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Celebrating Birthdays in Quarantine

Celebrating Birthdays in Quarantine

Kaitlyn Smith '22 Welcome to a whole new world. A world where staying 6-ft apart and wearing protective face masks are mandatory. A world where you can no longer get together at friends’ houses to hang out and swim. You can’t drive to the beach, and you can’t celebrate your birthday. Many people have postponed their actual birthdays ‘till quarantine is over to wait for a proper celebration. Others have gotten creative with how to celebrate and see people while maintaining social distancing. Here are a few creative-outside of the box ideas on how to celebrate your birthday while staying…
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How to Shop More and Spend Less

How to Shop More and Spend Less

Ilaria Freccia '22 If you’re like me, spending the majority of your free time watching Netflix and simultaneously online shopping, sales are your new best friend. Especially when buying trendy pieces, I prefer to shop for more affordable pieces, and invest in more classic styles that will last a long time. Here are the best places to find the hottest trends for the best prices.  Sales: Everytime I go shopping, I always make sure to look in the sales section. This may seem obvious, but oftentimes stores have additional discounts off their original sale price.  Saks off 5th: If you…
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Quarantine Book Recommendations

Quarantine Book Recommendations

Katie Sinclair '22 Though many of us may not be completely bored out of our minds yet with AP exams and finals approaching, soon we will be on summer break and may experience much more boredom. With your extra free time, why not start some new books? Books are a great way to pass the time, you can easily spend hours at a time while getting caught up in a story. It is even better when you find a great series, and sometimes even a movie! Purchasing books from a book store is also a great way to help supportlocal…
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The Best At-Home Workouts

The Best At-Home Workouts

Katie Sinclair '22 I think that we can all agree that being stuck at home stinks, but I have found it to be super important to do my best to get outside and exercise at least once a day. With the gyms being closed it can be challenging to come up with your own workout routine that works with what is available. Luckily we have the internet, where there are tons of YouTube videos and workout apps that can help you make a routine.  Workout Ideas  Peloton is offering a great deal right now, a ninety-day free trial where you…
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Spring Break At Home, Flights Fly Empty

Spring Break At Home, Flights Fly Empty

Kaitlyn Smith '22 As you all have heard, spring break 2020 is not happening. Airfare is canceled, most tropical vacation spots are completely isolated, and hotels no longer want to host you. The world is advising you not to travel during this frigid time, that has no end in sight any time soon. For me, I look forward to the days where I can lay on the beach, perfect my tan, and swim in the refreshing ocean all day.  We all have envisioned a nice vacation and a break from school..  This dream of mine, is starting to seem like…
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Spring Dessert Recipe Ideas

Spring Dessert Recipe Ideas

Selma O'Malley '22 Due to our current Coronavirus lockdown, all of us are spending a whole lot of time at home with nothing to do. If you feel the need to take a break from the piles of homework and can’t take any more walks, here are some fun and easy spring desserts you can make. Cadbury Egg Trifle Ingredients/Materials 12 cookies (i.e., Oreos)4 cups of marshmallows2 Tbsp of water1 box of vanilla pudding mix2 cups of milk6 oz of chopped milk chocolateMedium-sized bowlMixing bowlWhiskGlasses/sundae cups Time to make- 10 min Recipe   Microwave marshmallows in a medium-sized bowl with drizzled…
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The Best Hot Chocolates of the Season

Juliana Rosen '21 & Maddie Levey '21 Brrrrr! It’s getting chilly in the Bay Area and the best solution to warm you up on a cold morning is some steaming hot chocolate. Recently, hot chocolate has been underrated with many leaning towards a caffeine boost from their daily coffee. But, we all know that hot chocolate is as cozy as it gets. Now the idea of mixing milk and chocolate may seem quite simple to you, because in fact, it is. However, every cafe in the Bay Area does it in their own way. Maybe you are one of those…
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Festive Fall Recipes

Festive Fall Recipes

Selma O'Malley '22 It’s officially the middle of fall, and post-Halloween, many of us are starting to get in the festive mood. In the spirit of the holidays, here are some easy and quick fall desserts to make that will smell as good as the seasonal Bath and Body Works candle you just bought. Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins Ingredients/Materials 2½ cups of flour2 cups white sugar1 ts pumpkin pie spice1 ts baking soda½ ts salt2 lightly beaten eggs1 cup canned pumpkin purée½ cup vegetable oil2 cups apples (peeled and chopped)2 Ts flour¼ cup white sugar½ ts ground cinnamon4 ts butterMuffin…
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Dress Code Enforcement

Dress Code Enforcement

Katie Sinclair '22 & Kaitlyn Smith '22 Running out of clothes to wear? Constantly scared that you are wearing the wrong thing? Well, as the school year begins the rules and regulations of the dress code have increased and are actually being enforced. Girls all over campus, no matter the grade, have received comments and complaints from staff on their “too short” skirt length or the width of the strap on their shirt. Teachers do not realize how hard it is for a girl to find a skirt that touches their fingertips. It is not easy when you have long…
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Helpful Ways to Reduce Stress

Helpful Ways to Reduce Stress

Isabela Serrano '20 With the first two months of school down, it’s officially the season where work, sports games, and activities ramp up. Freshmen are finally understanding how SHP’s academic and social atmosphere work, Sophomores are realizing they can’t slide under the radar as much anymore, Juniors are stressing because “junior year is the most important year,” and Seniors are overwhelmed with college apps and trying to keep Juniors off the senior patio. On top of all the academic stress, many of us have other sources of stress in our lives, including friend issues or social pressures. No matter what…
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