Riding Your Way Into Break

Adona Lucaj and Raina Awdish

February 25, 2015

Over the past few years, there has been widespread controversy on whether or not American schools should have mid-winter break. Mid-winter break first began in the late 1970s as an experiment to save energy. As many years went on the break still continued, and people began to realize the time off school...

His Story Could Be Yours; Lessons from Josh Levine’s Mother

His Story Could Be Yours; Lessons from Josh Levine’s Mother

Tatiana Habsburg

February 16, 2015

Walking into the classroom I knew that I was going to hear the story of Josh Levine again. The story of a dangerous mix of adderall and alcohol and the deadly effects that took Josh Levine from this earth.  What I did not know was how much the story changes when told from the view of a grieving mother. “You're...

Dare to be Kind

Dare to be Kind

Taylor Grier

February 16, 2015

In today's world, we seem to value accomplishment, material success, and image. Yet, what is most important? Is it how many awards you win, how much money you make or what people think of your sense of style? What about kindness? In what ways do you value kindness? Kind hearts stick out among the common...

Cupid Is Stupid

Cupid Is Stupid

Sophie Cannella and Adona Lucaj

February 13, 2015

Valentine’s Day and its traditions were originally brought to America in the early 1700s and Valentine’s day became known as the holiday of love, but it took over one hundred years for the popularity of this holiday to grow. This holiday was intended to be about celebrating love, but how effective...

Top 10 albums of 2014

Top 10 albums of 2014

Jameson Draper

February 13, 2015

In the music industry, 2014 was generally regarded as a down year for music. Not one album reached platinum status (the last being December 2013’s Frozen soundtrack), possibly fueled by the increase in illegally downloaded music and free internet singles available for download via mp3. Barely any of...

Stick It Out!

Stick It Out!

Tara Naoum, Editor/Contributor

January 7, 2015

Every year millions of people around the world compile a list of actions they want to take to better their lives for the new year. Sounds like a great plan, right? It is great to plan for the year to come, but how do you make those changes happen? As cliche as it sounds, it is easier said than done. No...

Book Review: Thousand Words by Jennifer Brown

Book Review: Thousand Words by Jennifer Brown

Lauryn Azu

December 3, 2014

  Thousand Words by Jennifer Brown is a novel that should be required reading for all middle and high-school students, along with Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, and Don’t Ask Alice by Anonymous. What these books have in common is that they all are stories of realistic issues that could happen...

It’s Showtime!

It’s Showtime!

Hope Hall

November 19, 2014

                    The Guardians of the Galaxy         On August 1st, the movie Guardians of the Galaxy entered theaters. The movie starred actors Chris Pratt (Peter Quill or Starlord), Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Vin Diesel (Groot), Bradley Cooper (Rocket), and Dave Batista ...

Book Review: Gated by Amy Christine Parker

Book Review: Gated by Amy Christine Parker

Lauryn Azu

November 7, 2014

  When I first picked up this book and glanced at the back cover, I would have never guessed what it was packing inside. The title Gated is unassuming, and the phrase on the cover ‘She thought the evil lived outside the walls’ gave me a kind of dystopian feel. Dystopian is a genre that l...

Until the Day-LGBT

Until the Day-LGBT

April 30, 2014

Until the day when you're the one who gets the looks in the street, The ones that scream "You're not welcome here," Purely because I'm holding my boyfriend's hand. When that day comes, you can ask about having straight pride.     Until the day when you're seen as lesser by...

Book Review: Eleanor & Park

Book Review: Eleanor & Park

Miranda Hakim, Contributer

April 30, 2014

Ever since Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell was released I was very excited to pick it up. It received rave reviews and was praised by one of my favorite authors, John Green. It seemed to have everything in it I would love; quirky teenagers, the 80s, and a perfectly designed cover. After starting...

Trayvon Martin; Two Years Later

Trayvon Martin; Two Years Later

Neil Haran, Writer

February 26, 2014

February 26th, 2014 marks the two year anniversary of the highly-controversial death of a black 17 year old,Trayvon Martin. As many of the readers may know, Trayvon was shot by George Zimmerman who was on night watch during an altercation between the two inside of a gated community where Trayvon was tempor...

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