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It’s not a walk in the PARCC

It’s not a walk in the PARCC

by Katherine Hikin, Staff Writer
May 3, 2017 • 53 views
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

    PARCC stands for The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, a group of states working together to develop a modern assessment that replaces previous state standardized tests. This organization believes that it provides better information for teachers and parents to iden...

New sitcoms are bringing viewers back to NBC

by Ian Stephenson, Sports Editor
May 3, 2017 • 25 views
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The cast of Superstore outside Cloud 9, where the show takes place (Credit: Wikimedia Commons) Just five years ago, NBC had one of the best lineups on television, with Thursday nights consisting of 30 Rock, followed by The Office, and then Parks and Recreation. These were some of the most popul...

Charlie Hides sashays away after lame lipsync

Charlie Hides sashays away after lame lipsync

by Isis Kirkland, Staff Writer
May 3, 2017 • 58 views
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Disclaimer: SPOILERS AHEAD RuPaul’s Drag Race is a televised competition between drag queens, which has been on air for eight years, and is going on its ninth. The fourth episode of RuPaul's Drag Race season 9 aired April 14. The main challenge was to produce a live morning talk show. Both RuP...

Frapp Attack

Frapp Attack

by Alyssa Kitz, Staff Writer
May 3, 2017 • 32 views
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Between April 19 and April 23, you may have gotten the chance to try Starbucks’ limited edition Unicorn Frappucino. The highly anticipated drink took the Internet by storm when Starbucks announced its limited appearance in the company’s US, Canada, and Mexico locations on April 19th, 2017. Altho...

Choose Prom

Choose Prom

by Christine Nappi, Staff Writer
May 2, 2017 • 40 views
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Prom is the night everyone’s been waiting for. Dresses, tuxes, corsages, dancing, each and every aspect of Prom creates an unforgettable evening for all. Yet some are choosing to ditch this unforgettable evening and attend the Governors Ball Music Festival instead. Better known as “Gov Ball,” the music f...

13 Reasons Why misrepresents suicide and bullying

13 Reasons Why misrepresents suicide and bullying

by Jordan Carr, Staff Writer
May 2, 2017 • 76 views
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Created into a hit show from a best selling book, 13 Reasons Why was released on Netflix on March 31 as a Netflix Original Series. This one-season-show consists of thirteen gruesome episodes, each revolving around a different “tape” about thirteen different people. The fictional show is based on th...

Choirs earn gold in Orlando competition

Choirs earn gold in Orlando competition

by Patricia Whyte, Senior Staff Writer
May 2, 2017 • 76 views
Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Clubs, Showcase

In a small choir room at the back of a church in Florida, 52 students dressed in bright red robes all gathered around a small, wooden piano as they sang through their warm ups. With their performance in five minutes, they hold the final chord of their song. “Alright,” their director says. “Let’s...

A pilgrimage for peace

A pilgrimage for peace

by Isis Kirkland, Staff Writer
May 2, 2017 • 78 views
Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Features, In-Depth, Showcase

While she teaches Spanish to a class of students in D-124 of Glen Rock High School, her sister is in Africa. It's a far way away from where Ms. Taylor Poruks teaches her Spanish classes, but it doesn't mean her sister can't pitch in on a lesson.  In the classroom, off-white cinder blocks comprise the w...

Pursuing the melodic dream

Pursuing the melodic dream

by Katherine Hikin, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017 • 112 views
Filed under Carousel Featured Article, Showcase

Five year old Clara Lee sat in her bedroom with the door wide open. From this angle, she could see her parents listening to Korean music, quietly humming along, and slowly waltzing, hand in hand. They glided swiftly across the glossy kitchen floor, like a pair of professional ice skaters at the Olympics.  ...

Dying to be thin

Dying to be thin

by Julia Blando, Senior Staff Writer
April 25, 2017 • 452 views
Filed under Carousel Featured Article, In-Depth, Showcase, Student Life

*All names have been changed to protect the identities of those involved.  Merriam-Webster defines beauty as “the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit.” Not once does beauty’s official definition r...

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