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Marijuana: usage, effects and repercussions

It’s a warm summer night, and you turn the corner onto Main Street. Then, it hits you. The smell is so potent and unique that you instantly recognize its skunk-like aroma. It’s marijuana. As marijuana has become more accessible, whether legally through a medical card or illegally on the street, it has found its way […]

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Only children: stuck in the spotlight, surviving solo

Many dream of a quiet house with all the attention on them. A simple life, where sharing and fighting with siblings is something that is never thought about. However, the question of whether being an only child is lonely or lucky can only be answered by someone who lives the lifestyle. Junior Caroline Whitlatch said […]

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Full house: the life of bunk beds, strong bonds

While some never have to worry about being left behind in a grocery store or at the mall, others have discovered that they are at a higher risk because of the sheer number of children their parents must keep up with. Being in a large family can come with a variety of benefits but can […]

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March begins, madness ensues

Sixty-four empty lines stare at you: a signal that March Madness has finally begun. Though creating a perfect bracket is an unrealistic endeavor (the NCAA says the odds are about one in 9.2 quintillion), a good bracket can earn one bragging rights with friends and family—not to mention the occasional cash prize, too. So, how […]

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COVID-19, free meals, schedule create challenges for cafeteria staff

Every day, beginning at 12:01, hundreds of Bexley High School students line up to buy the cafeteria’s food. Each student gradually progresses through the line, picking and choosing their food items. They see the person serving them, and they might make friendly chit-chat with the cashier. However, the kitchen and cafeteria operations are much more […]

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TikTok hiatus improves productivity, sleep

If you’re a teenager in 2021, you are probably on your phone for hours a day, swiping your thumb across the screen and watching endless videos. TikTok has captured the attention of millions of adolescents across America with its easily accessible videos and individually-tailored content. However, it is easy to get caught overconsuming this media, […]

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Snapchat break promotes real connections

The first thing I do when I wake up and the last thing I do before I go to bed is check my favorite app, Snapchat. Its familiar notification sound always prompts me to open the app immediately, leading me down a rabbit hole of sending streaks and watching stories. When I checked the statistics […]

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Giving up Instagram reduces negative comparisons

Many teenagers would not hesitate to say that social media is an essential part of their lives. More specifically, Instagram is necessary for staying up to date and connecting with others who one may not be close with in real life. However, after spending a week without Instagram, I observed that my relationships with those […]

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Athletes take measures to prevent injury

The tearing sensation that shoots up her leg as junior Maddy Krasnow sprints down the field is a dreaded feeling she has felt before. Regret overtakes the pain when she realizes she will have to sit out for part of the season. Lying there on the field, she vows to herself that she will take […]