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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....

World Trade Center Rises from the Ashes

World Trade Center Rises from the Ashes

Jessica Ventura, Writer/Editor

November 18, 2014


Filed under Current News, Features

October 18, 2014 marks an emotional and a truly historic milestone for both New Yorkers and the United States as a whole. 13 years after the 9/11 terrorist attack that formerly demolished the Twin Towers, the revitalized and the iconic World Trade Center has officially emerged from the ruins and is open...

Finding a Forever Home

Finding a Forever Home

Caroline McFarland, Writer / Pop Culture Editor

November 17, 2014


Filed under Features

The saying goes, “Dogs are a man’s best friend.” It’s true. All domestic animals can be companions, but dogs have a certain quality that some other species don’t have: loyalty. No matter what situation a dog has been through, they always seem to be 100 percent loyal to their owner. Some have...

The Rising Concern of Prescription Drug Abuse

The Rising Concern of Prescription Drug Abuse

Annalisa Leite, WorldWide News Editor

November 14, 2014


Filed under Features

Prescription drug abuse is a rising concern in today’s society.  5500 Americans start to misuse prescription painkillers every day. 40 Americans die every day from overdose of prescription painkillers. Why does this matter? Because these prescription drugs often lead to something worse; heroin. “Your...

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