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Love, Elena: Social Media

Love, Elena: Social Media

Elena Nasar, Writer and Head Editor January 25, 2023

Dear Elena, I am going to be completely honest with you. I begged, and begged my parents to allow me to have social media because they refused to let me use it. I repeated the phrase, "but everyone...

Climate Change is Taking Over our World and How to Help

Climate Change is Taking Over our World and How to Help

Elena Nasar, Writer and Head Editor January 25, 2023

Climate change is an ongoing threat to our planet and we need to help understand it better so we can work on reducing its impact. The world is losing 1.2 trillion tons of ice per year, there’s more carbon...

December Monthly Book Recommendations

December Monthly Book Recommendations

Elena Nasar, Writer and Editor December 22, 2022

6th Grade - Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed Amal, though only 12 years old has a dream to become a teacher. She lives in a quaint Pakistani village with her family, and her life is going great until she...

Love, Elena: Friendships

Love, Elena: Friendships

Elena Nasar, Editor and Advice Columnist November 4, 2022

Dear Elena, Last year, I had a close friend who later on bullied me and stopped talking to me. I am very lucky to have many other friends who truly care about me, but it makes me wonder if I did something...

How Dogs Benefit Our Health

How Dogs Benefit Our Health

Elena Nasar, Avery Kalter, Head Writers May 10, 2022

As middle schoolers, we have many responsibilities that result in feeling overwhelmed and stressed.  Aside from school, there are sports, clubs, and family commitments to think about.  The load can be...

Amanda Gorman 20, the first Youth Poet Laureate of the United States, is pictured in Harvard Yard at Harvard University. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

Women’s History Month: Amanda Gorman

Elena Nasar, Writer March 15, 2022

Amanda Gorman gained worldwide attention when she read her poem "The Hill We Climb" at President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris' Inauguration ceremony on January 20, 2021.  Amanda Gorman is...

Wordle Bought by New York Times

Wordle Bought by New York Times

Elena Nasar February 8, 2022

Wordle is a once-a-day word game that you can play using this link: https://www.powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle/.  It launched in October of last year and since then it has flooded Twitter while exciting "puzzle...

Maya Angelou, The First Black Woman on the U.S. Quarter

Maya Angelou, The First Black Woman on the U.S. Quarter

Elena Nasar and Avery Kalter, Writer January 26, 2022

Money is something we use on an everyday basis. Buying a sandwich at the deli? Get out your wallet, it's time to pay. Shopping for a new dress for a glamorous night out? Time to spend some money. One important...

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Are Air Jordans Worth the Purchase?

Elena Nasar, Avery Kalter January 14, 2022

"Are Air Jordan 1 Mids really worth it?" This is a common question that many teenagers ask themselves before hitting the purchase button on these popular sneakers. Air Jordan 1's are athletic but comfortable...

Book Review: Layla by Colleen Hoover

Book Review: Layla by Colleen Hoover

Elena Nasar, Staff Writer January 11, 2022

    Colleen Hoover is a longtime author who has recently gained popularity through the social media platform, TikTok. Her book It Ends With Us went viral and everyone, I mean everyone,...

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