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Senior Matt Short grows through cinematography

Senior Matt Short grows through cinematography

Lexi Wachal
April 21, 2017
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For most people, entertainment in elementary through middle school was limited to Club Penguin, Disney Channel, and watching YouTube. For senior Matt Short, however, he was making the videos we relied on for boredoms sake. "The video camera has always been a part of my life. I learned to use a v...

Feature Friday: Freshman Erin Moran finds success in step-dancing

Claire Durand
April 14, 2017
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Freshman Erin Moran is not like others. When she's not doing homework, she's running for track, and when she's not running, she's practicing many hours of Irish step-dancing. Although it may not seem like a famous sport, Irish step-dancing has risen in popularity. Moran has been dancing since she was...

Feature Friday: Junior Kathryn Gerardi explores fashion industry

Caroline Stiefbold
March 31, 2017
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For junior Kathryn Gerardi, fashion is more than just a passion. Gerardí works as an apparel sale consultan for Kostal Konnection. With this job, she also has the opportunity to work at Stylemax fashion shows downtown four times a year. With her job, Gerardi is able to explore many parts of the fashion...

Feature Friday: Junior Joe Nudo starts own YouTube channel

Kelly McCarthy
March 24, 2017
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With social media and different online media platforms being so prevalent, just about anybody can start their own Instagram account, Facebook page, or, as in junior Joe Nudo's case, YouTube channel about anything they want. Recently, Nudo started his own YouTube channel on which he posts videos about...

Blended classes offer new approach

March 21, 2017
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Blended classes offer new approach to classroom set up.  

Feature Friday: Senior Arthik Patel plays the stock market

Feature Friday: Senior Arthik Patel plays the stock market

Joshua Irvine
March 17, 2017
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Senior Arthik Patel has a consistent response for anyone who asks him why he's so invested in stocks (pun unintended). "Not having to work at Jimmy John's." Patel's interest in the stock market is more than a vendetta against the sandwich maker; he's been working the market for three years now,...

Feminine issues generate financial and social burdens

Zoe Strozewski
March 15, 2017
Filed under Features, Online only

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio made history this past summer by signing legislation that requires all public schools, shelters, and prisons in New York City to provide free feminine hygiene products. Considering that no other cities in the America have taken this measure, New York's progress can...

Feature Friday: Junior Shannon Steines qualifies for national debate tournament

Feature Friday: Junior Shannon Steines qualifies for national debate tournament

Kayleigh Padar
March 10, 2017
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Junior Shannon Steines has been competing on the debate team for her entire high school career. This past weekend, she, and her teammate Mady Cohodes, qualified for nationals in Speech and Debate. "I've learned so much through debate. I feel like a more informed citizen. Even though I don't necessarily...

Feature Friday: Senior Sarah Harden achieves success with running

Feature Friday: Senior Sarah Harden achieves success with running

Claire Durand
February 24, 2017
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Even though the year itself has just begun, students are facing the end to another school year. In this case, the final lap of senior Sarah Harden's school year is coming around the corner, leaving with many accomplishments and with many experiences. Harden has been on varsity and cross country since ...

Feature Friday: Junior Jenna Simpson dances through high school

Feature Friday: Junior Jenna Simpson dances through high school

Kayleigh Padar
February 17, 2017
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Junior Jenna Simpson has been involved in Orchesis for her entire high school career and is very passionate about the activity. "My goals this year were to be proud of my choreography and really enjoy dancing without being stressed about it, because that defeats the whole purpose," Simpson sai...

Feature Friday: Junior John Cao excels in piano

Kayleigh Padar
February 3, 2017
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Junior John Cao is currently studying piano with Alan Chow of Northwestern University. He has won multiple awards in the music field, most recently, first place in the Senior Open Piano Division at the Walgreens Competition. "My favorite aspect of music is the feeling of exhilaration that flows through...

Student excels at unusual hobby

Andrea Cannon
January 18, 2017
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Many students compete in high school athletics. Some do a club or travel sports team outside of school. And then some do both. Senior Olivia Basis plays varsity soccer for our high school team and she also competes in equestrain competitions. An equestrian is someone who rides horses seriously as a...

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