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Stressful, standardized tests

Stressful, standardized tests

Cassidy Shirley, Journalism Student

December 13, 2017


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Standardized testing is inevitable in the competitive world people live in today. Students ranging from elementary school to their last years of high school are forced to take a multitude of standardized tests to determine how “smart” they are. While standardized tests are considered to be a weight o...

Veganism: a better way of life

Veganism: a better way of life

Shelby Westfall, Journalism Student

December 3, 2017


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“Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as possible and practicable, all forms of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.” Roughly only 2.5 percent of Americans are vegans according to a poll conducted in 2016. For many people, going vegan seems like an absurd idea, ...

Teen beauty standards

Teen beauty standards

Daniel Bahena, Journalism Student

December 3, 2017


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Human history has shown that the teenage standards of beauty are not objective. Societies, civilizations, cultures and periods of time are attributed to being a factor in what some deem “beautiful.” It is important to evaluate factors regarding teenage standards of beauty. In contemporary America,...

SAD

SAD

Ava Childs, Journalism Student

December 3, 2017


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SAD   As daylight savings comes around and the seasons start to change, many people realize that their mood seems to change drastically, and they do not understand why it happens. Unfortunately, SAD is a very possible reason to be blamed for this mood change.   SAD stands for seasonal...

Tips of summer reading

Nicole Campbell, Editor

October 24, 2017


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Every year, students are assigned summer reading.  Some students get one book and annotations, and some get multiple books. Many students complain about the work, saying that it is a waste of time or they simply do not want to spend their summer reading.  However, some sources claim that summer reading...

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...

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