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‘Duolingo’ app provides easy, interactive way to learn many languages

‘Duolingo’ app provides easy, interactive way to learn many languages

source: Duolingo Facebook by Maya Girimaji, managing editor Learning a new language is hard. Learning a new language on your own is even harder. The constant homework, projects, grades and interactions that you’d find in a school setting...

 

Ten things to know for the week: August 7

Ten things to know for the week: August 7

MC2 Sarah Villegas/U.S. Navy via AP 1. President Trump reveals a new merit-based immigration reform act also know as the RAISE act. The act focuses on the way green cards will be issued by favoring those who speak English, those who are able...

 

Unseen sacrifices lead to appreciated support

Unseen sacrifices lead to appreciated support

  by Sam deFigueiredo, opinions editor I see my dad every night for family dinner. Even if we end up ordering a pizza or eating leftovers, he never misses a meal. We talk about our day and that new YouTube video we saw and occasionally...

 

A Moveable Feast: Fruit salad is inexpensive way to beat the summer heat

A Moveable Feast: Fruit salad is inexpensive way to beat the summer heat

  by Tessa Matthews, staff reporter Summer Friendly Fruit Salad Ingredients: 3 or 4 fruits of your choice Gelatin of your choice (amount of packages varies with size of watermelon) Watermelon Instructions: Follow instructions on gelatin...

 

Math camp provides enriched understanding, lasting friendships

Math camp provides enriched understanding, lasting friendships

  All photos provided by Li Olivia Conway, co-online editor With her summer barely underway, junior Selena Li traveled to San Marcos to attend the six week long Honors Summer Math Camp for the second year in a row. Li with friends from...

 

The Emoji Movie delivers heavy-handed advertising, little else

The Emoji Movie delivers heavy-handed advertising, little else

by Drew Howerton, senior executive editor “Hi, I have a ticket for The Emoji Movie at 7:30,” I say to the cashier, handing her my phone. There is no tone in my voice, no expression on my face. “Enjoy your movie!”...

 

Drew’s Book Corner: Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood” haunts, provides insight into American violence

Drew’s Book Corner: Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood” haunts, provides insight into American violence

by Drew Howerton, senior executive editor  I used to be an avid reader, and then I hit high school. Reading books for class took up much of my free time for leisure reading and as a result diminished my interest in reading. Over the...

 

Serving a pilgrimage in different country develops a sense of community

Serving a pilgrimage in different country develops a sense of community

  by Sam deFigueiredo, opinions editor  At the beginning of July, junior Joelle Benjamin traveled to San Jose, Costa Rica, with the St. Thomas Episcopal youth group for a unique service trip. “I was excited to go to Costa Rica to...

 

Trek Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Greece

Trek Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Greece

by Olivia Conway, co-online editor Before stepping off the plane in Athens, all that I knew about Greece came from lessons on ancient civilizations, listening to my parents’ philosophical discussions, and Rick Riordan’s Percy...

 

Ten things to know for the week: July 24

Ten things to know for the week: July 24

source: CNN 1. Nine immigrants were found dead in a tractor-trailer abandoned in a San Antonio Walmart parking lot. Two were from Guatemala and the others were from Mexico. The 29 year old driver has been arrested for the “botched human...