Hugh Baldwin

Earlier this September, Marvel Studios paid homage to one of their lesser-known figures when they released the 25th installment to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”. Based on the Shang-Chi comics that were first published in the 1970s, the cinematic rendition of the original seemed just as pristine as any other Marvel Studios recreation in the past decade. But did it really make sense?

Ava Kobos

With October of 2021 came the PSAT, or preliminary SAT. Essentially, the standardized test is a slightly scaled down, less intense version of the SAT, designed to serve as a practice for the real thing. The 3 hour timed test is scored out of 1520. The majority is multiple choice, and is comprised of reading, writing and language, and math sections. The reading and writing sections include questions about provided passages, grammar, and writing clarifications. The math sections include questions and problems through algebra 2, and include a few manually written answers. Both Sophomores and Juniors take the PSAT, and both classes haven’t had a typical experience with the test yet because of the pandemic. Many of us, especially the sophomores, went into the testing day somewhat blind, not knowing what to expect, how to prepare, or how to feel about the process.