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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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Devon Jackson running at the Big Valley Invitational at Indian Valley Middle School in Pennsylvania. Photo by Phil Devan.
A Name to Know: Devon Jackson
Chloe Poindexter, Business Manager and Sports Editor • October 4, 2022

Freshman runner Devon Jackson has been starting off her high school running career strong. She’s only been in high school for around a month and she's already making her mark. Currently already in the varsity line up for...

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...

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Popular open-world games. Top-left - Witcher 3; Top-Right - Assassin’s Creed Odyssey; Bottom-Left - Red Dead Redemption 2; Bottom-right - Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Credit to Andrew Williams of Short List.
The Problem with Open-World Games: A Reflection
Massimo Ragonese October 5, 2022

Modern open-world video games need to change.  Whether it be the inability to fully engage yourself in the world, or the daunting idea of spending 125 hours to finish a single game, the open-world genre has become inaccessible to casual/new players and unbearable for veterans.  Open-world games are advertised as video games designed to be less...

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Instagram: the same app that we use to get information from our school that could very well lead into a time trap for hours of mindless scrolling.
Social Media: Bringing Us Together Or Breaking Us Apart?
Melinda Wu and Olivia Shen October 5, 2022

The long lasting debate surrounding social media and its impacts have changed the way that it has been viewed since it started to make its way into our society. People around the world have debated the topic for the sake of research, mental health, and even for society itself. While some argue that social media connects people through their interests...

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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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