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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Carnivores vs. Herbivores

Carnivores vs. Herbivores

Joelle Iovine, Editor-in-chief

October 4, 2013


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People like to believe that eating meat is a healthy way to go about your dietary needs, but is it really? Studies have shown that being vegan, vegetarian or even a fruitarian can lower your risks of diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity. Being a vegetarian is more vogue than caring about the animals...

Haunting Origins

Haunting Origins

Stephanie Brogna, Photographer/ Writer

October 4, 2013


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Ever wondered where our Halloween traditions and superstitions come from? Have you ever wondered why we celebrate this holiday? After you know the background information you will never celebrate Halloween the same way again. Originally known as all Hallows-eve, Halloween originated from the Celtic...

October 1

October 1

Scott Moran, Writer

October 3, 2013


Filed under Features

History is made every day and every day historic events take place. One historic event that took place October 1st, 1979 was the beginning of Pope John Paul II’s first trip as pope to the United States. This trip would be just one of the first of his 104 trips around the globe as well as his first ...

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