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iOS 9 Review

iOS 9 Review

Brendan Squitieri, Writer/Editor

October 1, 2015


Filed under Current News, Features, Pop Culture

iOS 9 was released on Sept. 16 and it brings the old operating system to a new level with intuitive designs that creates a better experience with your device. With new layout features, iOS 9 is undoubtedly better than the previous iOS. Major new features include a new keyboard, a more innovative Siri...

The Negatives of Mainstream Music

The Negatives of Mainstream Music

Jamie Galyas, Managing Editor

September 23, 2015


Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, Features

"But in all seriousness; I felt sad because music is supposed to inspire. It saved my life, this trash won't save any kid's life. In a world that is even scarier and with lives still worth saving, who will stand up and have soul? Disenfranchised to say the least." Pop- star Pink tweeted this to a fan on A...

Apple Says “The Only Thing That’s Changed is Everything”

Apple Says “The Only Thing That’s Changed is Everything”

Brendan Squitieri, Writer/Editor

September 21, 2015


Filed under Current News, Features, Trending Now

Rumors have been lurking around the internet for months regarding a new iPhone and finally the new phones are here. On Sept. 9, Apple gave their annual keynote speech revealing a variety of new products including the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. The 6S will be available in stores Sept. 25. Apple promotes the...

New Ways to Diagnose Depression

Annalisa Leite, World News Editor

April 17, 2015


Filed under Features, Trending Now

Depression is a mental illness affecting five percent of the global population. The World Health Association considers depression a worldwide epidemic, responsible for the deaths of two thirds of 30,000 suicides in America.  Researchers at Northwestern University are working hard to find a way to diagnose...

Ink Mistress: Emily Elegado

Ink Mistress: Emily Elegado

Brendan Squitieri, Writer/Editor

January 23, 2015


Filed under Arts, Music, & Books, Features

Fierce, confident, artistic, fearless, creative, dynamic, inspiring. These words can only describe one talented tattoo artist, the Ink Mistress, Emily Elegado. Elegado brought a whirlwind of art and aggression to Spike’s 5th season of Ink Master. The show brought 18 artists into a stressful competi...

Underage Drinking, How Serious is it?

Annalisa Leite, WorldWide News Editor

January 21, 2015


Filed under Features

In America today, the legal drinking age is 21. However; it is not impossible and in some cases is not even difficult for teenagers, ages 13 to 19, to obtain and consume alcohol. Alcoholnews.org reports that “nearly 80% of high school seniors admit to at least trying a drink, and about 50% report having...

Life of a Nittany Lion Gymnast

Emily Mugno, Writer

January 8, 2015


Filed under Features

Gymnastics is a very complex sport involving the performance of exercises requiring physical strength, flexibility, power, agility, coordination, grace, balance and control. It typically involves the women's events of uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise, and vault. As a sophomore at SJV, Kristen...

Christmas in the City

Christmas in the City

Briana Bowers, Writer

December 15, 2014


Filed under Features

As the Christmas season rolls in, along comes everyone’s favorite traditions. There’s a part of us all that looks forward to the snow, the lights, and of course, the Christmas tree. And where else can we receive that sense of holiday cheer other than New York City? For years, Christmas in the city...

Black Friday – Black Thanksgiving?

Julia, Writer

December 3, 2014


Filed under Features

As soon as you put that fork down from the last bite of pumpkin pie, the madness begins, for some. Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, no longer begins on Friday. In the past, the clock struck midnight, the stores opened, and people opened their wallets. But now the spending starts...

Should Cell Phones be allowed in School?

Should Cell Phones be allowed in School?

Stephanie Brogna, Co-Editor-in-Cheif/ Photographer

November 18, 2014


Filed under Features

A controversial topic in many schools, especially in high schools, should students be allowed to use cell phones in school? Fifty-eight percent of schools in the country ban cell phones in school entirely. Students argue that cell phones are part of their generation that they grew up using technology....

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