Last week in Coach Campbell’s PE classes, students participated in the Eagle Challenge. The Eagle Challenge was a week long series of events that teams of students took part in. The challenges included planks, push ups, frog leaps, and wall sits. Each class was divided up into teams, and each team member participated in one event. … Continue reading Griffin Wells Wins Mile Relay in Crocs
One of the largest topics for debate in national politics is college affordability. It’s on the minds of high school kids across the country--and rightfully so. The top three most expensive universities in the United States are Harvey Mudd College, Columbia University, and New York University, each costing just shy of $70,000 (room and board … Continue reading Could College be Free?
Writer’s block–we've all been there. For those writing for fun, writer’s block may just mean you have to wait for inspiration. But for those who are writing with a deadline, it can be a real problem. Writer’s block is defined as the condition of being unable to think of what to write or how to … Continue reading What are we to do with Writer’s Block?
Oscar season is upon us, and among the many films nominated for Best Picture is The Big Short. This film, starring Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, and Steve Carell, tells the story of several men in the world of high-finance on Wall Street, and how they predicted the collapse of the housing market before … Continue reading Review: The Big Short
This past weekend, global leaders from 195 nations took part in a conference in Paris, France. The purpose of the meeting, called COP21, was to come to a critical agreement on one of the most pressing issues of our day: climate change. This accord is the first of its kind, coming after years of pushing … Continue reading A New Deal for the Climate
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a novel written in 2003 by author Mark Haddon. This mystery is told from the point of view of 15-year-old Christopher Boone, who despises the color yellow and loves his pet rat, Toby. Christopher finds his neighbor’s dog (Wellington) dead on his street, and his … Continue reading Understanding Christopher Boone
It’s October and everyone is eagerly awaiting the end of the month--Halloween. But in the meantime, if you are looking for a little pre-Halloween scare, Universal Studio’s Halloween Horror Nights is the perfect place. This event runs from the beginning to end of October, attracting hordes of people looking to be terrorized. The theme park hosts … Continue reading 25 Years of Horror at Halloween Horror Nights