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“My journey as a high school athlete has definitely not been normal,” said Thaler. The pandemic cut Thaler’s freshman year lacrosse season short    and moved her sophomore year field hockey season from summer-fall to winter-spring.
Seniors say goodbye to their sports
Christina Nies, Head Copy Editor • December 15, 2022
Head librarian Carole Ferch-Jablonski helps dozens of students every day with their printing needs.
Give the library more thought
Taylor King, ETC. Editor • December 15, 2022

The school library is not being used to its greatest potential, as a combination of minimal encouragement and under-budgeting has led to staffing...

Students are split over whether to say, “Happy Holidays” or “Merry Christmas,” is most appropriate to say during the winter season.
Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?
Alayna Steele, Head Copy Editor • December 15, 2022
Members of the Young Democrats Club participated in the Women’s March in Washington D.C.. Attending protests for critical issues is an impactful way to spread awareness.
To participate or to not participate
Anisha Iqbal, Editor-in-Chief • December 15, 2022
Tri-M members senior Tatiana Mancilla, junior Crystal Kitburi, senior Aila Koch, and senior Kanna Yerks (as seen from left to right) pose for an audience after receiving rounds of applause for their moving performance.
Music to one’s ear: Tri-M holds holiday concert
Ben Bradfield , News Editor • December 16, 2022

Four members of Tri-M Music Honor Society decked the hallway this morning with a holiday concert for students and staff to enjoy. As a small...

“My journey as a high school athlete has definitely not been normal,” said Thaler. The pandemic cut Thaler’s freshman year lacrosse season short    and moved her sophomore year field hockey season from summer-fall to winter-spring.
Seniors say goodbye to their sports
Christina Nies, Head Copy Editor • December 15, 2022
Letter to the editor
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English teacher Kevin Deliee, who believes Iron Man was the winner of “Captain America: Civil War,” poses with Captain America.
A Marvel-ous industry begins to lose loyalty from its fans
Emily Yelnicker, Contributor • December 15, 2022

Diehard Marvel fans are finding themselves bored with the Marvel Cinematic Universe and are wondering if it is on the path to failure. The...

The thrill of reality TV is following students into the classrooms. When shows have release dates, nothing is stopping fans from binging the new seasons.
Reality TV: an escape far from reality
Anne Foote, Entertainment Editor • December 15, 2022
Forum: Winning the lottery
The Oracle December 15, 2022
Senior Neena Kirlew flies to her Thanksgiving travel destination. Breathtaking scenery is not all travel has to offer; new cultures and experiences are shared as well.
Holiday travel without restrictions
Ben Bradfield, News Editor • December 15, 2022
Spartan Civil War
Spartan Civil War
Brendan Talbot, Head Design Editor • December 15, 2022