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The art of music: turned the lock and put my headphones on

The summer air is hot, the view of the Hudson River is stunning and the crowd is all singing along to “Rebel Girl.” Sophomore Carly Hanin recalled this experience when reminiscing about her favorite concert, Bikini Kill at Pier 17 in New York City. Hanin engages with music through playing one of her own records […]

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The art of music: symphony No. 614

From performing melodies in Spain to marching at football games, the high school’s music program provides a great opportunity for students to showcase and improve their talents. Freshman Ashton Pliskin said he joined the band program in fifth grade. It was an option given to all fifth graders that seemed enticing, he said. As a […]

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The art of music: beauty and a beat

From classical rhythms to the head bangers of rock, the opportunities for music makers are endless. For students and staff at the high school, those opportunities are not limited to the walls of the building. Junior Jordan Steinbrook said his music involvement started when he began learning to play the drums when he was four, […]

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Beginners take on the world of fantasy football

Football is one of the most popular sports in the United States, and fans have always wanted to make it more entertaining and interactive. Fantasy football allows fans to do just that. The fantasy football season is filled with triumphant highs and heart-wrenching lows. However, for amateurs in fantasy football, it can be a struggle […]

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Fantasy football experts return for another season

The sport of football has been beloved by fans for generations. The intensity, culture and other aspects of the game combine to create a fast-paced entertainment for sports fans of all ages. But for fans looking for more ways to enjoy their favorite sport, fantasy football has provided an outlet that allows these fans to […]

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Marijuana: usage, effects and repercussions

It’s a warm summer night, and you turn the corner onto Main Street. Then, it hits you. The smell is so potent and unique that you instantly recognize its skunk-like aroma. It’s marijuana. As marijuana has become more accessible, whether legally through a medical card or illegally on the street, it has found its way […]

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Only children: stuck in the spotlight, surviving solo

Many dream of a quiet house with all the attention on them. A simple life, where sharing and fighting with siblings is something that is never thought about. However, the question of whether being an only child is lonely or lucky can only be answered by someone who lives the lifestyle. Junior Caroline Whitlatch said […]

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Full house: the life of bunk beds, strong bonds

While some never have to worry about being left behind in a grocery store or at the mall, others have discovered that they are at a higher risk because of the sheer number of children their parents must keep up with. Being in a large family can come with a variety of benefits but can […]

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March begins, madness ensues

Sixty-four empty lines stare at you: a signal that March Madness has finally begun. Though creating a perfect bracket is an unrealistic endeavor (the NCAA says the odds are about one in 9.2 quintillion), a good bracket can earn one bragging rights with friends and family—not to mention the occasional cash prize, too. So, how […]