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Inside the mind of a boy: How Isabelle became Adam

Inside the mind of a boy: How Isabelle became Adam

by Sophie Molloy, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018


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It's not everyday that a grown man rushes out of the men's restroom to announce to an entire restaurant that you, a teenager, are not, in fact, a man.   Adam Dietrich, a junior attending Glen Rock High School, is a transgender male. Beginning his transition in highschool, Dietrich has fought hard...

Thought she was just a teacher? Psych

Thought she was just a teacher? Psych

by Githmie Goonatilleke, Editor-in-Chief

January 11, 2018


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Pat Mahoney leads a double life. Monday through Friday she helps her students understand great works of literature and the symbols behind them. But when the weekend begins, she helps people in a different way: as a psychoanalyst. A psychoanalyst is a type of therapist who looks at the unconscious...

Urban to suburban: the “gawd” from Queens

Urban to suburban: the “gawd” from Queens

by Kate Casey, Managing Editor

January 10, 2018


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Every morning, Elijah Fernandez woke up and had to make a choice-- he could go to school where the only individual attention he would receive was unwarranted pushes, punches, and shoves from classmates; or he could hide away in a friend’s house until the school bell at Franklin K. Lane High School...

Dowell shows school the meaning of positivity

Dowell shows school the meaning of positivity

by Luke Brangaccio, Business and Advertising Manager

January 10, 2018


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If you can’t find her motivating students in gym class, you’ll find her doing the same in the health classroom next door. The only thing you won’t find teacher Kelly Dowell doing is frowning. Since beginning her tenure at the high school in 2003, Dowell has established herself as a cheerful ...

Legally the lead

Legally the lead

by Christine Nappi, Copy Editor

January 9, 2018


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Aspiring for a thrill in theater at only 7 years old, the young and eager Caitlin Rundle captivated the audience in her first theatrical performance at camp Y-oak-a. The audience admired her adorable, comical act as the lyrics of “Broadway Baby” from the show Follies, gently emerged from her mouth. Little ...

Ready for takeoff: Stories from a retired pilot

Ready for takeoff: Stories from a retired pilot

by Isis Kirkland, Twitter Manager

January 9, 2018


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listen “I was coming into a landing one day, I can remember the actual identification of the plane. 2970 Victor 2970V. And it was a student pilot and he was an Iranian kid-a young guy-and he was not in front of me, but in front of the plane in front of me. And he's coming in for landing, I’m...

History teacher re-visits history

History teacher re-visits history

by Julia Piermatteo, Staff Writer

January 5, 2018


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In 1989, a young German woman drove to work on the Kurfurstendamm, perplexed by the “trabbis” on the street; in 2000, an American teacher decided to climb a famous piece of history.  Kathleen Walter, a United States history teacher, traveled to Germany with her colleague, art teacher Cathy Cos...

Art and history found in the ground

Art and history found in the ground

by Ciara Duggai, Staff Writer

January 3, 2018


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As the sun rises above the archaeological site of "Villa of the Antonines" Project in Italy, Latin teacher Brain Montalbano awakens from a sweet slumber to busy streets with the smell of food in the air. He and group of students from all around the world are part of an archaeological dig, trying to f...

The man, the myth, the muscle cars

The man, the myth, the muscle cars

by Caroline Geoghegan, Staff Writer

January 2, 2018


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“What is that?” The man scans the beauty in front of him, taking in its elegant design. Although it may seem archaic (yet stylish) to the modern eye, any motor expert commends the sheer amount of power it possesses. The Auto Zone employee, a fellow in his 20s, has never seen anything like it ...

The kid who sells kicks

The kid who sells kicks

by Olivia Traphagen, Senior Staff Writer

January 2, 2018


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Yeezy Boost 350 V2 ‘Beluga 2.0’ $380 - coding, bargaining, profiting -  junior Michael Giardino started to buy and sell limited edition items for profit when he was a freshman. While many college students and adults struggle with deciding on a career to pursue, Giardino already knows exactly what he w...

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