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An Extra 24 Hours

Aubrey Simpson, Staff Reporter February 19, 2024

Every four years, including 2024, there is an interesting phenomenon in our calendars, as 24 hours are added to the end of February. This added day is known as Leap Day or Leap Year Day. But why does this...

Domestic Violence Awareness

Domestic Violence Awareness

Alaina Washington, Staff Reporter February 19, 2024

Domestic violence is a lot more common than you would think. 33.6% of women and 28.6% of men are victims of domestic violence in Virginia. Domestic Violence in Virginia states, “1 in 3 women and 1 in...

Delusion in Teenagers

Hannah Cupp, Co-Editor February 16, 2024

 Delusion, according to Oxford Languages, is defined as “a false belief or judgment about external reality, held despite incontrovertible evidence to the contrary, occurring especially in mental conditions.”...

Attack on Titan Ending Review

Kassidy Digmon, Sections Editor February 16, 2024

Attack on Titan is an anime that started on April 7th, 2013, and ended on November 5th, 2023 with a heavily controversial ending. The ending has gotten mixed reviews but in my personal opinion, it was...

Elderly Driver

Should the Driving Age Be Lowered?

Emily Williamson, Staff Reporter February 15, 2024

Should the driving age minimum be changed from 16 to 18? Many people think the driving age should be changed from 16 to 18 due to maturity and road safety. I think that 16-year-olds should be able to drive...

Social Anxiety in Teens

Social Anxiety in Teens

Alaina Washington, Staff Reporter February 15, 2024

Social Anxiety is an intense, constant fear of being watched and judged by others. It can affect how you are around people, and it can be hard to talk to people or be around big crowds. Social Anxiety...

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How Trends Affect Teens

Emily Williamson, Staff Reporter January 18, 2024

In an age where many teens have social media, trends are bound to happen. Teenagers are especially susceptible to being influenced, and influencers can push these products and make them sound like something...

Stress and School Go Hand in Hand

Stress and School Go Hand in Hand

Alaina Washington, Staff Reporter January 18, 2024

Students go to school about 30 to 40 hours a week. That is a lot of stress placed on teenagers, and it affects their mental health in a lot of cases. HHS Office of Population Affairs states, “49.5 percent...

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Livie Knight, Staff Reporter January 11, 2024

With the rise and fall of each season, it can bring a significant change in a person's emotions. Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD is a disorder that can lead a person feeling sad and unlike themselves...

Valentines Day Gifts for Your Pookie

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Pookie

Shelby Bennett, Staff Reporter January 5, 2024

Personalized Keepsakes: Consider giving a gift that holds sentimental value by opting for personalized keepsakes. This could include custom-made jewelry, engraved photo frames, or monogrammed items....

How the Gloucester Hope Squad Works to Prevent Teen Suicide

Rylee Kemnitz, Staff Reporter January 5, 2024

Youth suicide can cause students to be deeply affected on multiple levels. The loss of peers to suicide can have a profound emotional impact, leaving students feeling shocked, confused, and overwhelmed...

The Importance of Close Friends

The Importance of Close Friends

Charlie Arnone, Staff Reporter January 5, 2024

Friends are something special that, if they are good, you need to keep them in your life. They are people you can go to when you need something, big or small, when you are going through something, or if...

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