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A COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Is Necessary for Students

A COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Is Necessary for Students

Isabel Nourian, Staff Writer September 29, 2021

Recently, the Los Angeles Unified School District started the process of mandating COVID-19 vaccines in schools for students ages 12 and older by January of 2022. The Glendale Unified School District should...

The Downfall of Nintendo Switch

The Downfall of Nintendo Switch

Maxim Arutunian, Staff Writer September 24, 2021

Steam Deck is a newly announced handheld device produced by Valve, and I love it. This device is something that I’ve really wanted in my life.  There have been other hand-held options, like Nintendo...

The Dumpster Fire That Is TikTok

The Dumpster Fire That Is TikTok

Angela Ter-Martirosyan, Staff Writer September 16, 2021

In early quarantine, I had the absolute displeasure of getting acquainted with TikTok, the social media app that has everyone doing those terrible dances, that at least one student or another is recording...

Christian never wrote a review of Carousel. Who will fix that error?

The Future of Food Reviews

Christian Reyes, Staff Writer June 24, 2021

As your resident GHS food critic, I have had a successful run, from a breakthrough collaboration at McDonald’s back in September to my review of debatably the best burger in town last month. Unfortunately,...

Mental Illness Is NOT Quirky

Mental Illness Is NOT Quirky

Marian Martínez, Staff Writer June 18, 2021

WARNING: This article makes reference to suicide, self harm, eating disorders, sexual assault and violence.  A small announcement before reading: By no means am I trying to be insensitive or to trigger...

TJ Dillashaw in The Octagon
(Photo: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC / Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

MMA Math Questionability

Lamont Rostamloo, Staff Writer June 15, 2021

One day I was watching sports and I was wondering to myself, Can logic correlate to sports, like boxing, tennis, mixed martial arts (MMA), and basketball? I also wondered to myself, If three is more...

BEIJING, CHINA - DECEMBER 25: Jeremy Lin #7 of Beijing Ducks in action during 2019/2020 CBA League - Beijing Ducks v Xinjiang Yilite at Beijing Wukesong Sport Arena on December 25, 2019 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Fred Lee/Getty Images)

Racism Has No Place in the NBA

Levon Khalafyan, Staff Writer June 11, 2021

Racism is one of the most atrocious issues that most of humanity is trying to eliminate.  Even though some people are reluctant to admit it, racism is still around, even after hundreds of years of resistance...

Ethereum’s Big Price Change

Ethereum’s Big Price Change

Davit Arakelian, Staff Writer June 10, 2021

Ethereum is a cryptocurrency that is open-sourced on Blockchain. It is currently the second largest cryptocurrency by hold time, market cap, and price change. Throughout this year, Ethereum has been rising...

Drakes Top 5 Deep Cuts

Drake’s Top 5 Deep Cuts

Francisco Martinez, Staff Writer June 4, 2021

As we are getting closer to the release of Certified Lover Boy, I’ve decided to review some of Drake's best tracks. Obviously, we know Drizzy Drake has recorded so many top hits, and yet there are so...

Derek Chauvin in court. (Photo: COURT TV/AP)

Justice Has Been Served for George Floyd

Kristina Cruz, Staff Writer June 3, 2021

Last year made history with the most recent pandemic to ever happen, but we also experienced protests against police brutality and police racism. What caused this worldwide protest was the death of an...

Introducing Sawyer

Let’s Get Squishy!

Selin Avanesyans, Staff Writer June 2, 2021

Have you ever heard of Squishmallows? They are extremely soft plush toys, which contain polyester fibers and have a marshmallow-like texture.  Squishmallows are a plush toy company that started in...

My Perspective of the 2020-21 Football Season

My Perspective of the 2020-21 Football Season

Keirson Florita, Staff Writer June 1, 2021

In the midst of a pandemic, the 2020-21 Glendale High School football team faced many challenges and played a minimized three-game season. Starting in June of 2020, this tenacious team faced obstacles...

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