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Staycation ideas for spring break

Staycation ideas for spring break

Naarada Samarasinghe, Opinion Editor March 29, 2022

Although COVID-19 restrictions have significantly lifted over the past few months, the threat of disease transmission in travel through planes, trains and buses have forced many to be apprehensive towards...

Good morning routine for students

Good morning routine for students

John Williamson and Sarah Prillaman, Staff Writers March 29, 2022

Starting off your day on a positive note sets the tone for the rest of the day. A morning routine gives you the opportunity to take control of your schedule instead of your schedule controlling you. A...

Five places to visit before they are destroyed by climate change

Five places to visit before they are destroyed by climate change

Mac Lewis, Staff Writer February 15, 2022

With an historic rise in temperatures and sea levels, pollution, etc., climate change continues to endanger many beloved world locations. Let's take a look at four places you should visit soon—since...

A guide to college admissions for newbies

A guide to college admissions for newbies

Rachel Schlueter, Editor-in-Chief February 13, 2022

The words “college apps” are usually enough to send any junior or senior’s heart rate soaring. Though there is no how-to manual for applying to college, seniors and College and Career Specialist...

Twee fashion returns to pop culture

Twee fashion returns to pop culture

Grace Holland, Staff Writer February 7, 2022

Twee fashion has made a shocking comeback as TikTok users flood the app with their most twee looks. Twee originated in Britain as a mispronunciation of “sweet.” Twee fashion takes after the mod...

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Activities to do in winter

Rachel Schlueter, Editor-in-Chief January 11, 2022

As the holiday season quickly approaches, the DMV area has a plethora of winter activities that are sure to get anyone in the holiday spirit. These five activities include markets, light festivals and...


Retrospective look on childhood gifts

Kirsten Carl, In-Depth Editor December 6, 2021

With the winter season arriving, Madison students can begin preparing for colder weather, hopeful snow-days and the holiday season. As Warhawks spend their final Christmases at home before adulthood, the...


Style after staying at home

John Williamson, Staff Writer November 5, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic created one of the most drastic shifts in fashion that America has seen in such a short amount of time. Throughout the workplace, school and especially at home, fashion became more...


How to prepare for a job interview

Kirsten Carl, In-Depth Editor November 3, 2021

Teenagers across America have started to step into a world of new responsibilities and roles as they enter the workforce. Teens are hostesses, lifeguards, dog washers, ice-cream scoopers, front desk workers...


Non-dairy milks: a breakdown

Naarada Samarasinghe, Opinion Editor November 3, 2021

Dairy-free milk has become increasingly popular among young people recently. As much as 41% of US households now buy dairy-free milk, according to the Good Food Institute. These milk alternatives have...

Productive Hobbies to Try this Summer

Productive Hobbies to Try this Summer

Adam Miller, Community Editor June 3, 2021

As pharmacies across the United States continue to roll-out vaccines to immunize against SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, this summer will hopefully be a return to normalcy for Americans. Those looking to start...

The Cost of Fast Fashion

The Cost of Fast Fashion

Erin McCormick, Editor-in-Chief June 3, 2021

In the recent centuries, clothing has significantly changed both in style and manufacturing. Back in the 1800s, getting clothing was a meticulous process. People had to gather their own material, such...

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