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theSkimm

Caroline McFarland, Writer

May 16, 2016


Filed under Features, Trending Now

Politics can be a tricky subject. They are complicated, confusing, and often boring for people in our age group. But what if there was a resource that made politics easy to understand, and actually entertaining to read about? Well, there is. theSkimm is a blog that was started by two friends in their 20...

100 Years of Honoring Journalism and the Arts

100 Years of Honoring Journalism and the Arts

Abby Anderko, Writer

May 16, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, Current News, Features, Trending Now

“Honoring excellence in Journalism and the arts, for 100 years” reads the slogan painted in gold scripted letters that greets visitors of Pulitzer Prize website. Since 1916, when the first Pulitzer Prizes were administered, this award has been regarded as the highest honor in journalism and the arts. Started...

The Spirit of the Irish

The Spirit of the Irish

Abby Anderko, Writer

April 20, 2016


Filed under Features, Trending Now

This past spring break, my family and I were fortunate enough to be able to go to Ireland as our family vacation. The purpose of our trip, however, was not just to spend time in the pubs and view the gorgeous scenery of the Killarney Mountains, but to commemorate my great grand uncle's participation...

Upgrade: Pep to Political Rally

Upgrade: Pep to Political Rally

Julia Aleo, Writer

April 12, 2016


Filed under Current News, Features

My first political rally did not go the way I expected. The opportunity to attend this rally was presented to me, and I was extremely interested in what went on there. I don’t have an opinion on Bernie Sanders or any other candidates in the upcoming campaign, I went to this rally out of sheer curiosity....

Support for Stanley

Support for Stanley

Nicole Dorney, Writer

April 12, 2016


Filed under Features

Cystic Fibrosis is a daily battle for twelve-year-old Stanley Zolek. Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic, incurable condition in which the body produces abnormally thick mucus that affects the lungs and digestive system. Stanley is one of the 30,000 people in the United States that suffers from this conditio...

Vermin Supreme: Riding Our Ponies into a Zombie Apocalypse

Vermin Supreme: Riding Our Ponies into a Zombie Apocalypse

Jessica Ventura, Writer/Editor

March 21, 2016


Filed under Features

What if everyone in the US got their own pony? Sure we've all heard of Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trump. But do they promise free ponies and zombie apocalypse protection programs? No, it’s one person and one person only: the boot-wearing, time-traveling, three-time presidential hopeful...

An Open Letter to High School Juniors

An Open Letter to High School Juniors

Stephanie Brogna, Editor-in-Chief/ Photographer

March 2, 2016


Filed under Features

The end of the year is quickly approaching and your time as a junior is coming to a close. Senior year is almost in reach, but before you can get there, you need to learn how to juggle the daunting task of college applications, SATs, and enjoying your time in your final year of high school. It’s...

So You Want to Go to Prom?

So You Want to Go to Prom?

Trinity Day, Writer/What's Trending Editor

February 23, 2016


Filed under Features, Trending Now

One of the most over glorified experiences in anyone’s life is prom. It is just another school dance, except this time everyone is expected to be asked to go and wear beautiful dresses and fine tuxedos. But now you cannot just ask someone to go to prom. Over the past couple years, the new term “pr...

It’s Magic, Y’know

It’s Magic, Y’know

Thomas Howley, Writer

February 22, 2016


Filed under Features

Magic the Gathering. How you responded to that is probably directly related to your age and interests when you were young. If you’re younger you might have thought “What’s that?” and if you’re older you might have said “Hey, that’s that card game, my friends used to play at recess when I w...

We Can All Dream: My Journey to Ellen

We Can All Dream: My Journey to Ellen

Jessica Ventura, Writer/Editor

February 20, 2016


Filed under Features, Pop Culture

Last Tuesday I was fortunate enough to experience a taping of the "Ellen DeGeneres Show" for her 13th season in Burbank, California. This experience was without a doubt the best adventure of my life, and to be able to share it with my sister was incredible. There was an intense series of emotions that...

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