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An Overview of Vaccines

Alexander Tang, Staff Writer

A year has passed since Lexington residents entered quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we are gradually progressing towards normalcy with the help of vaccines. Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson...

Boomers Reincarnated? Student Opinions on Internet Use

Natalie Olofsson, Staff Writer

For Gen Z, particularly Lexington High School students, there seems to be some hypocrisy in the way we use social media. Over half of us use social media for three or more hours a day, according to a recent...

The Importance of Best Buddies

Talia Alperin , Columnist

Ableism - discrimination against people with disabilities - has devastating consequences for many individuals. Specifically during the COVID-19 pandemic, the prevalence of ableism has have become increasingly...

Problems at Lexington High School: Homework Policy

Darren Tran, Columnist

The infamous homework policy of Lexington High School. The funny thing is that this homework policy is not so ambiguous, at least it does not have to be, especially regarding no homework weekends. “No...

Social Media Detoxes

Natalie Olofsson, Columnist

The average teenager spends over nine hours a day online. At first glance, I thought that this statistic certainly could not apply to me—there was no way my screen time was near that number! However,...

Popcorn’s Past and Present

Sarah Meyer, Columnist

In current American culture, everything about popcorn—the sound, the buttery smell, the crunchy texture—is evocative of cinema. Contrary to popular belief, however, it wasn’t always this way. Popcorn...


Thomas Ahn, Columnist

Over quarantine, one of the ways I entertained myself was by watching streamers play battle royale games—all the rage in recent years. It seemed a bit pointless at first, but it was nerve-wracking and...

Whiplash – Movie Review

Pavan Cheruku, Columnist

Whiplash is the most unsettling and anxiety-producing band movie I’ve ever seen. Admittedly, it is the only band film I’ve ever watched, but the point still stands. This masterfully crafted movie seized...

Human Trafficking and Forced Labor

Talia Alperin, Columnist

“I don’t count how many trees we pass because I don’t count the things that don’t matter.  I don’t count unripe pods. I don’t count how many times I’ve been hit for being under quota....

Zoom: Pros and Cons

Natalie Olofsson, Columnist

Is “Zoom Fatigue” real? With the long hours spent staring at a screen, frequent glitches due to audio issues or screen-sharing malfunctions, and an endless array of different links and assignments,...

LHS Hallways

Darren Tran, Columnist

It’s Monday morning, and I am heading to my first class of the day. I walk all the way down to the side doors closest to the football field (to abide by COVID-19 student movement protocols), enter through...


Thomas Ahn, Columnist

Hey future me—you’ve probably forgotten about your high school self, So let me refresh your memory on this peculiar stage of your life.  Your high school GPA, you remember this though, right? No,...

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