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  • TEACHER OF MONTH: Ms. Maryann McCabe (Academies)

Is Claudia Conway playing us on social media, or are her postings a desperate cry for help?

Claudia Conway (right) has alleged on social media that her mother and former counselor to President Donald Trump Kellyanne Conway (left) has verbally abused her.
November 26, 2020

Claudia Conway, daughter of former counselor to President Donald Trump Kellyanne Conway, received a great deal of both criticism and praise since she joined TikTok, resulting in raising awareness around...

Teens more susceptible to coronavirus misinformation

The vast majority of teenagers get their news through social media platforms which can lead to the spread of misinformation.
November 23, 2020

New research shows that Americans 25 years old and younger are more likely to believe misinformation surrounding the coronavirus. Some have attributed this to the fact that the human brain is not fully...

Among Us is the latest rage in video gaming

Among Us is the latest rage in video gaming
November 10, 2020

The online game Among Us has become a huge hit within the past few months. The game has shot up in popularity with over 100 million downloads and players are absolutely loving it.  Among Us is a very...

Too young to vote? You can still have your voice heard

Even those too young to vote have other ways of having their voices heard.
November 2, 2020

With Election Day coming up on Nov. 3, many students have been politically active while others have chosen to not share their political opinion. While some students are eligible to vote, the many others...

Apple’s iOS 14 offers users a wide variety of new features

Apple's iOS 14 offers users a wide variety of new features
October 22, 2020

In June 2020, Apple created the latest version of its iOS operating system, iOS 14, which was released on Sept. 16. This update is probably one of Apple's best iOS updates since the iOS 7 in the fall 2013,...

Should teachers express personal viewpoints with students?

Should teachers express personal viewpoints with students?
October 16, 2020

Teachers seem to have become more and more comfortable expressing their personal opinions on controversial matters to their students. Some people think that this is beneficial to students because it shows...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg left a lasting legacy

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on Sept. 18, at the age of 87.
October 5, 2020

On Sept. 18, 2020, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away due to pancreatic cancer. Throughout her 87 joyful years here on Earth, she helped to lead the United States in the right direction....

Is there a direct relation between procrastination and grades? Probably not so much.

Is there a direct relation between procrastination and grades? Probably not so much.
October 1, 2020

With constant distractions in their homes all day and with loads of homework to do, students struggle to keep from procrastinating. But a study from StudyMode showed that only 45 percent of students see...

Return to remote learning with required Google Meet class times has not come without its glitches

Return to remote learning with required Google Meet class times has not come without its glitches
September 23, 2020

In the unprecedented time of a pandemic, routine things such as returning to school have become anything but routine. The return to online distance learning, albeit with stricter parameters for teachers...

OH students and staff revisiting favorite restaurants as county enters Phase 2 of COVID-19 re-opening

Who hasn't been craving a Mountain Melt from Miller's Ale House? With Palm Beach County now in Phase 2 of its COVID-19 re-opening plan, the Ale House and other restaurants are anxious for more customers to return for their favorite meals.
September 18, 2020

The love for restaurants is one thing both students and faculty can agree that they have in common. Everyone it seems enjoys flavorful food, delicious desserts, and an enjoyable environment. However, over...

Coming back to campus on Monday, Sept. 21? Mandatory mask rule makes choosing the right one important

September 17, 2020

Palm Beach County entered Phase 2 of reopening from COVID-19 on Sept. 8, a move that initiated the school district’s to schedule its re-opening for Monday, Sept. 21. Those students who choose to return...

A junior’s perspective: Hey, seniors, we feel ya, but Class of 2021 also affected by pandemic

A junior's perspective: Hey, seniors, we feel ya, but Class of 2021 also affected by pandemic
May 29, 2020

I never thought I would be sitting at home on my computer being home schooled in my last semester of my junior year. Due to the coronavirus, many things have changed.   Many tutoring sessions for...

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