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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Pumpkin Product of the Issue

Maddie Levey '21 & Juliana Rosen '21 Pumpkin spice, everything nice? You guessed it, this issue we went to your local favorite in downtown Menlo Park, Trader Joes, and tried all of the pumpkin-themed food we could find. It’s the time of year again when we all bundle up by the fire, stop carving pumpkins, and start eating them. Although there has been controversy, pumpkins are considered a squash, which is a fruit, not a vegetable. Pumpkins are most commonly paired with spices such as cinnamon, turmeric, and cumin. We tried pumpkin muffins, pumpkin ice cream, and pumpkin waffles from…
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Black Friday Tips

Aroosh Kumar '22 Black Friday is coming soon and everyone wants something to take home! However, not everyone knows how to play their cards right when it comes to having an efficient and worthwhile day. First things first, make a plan of what you want to buy. This is very important, as you can have several items in mind but without a solid checklist to look at and know what to go after, shopping can quickly become hectic and the things you are looking for will be gone. Having a plan of what you want to buy also enables you…
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Tips for Dealing With Stress: Test Edition

Emily Mustarde '21 Being a student can be stressful. We all have weeks where there seems to be a quiz or test every single day. Though I am not a perfect student myself, I have a list of certain tools and tricks that could be helpful for any student at SHP who might be dealing with a stressful week ahead. These tips will (hopefully) help you to be more organized and less stressed for the rest of the school year!  You have more time than you think  Right when you get home from school or practice, early or late, the…
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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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Vegan Thanksgiving: Worth a Shot?

Spencer Lee '20 Thanksgiving is almost here, and as you’re planning out your family’s meal, remember to keep in mind the following advice. We want you to have a great American celebration, but for the vegan community, it’s often difficult to find delicious, organic, and healthy food. This is how you can make a scrumptious vegan feast worthy for the pilgrims. First off is the turkey. The iconic centerpiece of Thanksgiving is almost impossible to replace, but we recommend a high-quality tofu dish. After a quick google search, we’ve found tofurky, a fake version of turkey. Yum. This is the…
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How to Motivate Yourself

How to Motivate Yourself

Katie Sinclair '22 Do you ever get home at night thinking that all you want to do is put comfy clothes on and scroll through your phone, but reality quickly snaps back and you realize you have two tests and an essay due tomorrow? Well, honestly, this happens to me at least once a week, especially on a Wednesday night when I am convinced that it is Thursday. It takes a lot of strength and motivation for me to sit down at my desk and work for multiple hours. Here is a list of ideas that help me motivate myself…
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Meet SHP’s New Counselor: Ms. Leverett

Meet SHP’s New Counselor: Ms. Leverett

Conor Burns '21 & Grace Andrews '20 In order to welcome our new personal counselor, Ms. Leverett, Safespace members Grace A. and Conor B. sat down to ask her a few questions. Safespace is a student-led mental health organization with a goal to reduce stigma and reduce mental health issues that face teens. Our current members are Grace Andrews, Ava Borchers, Conor Burns, Luc Yansuni, Aiden Cullen, Aanya Kapoor, and Eleanora Malouf. If you are interested in joining Safespace or mental health issues, please reach out to aborchers21@shschools. org. What do you like to do in your free time? I…
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