Love it or hate it, AP Summer work is crucial to students

Jessica Meszaros, writer

June 14, 2011

I know a few individuals who have dropped out of particular AP classes because of the summer work that has to be completed.  While the vast amount of due dates and massive amount of material can seem daunting, fact is, summer work is great for preparing students for the college-level challenges that...

Teen meets child, tiny people making a big impact

Hannah Wischmeier, editor in chief

June 13, 2011

I am a seventeen year old who spends the majority of her time with people under the age of ten. There. I said it. I have recently come to the realization of just how childish my summer life has become. I nanny from 8 AM to 5 PM most days. I work in a toy store on the weekends. I coach a 10U softball...

‘On Stranger Tides’ is refreshing, new ‘Pirates’ movie is epic as always

Haley Short, writer

May 30, 2011

'Pirates of the Caribbean: On stranger tides' is exactly what you would expect. Thrill, suspense and romance packed into another adventurous Pirates movie. With a new cast including Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane and Astrid Berges-Frisbey and a new director, Rob Marshall, the cast splashes into this summer...

Revenge or justice?, America’s reaction to Bin Laden’s death

Dane Roper, writer

May 16, 2011

The recent death of al-Qaida leader, Osama bin Laden, has aroused a wave of patriotism throughout the United States. From the celebrating crowd that gathered outside the White House as the President addressed the nation to Philadelphia Phillies fans chanting “U-S-A” upon hearing the news, the...

Letter to the editor

March 9, 2011

I felt the need to reply to last month’s staff editorial regarding the student who lost his senior year for bringing a rifle onto school property. There is no doubt that he exercised very poor judgment that day, but I feel that his punishment was disproportionate to his “crime” and it wasn't “justice,”...

Speak Up: Now that students can text between classes, are students more or less likely to text during class?

Jeanne Alexander, Writer

September 15, 2010

 “Well I’ve seen kids text in class so I think they’ll be more likely to do that," Jennifer Mezaros (9) said.   “I actually think that they wouldn’t [text in class]," Marleena Ghattas (10) said. "If they can’t in class they can just do it during the passing periods when they’re al...

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