Studying Abroad

Studying Abroad

Rebecca Hybbeneth, Staff Writer

December 1, 2016


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Coming to an entirely different school is extremely stressful. Moving from one town to another iis one thing, but coming from a completely different county must be a whole different ball game. Learning the language, learning the cultures, while meeting all new people and making new friends. The Survey ...

Are Police Officers Being Targeted?

Cheyanne Humphrey, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016


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Violence in the twenty-first century is becoming a steadily increasing problem throughout the world. These incidents of extreme violence have become such a part of day to day life, that when people watch or read the news, they almost expect to hear some report of a horrible death or crime. There are many ...

Movements for Change

Isabella Zayas, Staff Writer

October 13, 2016


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The media is a scary thing, especially in this situation. This past summer, there have been around 90 law enforcement casualties. Deaths involving cops; 123 African-Americans, 283 caucasians, and 79 hispanic. In 2016, the casualty count has spiked greatly. There are two sides to every story. This bei...

Vice Presidential Verdict

Emma Tennyson-Hickey, Editor-in-Cheif

October 13, 2016


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Come November, citizens will be flooding the voting booths for one of the most watershed elections in U.S. history. While we vote for our next President, we will also be deciding who our next Vice President will be. A long underestimated position, Vice Presidents have influence farther than most cit...

Profiting From Play

Profiting From Play

Kirk Kitson, Co-Editor of the Music Page

May 5, 2016


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Imagine playing Candy Crush and swiping away at the brightly colored desserts, vivid explosions of light coming from every swipe. You soon run out of moves and you see a screen pop up with two choices: wait or buy more lives for a dollar. You buy, and a dollar becomes ten dollars, which soon turns int...

Is the Price Right?

Is the Price Right?

Olivia DiCostanzo, Co-Editor of the School Page

May 5, 2016


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Minimum wage has always been a problem for part-time workers. Currently in New York, the minimum wage is $9.00, which is barely enough to afford the necessities of life, let alone support a family. However, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has recently signed a new plan that will increase minimum wage...

Guns: Freedom or Safety?

Guns: Freedom or Safety?

Ryan Pfingst, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016


Filed under Showcase, World

It’s no secret that gun violence is a serious problem in this country. According to CNN, 406,496 people died by firearms on American soil from 2001-2013. There have been too many mass shootings in the past 10 years, including the shooting at the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado in July 2012 which k...

North Korea’s Ever-Increasing Threat

North Korea’s Ever-Increasing Threat

Gaby Trinidad, Staff Writer

February 2, 2016


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Earlier this month, North Korea, arguably one of the most frightening and elusive countries on Earth, announced they had successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb equaling that of a 5.1 magnitude earthquake at one of their nuclear facilities, CNN reports. What makes this noteworthy is that it’s a hydrogen bom...

The World of Waists

The World of Waists

Emma Tennyson-Hickey, World Page Editor

January 4, 2016


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We’ve all seen the insane celebrity health crazes that have gained popularity throughout the years. This year is no exception and the trend of waist training is in full swing. A waist trainer is a garment similar to a corset. These trainers are intended to slim, shape, and cinch your waist. Celebri...

A Life of Fear

A Life of Fear

Olivia Calacanis, Staff Writer

December 22, 2015


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We all fear something. It is a common, unavoidable emotion that every person feels from time to time. Different people fear different things, like a child might fear the “boogeyman” or an adult might fear death, but what do the younger generations of today's society fear? According to 100 studen...

Second Chance or an Erase of the Past?

Second Chance or an Erase of the Past?

Nicole Ramirez, Editorial Page Editor

December 22, 2015


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There has been a lot of speculation and feelings towards a new executive order from our president, Barack Obama, in regards to former criminals’ past and future. The Obama Administration released a statement where they explained “the reentry process of formerly-incarcerated individuals and announce[ed]...

Gender Neutral Bathrooms

Gender Neutral Bathrooms

Talia Pittaluga, Staff Writer

December 22, 2015


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Since the very birth of humanity, as a species, we have accommodated and accepted the existence of two, and only two sexes amidst ourselves and every other creature on the planet. Fortunately, as we become a less judgemental society, we have come to accept those who do not conform to a specific gender a...

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