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Girl Scouts promote their popular cookies at a local store.

One Small Step, One Giant Leap

By Shaun Wood, Arts & Entertainment/ Opinion Editor May 12, 2020

From door-to-door sales and cookie booths, the Girl Scout cookie sales that come once a year have always been a comfort to Americans all across the nations. And now the Girl Scouts are giving back to the...

Haley Solano's online book club is easy to engage with and features a wide array of books for book lovers like me.

A Way to Escape the Current Crisis into Another World

By Shaun Wood, Arts & Entertainment/ Opinion Editor April 28, 2020

Ever since I was young, reading has always been a solace of mine. It got me through a lot of tough times. When I was a kid and had trouble making friends; when I was in middle school and school was causing...

My family working on online assignments in close quarters from home.

Online Schooling: A Comparison Between the 3 School Levels

By Shaun Wood, Arts & Entertainment/ Opinion Editor April 15, 2020

In history books, there are whole chapters devoted to instances where pandemics have swept the globe, like the Black Plague in the Dark Ages, or the Spanish Flu in 1912. Now in 2020, these tragedies have...

Kechi Mbah performs one of her poems at a local Poetry Slam.

Poetry Club Members Enter Slam Poetry Competitions

By Shaun Wood, Arts & Entertainment/ Opinion Editor March 3, 2020

“When people call me quiet or shy I get annoyed/Not because what they’re saying is wrong,/But because what they are saying is right.” This excerpt is from “Tongue”, a poem written by Kechi...

Carnegie's most recent art car

Carnegie’s Wildlife Projects: A Creativity Showcase

By Shaun Wood, Arts & Entertainment/ Opinion Editor February 13, 2020

When a student is in their senior year, they are understandably stressed, because they are realizing that there is a huge change coming up in their lives. So it makes sense that they would gravitate to...

Saturday Evening Post collection, Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell: American Freedom

By Shaun Wood, Arts & Entertainment/ Opinion Editor February 6, 2020

Norman Rockwell was one of the lucky people that knew exactly what to do and had the talent to do it. At age 14, Rockwell enrolled in art classes at The New York School of Art (formerly The Chase School...

Thanksgiving Around the World

By Shaun Wood, Arts & Entertainment/ Opinion Editor November 19, 2019

My Thanksgiving is simple. Turkey, tons of food, surrounded by family. Basically, what comes to mind when a person would think of Thanksgiving. But not everyone’s Thanksgiving looks like that. For different...

The latest installation of the Astros mural project.

#TakeItBack Through an Artist’s Creation

By Shaun Wood, Arts & Entertainment/ Opinion Editor November 4, 2019

With tensions rising high due to the end of the 2019 World Series being so near, its no surprise that fans are starting to go above and beyond. Whether it’s painting their body orange, or having huge...

What's up with the PTO lunches?

What’s up with the PTO lunches?

By Shaun Wood, Arts & Entertainment/ Opinion Editor October 20, 2019

Lines would wrap around the corner of the snack bar and into the hallway. Friends joining friends, having to shove through the crowd in an attempt to get to safer ground. Volunteers shouting above the...

The varieties of Macaroons are far from short at Common Bond.

Common Bond: An Inner City Paradise for Baked Goods

By Shaun Wood, Arts & Entertainment/ Opinion Editor October 7, 2019

Growing up, I have never been able to turn down a sweet treat, much to my poor parents’ chagrin. A myriad of chocolate cookies ranging from crispy to chewy and everything in between, fresh pies baked...

A Cheat Sheet for the 2020 Elections (Democratic Party)

A Cheat Sheet for the 2020 Elections (Democratic Party)

By Shaun Wood and Yamen El-Refaie September 26, 2019

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