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Twirler shines in the spotlight

Twirler shines in the spotlight

Emily Stancliff, Sports Editor
February 8, 2017
Filed under Community, Top Stories

Sophomore baton twirler Angela Boeren steps onto the floor, eyes down and body erect. Taking her spot on the floor, she lifts her head with a smile of confidence and strikes her first pose. The music starts, and she immediately reacts with a graceful flick of her wrist, and the baton goes twirling thr...

Sergeant Baxter enlightens community on racial discrimination

Sergeant Baxter enlightens community on racial discrimination

Caroline Cooney and Pia Scotto
February 3, 2017
Filed under Community

As he turns the bend on the track, he begins to run faster and the excruciating pain increases. The hot asphalt singes the bottoms of his bare feet while his fellow white competitors’ feet are protected by their shoes. Just go faster, he tells himself. To suppress the pain, he pushes himself harder,...

JC’s declassified school survival guide

JC’s declassified school survival guide

Taylor Bynion and Paige Alban
February 1, 2017
Filed under Community

Each year of high school provides unique challenges and struggles. However, the remarkable opportunities to learn and grow are limitless. Use this survival guide as a tool to help you through the difficulties and find enjoyment in each year with advice from fellow Patriots that have been through it t...

Conspiracy theorists open their minds to unconventional ideas

Conspiracy theorists open their minds to unconventional ideas

Paige Alban and Ianna Pirozzi
January 28, 2017
Filed under Community, In Focus

Paying sharp attention during a history class on World War II, senior Laura Miller hones in on something her teacher said, something she disagrees with. That can’t be true, she thinks, because “Hitler didn’t die in the bunker.” Curious, she begins to think about what she believes actually happ...

Senior builds relationship with children in Vietnam

Senior builds relationship with children in Vietnam

Grace Mottley, Assignment Chief
January 26, 2017
Filed under Community, Top Stories

As senior Joe Rayman walks up to the children’s center in Vietnam, he’s suddenly attacked by a swarm of children. They’ve never met him, they don’t look like him, and they don’t speak his language, but they’re ecstatic to see him. Rayman arrived in Taipei, Taiwan on Dec. 26 and began not only h...

Gallery: Morning Star Powwow

Gallery: Morning Star Powwow

Caroline Cooney and Allie Taylor
January 26, 2017
Filed under Community, Photo Galleries

On Jan. 14, the annual Morning Star Powwow took place in the upper gym to honor the Native American culture and to raise money for scholarships for students at St. Labre Indian School in Ashland, Mont. Throughout the day, several members of the different tribes represented their culture by performing...

Powwow benefits St. Labre Indian School

Powwow benefits St. Labre Indian School

Anna Sullivan and Allie Taylor
January 26, 2017
Filed under Community, Student Life, Video

As dancers from all different tribes form a circle around the gym, the audience is invited to learn how to do traditional Native American dances. The Powwow featured a variety of Native American cultures on Jan. 14 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Many dancers from all different tribes performed both tra...

Assembly sparks conversation in community

Assembly sparks conversation in community

Paige Alban and Allie Taylor
January 20, 2017
Filed under Community, Top Stories

By the time Barry Lee strummed the last note in his rendition of a traditional Native American song, conversation among students had already begun. The assembly showcased Native American culture while acting as a preview for the Morning Star Powwow. Some students found the music catchy and enjoyable ...

College reviews: Rutgers University

College reviews: Rutgers University

Adriana Guidi, Perspectives Editor
January 18, 2017
Filed under College Reviews, Community

Campus: Rutgers University consists of five different campuses within the main campus of New Brunswick and Piscataway. The campuses, which are named Livingston, Douglass, College Avenue, Cook, and Busch, each contain their own little personality. One minute while on College Avenue, you are in a small c...

The Breakfast Club offers safe place for community

The Breakfast Club offers safe place for community

Caroline Cooney, Editor in Chief
January 12, 2017
Filed under Community, Video

Last year, a group of students from the class of 2016 established The Breakfast Club with the hopes of creating an outlet for those in the community who need a support system. On Monday, Jan. 2, members of The Breakfast Club gathered together in the senior classroom with Mobile Crisis Team Manag...

Long story short

Long story short

Grace Mottley, Assignment Chief
December 29, 2016
Filed under Community, Student Life, Top Stories

Megan sits at her desk, scrolling through her Instagram feed as her copy of “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle” sits open on her desk, untouched. She has a test on the book the next day, but she knows that she can sparknote it and still pass, so she ignores her book. Megan is not her real name, but she...

Rise and grind

Rise and grind

Erin McCloskey, Community Editor
December 26, 2016
Filed under Community, Student Life

Senior Carly Schofield grabs her backpack and rushes to her car. The clock is ticking, and there are only 15 minutes before school begins. Schofield is stuck at a crossroad. Wawa is in one direction, while school is in the other. Immediately, she knows what to do. She may be late to school, but at l...

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