Category Archives: High School

“After School” brings Anonymity

After School, an app that allows for anonymous messaging, has hit the classrooms of Charlottesville High School. After School serves as an outlet for messaging and gossip while maintaining anonymity. “At some point, sure, it’s anonymous. But not everything is anonymous. Those statements aren’t;...


Life in a Law Firm

As soon as I had glanced over at my iPhone and noticed the illuminated glass screen to display an 818 number, my heart started clomping with the force of a Spartan army. I was in disbelief that someone had actually replied to my letter....


When charity is no longer a selfless cause

   “I’m only in it for the hours.”    This is the common response often received when you ask a high schooler why they do community service. High school students from all over the globe spend their weekends at homeless shelters, hospitals, or their...


A Review of the Summer

The Summer Of 2015 This summer has been very eventful. Besides Donald Trump’s continuous entertainment, a lot of serious developments occurred as of late that highlights some of our greatest accomplishments and our ugly past that still exists in today’s society. So let’s take...


Come Hashtags or High Water

Social media is a unique invention; it is paradoxical in that it is both an invaluable asset and a serious problem. Practically every day the same gripes can be heard about every social media website and app ever created: that they are distractions for...


The New Slaves

As she walked into the heart of the city, a fourteen-year-old girl expected an ordinary evening. With relative peace of mind, she had planned to meet her boyfriend. Instead, she met her tormentor. Arriving at the location of the date, she was knocked out...


The Problem of Privilege

I am a white 17-year-old gender normative person, so life is pretty good. I can walk down the sidewalk and look people in the eyes without them darting across the street to the other side. I can feel comforted by the fact that in...


The new standards of standardized testing

Since 2005, the SAT has remained unchanged with a 2400 scoring scale and an essay portion. However, with an unexpected move, College Board decided to completely overhaul the SAT beginning in the spring of 2016. The dreaded essay will now become optional, instead of...


Don’t haze me, bro

Hazing is defined as any activity regarding someone joining a group that humiliates, degrades or risks emotional or physical harm, regardless of the person’s willingness to participate. Hazing is most popular in college when a student is attempting to join an athletic team, fraternity,...


The Possibility of Free College

As December rolled around, seniors were on the final lap as they submited their applications to the colleges of their choice. In the endless nervousness, they sent out the forms that will define the next four years of their lives.Even though it may seem...