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Parental pressure in the eyes of NHS students

For Northwood students, stress isn’t a temporary event—it’s a state of being. I can hardly name even a fraction of the stressors in our lives: tests, quizzes, essays, homework, college applications, performances, conferences, games, tournaments…and, unfortunately, parents. Too often, students remain silent about the pressure

Legit NHS book spoilers

Quick, you forgot to do last night’s reading, and you have a pop quiz next period—what do you do? Duh! Sparknotes. (Or maybe LitCharts for you upperclassmen who need line-by-line analysis.) Now, not to discredit those wonderful sites—they’ve gotten me through a number of quizzes

Plot Twist: Juice cleanses aren’t healthy

Juice cleanses have been all the rage in the last few years. Trendy juice bars are popping up all over the place, and you’ve probably encountered an advertisement, celebrity or even a friend that told you a juice cleanse would rid your body of toxins,

Stop the torture of our virtual friends!

Imagine being ripped apart from your family, violently restrained and plunged into cyberspace to be used and then discarded by thankless high schoolers. This sickening mental picture is the unfortunate reality for countless virtual animals across America. Virtual dissections are widely regarded as a “convenient”

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Alternative test facts

A lot of students probably clutched those As first semester with barely one point to spare our desperate grades. But, as always, there were those of us Timberwolves who were just below that border to get that coveted A in our classes because teachers stubbornly