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Senior Sofia Abdalla deadlifts Owen Bell during Cardinal hour in 1603. Sofia has been deadlifting her friends and recording it on her phone.

Too much pressure for a pump

Blen Abebe and Mickie Levin December 3, 2022

The metallic smell of steel stings her nose; sweat pours from every pore. Her Nike Blazers shuffle into place as callused hands grip the bar. A shaky breath, a fierce grunt. Now, she lifts. What began...

The renowned World Cup trophy is awarded to the winning country. Brazil has won the trophy five different times.

Why the World Cup is the best sporting event in the world

Blen Abebe, Reporter December 3, 2022

Thirteen countries gathered in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1930 to participate in the first-ever international soccer World Cup hosted by FIFA (International Federation of Association Football). France’s...

Student throwing away their pencils and paper to take the online SAT.

Unstandardized, Standardized Test

Andrew Liu, Reporter December 2, 2022

College Board’s newest Hail Mary is stupid. Starting in 2024, students will walk into the testing rooms and see glossy keyboards and the soft glow of a computer screen—with No. 2 pencils and paper...

Certain music artists fans protect their favorite creators from backlash. This enables artists to continue their actions.

Music’s knight in shining armor

Haset Mekuria, Reporter November 29, 2022

Nobody is perfect, especially not those who are constantly under the spotlight. Especially since such people can make mistakes that can be seen by the entire world, the results of which can be extremely...

Sleep recharges your brain to cycle out mental clutter and relieve tired bones. Resetting your sleep schedule to fall asleep and wake up at healthier intervals regenerates cells and restores energy.

How to ‘Thanksgiving’ alone: an exclusive guide for introverts and independents

Malaika Suleman, Features Editor November 20, 2022

The social culture of Thanksgiving rings loud and clear in its celebratory practices. Welcoming close and distant relatives under one roof parallels layer upon layer of cheese gluing the infamous family...

With the most anticipated break of the year, here is how you can improve your mental heath while enjoying Thanksgiving. You will feel refreshed and relaxed by the end of the week.

How to improve mental health over Thanksgiving break

Audrey Han, Grace Turney, and Sophia Zhao November 19, 2022

At last, one of the most long-awaited breaks of the year has arrived, giving us a pause in the chaotic life of a high schooler and 216 hours free of sleepless nights to look forward to. With school and...

The MCU isnt worth it anymore

The MCU isn’t worth it anymore

Ian Kuzola, Opinions Editor November 10, 2022

Before Marvel, superheroes weren’t super. There was so much room to explore and opportunity to pave the path in this novel genre. Beginning the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Iron Man, these novel movies...

Uncle Sam insists that you vote today. Your contribution can decide the outcome of an innumerable amount of issues such as, but not limited to, an economic crises, an environmental crises, abortion, among many others. Graphic created in Canva.

The invaluable power of your vote

Aniket Panicker, Opinions Editor November 8, 2022

Today is an important day. More important than most days, actually. It’s the beginning of a new grading cycle, and I’m sure we’re all equally (not) excited about that. More importantly, today’s...

Graduating with a perfect 5.0 GPA is a task many students aim to achieve. However, there are many other activities that are worth pursuing while maintaining a 4.0 GPA.

A number doesn’t define your future

Audrey Han, Reporter November 8, 2022

Grade point average. The thing we value most in high school. The thing we work ourselves to death over. But getting a 5.0 GPA for all four years of high school is not everything. Sure, it’s important,...

Every day, AP World History seems to be right on our heels. Every day, it is a course that is a force to be reckoned with.

Satire: Conquistador WHAP terrorizes tenth graders

Emma Xiao, Copy Editor November 4, 2022

Note: I am a sophomore taking Bellaire’s AP World History this year. This is intended satire; this is not intended to attack the fantastic dedication of our Bellaire AP World History teachers. You...

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