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Are Energy Drinks Worth It?

By Jake Edwards Energy drinks. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, sometimes they’re just what you need to get through the rest of your day. Most simply assume that drinking one or two will give you the burst of energy you want and will have little or no consequences, but are [...]

By | December 18th, 2011|0 Comments

Why Do Students Cheat?

By Jake Edwards Cheating is not exactly an uncommon occurrence in the average high school, or at least according to conventional wisdom, but at Sonoma Academy, dozens of students were interviewed to actually answer the question “Why do students cheat?” This same “conventional wisdom” (common knowledge that, though accepted near-universally, [...]

By | November 16th, 2011|2 Comments

I Am Undefined

By Allison Ashley Occupy Wall Street protests have begun to spread to cities all around the world. In early October, Chicago business traders hung signs in the windows of their office buildings saying, "We are the 1%". The traders were sending a message back to the protesters. They, the 1%, [...]

By | November 16th, 2011|1 Comment


By Lance Smith I was planning on doing a seasonal sports wrap-up, but I’ve decided that might be a little tricky, as the season has not actually wrapped up yet. Volleyball and soccer just keep winning! Of course, by the time this is printed, it might all be over, but [...]

By | November 16th, 2011|0 Comments

Potatoes, War, and Heartbreak

By Sierra Maciorowski Picture a lonely island, hidden in the mists of the English Channel. Recently occupied by the German Nazis, this island is still struggling to recover, and recover its vitality. The year is 1946. Children are finally returning to their families, people are finally able to gorge themselves [...]

By | November 16th, 2011|0 Comments

Sundays With Andy

By Allison Ashley “Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens” -Andy Rooney The voice of the inspirational journalist Andy Rooney has filled my house every Sunday evening from 7:55-8pm. A tradition in my family is watching the news show 60 Minutes every Sunday. We all [...]

By | November 16th, 2011|0 Comments

Free Hugs (For a Profit)

By Lance Smith More and more you hear that one of the easiest ways to stay healthy is to partake in plentiful hugging. Some say that a human cannot thrive in life without receiving at least 12 hugs a day, and that eight is necessary to keep one healthy. In [...]

By | October 17th, 2011|0 Comments

Freeing the Wrongfully Convicted

By Amy Pino Currently, there have been 273 post-conviction exonerations in the United States. Out of the 273 people exonerated, 17 served time on death row; most served at least 13 years in prison. All of these convicted prisoners were innocent. The Innocence Project is responsible for exonerating the wrongfully [...]

By | October 17th, 2011|0 Comments

A Trip to Hell (And Much, Much More!)

By Sierra Maciorowski How many people can say that they have been to hell and back? At Sonoma Academy, at least 13. On the weekend of September 24th, a group of 13 of us, including two faculty trip leaders, took a trip to Mt. Lassen National Park, leaving after exploratory [...]

By | October 17th, 2011|0 Comments

Misconceptions About Athletes

By Marbeya Garcia-Bermudez We tend to envision athletes as mega-stars who live life among movie celebrities, but this perception is right for only some athletes during a certain amount of time. In fact, the NBA Players' Association has recently claimed that 60 percent of pro basketball players go broke within [...]

By | May 17th, 2011|0 Comments