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Personal Finance 101

March 26, 2020

Effects of The Screen

December 16, 2019

The Influence of Music

December 16, 2019

The Dangers of Cell Phones

December 14, 2019

Vietnam: The Quickly Shift...

December 13, 2019

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December 8, 2019

Content warning: discussions of rape

When I decided to pick up the book, The Way I Used To Be by Amber Smith, I didn't expect it to be such a rough read as the book, and this review, discusses sensitive topics such as rape and its devastating consequences. The book follows teen Eden Mc...

December 12, 2018

In the off season of 2001, it looked as though the Oakland Athletics’ era was over. The team lost three impactful players in their lineup: Jason Giambi, Johnny Damon, and Jason Isringhausen. Now, none of you may know these names, however these ballplayers were the only hope for the cl...

October 19, 2017

The Virgin Suicides is the 1993 debut novel of Jeffrey Eugenides acclaimed for its strong symbolism, bold imagery, and criticism of literary cliché. The book is narrated by a group of men reflecting on the five Lisbon sisters they loved in their adolescence, whose haunting mystery wil...

October 17, 2017

“Sometimes bad things happen. Sometimes things change. And we have to change too.” Five-year-old Zoe Swift makes this observation in Garth Stein’s novel, The Art of Racing in the Rain, a story that shows readers that not everything in life goes according to plan, and that people have...

April 21, 2017

“Big Brother is watching you.” These words are plastered along the walls of dystopian London, known as Oceania, in George Orwell’s riveting utalitarian novel 1984. Written as a criticism of contemporary political agendas, this book has received acclaim for its assessment of the horrif...

April 19, 2017

Can you force an evil person to be good? In his highly controversial 1962 novel A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess asks this question through the perspective of the power-hungry gang leader Alex, a delinquent who, along with his ‘droogs’, plagues his city with acts of merciless viole...

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March 26, 2020

Of all the classes North Hollywood High School has to offer, you might notice that personal finance is not one of them. Financial education is an essential skill, the absence of which can cause significant harm later in life. This guide will break down the most important areas of personal finance.

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December 16, 2019

Looking at my younger brother glued to his Chromebook prompts me to write this, an article about kids on screens. Many parents don’t realize it, but their kids usually spend up to six hours on the screen per day. Usually, it’s a mix of educational videos and apps or playing video games and spending...

December 16, 2019

Do you listen to music? When was the last time you were in any way impacted emotionally by a song? Well, music largely can influence society. Being a musician and a person who enjoys listening to music, I am intrigued by the way that this art is able to captivate and sway people's emotions, leading...

December 14, 2019

Can you imagine living without your cell phone? Indeed, a lot of us would struggle without our phones. Especially in our generation, cell phones are one of the most valuable and useful inventions to exist. Not only do they make communication so much more efficient, but phones additionally provide us...

December 13, 2019

Vietnam: The Quickly Shifting Values and the War

    We all come from different cultures.  I happen to be mixed - half American, half Vietnamese.  I decided to write this essay about the Vietnamese side of my family from my mother.  Vietnam has some interesting history, but everything changed when th...

December 12, 2019

As our world advances, more technologies that benefit our everyday lives are developed, from the mundane motion sensor to artificial intelligence. In response to all of these technological advancements, places called intelligent cities have started to emerge. An intelligent city is a city that uses...

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