either close campus or maintain extremely strict safety procedures to suppress the coronavirus.


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Best Buddies: Reaching Out And Establishing Friendships

Mia Shafer

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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My Finnish Holiday Traditions

Anna Halmeaho

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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Opinion: Distance Learning Technology Is Not Intuitive

Anonymous

As the fall semester comes to an end, students and staff review the two new distance learning platforms we have adopted for this school year— Canvas and Zoom. Based on an anonymous survey sent out to the school, the responses were generally positive, but not without criticism. 


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Opinion: Cultural Appropriation Trends

Dhwani Maroo

From Kim Kardashian and Rihanna to Halloween, cultural appropriation has been playing a big factor in all present-day events. The whole modern pop industry is being influenced by taking specific factors from a culture in such a way which doesn’t honor their actual meaning, strengthening stereotypes and marginalization of minorities in society.


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Alumni Athlete: Abbey Playle


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Alumni Athlete: Alyssa Hunt


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Athlete Alumni: Lauren Osborne


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