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MSG Misconceptions

MSG Misconceptions

Connor Davenport October 4, 2021

New York Times article, ‘Chinese Restaurant Syndrome Puzzles Doctors’, which was reported in 1968, sparked a flurry of debate about the true health effects of monosodium glutamate (MSG). It is a commonly...

Why Snapchat is Pointless

Why Snapchat is Pointless

Lily Jarosik September 20, 2021

Snapchat is an app that many people have had for years and although many teenagers can agree that it’s time consuming and toxic, we can all agree that we aren’t deleting it any time soon. It has many...

The Diet Drink Dilemma

The Diet Drink Dilemma

Zack DeLuca September 20, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, a lot has changed when it comes to how people live. Whether it's school, athletics or even at home, my freshman year of high school was in person for the first semester...

The Problem with Pumpkin Spice

The Problem with Pumpkin Spice

Justin Martell September 20, 2021

How many ads have you gotten recently? Say that number in your head. Alright good, now in retrospect, lots of ads are on Spotify and lots of people have premium sothe smaller number is understandable.    But...

Donda vs. CLB

Donda vs. CLB

Justin Martell September 20, 2021

Donda and Certified Lover Boy are two albums dropped in close succession to each other, with Donda coming from Kanye West and Certified Lover Boy from Drake. Donda features 27 tracks, while CLB features...

9/11: A New Meaning for Patriotism

9/11: A New Meaning for Patriotism

Connor Davenport September 13, 2021

On September 11, 2001, three planes crashed in New York and Washington D.C. at the World Trade Center and Pentagon. It was found that Al-Qaeda, a terrorist group, had coordinated a mission to destroy these...

Art by Autumn Hong

Parking lot panic: School traffic stalls students

Vasi Urs-Juffa September 3, 2021

When students exit the building at 3 pm, they expect to be out of the vicinity of the area around 3:10. However, due to the nature of the busy parking lot, we are often left stuck in traffic far past 3:20...

Mandating COVID-19 vaccine for public schools

Connor Davenport, Copy Editor May 24, 2021

Americans have been split on their views towards vaccinations for centuries as anti-vaccination leagues can be traced to the mid-1800s.  These leagues have progressed from public art depicting fears of...

District 214 discontinues RMHS seminar

May 24, 2021

       District 214 came out with an announcement that will affect the schedule for next school year. All schools in the district will be changing to a block schedule like here at Meadows and we...

BookToks questionable book recommendations from TikTok

BookTok’s questionable book recommendations from “TikTok”

Sydney Zeglin, Editor-in-Chief April 26, 2021

Recently, the app “Tiktok” has gained a lot of popularity because of one of the most unexpected topics: books. BookTok is a category on “TikTok” that caters to readers, book recommendations, reviews...

Which year was best in the hip-hop world?

Michael Serritella, Staff Writer March 19, 2021

Hip-hop has been around for long enough where we can now get into the argument of what year has been best so far. Every year has some sort of defining album or moment from Lil Uzi Vert’s comeback album...

Snow days need to stay

and Zhanet Zografova March 19, 2021

For many people, waking up to the swooshing sound of wind carrying small flakes into the sky is a memory we all remember—a snow day. School is closed for the day. Children sleep in and enjoy the snow....

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