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Curtains open for spring show

Curtains open for spring show

by Dylaney Sabino, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017

The Stage lit up with sound blasting and actors waiting anxiously in their positions. The curtains began to open as The Theatre Company’s nerves stir. With just one month to pull together a four scene show, a much shorter timeline than the company is familiar with, the company was eager to face an au...

Silence is Action: Gay Straight Alliance holds Day of Silence

Silence is Action: Gay Straight Alliance holds Day of Silence

by Patricia Whyte, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017

Two of the top three reasons students said they were most often bullied at school were actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender expression, according to From Teasing to Torment: School Climate in America, a 2005 report by the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network and Harris Interactive. The Gay St...

A LEAP of faith on karaoke night

A LEAP of faith on karaoke night

by Julia Rooney, Managing Editor

April 7, 2017

In a society in which underage drinking and drug abuse is so prevalent, the LEAP club is driven more than ever to provide positive outlets for high school students to stay sober while having a good time. “LEAP stands for Leadership, Encouragement, Alternatives and Positivity,” said junior club...

Sophomore begins charitable service club on trial basis

Sophomore begins charitable service club on trial basis

by Githmie Goonatilleke, Copy Editor

March 22, 2017

When sophomore Andrew Bober returned from a service trip to the Dominican Republic, he immediately knew he wanted to help the people he met there, and thus the 7elements club was formed. The 7elements club, created by Bober and junior Matt Heller is an extension of the Dominican Republic based, no...

Gay Straight Alliance raises funds with t-shirt sales

Gay Straight Alliance raises funds with t-shirt sales

by Patricia Whyte, Senior Staff Writer

March 21, 2017

The Gay Straight Alliance is selling t-shirts to raise money for future guest speakers and events in the school. Shirts purchased before March 17 are being sold for $18, after which shirts will be sold for $20. The shirts, designed by GSA adviser Troy Kroft, show the letters ‘GR’ in rainbow font...

Interact club hosts annual fashion show for cancer research

Interact club hosts annual fashion show for cancer research

by Caroline Griffin

March 15, 2017

The interact club hosted their annual fashion show on Monday, Feb. 27. All proceeds were donated to Hope Lodge American Cancer Society. Students were chosen to model prom dresses and tuxedos to raise money for the cause. Each fashion model walked twice down the runway; once alone and the second ...

Model United Nations participates in annual conference

Model United Nations participates in annual conference

by Patricia Whyte, Senior Staff Writer

March 9, 2017

“We won the best prize of all,” said Emily Schaefer, senior delegate of the Model United Nations, “the satisfaction of a job well done.” The Model United Nations participated in an annual conference in Philadelphia on March 2 through March 5. Students of all grades are members of the Model...

AP Language classes see Jitney on Broadway

AP Language classes see Jitney on Broadway

by Patricia Whyte, Senior Staff Writer

March 1, 2017

Students in the AP Language and Composition classes traveled to see Jitney on Broadway on Friday, Feb. 15. The classes saw the production during a unit on argumentative essays and the concept of race in America. “It’s written by a wonderful African American playwright named August Wilson, and so...

Behind the scenes of The Addams Family musical

Behind the scenes of The Addams Family musical

by Ben Sakac, Patricia Whyte, and Katherine Hikin

February 14, 2017

The orchestra began to play the opening notes of the prelude, the bright, red curtains arose, revealing the actors and scenery on stage. Everything looked perfect, with every single prop in its place and every costume looking spotless, or so the audience thought. Just minutes before, while the public was ge...

Relay For Life kicks off another year

Relay For Life kicks off another year

by Caroline Griffin, Senior Staff Writer

February 13, 2017

The Relay for Life Club held its annual kick off event on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. The kick off celebration provided baked goods, raffles, prizes, and merchandise that raised money toward the June 10th to 11th relay. The club presented a variety of guest speakers in ...

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