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Will the real Mike DeAngelis please stand up?

Will the real Mike DeAngelis please stand up?

by Emma Byrd, Instagram Manager

January 17, 2018


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He’s a white male with curly hair, and he wears baggy Bape and Huf clothing. While one may see him walking around school with a low profile, little do most know that he goes home and writes rap music. Mike DeAngelis, a junior, produces his own music. DeAngelis started writing his music during his...

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...

The whole package

The whole package

by Ben Solomon, Multimedia Manger

January 12, 2018


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With his upbeat attitude and happy smile, you wouldn’t know that he had just worked 13 hours straight day and has another grueling day tomorrow. Teacher assistant Dan Ratty started working for FedEx in Oct. 2014 as a part-time job. Ratty felt like he wanted to do something along with being a teac...

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...

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