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Senior Elizabeth Blizzard captures her BeReal from the student section with junior Sophie Dillon and senior Grace Morningstar at the State High Varsity Football game on Sept. 9.
The Explosion of BeReal
Alex Antoniono, Staff Writer • September 21, 2022

A new spin on social media has gained rapid popularity this year through an app called BeReal. Alexis Barreyat, a former employee of GoPro, created this social media app in 2020 with an emphasis on the authenticity of the user. Since then, BeReal has...

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Pakistan: Drowning in the Effects of Climate Change
Pakistan: Drowning in the Effects of Climate Change
Lisa Wang, News Editor • September 21, 2022

Since mid-June, Pakistan has been flooding due to the extreme rainfall of the Monsoon rains this year. Over the summer, more than 33 million lives have been disrupted. The intense flooding washed away over one million homes, drowned two million acres...

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What’s Up With the Student Handbook Changes?
What’s Up With the Student Handbook Changes?
Jacopo Congiu-Hughes September 19, 2022

At the orientation on August 25,  school principal Laura Tobias and vice principals Brett Wilson and Danielle Ambrosia talked to the student body about expectations and rules for the 2022-2023 school year. During the orientation, they mentioned the changes...

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Librarians Dr. Fuhrman and Mr. Morath stand smiling in front of one of the numerous shelves of books. Photo by Lacey Sheaffer.
Giving Opportunities: The Librarians of State High
Lacey Sheaffer, Staff Writer • September 27, 2022

The State High library doors are always open, inviting you to come in. It’s almost impossible to go to school without passing by the doors and looking through the window. If you decide to go in, you’ll be greeted by shelves...

Some of the projects created during the first Pottery Club meeting of the 2022-2023 school year.
Pottery Club: “Make cool friends, make cool stuff!”
Saige Adair, Staff Writer • September 25, 2022

Pottery Club is more than just a club about molding clay, it's a community with a welcoming and creative environment to spend your time after school. The club is filled with opportunities to not only make new things but lasting...

“Making waves is like spreading love through our community and having a ripple effect and I think the fact that we’re donating food for a food drive is also like the first ripple that will soon turn into a wave once more people start donating food,” Sarah Luan, dance volunteer at Alliance Sports Camp event themed “Making Waves.”
Photo by Megan Smarkusky.
Dancing Against Hunger: The Story Behind the Syndicate
Melinda Wu, Staff Writer • September 24, 2022

Dancing Against Hunger (DAH) was launched in March of 2022 as a non-profit organization working to provide youth with accessible dance education and opportunities for social empowerment while working to relieve food insecurity...

The cafe area; apart of the Culinary kitchens in F118. Photo by Massimo Ragonese.
The Culinary Arts and the Beauty of Cooking
Massimo Ragonese, Staff Writer • September 24, 2022

Within the State High CTC courses, there are a variety of topics and classes made to teach specific skills in order to build a foundation of knowledge. But, there is one that is apart from the rest; Culinary.  The culinary...

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Dallas Mascot Rowdy before matchup against Bengals. Image by The Dallas Cowboys.
The Dallas Cowboys are Failing as an Organization.
Chase Mitchell, Staff Writer • September 29, 2022

Before I begin I would just like to say: I am a Cowboys fan.  That’s right. In a sea of Steelers and Eagles fans, I choose to root for the Dallas Cowboys. There’s nothing more exciting than Dallas football. Between Tony Romo lofting it up to Dez Bryant in primetime and Ezekiel Elliott hurdling defenders for huge runs. However, it’s tiring....

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces the company will change its name to Meta during a statement on October 28th, 2021.
The Metaverse: The Future or a Doomed Failure?
Noah Demo, Staff Writer • September 25, 2022

Over 15 years ago, Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone, an invention that fundamentally changed the structure of the modern world. Today, people like Mark Zuckerberg seek a more profound impact with the Metaverse. But Zuckerberg's Meta already faces major obstacles.  The idea of the Metaverse was first introduced in Neal Stephenson´s 1992 science fiction...

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Visual by Elisa Edgar.
No Steps Forward, Two Steps Back?
Eloise Dayrat, Editor in Chief • September 21, 2022

Over and over SCASD has failed to be present for their students of color. Whether it has to do with disproportionalities, misrepresentation, or harmful practices, it all comes down to perpetual and structural racism within the district.  Beyond the very existence of systemic racism being so present in our schools, the district is conscious of it...

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