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The study functions on Quizlet have been free for a few months, but with the introduction of QuizletPlus, the study functions now cost money. Quizlet was a great tool for many students, the app helped students learn class material and pass their tests.

Quizlet costing money

Madeline Wiener December 12, 2022

Learn it, match it, test it; Quizlet has it all, except now there is a price to pay for the once free educational app used by students across the nation.       The groundwork of the app allows...

I hate booktok.

I hate booktok.

Siena Vu December 12, 2022

I’m kidding, of course. I adore BookTok in the technical sense. I love, as the Urban Dictionary defines it, “a niche of TikTok where readers… post content relating to books.”       What...

The Little Mermaid which came out in 1989 (right) compared to the new live-action version of The Little Mermaid coming out in 2023. In the new live-action movie, Ariel is played by African-American actress Halle Bailey.

Changing original characters

Esther Premazzi December 12, 2022

As time goes by, it is common to see slight changes here and there with movie characters to make them seem more modernized: different clothes, hairstyles, etc. However, at times, producers and directors...

Ads for shaving appeal to women by exploiting their insecurities regarding their body hair. This ad was released in 1922 and helped to further entrench the hairless beauty standard.

Body hair? don’t care

Alexa Fo December 12, 2022

Hot wax, lasers, razors—different tools women use every day to remove hair in areas deemed undesirable for women: legs, underarms, bikini line, and even stomach, back, and feet. But why? To achieve a...

Free YSL

Dylan Tell December 8, 2022

It’s been nearly half a year since rappers Young Thug and Gunna were arrested on racketeering charges.  Racketeering is a form of organized crime that involves some sort of fraud or violence in order...

The daily BeReal notification goes off at a random time each day. The goal was for friends to see what people were doing at any time, but the app has far from achieved that goal.

BeReal? more like, BeFake

Emma Hedican October 25, 2022

BeReal was designed to have a more casual and realistic quality to it compared to other social media apps. No likes, no follower count, no time to premeditate posts. But despite these efforts to keep it...

Twitter is one of the social media platforms where people post their most “chronically online” takes. Lately, more people have noticed an increase in these kind of posts.

Generation Z’s new addiction

Aarushi Khurana October 18, 2022

When you think of the word ‘addiction,' you might think of illicit drugs like heroin or cocaine. But there’s a new kind of addiction affecting generation Z: social media.     Social media used...

A “nice” guy hoping to snag a girlfriend by being overly chivalrous. He expected by doing so, he would get an automatic ticket to a date.

Nice guy or “Nice” guy

Alicia Kim October 18, 2022

When he opens the door for you, pays for dinner on the first date, and showers you with gifts and affection, does your heart start to flutter? He acts like your knight in shining armor, your courteous...

Monte Vista High School drama teacher, Christopher Connor, is lecturing his stage productions class. Class sizes for him and other art teachers have decreased.

The Arts: Are They Out of Style?

Mia Garcia October 18, 2022

The arts form the foundation of our culture and history, and they hold stories of the successes and failures of past generations. They are as important today as they were in the past, and yet today there...

Three strong female athletes from left to right: Mary Lou Retton, Megan Rapinoe, and Serena Williams experience memorable achievements in their sports. Many have looked up to female athletes for facing harsh criticism in sports, and having strength to overcome it.

Gender Stereotypes Impact Women In Sports

Maraki Amare October 18, 2022

Women are constantly teared down with harmful gender stereotypes regarding sports. Therefore, it raises the tough question, will women ever see an end to harsh criticism in the sports world and be seen...

A focused teenage boy working on homework while listening to music through headphones.

Listening to Music and Working: The Secret to Productivity?

Tatum McNichols October 18, 2022

Heads down, headphones on.       Throughout our lives, music is used as a powerful tool. Whether you’re feeling anxious, frustrated, or sad—-music can often provide a sense of relaxation and...

The political grip on female reproductive rights stems from the social expectation that women produce children.

The right to reject pregnancy

Zoe Qian April 13, 2022

Women have won the right to vote and make an income. There have been women in space. A woman is now Vice President of the United States! But society still clutches onto an unreasonable demand for women...

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