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Charter Oak High School 2019
Affects of high school friendships

Affects of high school friendships

According to The Huffington Post, only two percent of marriages are “high school sweethearts.” Although teen romances do not tend to last, high school relationships help mold teenagers’ perspective about what they want in a future spouse. Since teenage friendships are...

SB LII: New England vs Philadelphia

SB LII: New England vs Philadelphia

The New England Patriots and the Jacksonville Jaguars fought the good fight in Gillette Stadium for a spot to compete for the Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl LII. To kick off Championship Sunday, the Patriots received the ball to start off the game. Future Hall of Fame...

SB LII: New England vs Philadelphia

The Aaron Hernandez legacy

The story of the rise and fall of All-Pro tight end Aaron Hernandez is arguably the most tragic in the sports world. Hernandez seemed to have it all; he started his journey from the bottom and made it to the top: praised as the top tight end recruit coming out of high...

2018 NFL Draft recap

2018 NFL Draft recap

It’s that time of year again when all 32 teams in the NFL pay attention to college football’s greatest athletes who have the desire to continue their career in the League. As always, there’s tons of talent to be evaluated, and tons of room for improvement for some...

Hacienda Five Scholar Athletes

Hacienda Five Scholar Athletes

High schools all across the Hacienda League were invited to honor five senior athletes who have shown excellence. The Hacienda League holds a banquet to recognize students who have shown dedication to academics, athletics and service in the community. The students...

Review: The Weeknd’s ‘My Dear, Melancholy’

Review: The Weeknd’s ‘My Dear, Melancholy’

When going through a hard time, some people cope through drugs, alcohol or sex. This man copes through his music. Abel Tesfaye, also known as The Weeknd, teased a possible surprise release in an iMessage exchange with his creative director, La Mar Taylor, according...

An open letter on massacres, regulations and the future

An open letter on massacres, regulations and the future

Mr. President, where were you on Valentine’s Day? Were you out to dinner with a loved one or were you sitting in the Oval Office, alone? For me, my spirits had been high after a great day, but that was before I returned home. I was scrolling through Snapchat when I...

Faltering start, terrific end for Charter Oak football

Faltering start, terrific end for Charter Oak football

Forty-three minutes to Westlake High School is the time it would take to see the Chargers dominate the field on Friday, Nov.17. The Chargers prepared day after day for their chance to be CIF champions by advancing from the quarter-final round of CIF play. The Westlake...

SB LII: New England vs Philadelphia

Romanticizing mental illness

Picture this- you are scrolling through loading pictures on social media. You come across an adolescent posting gruesome images of their recent self-harm wounds with a caption referencing suicide. What do you think? What are you supposed to think? Throughout accounts...