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ACT prep tips

Kajal Patel, Editor of Bottomline
April 20, 2017
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It’s that time of year again when juniors in highschool start stressing out about the ACT. Some students view the ACT as just another standardized test they have to take in order to get into college, and do not take it seriously. Other students think of it as the make it or break it point for their ...

Valentine’s Day ideas

Valentine’s Day ideas

Kajal Patel, Bottomline Editor
February 9, 2017
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Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate a loved one. Nowadays, it is hard to create the perfect Valentine’s Day that is unique and not the typical romantic dinner date, at a relatively reasonable cost. With all the expectations that this day can hold, it can ...

History of Valentine’s Day

History of Valentine’s Day

Abbie Treado, Bottomline Writer
February 9, 2017
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Valentine’s Day is an iconic holiday that is celebrated worldwide. Here in the United States, it is characterized by the exchange of candy, flowers, cards and other gifts, as well as celebrations among loved ones. Overall, Valentine’s Day is an extremely popular holiday known in the US as the “day o...

Celebrating Hanukkah

Celebrating Hanukkah

Samantha Perez, Writer
December 16, 2016
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The eve of the 25th of the Jewish calendar month Kislev, celebrates the coming of the new year and the celebration of lights. The celebration of lights is well known as Hanukkah and is meant to celebrate the reclamation of a temple in Jerusalem from Syrian Greeks according to chabad.org. The celebration...

Underdog Instagram causes an uprise against Facebook

Underdog Instagram causes an uprise against Facebook

Sarah Marsden, Writer
December 16, 2016
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Instagram has become a serious competitor with Facebook in the most recent years. This picture posting social media web grew by 400 million people in 2015 alone. Most teens and adults engaged in this social media web. Businesses also have moved to use Instagram to their advantage to maximize profit....

Stress in teens

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Kajal Patel, Bottom line Editor
December 14, 2016
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  Stress in teens has skyrocketed over the past couple of decades. With so many different activities going on in an average high schooler’s life, it is hard for him or her to stay level headed. Seemingly, teens nowadays have more stress than adults. According to an article by USA Today,...

Tumblr takeover

Tumblr takeover

Valerie Glazier, Writer
December 13, 2016
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Back in 2007,David Karp opened Tumblr to the public. His purpose in creating Tumblr was to help users to create visual representations of themselves. The app featured a dashboard and a messaging service. The dashboard allowed users to follow other blogs, along with the option to “like” or “r...

Now you see it, now you don’t

Now you see it, now you don’t

Abbie Treado, Bottom Line Writer
December 10, 2016
Filed under Bottom Line, Showcase

Snapchat, one of the most unique apps on the market, has undergone many changes since its initial release in 2011. Snapchat started as an image messaging and multimedia application that allows users to share quick photo and video messages as well as receive messages from their friends. 150 million ...

Origins of Christmas

Origins of Christmas

Neelima Mathai
December 10, 2016
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Christmas is a holiday that most people get excited for because schools give a break for at least two weeks. Christians celebrate this holiday as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ. To begin, most traditions people have during this Christmas holiday are exchanging gifts, decorating a ...

History of Kwanza

History of Kwanza

Allie Sims, Writer
December 10, 2016
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With the holiday season in full swing, many American’s are looking forward to the joys of snow, holiday lights and Christmas. However, a less known holiday is also celebrated within the month of December, Kwanzaa. Dr. Maulana Karenga, a black studies professors at California State University c...

Past Halloween trends

Past Halloween trends

Abbie Treado, Bottom Line Writer
October 31, 2016
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Halloween has traditions dating back about 2,000 years, including costumes, masks, festivities and jack-o-lanterns. Within the past 100 years, however, Halloween traditions have changed considerably. Although the concept of wearing costumes for trick-or-treating has been around since at least the late ...

Halloween costume trends

Halloween costume trends

Kajal Patel, Bottom Line Editor
October 31, 2016
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The leaves are changing and the weather is getting chilly which means it is time for one of the best holidays of the year, Halloween. Every year, new Halloween costumes come into fashion that are based off popular culture. This year, new costumes have come out that are a complete contrast to past cos...

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