Love Letters: Britney Garibay and Frida Kahlo

We began our conversation with Frida Kahlo’s unibrow: a trait that has brought her both admiration and scorn. As a prominent feature of her face, it is also sometimes considered a prominent feature of Kahlo’s body of work, which includes a number of self-portraits exploring the many facets of her personal identity. Continue reading Love Letters: Britney Garibay and Frida Kahlo

Introducing Ms. Ward

Cameron Bäck Buisness Manager    As an intern at Terry Parker High School, Emily Ward sprung at the opportunity to teach at Douglas Anderson. With a full year under her belt, Ward has joined the English department, teaching both Freshmen and Seniors alike.    “DA offered me a job halfway through my year at Terry Parker and it was the best job available. I’ve come … Continue reading Introducing Ms. Ward

The shift in school start times

Natalie Dixon Contributing Writer    Every high school student has been in this situation: homework in one hand, coffee in the other, racing to the bus or car only to arrive late to first period.    A large number of students, parents, and administrators don’t blame careless adolescents or early morning traffic for frequent and numerous tardies, but instead look at the starting time for … Continue reading The shift in school start times

Veteran educators see no need for special celebration

Kevin Kraft Contributing Writer Rhonda Stampalia is a Dance teacher at Douglas Anderson, and she is coming up on her 30th consecutive year of teaching here. But you wouldn’t know it if you didn’t ask. Despite this milestone, she won’t be having any elaborate or special celebrations. She’ll be celebrating this year the exact same way she celebrates the end of every other year: with … Continue reading Veteran educators see no need for special celebration

The Frog Man

Harleigh Murray Coeditor-in-Chief    Deep in Mandarin three years ago on April Fool’s Day, the first cement frog appeared on a stump near the Mandarin Museum Historical Society (MMHS). From then on, the frogs began to appear in random places around Mandarin; found on stumps, street corners, and anywhere they could rest easily. Slowly, the community began to notice these eight pound frogs whose origins … Continue reading The Frog Man

The history of hypnosis: a practice that has been around for centuries

Lily Stanton Junior Digital Editor    From its presence in television shows, movies, and many other performances, the power of hypnosis has left people skeptical for hundreds of years. Some say hypnosis is all an act, but many, including those who have experienced its possibilities, say it is perfectly plausible as long as the subject is willing to give up their free will.    Hypnosis … Continue reading The history of hypnosis: a practice that has been around for centuries

Safe spaces of 1st amendment parks

Harleigh Murray Co-Editor-in-Chief There are parks all around the United States which offer people the chance to practice one of their constitutional rights: 1st Amendment Parks. These parks allow the public to hold gatherings and offer a place for individuals to voice whatever it is they desire. This can range from controversial issues on abortion to spreading awareness of the LGBTQ community. During my time … Continue reading Safe spaces of 1st amendment parks

Is Apple listening to people’s conversations?

Lily Deaton Social Media Editor Imagine a tiny microphone being placed in people’s homes that would constantly listen to every conversation; this might not be as crazy as it sounds. Apple is one of the most valuable companies in the world. More than half of Americans now own an Apple product, an average of about 64 percent, according to CNBC’s All-America Economic Survey. Apple holds … Continue reading Is Apple listening to people’s conversations?

Online or traditional school: which is better?

Lily Deaton Social Media Editor Technology is changing so rapidly that it’s now possible to get an education in your pajamas. Many students consider virtual school an option not just because they can wear comfy clothes while learning, but because of the flexible schedule it can provide. However, virtual school isn’t for everyone, and students may want to learn about the benefits and disadvantages of … Continue reading Online or traditional school: which is better?

Second-hand clothing is changing today’s fashion

Riley Bridenback Layout and Design Editor Sorting through endless rows of clothes from the last three decades is shaping fashion and the way people wear their clothes. With the trend of ‘thrifting’ comes an ethical and economic impact to the clothing industry and the world as a whole. Fast fashion is “an approach to the design, creation, and marketing of clothing fashions that emphasizes making … Continue reading Second-hand clothing is changing today’s fashion