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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

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

Power of protests

Power of protests

Paige Alban and Ianna Pirozzi
February 17, 2017
Filed under Community, In Focus

Whether they carry signs or send tweets, some students and faculty turn to protesting to spread their ideas, while others question the effectiveness of these actions

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...

High Expectations

High Expectations

Paige Alban, Elizabeth Harmison, and Ianna Pirozzi
November 14, 2016
Filed under Community, Drug Testing Policy, In Focus

The administration launched their new drug policy at the beginning of this school year with high hopes for its efficacy. Will it pass the test?

Defying beauty standards

Defying beauty standards

Lilly Stannard, In-Focus Editor
May 6, 2016
Filed under Community, In Focus, In-Depth

Then four-year-old Morgan Johnson was playing a game of tag with her pre-school classmates like she did every day during recess. When a particular kid was picked to be the tagger, he refused to chase Johnson and said, to her face, “I don’t play with dark meat.” Ever since that day, Johnson, now a ...

The world of dreams

The world of dreams

Caroline Cooney, In-Focus Editor
February 24, 2016
Filed under Community, In Focus

Junior Carly Schofield wakes up trembling on her floor in confusion. She’s unable to remember how or why she’s there, but all she can focus on are the events that she woke up from. Once again, Schofield had a recurring dream that ended with her death. “[In my dreams] all my friends will get ki...

Strengthening friendships through tradition

Strengthening friendships through tradition

Katie Sullivan, In-Focus Editor
January 20, 2016
Filed under Community, In Focus, In-Depth

40 traditional Native American dancers tentatively walk through the halls of JC, preparing to dance in the first Morning Star Powwow. In an effort to start the tradition of a benefit powwow on the East coast, Vice Principal of Academics Gary Scholl began hosting The Morning Star Powwow here at JC. “A...

The social media mask

The social media mask

Lilly Stannard, In-Focus Editor
December 15, 2015
Filed under Community, In Focus, In-Depth

From likes on Instagram pictures to retweets on Twitter, social media has risen in fame and captured the attention of billions all over the world. It’s a beneficial way to share moments and memories with family and friends around the globe. “Since I move a lot, I’m able to keep in contact with so man...

Straight from the grave

Straight from the grave

Caroline Cooney, Lilly Stannard, and Katie Sullivan
November 16, 2015
Filed under Community, In Focus, In-Depth

In the monster-movie pantheon, vampires and werewolves exist on one end of the spectrum, romanticizing superhuman strength, supernatural powers, and no conscience. On the other hand, zombies symbolize lifelessness and a constant hunger for brains. Between the two, zombies seem the less menacing option, ...

Cursing

Cursing

Billy Jump and Nicole Arrison
May 8, 2015
Filed under Community, In Focus, In-Depth

One of the most divisive forms of communication, cursing has become language in and of itself. But is cursing an inappropriate and unintelligent vice or is it a language of emotion?

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