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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


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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...

Shhh! It’s a Secret Menu

Shhh! It’s a Secret Menu

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

October 21, 2014


Filed under Features

Like many fast food chains, the popular coffee shop, Starbucks, has “secret menu items” that many people don’t know about. Here are some new Frappuccino’s that you have probably never heard of but will definitely want to try. The Fall Mash Up Frappuccino: This drink is a blend of vanilla...

“Yik Yak” with Anonymous Social Media!

“Yik Yak” with Anonymous Social Media!

Julia Aleo, Writer

October 21, 2014


Filed under Features

Get home from school and just want to make a Facebook status on how much you hate your math teacher? Or how about seeing someone extremely attractive in the super market and just want to post a tweet admiring them? With the new app “Yik Yak,” you can. The anonymous app allows you to express...

Pumpkin Carving Ideas

Pumpkin Carving Ideas

Briana Bowers, Writer

October 21, 2014


Filed under Features

With Halloween comes many fun fall activities, but the best may be pumpkin picking and carving. After searching the patch for the perfect pumpkin, it’s time to carve it. Once you get all your supplies together, do you ever sit there and wonder to yourself “now what am I supposed to carve?” If so,...

Pop Culture Halloween Costumes

Pop Culture Halloween Costumes

Caroline McFarland, Writer / Pop Culture Editor

October 19, 2014


Filed under Features, Pop Culture

This year was an absolutely crazy year in pop culture news. From the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s wedding, 2014 is a year that will not be forgotten. But it isn’t over yet! Halloween is just around the corner. So if dressing up for Halloween is still your thing, why...

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