Month: February 2021

NASA’s Perseverance Rover

On Thursday, the 18th of March, at 2:55 PM Central, NASA successfully landed the fifth ever rover on Mars. Its name is Perseverance. The rover was launched last July, and has since traveled around 300 million miles, and just last Thursday, it successfully landed, sending this photo to Earth just a few minutes later.  The

The Year of the Ox

Lunar New Year, Chinese Chunjie, Vietnamese Tet, Korean Solnal, Tibetan Losar, also called Spring Festival, festivals typically celebrated in China and other Asian countries that begin with the first new moon of the lunar calendar and end on the first full moon of the lunar calendar, 15 days later. The lunar calendar is based on

Crosstown Returns In-Person!

If you are a Crosstown High student, parent, or teacher, you’ve probably already heard about Crosstown’s decision to bring students back in person on March 22. The school intends to bring back only 25% of its students, meaning that there should be less risk. Ninth graders will attend class two days per week, while Tenth

The F-Word: Feminism

When you google Feminism, the definition provided is, “the advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes.” But if you were to ask people how they define feminism, you would get a variety of responses due to the controversiality of the word and how the meaning has been perceived and

Marjorie Taylor Greene

In the past few weeks, the name Marjorie Taylor Greene has become increasingly infamous among most people who follow politics. Greene is a Republican House representative from Georgia’s fourteenth district. She was elected in this last election, but her win was overshadowed by Joe Biden’s win. Nobody paid her any attention until the capital riot,

The Super Bowl

  In case you didn’t watch the Super Bowl this year or don’t follow football but want to know what happened here is a brief explanation.   The Super Bowl this year was between the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Quarterback back matchup promised to be one for the ages

Movie Recommendations

Picture this: It’s a rainy afternoon, you just slurped down a bowl of hot soup, and you’re feeling particularly lazy, so you watch a movie. But here’s the problem, what movie do you watch? The best thing about movies is that there are various choices for you to disconnect yourself from reality for 2-3 hours;

Biden’s Executive Orders

We are almost 2 weeks into Joe Biden’s presidency and it has been a wild first 2 weeks. Biden has signed 42 executive orders so far and he hasn’t even been in office for 14 days. Donald Trump signed 220 in 4 years just to put that in perspective for you. These orders have ranged

SGA x DEI Town Hall

Crosstown High’s Student government association will be collaborating with Crosstown’s DEI team in hosting a school-wide virtual town hall. This town hall will be targeting student motivation, in efforts to troubleshoot the issues of why students feel unmotivated during school, and how we can create solutions to their problems. If you are not aware of

COVID-19 Variants in the US

There has been a lot of news and stress lately about the new COVID-19 variants. I am here to clear things up with a lot of research and some insight. Let’s start with the way that viruses mutate. As we all know by now, viruses multiply by infecting healthy cells, inserting their DNA, which causes

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