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Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho stands on the touchline during a Chelsea v Arsenal match. According to the BBC, while managing Chelsea, Mourinho won 70% of his Premier League, whereas at Tottenham, he only won 50% of his games, per the BBC.

Community reacts to Jose Mourinho sacking

Spencer Towfighi, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

After their 3-1 loss to Manchester United and 2-2 draw to Everton, the Tottenham Hotspurs Football Club announced that they fired their manager Jose Mourinho. Mourinho managed the Spurs for around 17 months...

Podcasts are a convenient and engaging method of igniting curiosity, expanding knowledge and learning about new perspectives. Culture Editor: Online Grace Hamilton shares the best podcasts for every genre.

Top 5 podcasts for every genre

Grace Hamilton, Culture Editor: Online April 16, 2021

News - The Daily  Nothing beats “The Daily.” This podcast from the New York Times is, without a doubt, my go-to podcast every morning. Hosted by Michael Barbaro, “The Daily” covers the top...

Real Dictators unmasks modern history’s most notorious dictators

‘Real Dictators’ unmasks modern history’s most notorious dictators

Antoine Warnery, Staff Writer April 16, 2021

“Real Dictators” examines the lives of some of modern history’s most notorious  dictators: North Korea’s Kim Jong-Il, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, Haiti’s Papa Doc and Japan’s General Tojo....

Protesters in New York march in support of increased minimum wages. A $15 minimum wage is predicted to lift 1.3 million workers out of poverty but also estimates 1.3 million job losses.

$15 minimum wage proposal is not foolproof

Rudi Chamria, Staff Writer April 13, 2021

President Joe Biden recently signed a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus plan March 11. However, it failed to include the supposed solution to one of the most prevalent American issues which has heightened...

 “Grand Army realistically portrays the lives of five different high school students. It has done an excellent job of shining a light on topics that are relevant to teenagers living in this day and age.

‘Grand Army’ reflects modern issues

Zainab Shafqat Adil, Culture Editor: Print March 30, 2021

I wasn’t expecting much when I first clicked on one of Netflix’s newest teen dramas “Grand Army.” However, after finishing the series, I can whole-heartedly say that it is a refreshing, realistic...

Ethiopia receives its first shipment of COVAX vaccines March 7. Ethiopia is one of many developing countries who are receiving vaccines through the COVAX initiative.

Covax supplies vaccines to low-income countries

Sajah Ali, News Editor: Online March 30, 2021

High-income countries currently hold 4.2 billion doses of vaccines, while low-income countries carry fewer than 670 million doses, per the World Health Organization.  Social Studies Teacher Becky Mason...

An empty bin perches above a trail of litter in Kensington. While the COVID-19 pandemic has raised personal and indoor hygiene practices, the culture of littering prevails outdoors.

Littering culture trashes London

Amber de Saint-Exupéry, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

Gutters pierced by plastic bottles. Hedges suffocated by wrappers. Face masks strewn across public parks. Urine bottles sickly left at curbs.  While the pandemic has underscored the importance of personal...

Dance students rehearse their routine in December for a pre-recorded performance video. Students in PE, dance and fitness are not required to wear masks while exercising as long as social distancing and COVID protocols are followed.

Students have option to wear mask in dance, fitness, PE, Well-being classes

Clara Martinez, Staff Writer March 23, 2021

Mask-wearing is optional in Dance, Fitness and Well-being classes, allowing for students to breathe properly while exercising and engaging with their peers.  Dylan Linton (’23), who takes Lifetime...

The establishment of unrealistic societal expectations among teenagers can cause them to constantly pick out imperfections and feel insecure about their appearance.

Unrealistic body standards create toxic environment

Yasmina Kassir, Staff Writer March 16, 2021

The mentality of a perfect body continues to exist in our era today, stimulating an environment where many lack body confidence and self esteem.  Society’s unrealistic body standards create an immense...

 The popular food delivery service Deliveroo has seemingly endless options to choose from, so it can be hard to choose what to get. Staff Writer Elena Alexander summarizes her top five restaurants to order from on the site.

Top 5 Deliveroo restaurants

Elena Alexander, Staff Writer March 12, 2021

I don’t know about you, but I’ve missed going to restaurants. Not only to take pictures of the food, but also for the experience of looking at the waiter every time they appear to see if they’re...

Watching a comfort TV show can provide the perfect escape from daily stress, especially amidst the pandemic. Taking time to indulge in a TV program can help maintain a sense of normalcy throughout lockdown.

Top 5 comfort TV shows

Anahi Pellathy March 12, 2021

Now slowly making our way out of a third lockdown, comfort is a priority in everyone’s lives. The content we consume reflects our current state, and as we search for familiarity in uncertain times, streaming...

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