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Since the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine war on February 24, Ukraine has been able to fight back against the aggressor, which Rudy Tabachnik, first-generation Ukrainian-American senior, believes is not only due to foreign aid. “It’s also definitely the resilience of the people. If theres one thing thats true, its that the people that are fighting there are fighting, and they are fighting for their country. The Ukrainians passed a law in the beginning days of the war that able-bodied men 16 to 60 need to stay there and fight, so I think that there are a whole bunch of factors as to why theyve lasted this long, but I think Russia didnt expect whats going on. To a degree, I think that they really didnt expect the amount of resilience coming from the Ukrainian people.”

Living in a nightmare

Sasha Kek, LZ Life Editor
April 8, 2022
Most college applications can be done within the Common App.

What I wish I knew before applying to college

Sophia Babcock, Magazine Editor-in-Chief
January 31, 2022
Students are using and being attached to their phones and technology more than ever before. How much should we be allowed to use?

Secret addiction

Parker Carley, Sports Editor
January 19, 2022
With finals canceled, the weeks leading up to winter break may have been especially stressful for students studying for an overwhelming number of cumulative and summative tests.

Testing overload

Hannah Etienne, Spotlight Editor
January 12, 2022
At Jazzmans, it costs $0.50 more to get a non-dairy milk substitute with a drink, making it difficult for those with dairy allergies to be included. Traditional dairy milk has some substitutes for those who are allergic, such as oat, almond, and soy milk.

May contain traces of…

Sashrika Shyam, Staff Writer
December 1, 2021
According to OurWorldinData.org statistics, 52% of Americans are fully vaccinated. Yet the vaccine does not guarantee immunity from COVID, and there are increasing numbers of breakthrough cases that resulted in hospitalization or death; if the vaccine is not 100 percent effective to prevent people from contracting the virus, why should anyone be forced to take it?

My health, my choice

Sasha Kek, LZ Life Editor
August 25, 2021
A mango boba smoothie from Liquid Fusion. Although the location isnt as close, this boba smoothie was one of the best.

Finding the quali-tea boba

Jane Yu, Staff Writer
May 20, 2021
As a current in-person learner, Shaun Stubenvoll, sophomore, says despite seeing people violating social distancing rules, it is still possible in schools. “Of course it’s possible, and with vaccines coming out by the time we start school next year, hopefully social distancing will be a distant memory,” Stubenvoll said.

Not enforced, not practiced

Sasha Kek, Secretary
April 27, 2021
Final exams are supposed to be a way of checking for retained mastery of class material. Instead, they test the ability to cram and memorize information before you forget it again.

Traditional final exams need to go

Adam Monnette, Live Media Manager
January 29, 2021
During winter break, many are still debating on  whether or not to travel. However, in order to decrease the spread of the virus, it is advised that people stay home.

Please stay home for the holidays

Jane Yu, Staff Writer
December 16, 2020
While there are many distractions that people have to face, I encounter three particular challenges: my family, my dogs, and my technology.

Dealing with distractions at home

Adam Monnette, Live Media Manager
October 27, 2020
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