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The power of sacrament

The power of sacrament

November 8, 2019

Darkness and doom are coming to metal genres courtesy of German band Powerwolf. The band is composed of five wolves: lead singer Atilla Dorn, lead guitarist Matthew Greywolf, rhythm guitarist Charles Greywolf, organist/pianist Falk Maria Schlegel, and drummer Roel Van Helden. These five and their fans create the wolfpack. They are bringing a new genre of metal to mainstream metal: doom metal. Using slower...

An Old Punk Classic: American Idiot

An Old Punk Classic: American Idiot

September 20, 2019

From the American Dream to the American Nightmare. American Idiot is Green Day's seventh studio album that criticizes all things wrong with American media. They started out as a small time band in Oakland, California, growing to become of the most popular punk bands in history.

Teachers vs. Students: Weekend homework

Teachers vs. Students: Weekend homework

April 8, 2019

After climbing up the precipitous mountain that is the school week, Friday awaits students like a rewarding jewel. For many students, weekends are a refresh button on school, tests, assignments, and life. However, this idyllic weekend is a rarity for most high school students. Homework assigned over the weekend is one of the more controversial topics in education today, with opinions ranging all across...

Teachers vs. Students: Stress

Teachers vs. Students: Stress

December 3, 2018

As students file into the school building, chatting with their friends, they all have different thoughts running through their minds. Some of them are excited to start the day and they smile as they enter the doors. Encouraged by the challenges ahead and the opportunity to be with their classmates, these students look forward to the next few hours. However, for other students, this isn’t the case...

Teachers vs. Students: Workload

Teachers vs. Students: Workload

October 2, 2018

High school students, in general, are getting more and more flustered with the amount of work they have. After reaching home in the late afternoon from an extracurricular activity, the average high school student spends the next 2-3 hours working on homework, not even bothering to eat. When he finally finishes after hours of unending work, he may grab a quick snack instead of an actual meal to ...

The Daily Grind: The Proper Tools for Final Exams and EOC

The Daily Grind: The Proper Tools for Final Exams and EOC

April 20, 2018

I forced myself off the seats and out of the stuffy bus onto the concrete walkway. I made my way into the same, mundane halls that seemed to blur right past me. Before I knew what was happening, I found myself in my first period classroom with five minutes left until the bell rings. Sighing, I pulled out my old agenda and read the messages and reminders from yesterday, from my past self. Realizing...

The Daily Grind: Succeeding in Grades, Classes, and Extracurriculars

The Daily Grind: Succeeding in Grades, Classes, and Extracurriculars

November 13, 2017

Once I enter the sliding doors of the stuffy, crowded school bus and manage to locate a seat, I open my agenda to take a look at my to-do list for the day. I stare at the page for today, completely filled with black scratches and scribbles. I shut the book quickly to prevent my brain from overloading on the information. All I am able do is shrug my shoulders forward in order to get an 15 minutes o...

The Daily Grind: How to deal with daily stress

The Daily Grind: How to deal with daily stress

September 19, 2017

The Daily Grind. My alarm clock goes off at 6:30 in the morning; the unwanted blares ringing in my ears. After forcing my head up, I go over the daily schedule in my head and then I sink into my pillow under all the pressure of those thoughts. My body switches to autopilot. The  next minute, I find myself suddenly on the sidewalk with my water jug and trumpet case in both hands, overfilled backpack...

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