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JC traditions ring true

JC traditions ring true

Taylor Bynion, Copy Editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Community

As junior Emma Potthast looks around, she realizes that it is almost her turn to stand and walk to the front of the stage to receive her class ring. While she was nervous and stressed just moments earlier, a wave of calm hits Potthast, and she confidently strides to the front. Upon returning to her se...

Mountains of change

Mountains of change

Paige Alban and Ianna Pirozzi
April 14, 2017
Filed under Community, In Focus

Three community members share stories of how they adapted to and overcame changes that seemed insurmountable

Don’t sugar coat this

Don’t sugar coat this

Katherine Grimm and Grace Mottley
April 14, 2017
Filed under Community

For most students, blood at the breakfast table is a cause for alarm, but for Type 1 diabetic junior Emma Potthast, it’s simply a part of her daily routine. As she sits at the table waiting to eat her breakfast, Potthast pricks her finger. After inserting the blood into her glucometer, she waits...

Let’s talk about the birds and the bees

Let’s talk about the birds and the bees

Grace Mottley, Assignment Chief
April 12, 2017
Filed under Community

Sex has become a part of mainstream media and finds its way into almost every aspect of life. It’s a common theme throughout marketing campaigns because “sex sells.” It makes its way into our news cycle with the coverage of sex scandals. Sexually graphic images and ideas are more common in our...

Christina’s Healthy Crusade: Shrink your workout not your results

Christina’s Healthy Crusade: Shrink your workout not your results

Christina Giovanazi, Sports Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Community

My arms grow tired as I notice the stopwatch on my phone is approaching 30 seconds. Once the time is up, I have only five seconds to stand up from my plank and reset the stopwatch. Now I have to do as many high knees as I can while running in place for another 30 seconds. Thankfully, I have less than...

Shining a light on Autism

Shining a light on Autism

Pia Scotto and Erin McCloskey
April 11, 2017
Filed under Community, Top Stories

Senior Phil Prevosto walks outside with his brother, looking around at the nature and beauty surrounding them. As they walk, they see a flower sprouting out of the ground. Prevosto’s brother turns to him and says, “Oh, look at that flower, look how awesome that is,” while Prevosto responds, "Y...

Masters of disguise

Masters of disguise

Pia Scotto, Community Editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under Community

Sophomore Tucker Ray sits in his car, starving, waiting for his dinner to be made. Lucky for him, only two minutes pass and ding, order up! At times, some students find themselves eating fast food because of inexpensive costs. According to Angela Romano, a personal trainer and nutritionist at Spartan...

Christina’s Healthy Crusade: I really knead some gluten

Christina’s Healthy Crusade: I really knead some gluten

Christina Giovanazi, Sports Editor
March 28, 2017
Filed under Columns, Community

Just like one of my favorite talk show hosts, Oprah Winfrey, I love bread! I love bread, pasta, and cookies, but all of these foods have one controversial ingredient in common: gluten. According to Celiac Disease Foundation, gluten is “a general name for the proteins found in wheat...Gluten helps foods maintain their shape, acting as a glue that holds fo...

Fake it ’til you make it

Fake it ’til you make it

Paige Alban and Ianna Pirozzi
March 24, 2017
Filed under Community, In Focus

As spring dances approach, many students turn to artificial tanning methods in order to replicate the summer glow that they desire

Sophomore shoots for the stars

Sophomore shoots for the stars

Taylor Bynion, Copy Editor
March 22, 2017
Filed under Community

As sophomore Gabrielle Lambert looks around the visitor’s check-in office at NASA, nerves and rapid thoughts clutter her mind. She wonders if she will be able to have intelligent conversations with such smart people. Will this experience live up to her expectations? Will this further fuel her love...

Remembering Josh Hamer

Remembering Josh Hamer

Caroline Cooney and Grace Mottley
March 20, 2017
Filed under Community

As sophomore Ryan Poholsky walks into school, he notices a crowd of students staring at the large image of sophomore Josh Hamer plastered on the wall. Several students stop and embrace each other with tears in their eyes while others kneel on the ground writing letters dedicated to Josh. Despite his gri...

Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

Alyssa Kraus, Copy Editor
March 17, 2017
Filed under Community

The lights dim, and the hum of chatter from the audience ceases. A loud voice echoes throughout the auditorium requesting that all phones be silenced or turned off. Then, the music swells and the nerves set in as senior stage manager Erica Deyesu listens intently to her headset and communicates with...

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