Why should you pay attention to Hannukah?

  After Oct. 31, Christmas decorations are put up and the tunes of the season ring through stores everywhere. Lights are strung up and contests are even held to see whose house brings the most attention from neighbors. But behind all the Santa’s, reindeer, and bells, is a holiday that many people don’t pay attention…

Falcon holiday guide

  Gifts, friends, and large families, all a recipe for a troublesome season. This is a guide on how to survive the always hectic and wild holidays.     Every holiday season has families and friends come together to celebrate. Most of the time there might be issues that come up. Whether it be the…

Bring it to the light

  It’s hard to blame anyone. It’s difficult, heart-wrenching, real. So when we point the finger at schools for not doing enough for their students, we need to realize that it’s not easy for them either. They spend nearly seven hours a day with the student body. There has to be some sort of connection.…

How do the choices you make in high school affect you?

  From getting blackout drunk at a friend’s party to bringing a vape to school, teenagers make many questionable choices.  High school is a time in an adolescent’s life when they experience many new things for the first time. This age range is around when many teenagers begin to partake in risk-taking behaviors.  But how…

Mac Miller’s battle with drug addiction

  Two fingers press down on a cold neck with hopes of feeling a pulse, but there is none to be found. This is the unfortunate scenario that authorities had to face when Pittsburg rapper Mac Miller was found dead in his home in LA on the morning of Sept. 7.   Mac Miller was…

“Ben Busche: the man, the myth, the legend”

  Ben Busche, now former security lead at HR, is one to be remembered by all of our HR students and staff. After over seven years of serving in our school’s security, Busche departed the school to pursue a new opportunity in late August.         It seems that Busche had a certain…

Race representation in Hollywood sparks power

    This was the first time I saw someone like me on a big screen inside of a movie theater. Rachel Chu, a main character played by actress Constance Wu in Jon Chu’s “Crazy Rich Asians” (a film adaption of Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel), was a normal Asian-American girl. No flat, one-dimensional character storyline,…