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The Viking Saga

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The Viking Saga

Your Feelings are Valid

Eve Slemp
December 1, 2022

It’s okay to not feel okay. A type of abuse that is too frequently overlooked is emotional abuse. We hear about the violence of physical abuse between couples, families, and in the public through various...

The Explosive Nature of “Love Island”

Ruby McMahon
December 1, 2022

The originally British television show, “Love Island” didn’t receive overnight success when it began airing in 2015. However, in the last few years, it has become the model of reality television...

Kennedy Holsapple

It’s Time to Part with Spirit Court’s Two-Gender Binary

Tradition is deeply embedded in ELHS culture and daily life from classes, sports, and even the name “Vikings.” Students, parents, and alumni fight for their right to preserve passed-down values, only...

High amounts of
pressure on students
to receive satisfactory
grades can lead
to overwhelming
amounts of stress,
and struggle to
balance school life
with extracurriculars.

Breaking Burnout

IZZY PAGGIOLI
September 27, 2022

Feeling empty and exhausted? Beyond caring and past motivation? These are signs of burnout. The start of a new school year comes with the stress of a sudden switch from a relaxing summer to suddenly...

The Summer I Chucked My Phone

‘The Summer I’ Chucked My Phone

EVE SLEMP
September 21, 2022

First of all, my phone is fine, for anyone who might have cared. This past summer, and like most of my summers, I went to a music camp. Music camp consisted of six hours of violin a day, and no air...

Listen!

EVE SLEMP
September 9, 2022

Have you noticed the tension that rises during controversial conversations? The apparent crescendo of voice as one speaks over the other while discussing presidential elections? Or the slamming of doors...

Tracking Friends on Life360

Tracking Friends on Life360

March 20, 2022

Opinion Of: KYLEE JOHNSTON Life 360 is a phone tracking app which allows you to see where your friends and family are at all times. You can even see how fast they drive. There are many benefits to...

Journaling taught me to love myself

Journaling taught me to love myself

March 20, 2022

My experience with self-reflection and how it benefited my mental health Opinion Of: KENNEDY HOLSAPPLE I didn’t start journaling until the spring of 2021, at the end of my sophomore year....

What is a Woman?

What is a Woman?

March 18, 2022

While reflecting on women’s history month, what defines the modern woman’s experience? As our understanding of gender grows with new research, the definition of womanhood becomes blurred. It’s...

Saga Soundoff: Will you still wear your Mask?

Saga Soundoff: Will you still wear your Mask?

March 3, 2022

Editor’s Note: These submissions were collected Feb. 23. Since then, the school district has officially dropped the mask mandate. Masks are still strongly recommended. Yes: JILLIAN SYLVESTER Trust...

It’s Time to Add COVID to the List of School-Mandated Vaccines

It’s Time to Add COVID to the List of School-Mandated Vaccines

March 2, 2022

The fight against COVID-19 is dependent upon everyone getting vaccinated Opinion Of: MIKAYLA STAHL In January of this year, the Omicron variant resulted in the largest spike in COVID-19 cases...

My Experience with Goal-Setting

My Experience with Goal-Setting

February 27, 2022

What I learned after studying for exams MEGHANA GOGATE We’ve all set goals in our lives at one point: whether it was to improve in academics, sports, or extracurriculars. But how many of us have...

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