Opinion Column: Girl Scout Cookies Leave Bitter Taste

Graphic by Pheonix McDowell By Camille Haines At 10 years old, just like many other young girls, I participated in Girl Scouts. I sold more than 300 cookies every year—winning countless prizes and earning countless badges. Other girls in my troop were selling as many, if not more. My troop used the money we raised to go on all sorts of activities.

Snider Esports Team Prepares for 2021 Spring Season

By Emily McCoy The 2020-21 school year has been a wild year for sports. Many sports, including football, soccer and basketball, have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many fans are not allowed to view their favorite games for fear of the virus. One Snider sports team, however, does not have to worry about fans gathering in large groups or

The Screen Menace

By Tristan Brooks We all know the wonderful things technology has been responsible for around the world, from life saving medical advancements to getting education to the hands of those who need it most in developing countries. I'm sure you've also heard of the bad things that come with our near-dependence on technology, we all have. I'm here to summarize these things for

Looking Back

By Emily McCoy All too often I look back and wonder what went wrong. Questions run through my head like a broken record. What could have been done differently? What could I have done to avoid failing a test? Betraying someone's trust? Losing a friend?  Those same questions apply to history too. What could have saved Rome? Was there something we could

Blue Wave in Georgia has Ripple Effects

As political pundits and journalists declared the Senate race in Georgia a likely loss for both Democrat contenders Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, Stacy Abrams and other voting-rights activists thankfully came to the rescue.  Since 2003, Republicans have had a firm grip on the Georgia Senate. Now, primarily with the help of black voters, the peach state has now flipped blue—and this has

Racism Embedded into Society

This year has been full of events that will be remembered for a lifetime. Perhaps, even put into the history books that the children of today’s high school students will read in their own classes. Some of the most important events of this year have been the Black Lives Matter protests. The Black Lives Matter movement began in 2013 after the

A Letter to Generation 2070

Dear Generation 2070, I'm just a high school senior writing to you to give you a taste of what your grandparents had to grow up with as well as inquire as to what your current life is like. I’m curious as to what name society has dawned upon you. Generation-B570? Or perhaps something else out of a science fiction novel. Anything

Blast from the Past

By Emma Rohrbacher Have you ever wondered what Snider looked like thirty, forty or even fifty years ago? From classes to clubs, Snider was has changed immensely in the last fifty years. Fifty-four years ago, in 1967, some of Snider’s classes were separated by gender. One of these classes was drafting and metal class, exclusively for male students, where they earned about

An Appeal to the Superintendent: Please don’t leave snow days out in the cold

Graphic by Isabelle Kennedy Dear Superintendent Mark Daniel, Fear builds for current students of the 21st century as the second semester of school approaches. It may partly be because of the novel coronavirus or school teachers figuring out how to “screen share” on Zoom, but the unfortunate real cause for concern of the 2020 - 2021 school year is that the last

Staff Editorial: Vaccine Misinformation Delays Normalcy

As cases of Covid-19 continued to rise, along with the death count, Americans found a beacon of hope at the end of last year. Almost an entire month ago, the FDA gave emergency approval to a Covid-19 vaccine from BioNTech and Pfizer. The rollout began almost immediately, following “Operation Warp Speed,” which planned to have millions vaccinated by the end of the

On the Subject of Fandoms: Books, Games, Creators and More

By Braeden Lamb Ever since I was of the age of being able to hold a controller in my hand, I invested myself in many different creations that could hold fans alike. Every book, every TV show host or YouTuber, video game, anything that would find its way into my heart would wind its way into my life as a whole.