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Procrastination comes in many forms, and every student has their favorite method. Although procrastinating is often seen as a bad habit, prolonging work and having moments of low motivation are inevitable, and these are the best ways to take a much-needed break from work.

Top 5 ways to procrastinate

Grace Hamilton, Culture Editor: Online April 1, 2021

Procrastination  — everyone has been guilty of it at one point or another. Whether it be putting off a history paper assigned a month ago or refusing to study for a rapidly approaching science exam,...

 “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...

The Vision bursts through a wall as part of promo for his first appearance in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Movies later, his title role in the new show WandaVision has forced his character into the center stage.

Iconic sitcoms honored in WandaVision

Anna Reznick, Staff Writer March 26, 2021

WandaVision pays tribute to nearly a century of television through a time traveling sitcom set in a town where the simple white-picket fences are not what they seem.  On principle, the announcement...

COVID-19 restrictions have thwarted the spring break plans of many. Culture Editor: Online Grace Hamilton shares the best ways to relax, refresh and make use of the week off.

Top 5 spring break activities

Grace Hamilton, Culture Editor: Online March 26, 2021

Whether it be traveling or simply spending time with friends and going out to eat, it seems that COVID restrictions have thwarted the spring break plans of many. Spring break spent in lockdown may be less...

Now that students are only permitted off-campus lunch a limited number of days each week, it can be difficult to decide where to eat. Experimenting with new restaurants and eating from old favorites can not only help support local businesses but will make off-campus lunch all the more enjoyable.

Top 5 places to go for off-campus lunch

Grace Hamilton, Culture Editor: Online March 19, 2021

Gail’s  Gail’s is a classic bakery located on the high street. Lunch options range from soups to croissants to wraps. However, the bakery also serves delicious pastries and other sweet treats for...

Oats, a popular and nutritious food, have been eaten for hundreds of years. Will this slightly unhealthier take out-perform the traditional breakfast meal?

Feast or Flop: Baked oats

Emma Lucas, Staff Writer March 19, 2021

I have to admit, I am a sucker for breakfast food. However, the one thing that never quite grasped my interest was oatmeal. It goes against everything my taste buds crave with its one dimensional taste...

 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...

 Tomato and feta pasta: the recipe that took the internet by storm. Made popular in Finland, this dish gained traction due to its simple instructions yet complex taste.

Feast or flop: Tomato and feta pasta

Emma Lucas, Staff Writer March 5, 2021

For me, it seems as if every phase of quarantine has been defined by its own staple pasta recipe. First, it was Gigi Hadid’s infamous spicy tomato and cream pasta (which has grown to be a favourite in...

Almost every book in the Romance genre can be categorized into one of many common tropes. Enemies to lovers, forbidden love, and fake relationships are all examples of general storylines that can be greatly diversified depending on the characters, location, and time period.

Top 8 novels for each romance trope

Clara Martinez, Staff Writer March 2, 2021

Whether your idea of romance includes a walk through Primrose Hill or logging onto a Facebook chat room with other “single and ready to mingles,” it never hurts to have a good book to get into a loving...

17 year old Olivia Rodrigo’s debut single “drivers license” has surpassed all other songs on Spotify and has remained at No. 1 on the charts since its second day of release on Jan. 8. The popularity of the song can be traced back to the widespread impact of social media and surrounding drama.

Community debates validity of Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘drivers license’

Rudi Chamria and Clara Martinez February 22, 2021

As TikTok users across the globe scrolled through the app during the second week of January, one song flooded the For You page. 17-year-old Olivia Rodrigo’s single “drivers license” was released...

White chocolate matcha brownies: a unique twist on a classic recipe. The first brownie was created during the 19th century, while the discovery of matcha dates all the way back to the 8th century.

Feast or Flop: white chocolate matcha brownies

Emma Lucas, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

You’ve probably experienced it before: you’re scrolling online, only to find a mouth-wateringly delicious meal with a recipe right alongside it. The urge to grab it right through your screen is like...

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