Author Archives: Shreya Senthilkumar

Christmas Around the World

By: Shivani Handa and Shreya Senthilkumar Christmas is celebrated by people all over the world, but everyone has their own unique way of celebrating. Some celebrate it as a religious holiday, while others use it as time to relax and spend time with family. Here are five countries around the world with unique Christmas traditions.  Japan: KFC for Christmas Dinner

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Happy Fallidays!

By: Shreya Senthilkumar, Shivani Handa, and Kushal Upreti People all over the world celebrate different holidays during the fall season. While they may seem different, they all share common themes of unity, family, and festive spirit. Here are three fall holidays that many students at Apex High School celebrate. Diwali: A fall holiday that Americans may not be aware of

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How Flu Season is Affected by the Pandemic

Alongside Halloween and Thanksgiving comes another familiar event: the annual flu season. Generally lasting from late fall to early spring, flu season is regarded as a common occurrence in America.  However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a growing concern among health officials that this year’s flu season could be worse than usual. During last year’s flu season (2020-2021),

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Instagram Infographics: The Double-Edged Sword of Digital Activism

If you have been active on Instagram at all in the past year, then you may have seen at least one post like this: serious issues such as police brutality or racism condensed down into bullet points, all pasted onto a pastel background with eye-catching fonts. Sound familiar? These Instagram infographics have been circulating on social media for the past

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Reality Shifting 101

With the whirlwind of events that have occurred over the past year, how far would you go to escape reality? For some, they are willing to go as far as traveling to a different reality altogether. In the past couple of months, a technique known as reality shifting has gained popularity on social media sites like TikTok. Reality shifting can

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The Johnson and Johnson Blood Clots: How Dangerous Are They?

As Americans pass one year with the Covid-19 pandemic, many have been scrambling to receive a Covid vaccine as soon as possible. One vaccine that many were gravitating towards was the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine, which only requires one dose. Around seven million people in the United States have already received the J&J vaccine, and more vaccinations were planned

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The Rise of Genshin Impact

Ever since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, people around the world have been turning to video games to keep themselves occupied. As more people were forced to stay at home, games such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Among Us, and Hades grew increasingly popular. However, there is a new online game that has also exploded in popularity: Genshin Impact.

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