The Benefits of Canvas

Macey Abrahamson learned unexpectedly what she was capable of of in the face of a pandemic while sustaining her education. The regular morning to afternoon day at her school ended unprecedently as for everyone else at the end of the school year of 2019-2020, but as for the amounts of materials to be taught, were not forgotten. By the decision-makers of the school, the learning … Continue reading The Benefits of Canvas

A Flawed System: GT, AP Tracks of American Educational System Have Problems

For many years, the American education system has been dominated by programs that appeal to identified “gifted and talented” students. Big chunks of money have been diverted to these programs, with schools using the prestige and recognition included to climb the ranks of the educational system. However, while these programs may sound good initially, they are very flawed deep down. Starting off specifically for GT, … Continue reading A Flawed System: GT, AP Tracks of American Educational System Have Problems

Battle of Services: Apple Music vs. Spotify

For the past couple of years, the debate of which music streaming service is better has taken over social media. For some background information, Spotify has been up and running since 2006, while Apple Music started in 2015. These two streaming services have been the two most popular services for a while now, and are the cause of a lot of debate. To preface, I … Continue reading Battle of Services: Apple Music vs. Spotify

Social Sleepwalking: The Importance of Media Misconception Awareness

Social media such as Instagram and Tik Tok impact the fitness industry on a massive scale. These platforms are full of amateur “fitness coaches” telling young men and women to restrict their diet, workout twice a day, and do endless cardio. And most of the time, their fitness advice isn’t only true, but it is truly harmful. We need to make an effort in our … Continue reading Social Sleepwalking: The Importance of Media Misconception Awareness

Stay Home? Stay Connected? Students Decided Which Course of Action is Best for Them

Due to the world’s most recent pandemic, students at Dripping Springs High School have two options when it comes to returning to campus. They are either able to come back to school or continue with remote learning like the end of last year and the beginning four weeks of the 2020-2021 school year. Many students are on edge about it. Most stay home to stay … Continue reading Stay Home? Stay Connected? Students Decided Which Course of Action is Best for Them

How Tik Tok Ruined My Attention Span

Over the past three years, Tik Tok has become one of the most used social media platforms for teens. If you didn’t know already, Tik Tok is a social media app that shares short videos made by other people your age that are around 15 to 60 seconds long. I’ve had the app since October 2018, and there have been a lot of changes in … Continue reading How Tik Tok Ruined My Attention Span

Trials, Tribulations, Teachers: The Reality of Quality Learning Amist COVID-19

This school year is filled with unique challenges never faced by teachers and administrators before, most of what we are dealing with right now are foreign territory to everyone. It is important that this year we understand the importance of empathy and appreciating the efforts of our teachers who have been faced with these challenges. The school has done its part to make sure all … Continue reading Trials, Tribulations, Teachers: The Reality of Quality Learning Amist COVID-19