Is social media a positive or negative influence?

Hector Dominguez, Staff Writer

September 13, 2020

Anyone familiar with the current age of technology would likely not consider using social media as often as humanly possible to be particularly bizarre. On the contrary, this appears to be a growing norm. It would be much more biz...

Mediatonic’s video game Fall Guys smashes charts and snatches the attention of gamers

Landon Artero, Staff Writer

September 13, 2020

During this summer's quarantine, the video game development company Mediatonic dropped one of the hottest battle royale games of 2020. Fall Guys quickly became a giant hit in the streaming industry, reaching the number one spot for ...

Should athletes move out of state to pursue high school sports?

Andranik Soghomonian, Staff Writer

September 13, 2020

According to the National College Athletic Association (NCAA), about two percent of athletes who play high school sports receive scholarships for college. According to, only seven percent of high schoolers...

A freshman perspective: my first month of high school

Benedetta Daugereau, Staff Writer

September 13, 2020

Most of the people in my graduating eighth grade class were going to West Ranch for high school, and I was coming to Hart with only three people from my school. So, coming into high school, I knew I had to make friends, which I ...

Lauren Gardiner: keeping in shape during quarantine

Alia Embleton, Staff Writer

May 28, 2020

Lauren Gardiner, a junior at Hart, has run on varsity track for three years. This year, her season got cut short. Though she is disappointed that she will not compete this season, she is grateful that she still has her senior y...

How COVID-19 has affected the world of Broadway

Shayna Tilles, Arts & Reviews Editor

May 16, 2020

The entertainment industry has been hit hard since the emergence of COVID-19. Movie productions and television shows, as well as news programs, have all been affected. For these productions, they have more flexibility given tha...

Entertainment Weekly kicks off #UnitedAtHome

Kyla Jones, Copy Editor

May 1, 2020

The EW Reunions series has reunited the casts of concluded shows since 2010, but with the Coronavirus pandemic, producers at Entertainment Weekly have been forced to shake up their interview format. Now, armed with the hashtag #...

Female leaders around the world are successfully handling the COVID-19 crisis

Ariella Kandkhorov, Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

COVID-19 has put some serious pressure on leaders around the world. During times like these, their abilities are put in the spotlight. The way in which they handle the situation shows their leadership prowess. That being said, it’...

Is quarantine necessary?

Benjamin Haslam, Copy Editor

May 1, 2020

Millions of people across many countries have been cooped up in their homes for months bored out of their minds and slowly descending into madness. Everyone hates the situation we’re in. But, as more information is gathered...

The greatest basketball player of all time

Avery Tracy, Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

The “GOAT” refers to people who are the “Greatest Of All Time.” Most of the time people try to find the GOAT in sports: taking all the players who played that sport and determining who was the best. This can be done with...

What it means to be 18

Stefani Woll, Senior Editor

May 1, 2020

I’ve thought about the day that I would be turning 18 since I was eight. Most people were so excited to grow up and be an adult. Countless years I spent dressing up as cooks, princesses, paleontologists and playing house. Playing hous...

Colleges are now offering free virtual tours to prospective students

Isabella Fleitas, Copy Editor

May 1, 2020

Due to the changes the coronavirus pandemic has caused, colleges are offering free, virtual tours of their campuses and facilities. Students are currently unable to college tour in person because of social distancing and stay-a...