Each day, foreign exchange students can be found walking the halls of Springfield High School. They come from highly varied locations, cultures and families, yet they all have one thing in common—unique and interesting points of view. Isabel Schuit, an exchange student from the Netherlands hosted by Natalie Berendt, is one of these people. Stereotypes … Continue reading Netherlands vs America: through the eyes of an exchange student
Throughout the years of SHS history, countless teachers and students have come and gone. They have learned, taught, mentored, and many have even formed lifelong friendships. Above it all, one aspect of the inhabitants of SHS has remained constant: we work together and build each other up.Despite this, many students are dying to know what … Continue reading Teacher Fights – part 1
(Warning: contains spoilers) When anyone of relative intelligence hears the words “Star Wars,” they think of splendor, adventure, and intrigue as never before seen on the big screen (excluding the prequels, of course). However, with the recent release of Episode VII: The Force Awakens, the series took on a new set of connotations -- disappointment, … Continue reading Unpopular opinion: Star Wars Episode VII disappoints
Christmas Day. Hospital room 251 was sparsely filled with people of varying size and age. Their unvarying expressions of boredom and respectfully suppressed impatience were half focused on the man lying on the hospital bed in the center of the room. Some knew him as "Grandfather." Others "Dad" or "Great-grandpa." But today, they all knew … Continue reading The essence of life
Erwin Schrödinger was born in August 1887 in Vienna, Austria. He was a pretty ordinary guy, although his abilities were anything but ordinary. Some people have a knack for knitting, others an aptitude for aviation… Good old Erwin happened to be a master of quantum physics. His career is rife with astounding scientific advances, but … Continue reading Schrödinger’s cat – what is it?
Freshmen: Good fortune will surely come your way as long as you work hard in school. Devote some of your time this week to learning something new and interesting, and it will one day pay off. Although, if you do only meaningless things with your time, the ghost of Gene Wilder will curse all your … Continue reading Hip horoscopes for high school humans 9/26 – 10/2
A new development about the war in Syria pops up in the news almost everyday. Someone new has been bombed, a town has been captured or recaptured, a novel force joins the fight, etc. But what consequences do any of these developments even hold, and why are they happening in the first place? The straight … Continue reading Syrian conflict – a closer look