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Student Speak-Ups: How will you be decorating your dorm?

Student Speak-Ups:  How will you be decorating your dorm?

studentsection

May 21, 2015

Senior Bailey Clark First I had to decide a color scheme. I was like, do I want to go for one that’s really bright, or do I want to go for one that’s college-themed? I decided with my roommate that we’ll go with one that’s more poppy and colorful, because I think that even though a lot of kids m...

Freshman Class to participate in Activities Night April 16

Assistant Principal Amy Skeens-Benton flips through the 2014–2015 Program of Studies. Skeens-Benton said most freshmen have already scheduled their classes for sophomore year, and eighth graders are ready to decide which clubs they are interested in for freshman year.

Beats

April 14, 2015

 According to Assistant Principal Amy Skeens-Benton, members of the Freshman Class will be able to participate in Activities Night, also known as “Frosh Rock,” on April 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. “It’s a night where eighth graders will be able to come in and see what kinds of clubs and activit...

Freshman Class to order class rings through March 11

Assistant Principal Amy Skeens-Benton flips through the 2014–2015 Program of Studies. Skeens-Benton said most freshmen have already scheduled their classes for next year, and activities for the Freshman Class are winding down. MIRIAM HU / PHOTO

Beats

March 8, 2015

According to Assistant Principal Amy Skeens-Benton, members of the Freshman Class will be able to order their class rings from Herff Jones through March 11. “We’re winding down in second semester,” Skeens-Benton said. “We’re pretty much done with scheduling, and Dance Marathon just happ...

Lessons from JLaw. Naked bodies are not public property.

perspectives

November 14, 2014

If you’ve been anywhere near the Internet in the past few months, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard of an event dubbed “The Fappening” or “Celebgate,” where an anonymous iCloud hacker uploaded nearly 200 nude photos of multiple celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and ...

New Skip-a-Final policy implemented to prevent students from skipping school

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May 2, 2014

According to Assistant Principal Toby Steele, students who miss school on a day when 35 percent or more of their class is missing will automatically be ineligible for the Skip-a-Final program unless they have a doctor’s note or a medically related reason for missing school that day. Steele said the...

Best Buddies encourage students to sign ‘End the R-word’ pledge throughout March

Best Buddies club members play games such as basketball during SRT. The club aims to raise awareness about the R-word throughout March and will sell wristbands as well as put up a poster for students to sign. MILES DAI / PHOTO

News

February 27, 2014

“Don’t be such a retard!” Alex Hiller, Peer Buddy and junior, said she heard a boy yell this across the table at her sixth-grade brother’s birthday party and deals with situations like this often. “I got so upset with him,” she said. “It just breaks my heart that kids that young throw...

Maintenance department to prepare school for upcoming inclement weather

Beats

January 31, 2014

According to maintenance foreman Mike Wyatt, the department will take precautions for snowstorms to hit soon. “We’ve been running the air handlers overnight on heat mode so it doesn’t get too cold at night,” he said. “We’ll start shutting them off overnight after it gets warm again.” Wyatt...

Futuristic Frankenstein adaptation to reach local theaters Jan. 24

THE MONSTER REBORN: Aaron Eckhart, who played Harvey Dent in “The Dark Knight,” will take the title role  as Frankenstein’s monster Adam in “I, Frankenstein.”

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entertainment

January 23, 2014

Like every junior in AP English Literature and Composition knows, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley takes place in the past—the 17th century, to be exact. The movie “I, Frankenstein,” which comes out Jan. 24, takes a twist on the old story. Frankenstein’s monster, named Adam, has outlived his creator...

Only 8 percent of Americans achieve their New Year’s resolutions, according to the University of Scranton. Here’s how you can beat the odds and meet your goals.

Only 8 percent of Americans achieve their New Year’s resolutions, according to  the University of Scranton. Here’s how you can beat the odds and meet your goals.

entertainment

January 23, 2014

With the beginning of a new year comes the beginning of new resolutions. While some of the resolutions of 2013 may have gone unresolved, this year presents new opportunities to accomplish those goals that were once set aside. However, many individuals may find that enduring through a year-long process...

Maintenance department making repairs after snowstorm

Beats

January 21, 2014

According to maintenance foreman Mike Wyatt, the department is busy repairing after problems caused by the recent snowstorm. “The sprinklers busted and flooded parts of the building,” he said. Although the department ran the air handlers in the building in heat mode while the school was closed,...