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Google Stadia Might Not Be Everything You Hoped

Google Stadia Might Not Be Everything You Hoped

Ethan Partain, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Google Stadia is Google’s new gaming platform. Much like a PlayStation or an Xbox, it is used strictly for playing video games. Google Stadia is different, however, because it streams games instead of downloading them. While this seems like the next step for gaming technology, some setbacks are already...

The Difference Music Makes

The Difference Music Makes

Lizeth Rocha, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Schools have a very strict policy when it comes to electronic devices and how we use them in the classroom, but perhaps the administration is missing something. Electronic devices are looked down upon for a variety of reasons as they “disrupt the educational environment.” The quote comes from...

Copyright Rendering Youtubers Helpless

Copyright Rendering Youtubers Helpless

Ethan Partain, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

YouTube is a wonderful place for viewers and content creators, allowing for passion, creativity, and entertainment. Some content creators found their calling on YouTube and use it as a significant source of income making videos for a large audience. This income, however, is constantly put at risk of ...

Two Students’ Views on School Attendance Policy

Two Students’ Views on School Attendance Policy

Alexander Ryan and Lizbeth Gurrola

December 5, 2019

It is no secret that students are put under immense pressure to be at school at all times, regardless of  the consequences. The Washoe County School District is no exception; in fact, the new attendance policy put into place by WCSD is stricter than most. This unwillingness to allow for absence can be extremely detrimental to the health o...

The Benefits of Studying

The Benefits of Studying

David O’Grady, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Studying has always been a talking point between students and teachers.  Although many teachers say that students should study, and there being conclusive proof to this, many students still don’t.  However, making studying a habit should be a priority among students, especially in high school.  Here...

Hug Students Greatly Exceed National Pass Rates

Hug Students Greatly Exceed National Pass Rates

David O’Grady, Staff Writer

November 25, 2019

AP tests aren’t often something a freshman has to consider, but here at Hug with the GATE Institute, many freshmen are taking the exams – and apparently, they’re doing really well. Data shows that, globally, the pass rates for AP Literature and Biology are fairly low com...

Washoe County’s Overcrowding Crisis Continues

Lizbeth Gurrola, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

Schools here in the Washoe County School District (WCSD) are facing the issues of overcrowding classrooms and needing repairs. Schools all across Reno, Sparks and Spanish Springs are facing high student-teacher ratios and the number is continuing to rise.   The WCSD can only do so much with the current funding that they are receiving. WCSD lacks funding due to lack of tax revenue, and the donations the...

Is The Pressure of College Too Much for Students?

Estrella Alvarez, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

In a society that installs college into the minds of kids as early as 9, it is essential to proceed onto higher education. It is seen as the American Dream and the dream of many students, but there is an amount of people who do not see college as a choice but rather as something forced. There are many factors that play into the...

Schools React to Physical Health, Slow Response to Mental Health

Schools React to Physical Health, Slow Response to Mental Health

Alexander Ryan, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

Recently, our neighbor California passed a bill requiring schools to start no earlier than 8:30 AM. As much as I love waking up before the sun and having a barely functioning brain until third period, I would appreciate the extra 45 minutes to sleep. This fix, however, will most likely not function a...

Vaping Clouds Students’ Minds: Vaping at Hug

Vaping Clouds Students’ Minds: Vaping at Hug

Felix Ladaga, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

Teen vaping has become such a widespread and almost normal thing for high school students to do during their free time. It has been estimated by the CDC that 1 in 4 high school students have vaped. Even though it is banned from schools and is illegal for minors to use e-cigarettes, high school students are still a...

Mr. Rogers: More than a Neighbor

Mr. Rogers: More than a Neighbor

Patty J. Fahey, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Between 1968 and 2001 many children spent half an hour in Fred Rogers’ beautiful neighborhood. His show, “Mr. Rogers Neighborhood” was viewed by millions of children and focused on promoting imagination and love. It gave children a way to look at the scary world through a less scary lens. It a...

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