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Strand by Strand: Students weave new narratives around their own hair care

Strand by Strand: Students weave new narratives around their own hair care

Claire Jittipun, Reporter February 11, 2024

During a family reunion in 2017, freshman Samantha Knudson was drawn to her grandmother’s beautiful mass of intricately braided purple hair. This moment marked a turning point in how she viewed her own...

Campus clubs offer ways to contribute

Campus clubs offer ways to contribute

Yueun Hong, Sports Editor December 12, 2023

Banned books week: staff shares experiences regarding reading, teaching challenged texts

Banned books week: staff shares experiences regarding reading, teaching challenged texts

In 1982, the first week of October was designated as Banned Books Week. During that year, First Amendment and library activist Judith Krug worked with the Association of American Publishers to bring...

Sophomore Milcah Morrison harmonizes through adversity

Sophomore Milcah Morrison harmonizes through adversity

Kaylee Cheng, Features Editor September 24, 2023

Sophomore Milcah Morrison is nervous. In just five minutes, she will be under the spotlight, filling the room with her voice’s powerful resonance. But when her hand is filled with the familiar weight...

Summer provides opportunities for engagement in local activities

Summer provides opportunities for engagement in local activities

Amann Mahajan and Irene Tsen August 15, 2023

Brandon Seow: Engineering classes A Taser alarm: It may sound slightly odd, but it’s what sophomore Brandon Seow spent six weeks of his summer on. Following a weeklong family vacation to French...

Junior Olivia Lu feeds deer in a local deer park.

Students, staff travel worldwide during summer

Anne Dong, Forum Editor August 11, 2023

Sophomore Natalie Chan in London and Paris "I loved seeing the beautiful and intricate architecture in London and Paris." "My mom and I were big fans of Monet's and Renoir's art growing up, so it was...

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