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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...

A Day in the Life of a Reporter

A Day in the Life of a Reporter

Chris Angolia, Editor-In-Chief

November 10, 2014


Filed under Features

In today’s world, reporters are our gateway to breaking news stories, inside access, and all other news stories as they happen. Those who have the privilege of reporting the news have one of the most interesting jobs one can get. Those reporters that are always seen on TV are just a small portion...

Pumpkin Spice Apocalypse Finally Begins

Pumpkin Spice Apocalypse Finally Begins

Jessica Ventura, Writer/Editor

October 27, 2014


Filed under Features

It’s October and it’s the most wonderful time of year: the leaves change colors and crunch underneath combat boots, there’s a chill in the atmosphere, beloved sweaters are worn, and Monday night football returns. Also, day trips to the pumpkin patches become commonplace, and cravings for pie are...

Real Life American Horror Story

Real Life American Horror Story

Annalisa Leite, WorldNews Editor

October 26, 2014


Filed under Features, Pop Culture

Just in time for Halloween, American Horror Story Season Four, Freak show, is off to a great start. Starting the first episode, Monsters Among Us, with 10 million views, there is one character who sticks out; Twisty the Killer Clown. Rumor has it that Twisty was inspired by a real life serial killer clo...

Humans of New York- The Photoblog

Humans of New York- The Photoblog

October 24, 2014


Filed under Features

Do you realize how many people we pass in a day? Barely making any eye contact, taking for granted all of the little beautiful things life gives us. After losing his job in Chicago, Brandon Stanton decided he wanted to bring this thought to life. Thus creating the one-of-a-kind photoblog “Humans...

Later School Start Times?

Later School Start Times?

Kristin DiPede, Writer

October 21, 2014


Filed under Features

Starting school early is a drag, and many students know it. Waking up early to hop on the bus is difficult, particularly when half asleep. Countless schools in the country start school before 8 a.m. Imagine if that were to change. Many states are taking studies of certain aspects of this to see whether...

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