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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Alyson Mandato, Writer

December 4, 2013


Filed under Current News, Features

The holidays are right around the corner and it’s almost time for everyone to start putting up their Christmas trees, that includes New York City. On December 4, 2013 the tree will light up the city with 45,000 multi-color lights on five miles of wire and topped with a Swarovski crystal star. This...

Macy’s 87th Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy’s 87th Thanksgiving Day Parade

Alyson Mandato, Writer

November 26, 2013


Filed under Features

The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade returns for the 87th year on Thursday, November 28 on NBC.  More than 8,000 participants will march through the streets of Manhattan at the sound of the words “Let’s Have a Parade.”  The parade’s signature elements are its giant balloons, floats of ...

The History of The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The History of The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Heili Carpino, Writer

November 22, 2013


Filed under Features

Whether you watch the parade on the TV right in the comfort of your own home, or actually go to New York City to watch it live, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade has become an iconic American tradition. When the parade began in 1924. it took place on Christmas Day and was called “Macy’s Christmas...

A Very Inspiring G.R.A.C.E Before Dinner

A Very Inspiring G.R.A.C.E Before Dinner

Annalisa Leite, Writer

November 21, 2013


Filed under Features

Hundreds of teenagers wait anxiously for this moment. You can feel the excitement and eagerness in the room. Everyone is silent just waiting for him to walk in and begin. No, this is not a Justin Bieber concert; it is a diocesan G.R.A.C.E before Dinner, and everyone is waiting for the one and only Father...

Retail vs. Family

Retail vs. Family

Alyson Mandato, Writer

November 15, 2013


Filed under Features

This holiday season stores are opening up their doors earlier than ever. For the first time in its 155 years of business, Macy's will be opening their doors at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. The masses began criticizing this as “greedy, misguided, and unfair to the employees,” said by Brad Tuttle from Time...

Homemade Christmas Gifts

Homemade Christmas Gifts

Trinity Day, Writer

November 15, 2013


Filed under Features

As December nears Christmas cheer begins to fill the air, which means family, friends, faith, and gifts! Especially around the holidays, people like to show their love towards others through the giving of gifts. When others take the time to make homemade gifts, the recipients feel the love and thought...

Such a “Perfect Day” to Misunderstand Lyrics

Such a “Perfect Day” to Misunderstand Lyrics

Jamie Galyas, Writer

November 12, 2013


Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, Features

On October 28th, 2013 the day following the death of rock- pioneer Lou Reed, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi of the Vatican decided to honor Reed by tweeting his “heartfelt” lyrics. Reed’s life was full of making music, with his most popular song “Take a Walk on the Wild Side,” and being lead singe...

School Safety Drills

Heili Carpino, Writer

November 12, 2013


Filed under Features

Have you noticed that the amount of safety drills increased over the years? It isn't just your basic fire drill anymore. Schools in several states have vastly increased the types of emergency drills partake in yearly. School safety drills became more frequently enforced after the 1999 school shooting...

2013’s Trendiest Halloween Costumes

2013’s Trendiest Halloween Costumes

Julia Aleo, Writer

October 17, 2013


Filed under Features

Don’t know what’s current this Halloween? Don’t worry! You still have time to plan, and with these ideas you'll look the trendiest out of all your friends. 1) Hump Day Camel from Geico commercial: HUMMMMP DAY! Everyone knows this one! You’ll be sure to get a laugh from everyone you see. 2)...

Top Ten Most Dangerous States

Heili Carpino, Writer

October 11, 2013


Filed under Features

With the poverty rate of 17.9% and 643.6 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, the state of Tennessee has been ranked the most dangerous state in America according to the news website, 24/7 Wall St. It has been reported that during 2012 violent crimes have gone up about 1% nationally.  The FBI stat...

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