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    The Importance of To-Do Lists

    By Ryan Ricks  Now that many of us are stuck at home during this quarantine, the importance of schedules and routines in our lives has become increasingly pronounced. And of all of our scheduling tools, perhaps the most famous and wide-spread is the simple to-do list. Whether you use the Notes app on your phone, […]

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    Fast Facts About COVID-19

    By Allie Skalnik As COVID-19 has begun to sweep the world during these past four months, an underlying lack of consistent information has only furthered fear of the deadly virus. In an effort to combat anxiety and bring more clarity to my own life, here are some of my top questions from these past weeks–and […]

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    Dear Hank Vol. 4

    “I feel like as I’m stuck in quarantine, I’m slowly losing my mind. I’m beginning to struggle to keep up with classes and I feel like I’m slowly going insane. What can I do to keep myself entertained and keep up with classes?” Dear Not Well,  During these trying times, it’s important that as we […]

  • Lessons Learned From Cleaning Out My Watch Later

    by Ryan Ricks Over winter break, I engaged myself in activities most normal teenagers partake in when given an extended away from school. Sleeping, working, spending time with family and friends. Oh, and I cleaned out all 257 videos on my YouTube watch later.  It was a grueling process, spanning me over a week. However, […]

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  • What is ISSMA?

    By Avani Papadopoulos Well, first off, what is ISSMA? ISSMA is a state-wide musical competition for all students who are involved in their performing arts program. ISSMA takes place during February and continues for a second round depending on whether or not you will go on to the state competition. Students are allowed to enter […]

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  • Dear Hank Vol. 3

    “I met a guy 2 weeks ago in one of my classes, and I had no idea that he was a junior until after I started to have feelings for him. I am a freshman btw! I have had a few conversations with him and he seems very nice, we have also studied together out […]

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  • Student of the Week: Brooke Toombs

    By Nerissa Finnen Brooke Toombs is a junior who is very active in UHS’s girls soccer team and pep band. In her free time, she volunteers for non-profit organizations and she has organized numerous events for her fellow UHS classmates to get involved with the community.  1. What are some of the extracurriculars you participate […]

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  • The History of National Parks

    by Allie Skalnik What prompted the creation of National Parks? By 1832, Americans were realizing that fewer and fewer places could be called wild and untouched by civilization. The fear was that industrialization would sweep through every wild place in the country, and that wildness, a representation of freedom, something we have defined as uniquely […]

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  • The Fall of Our Malls

    By Ryan Ricks When I was a kid, I always looked forward to my family’s semi-regular trips to the mall. We’d go maybe once a month, but having a couple of malls around, with all their nifty and versatile little stores, ensured that I would never grow bored with what they had to offer. Of […]

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