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The Fight for World Peace Vol. 1: The Little Blue Dot

The Fight for World Peace Vol. 1: The Little Blue Dot

Bridget Kane, Writer

June 1, 2017


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I was in my eighth grade science class when my teacher, Mr. Marsh, put an image on the board. “Can anyone tell me what this image is?” he asked the class, but nobody answered. How could we? The picture projected on the board was just a small dot on a black background. After a few failed guesses, my ...

The Benefits of Block Scheduling

The Benefits of Block Scheduling

Alexis Santoro, Managing Editor

May 31, 2017


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Block scheduling, a method that many high schools have recently opted to integrate into the format of their scheduling, has proven to be beneficial in many different ways.  It has not only impacted classrooms from an educational standpoint, but from a student development standpoint as well. Saint John ...

Thrift Shopping: The New Fashion

Thrift Shopping: The New Fashion

Marina Murillo, Writer

January 20, 2017


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For today’s youth, it is tough for teenagers and young adults to express their sense of style when most don’t have the funds or resources to spend money on additional fashion statements that their parents claim they “don’t need.” However, thrifting is a way that teenagers can buy vintage fashion...

The Benefits of Studying Abroad

The Benefits of Studying Abroad

Stephanie Fragoulias, Writer

January 20, 2017


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Studying abroad is something that can be a beneficial experience in a variety of ways. As students, we spend years learning a foreign language. However, few students put these skills to use. Regardless of the amount of grammar and vocabulary that is learned, speaking fluently is more difficult to master....

Define “Dating”

Define “Dating”

Sydney Cummings, Writer

January 20, 2017


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In this day and age, for teenagers, the term “dating” has a completely different meaning than it did years ago. In the past, dating meant meeting a guy, seeing a movie, going to dinner, waiting three days for him to call, and then going out again. The traditional dating scene meant going out with...

The Twelve Days After Christmas!

The Twelve Days After Christmas!

Christina McLaughlin, Writer

January 20, 2017


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Radio Stations have lost their cheery tones, Christmas lights are coming down, and decorations packed neatly in their boxes. Yes, the holidays have come and gone and now we are back to school. We now encounter the dreaded after-holidays blues. We may still have snow on the ground and new gifts to use...

How to Survive Finals

How to Survive Finals

Bridget Kane, Writer

January 20, 2017


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Let’s face it, finals suck. Whether it be for high school or college, we all have to take those super long and annoying tests at the end of the semester for each class. We can’t escape them and our teachers will not show us mercy, so how can you survive those last couple of days of studying before...

The Pros and Cons of Greek Life

The Pros and Cons of Greek Life

Sydney Cummings, Writer

January 12, 2017


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In college, students have the opportunity to undergo experiences for the first time and to engage in groups and communities that were not available to them in high school. One of these communities and experiences is Greek Life. Fraternities—for men—and Sororities—for women—are a major part of...

A Throwback to 90’s Snacks

A Throwback to 90’s Snacks

Paige McCloskey, Writer

January 10, 2017


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The 90’s were ten years where some of the most popular movies, TV shows, clothes, and more were released. It was the years of plaid-wearing fashion being the “it” thing. But who remembers all of the crazy foods that were popular in the 90’s? This was certainly years of experimenting when it came...

New Year’s Traditions

New Year’s Traditions

Kelly Garcia, Writer

January 10, 2017


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“New Years” is a holiday that is celebrated around the world. Since each country has their own customs and traditions, different countries celebrate the New Year in different ways. In England, they believe that the New Year will bring fortune to their lives when certain traditions occur. The first...

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