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Dear Santa: I don't want to cry on Christmas day

Dear Santa: I don’t want to cry on Christmas day

Autumn Kong December 16, 2020

Dear Santa, I’m not sure I ever believed in you, as I was raised in a Cambodian-American household; I knew of your existence but I was never taught to believe, it never clicked. I never really believed...

Dear Santa: help me defeat Covid

Dear Santa: help me defeat Covid

Merit Onyekwere December 16, 2020

Dear Santa, I’m sure at this point you know how much COVID has ruined everyone’s lives, so I won’t restate the painfully obvious. You know about the tropical vacations, senior year internships,...

Dear Santa: I want my Roblox girlfriend back

Dear Santa: I want my Roblox girlfriend back

Truong-Anh Nguyen-Tan December 16, 2020

Dear Santa, Bring back Kittygirl4015. Please. For days my heart has throbbed. For days I have spent countless sleepless nights. For days I have suffered. “Why?” you asked.  It all started...

Dear Santa, make 2021 a better year

Dear Santa, make 2021 a better year

Dominic Navarro December 14, 2020

Hey Santa! So, as you can tell, our world is pretty much in ruins and stuff like that. It really sucks.  I would like to wish for a much better 2021, both personally and globally.  Please let the...

Dear Santa, bring my BTS Buddy back

Dear Santa, bring my BTS Buddy back

Ariel Davila-Sanchez December 14, 2020

Dear Santa,  I never thought there would be a year where I don’t ask for BTS merch or art supplies, but this is the year. At the beginning of the quarantine, I was thriving. I was vibing. I could...

Dear Santa, send space doggy dog to save us all

Dear Santa, send space doggy dog to save us all

Beautiful Armstrong December 14, 2020

Dear Santa,  The closer it gets to Christmas, the more excited I am for my gift because I know I'll receive the dog from outer space that I've been asking for.  We both know it's a great idea and...

Dear Santa, make Covid go away

Dear Santa, make Covid go away

Micaela Lopez December 14, 2020

Dear Santa,  Do you remember when I was seven years old and asked for one of those flying fairies? Do you remember when I was nine and I wanted a puppy really badly? Lastly, do you remember two years...

Dear Santa, Mathew Morrison must go

Dear Santa, Mathew Morrison must go

Jasmine Castillo December 14, 2020

Dear Santa, Why oh why must you let Mathew Morrison strike again? With his terrifying role of William Shuestar in the hit teenage singing drama Glee and the uncomfortable mess that was Trevor Kirchner...

Graphic by Merit Onyekwere

Students experience “COVID fatigue” during Distance Learning

Truong-Anh Nguyen-Tan December 11, 2020

When Lodi Unified School District announced that school was cancelled at the beginning of quarantine in March, many students were relieved that their scholastic stress would be temporarily put on hold....

Money-making magic: teen small businesses in the time of COVID

Money-making magic: teen small businesses in the time of COVID

Merit Onyekwere and Truong-Anh Nguyen-Tan November 21, 2020

While COVID-19 has been responsible for spikes in unemployment and the permanent closure of many local mom and pop shops, a new generation of student entrepreneurs has begun to rise amid the economic uncertainty.   “I’d...

New school vs old school dating; technology latest interloper in teen dating rituals

New school vs old school dating; technology latest interloper in teen dating rituals

Amara Del Prato, Entertainment Editor January 31, 2020

Young love, the wonderfully dramatic pastime that high school life has revolved around for generations. However, the days of heartbroken teens stand- ing outside of their ex’s house with a boombox...

Bipartisanship interferes with American democracy… again

Nathan To, News Editor January 31, 2020

The polarizing bipartisanship that characterizes American politics continually overshadows the greater good of America. On January 22, the Senate trial began for the impeachment of President Donald...

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