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We Salute the Mockingbird

We Salute the Mockingbird

Jessica Ventura, Writer/Editor

February 26, 2016


Filed under Current News

Harper Lee, whose 1961 novel To Kill a Mockingbird, became a national icon and the defining writing on the racial troubles of the American South, died at the age of 89. In recent years, Lee had experienced diminishing health after a stroke left her partially paralyzed and needed a wheelchair. She also h...

Lady Gaga Pays Tribute to David Bowie with an Exciting Grammy Performance

Lady Gaga Pays Tribute to David Bowie with an Exciting Grammy Performance

Jenny Loshiavo, Writer

February 22, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, Current News, Pop Culture

Lady Gaga preformed an unforgettable tribute to the world-known music icon David Bowie, this weekend at the Grammys. Despite Bowie’s unmatchable style, Gaga captured the best and most famous moments of Bowie’s life and celebrated them on live television. Just as the news of Bowie’s death hit the ...

The Grammy’s Hit a High Note

The Grammy’s Hit a High Note

William DeMuria, Writer

February 22, 2016


Filed under Current News, Pop Culture

On Feb. 15, music’s biggest night, the Grammys, took place and the world listened closely to hear their favorite artist’s performances. A Grammy award is given to an artist in the music industry who has been the best performer in the category in which they were nominated. The award show is filled with s...

Grease LIVE! The Good & the Bad

Grease LIVE! The Good & the Bad

Julia Aleo, Writer

February 16, 2016


Filed under Current News, Pop Culture

Sunday, January 31, the classic musical Grease was brought to life on the television screens across America. Star-crossed lovers Danny and Sandy were portrayed by Broadway star Aaron Tveit and Dancing With the Stars’ sweetheart, Julianne Hough. The live performance was rumored to be great, but no one imag...

Alan Rickman Dies at 69

Alan Rickman Dies at 69

Caroline McFarland, Writer / Pop Culture Editor

February 11, 2016


Filed under Current News, Pop Culture

Alan Rickman, a loved British actor who was known for his roles in Harry Potter and Die Hard, died from a short battle with pancreatic cancer on Jan. 14, 2016. He was 69-years-old. Rickman passed away while surrounded by friends and family in a London hospital. According to The Telegraph, friends...

The Trial of the Century Comes Back to Life

The Trial of the Century Comes Back to Life

William DeMuria, Writer

February 11, 2016


Filed under Current News, Pop Culture, Trending Now

Do you remember every shocking moment—the car chase, the glove, and of course, the verdict? Twenty years later, you get to watch it all over again. On Feb. 2, FX premiered their new anthology series “American Crime Story.” The first installment in the series, “The People vs. OJ Simpson,” ...

A Christmas (Card) Miracle

A Christmas (Card) Miracle

Briana Bowers, Writer

December 18, 2015


Filed under Current News

An eight-year-old girl with an extraordinary story is gaining national attention for her only wish this holiday season: Christmas cards. When Sa’fyre Terry was six-years-old, the upstairs stairwell that led to her New York apartment was deliberately set on fire. The fire killed her father, David...

Amazon Gets Rid of the Exploding Hoverboard

Amazon Gets Rid of the Exploding Hoverboard

Brendan Squitieri, Writer/Editor

December 18, 2015


Filed under Current News, Trending Now

The Hoverboard has become a huge phenomenon that is a popular Christmas gift this year. But, these self-balancing scooters have become extremely dangerous to the point where Amazon has removed them from their online store. A Hoverboard is a self-balancing motorized transporter that moves with subtle shi...

Firefighter Undergoes “Most Extensive Face Transplant in History”

Firefighter Undergoes “Most Extensive Face Transplant in History”

Briana Bowers, Writer

November 30, 2015


Filed under Current News

Patrick Hardison, a 41-year-old volunteer firefighter, was badly burned in 2001 while entering a burning house in Mississippi in search for a woman. On Sept. 5, a roof collapsed and gave him third degree burns on his head, neck, and upper torso. At the time of the incident, Hardison was a 27-year-old...

SJV Football Smacks RBC Advances to NPG3 Finals

SJV Football Smacks RBC Advances to NPG3 Finals

Antonio D'Amore, Writer

November 24, 2015


Filed under Current News

The St. John Vianney Lancers faced their biggest test to date when they played rivals Red Bank Catholic in their Non-Public Group 3 semi-finals game, and boy did they send a message. SJV dominated the game start to finish and ended up routing the Caseys 49-6 on Friday, November 20.        ...

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