In-Depth

Students use astrology to reflect on their personalities

When people consider their personal characteristics, they don’t tend to consider how the positions of the sun, planets and stars influence them, but those who follow astrology believe the movement of these celestial bodies are the reason for each person’s personality. In ancient times, people used an imaginary line in the sky to determine what […]

In-Depth

Enneagram personality test versatile but dubious

One simple fact of life: people love to learn more about themselves. Whether it be through personality tests or intense introspection, the drive for self-reflection is common. To that end, standing out in the field of personality tests is the Enneagram test-a personality test focused on assigning many categories of personality to a single person […]

In-Depth

Advances in contraceptives lead to improvements in women’s health

While the school requires students to learn the basis of contraceptives, many remain ill-informed about the history and many uses of birth control. Birth control does play a large role in preventing unwanted pregnancies, but it is also used to address other health concerns. The first form of a birth control pill was originally approved […]

In-Depth

Contraceptives vital to the health and well-being of students

*Editors’ Note: Names have been changed to protect the sources’ anonymity. Student Gracie Ward* sat in the passenger seat of her mom’s car and watched the highway pass with unease. She was on the way to the doctor with her mom, preparing to ask for birth control and trying to find the right words to […]

In-Depth

Political events of 2020 leave some students in a tailspin

Sara Benedict Staff Reporter This time last year, people looked back at 2019 and shook their heads, saying to themselves that 2020 would be better, but come December, Americans are not only in the midst of a pandemic that’s now taken thousands of lives and caused extreme economic damage, but Americans have also gone through […]

In-Depth

Students reflect on year altered by COVID-19

The year began like any new year. Party-goers hugged and cheered as the ball dropped at Times Square. Families wrote resolutions: to go to the gym more, to visit their elderly parents. Students vowed that this year would be the one where they worked the hardest in school and procrastinated the least.  Then, in March, COVID-19 […]

In-Depth

Students struggle with sleep paralysis experiences

It was a night just like any other for junior Porter Neff when he was in the fourth grade. His reading light and novel were the only things protecting him from his worst nightmare, as sleep paralysis episodes had become a nightly occurrence for him. Sleep paralysis is the temporary inability to move or speak […]

In-Depth

Recurring dreams often reflective of students’ lives

Jolted awake from a nightmare, you sink back into your pillows, relieved that you won’t have to experience that dream again. Some people, however, must live with the knowledge that their nightmares will come back to haunt them. Junior Lin McDow said that they have experienced the recurrence of the same nightmare for almost eight […]

In-Depth

Lucid dreaming allows students to control narrative

Whatever it is, it’s chasing you–and you know you won’t be able to get away. You keep running, but you hit a wall. You’re cornered. There is no way out.  This may be a familiar, disturbing dream to some, but those who lucid dream won’t think twice. They can just dream a new narrative. According […]