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Starface pimple patches help sophomore Christine Yoo overcome insecurities about acne.

Sing it: Twinkle twinkle little patch

Christine Yoo, Sports Editor May 22, 2023

Peel. Stick.  Peel. Stick.  Peel. Stick.  I carefully remove the vibrant, yellow star from its thin plastic sheet, plaster it on the prominent sanguine bulge on my forehead and proceed to strip...

U.S. legislators have recently taken initiatives to ban the social media platform TikTok across the nation. This controversy has raised concerns ranging from user privacy to the promotion of Chinese communist propaganda.

TIK, TIK, TIK: By banning the app, U.S. government contradicts core American ideals

Giselle Suastegui, Feature Editor May 3, 2023

In February, a Chinese high-altitude surveillance balloon was spotted over U.S. waters, where the device wandered for seven days before being shot down by the military off the coast of South Carolina on...

In recent years, the use of social media platforms, TikTok and Instagram, have encouraged teens to build their own platforms. Sunny Hills alumni and students reflect on their social media ventures and sponsored content.

FROM LANCER TO LEGEND: Alumni and student influencers reflect on their journey to fame

Hannah Lee, Web Managing Editor March 17, 2023

Sunny Hills cultivates future generations of doctors, lawyers, teachers — and recently, influencers. SH Class of 2020 alumna Stacy Kim, a fashion and travel influencer posting content on Instagram,...

It’s futile in initiating change

Stacy Kim, Feature Editor March 16, 2023

“Run, don’t walk to Target.” That was what influencers announced when the janky Stanley Cups came back in stock after being sold out after selling out in practically all stores. Today, a social...

This trend is well worth the shot

Seowon Han, Spotlight Editor & Business Manager March 16, 2023

“Help Me.”  “SOS.”  Customers of the fast-fashion, online clothing brand SHEIN inspected the labels stitched on the tags of the company’s products to find these alarming messages, hypothetically...

The Stanley Quencher Tumbler is one of many products social media influencers have peddled to consumers. Platforms, such as TikTok and Instagram, have become the primary outlets for product advertisements.

TO CONSUMER AND TO CREATE: Social media influencers usurp traditional product advertising

Kate Yang, Editor-in-Chief March 12, 2023

The Alix Earle Effect.   According to, the 22-year-old social media sensation Alix Earle, with up to 4.7 million TikTok followers, has been reportedly paid between $40,000 and $70,000...

With increasing conversation around sexuality and gender identity, couples in the LGBTQ+ community share their experiences with dating.

LGBTQ+ LOVE: Queer couples come forth with their relationships

Jaimie Chun, Editor-in-Chief February 17, 2023

"Since we’re both fruity, let me take your booty to HOCO." Senior Clarissa Arteaga wrote this message in rainbow letters on a large cardstock poster last September.  Arteaga was standing in the...

Within recent years, social media has facilitated drug transaction for the younger generations. The fentanyl crisis has been augmented by this method of drug purchase.

From streets to Snapchat, illicit drug dealers utilize social media to reach younger consumers

Kate Yang, Editor-in-Chief October 27, 2022

It takes a single pill, a mere 2-milligram dose of fentanyl to poison a user in seconds, leading to death, according to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration [DEA].  Sixteen-year-old Cooper...

Senior Henry Lee takes a BeReal at the beach with his friends Sept. 24.

How I manage to ‘BeFake’ on the app BeReal

Henry Lee, Web Editor-in-Chief October 7, 2022

BeReal, the app meant to authentically represent users, fails to do just what the whole purpose of the platform is meant for — capture random, unfiltered and “real” moments of time once a day. Prompting...

Andrew Tate’s flagrant disrespect for women appalls the internet

Andrew Tate’s flagrant disrespect for women appalls the internet

Chloe Chun, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor September 30, 2022

Andrew Tate, a streamer with millions of followers and billions of views on social media, perfectly personifies the misogynistic and abusive ideals of the 19th century while using 21st-century technology...

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