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College Tips: Summer Programs

As the new year begins, we must decide what we want to do with our summer. You may go off to camp, vacation to another continent, or stay...

Philosophies on Education

School plays a major role in all of our lives so it’s important to know how different education systems are set up. One of these systems...

Importance of the PSAT/NMSQT

As most of you should know by now, PSAT scores recently came out and you’re probably wondering what your score means. The PSAT is a...

US debt

With recent scares over the U.S. debt limit, one must ask themselves what should I know about this. The debt limit is the total amount...

What's New In Pop Culture?

Olivia Rodrigo has decided that the stops on her “SOUR” tour will take place in smaller venues, instead of stadiums and arenas. This is...

Your Guide To Group Study Sessions

Winter break is upon us, which for some might mean ski trips and Christmas decorations, but for others (aka AP students), it might mean...

Playlist: K-pop

K-pop is short for Korean popular music. It is part of South Korean Culture. Although it stands for pop, K-pop falls into many genres of...

True Crime

WARNING: this article contains descriptions of violence, viewer discretion is advised On March 14, 2008, Police got a call from a man...

Interviews with our new teachers!

Recently, we were delighted to hear that a new Chinese and biology teacher would be joining the upper school. We were eager to learn more...

The Habits of BASIS Students

I have my own opinions about school, and my habits surrounding it, but I was curious as to what BASIS 9th and 10th graders' responses...

True Crime

The Jonestown Massacre Warning: This story contains abuse and manipulation, viewer discretion is advised The Start of a Cult Jonestown...

Philosophers: Karl Marx

Karl Marx was a German philosopher who critiqued the political economy. Throughout Marx’s life, he encountered many different...

Ivy Leagues: Are they worth it?

Ivy leagues were first created as a group of schools to compete in sports in 1954. Now, when one hears the term Ivy League, they think of...

The Omicron variant of COVID-19

With the first case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the United States, one must ask themselves what this new virus is, where it...

Pop Culture

Relationship Update After 2 years of dating, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello unfortunately broke up. Both felt that they were in...

Pop Culture

Relationship Updates! On November 2nd, It was announced that Kristen Stewart and Dylan Meyer are engaged after 2 years. Stewart reveals...