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Senior Advice: How To Start Your School Year Off Right

Senior Advice: How To Start Your School Year Off Right

Bridget Kane, Managing Editor, Features/Humans of SJV Editor

September 20, 2018


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Ah, September: the leaves are turning brown, the smell of pumpkin spice lattes are in the air, and school is back in session. Going back to class after having a three month long vacation can be a bit stressful and even a bit scary, but don’t fear, that’s why a senior is here! In this article...

The Problem with Prom

The Problem with Prom

Kelly Garcia, School News/Art, Music, Books Editor, Writer

January 16, 2018


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Prom season is quickly approaching, and many girls are beginning to buy their dresses in preparation for the special night. It seems that each year, prom becomes a bigger deal than it ever was. Nowadays, people are spending as much on prom dresses as some would on a wedding dress, and “promposals”...

New Year’s Resolutions (That You Can Actually Keep!)

New Year’s Resolutions (That You Can Actually Keep!)

Alexandra Delahunt, Writer

January 16, 2018


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As years come and go, many people make the same mistake before the new year can even begin: the infamous New Year’s resolution. We create unrealistic goals for ourselves that we will most likely forget in a few months, weeks, or even days anyway. Don’t get me wrong-- there’s nothing wrong with...

The History Behind New Year’s

The History Behind New Year’s

Bridget Kane, Features/Humans of SJV Editor, Writer

January 16, 2018


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New Year’s Eve is one of the most internationally celebrated holidays of the year all around the world. From the thousands of pounds of confetti thrown in the air, all the way to the countdown, who doesn’t love New Year’s? Though, do you ever wonder why the new year begins on Jan. 1? And where...

How to Stay Calm While Applying to College

How to Stay Calm While Applying to College

Alexandra Delahunt, Writer

November 30, 2017


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Let’s face it, applying to college is an extremely stressful process. It can be nerve-wracking, especially with the crazy amounts of applications and paperwork that must be completed. Although this stress is inevitable as college approaches, here are a few tips to get you through the college applica...

The Christmas Creep

The Christmas Creep

Alexis Santoro, Managing Editor, Current News Editor

November 30, 2017


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Recently, controversy has risen over the “Christmas Creep,” a retail store phenomenon beginning in  the 1980's that kickstarted the holiday shopping season  just after Halloween. While some believe that Christmas has completely overshadowed Thanksgiving, others feel that starting the Christmas...

Surviving the Bitter Cold

Surviving the Bitter Cold

Alyssa Bowne, Writer

November 29, 2017


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Buzz!  Buzz! That’s the sound of your alarm going off in the morning. While watching the news, you see in the corner of your screen that it is 40 degrees outside. Seeing this, you would rather just wrap yourself in a blanket, drink hot chocolate, and fall back asleep. However, you have to get up, br...

Halloween’s Real Scare: Leftovers

Halloween’s Real Scare: Leftovers

Alyssa Bowne, Writer

November 16, 2017


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With Halloween over, most people are have had enough of eating their leftovers of the same old candy. However, there are many ways to transform your extra Halloween treats into something you can enjoy for the rest of Fall! Do you have any leftover Hershey’s Chocolate Bars from the trick-or-treaters...

The Steps to Less Stress

The Steps to Less Stress

Kelly Garcia, School News/Art, Music, Books Editor, Writer

November 14, 2017


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It is officially November, which means school is in full swing. The amount of exams, projects, and essays due seems endless for students. During this time, some students even have to worry about taking their midterms, which can make or break their grades.   Here are some helpful tips to reduce the amo...

Thanksgiving at the Kids’ Table

Thanksgiving at the Kids’ Table

Alyssa Martin, Writer

November 8, 2017


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As each holiday rolls around, every family places their young ones at their own dinner table in hopes of having “adult time,” and that the kids will tire themselves out. Though the kids’ table is often a dreaded location for children, there are many fun things kids can do to keep themselves busy...

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