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Mentoring cancer patient impacts senior’s outlook on life

Mentoring cancer patient impacts senior’s outlook on life

Caroline Cooney, Editor in Chief
June 6, 2017
Filed under Community, Profiles

Senior Charlotte Haggerty walks into a hospital room filled with strangers. In front of her, on the hospital bed, lies seven-year-old Mia Cochran, who is connected to several machines and recovering from chemotherapy earlier in the day. Her mother, Jessica Cochran, flashes a smile at Haggerty as s...

Senior uses his magic touch to amaze audiences

Senior uses his magic touch to amaze audiences

Caroline Cooney, Editor in Chief
June 6, 2017
Filed under Community, Profiles, Student Life

As senior Steven Kutcher walks down the hallway, he repeatedly shuffles a deck of cards in his hands. A group of students call him over and ask him to do a magic trick. He instructs them to watch closely as he shows them a card displaying the two of diamonds. With the snap of his fingers, Kutcher is...

Special Needs Prom continues to make an impact

Special Needs Prom continues to make an impact

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

Junior Bella Brooke watches as over one hundred special needs guests in pressed suits and elegant dresses walk through the front doors of JC. She cannot help but smile as they speak excitedly with their caretakers, beaming from ear to ear. Brooke then ushers a few of the women to the Brown Room to have...

Teacher Spotlight: Change of plans brings new opportunities

Teacher Spotlight: Change of plans brings new opportunities

Lauren Becker and Elizabeth Harmison
May 15, 2017
Filed under Community

With sweaty palms and weak knees, physics teacher Anthony Davidson walks across the stage to receive his Ph.D. in 2015. Excitement flows through him, and he realizes that 10 years of challenges were all worth it. The lights are shining bright, and as he looks into the crowd, he hopes and prays that ...

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...

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