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Interstate 95: “The Road Most Traveled”

Interstate 95: A Compelling History

Azam Hostetler, Staff Writer | January 4, 2022

     The country's most traveled road, Interstate 95, commissioned in 1956 by President Eisenhower's National Interstate and Defense Highways Act, has a compelling history behind its legacy. It spans nearly 2,000 miles from Florida to Maine to serve millions of people, shaping lives for decades.  ...

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Savin Rock Then: Photograph inside of Jimmy’s restaurant of the park and what it used to look like.

The Story of Savin Rock

A Park Long Forgotten
Azam Hostetler, Staff Writer | November 20, 2021

     Imagine walking down a brightly lit street, sounds from amusement rides and the roar of roller coasters echoing all around, the breeze of the summer night, people having fun and the smell of fried foods and cotton candy.       Today, Savin Rock Park in West Haven, CT is a nice place to...

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A Student Who Stands Out: Due to his academic excellence, sophomore Joseph Cichowski receives a special certificate from the President’s Education Awards Program in 2019. Photo courtesy: Joseph Cichowski, February 23, 2021.

The Key to Getting Good Grades

Connor Nieman, Staff Writer | March 17, 2021

     Every student has most likely heard sometime in their life that getting good grades in school is the best way to boost their chances of being successful in the future. In addition, good grades are also a confidence-booster and allow students to feel a sense of accomplishment.  That being said,...

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“Goldie” : This collection is made up of figures and the belt based around the WWF championship that was dubbed “Goldie” by many wrestling fans. Photo Courtesy David Cogan. January 12, 2021.

Collections: Extraordinary Feats Built By Ordinary People

Sam Cogan and Ben Cogan | March 17, 2021

     In recent years the trend of collecting items has taken a mass surge in popularity. Collections are becoming a must have, supplied by items such as vinyl figures, collectibles, shoes, and even sports jerseys.      People have been collecting items for a long time in many different ways,...

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Netflix Showcases New Movies: Netflix’s interface puts its new movies front and center. 
Photo courtesy: Kathleen Chang, February 15, 2021.

Fighting Quarantine Boredom: New Netflix Movies to Come Out Weekly in 2021

Kathleen Chang, Staff Writer | March 12, 2021

     It’s movie night with the family. After what seems like months of planning to get everyone together for this one night of entertainment, plans have finally fallen into place. With everyone in their respective spots on the couch and the popcorn popped, all that is left is to pick a movie.  ...

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The Common App is the main resource for starting the college process.
Photo Courtesy: Emily Jankura 02-21-21

How to be an Expert On All Things College

Everything to Know About Starting the College Application Process
Katherine Parker and Emily Jankura | March 12, 2021

     As the first of May slowly approaches, seniors from all over begin to commit to colleges, and underclassmen are starting to look into the process of applying.       The college process can be challenging for those who go into it with a closed mind, but students can tackle each step in...

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Where The Freshman Fears Begin: The exterior of Foran High School. Photo Courtesy: Rumeysa Bayram, March 1, 2021

How Freshmen Students are Adapting to High School

Rumeysa Bayram and Jocelyn Gonzalez | March 11, 2021

     Many eighth graders tend to feel stressed, worried, or fearful when first entering their four years of high school.      Others are excited to experience the four major years of their lives. Freshmen tend to feel one, or even both at the same time. Arriving at high school is a big deal...

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Trendy Tie-Dye: Pictured above is a bunch of Tie-Dye pieces in Material Girls in Orange, CT. Photo courtesy: Michelle Viesselman, February 23, 2020

Fashion Reboots: Trends That Have Come and Gone

Morgan Viesselman, Staff Writer | March 11, 2021

     Fashion has always been something that younger generations have enjoyed. Trends vary from decade to decade based on people, styles of clothing, and even the weather.       Trends start from what models are wearing at fashion shows and on runways. The clothing items and outfits that are...

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Views of Italy Julia’s view of Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence

Traveling Through School: Study Abroad Programs

Mary Grace Weissauer, Co-editor in chief | March 9, 2021

     There were more than 1 million international students in the United States in the 2018/19 academic year, according to the Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, which is published annually by IIE with support from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department...

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 Digital art photo of canceling diet culture Photo credit: Nicole Jones

Analysing Diet Trends: Why Am I Not Losing Weight?

Trigger Warning: Eating Disorders are briefly mentioned
Nicole Jones and Alexandrea Velez | March 8, 2021

     Every New Year's resolution you hear the phrase, ‘Maybe next Sunday’ way too often. Diet culture has become a huge trend in the last few decades, especially near the start of every new year. However, for the average individual it's an endless cycle, this is due to the fact that most people...

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Best Buddies logo: recognize the organization everywhere you go! Photo courtesy: Steph Galaburri, February 18, 2021

Best Buddies: a Friendship to Last Forever

Stephanie Galaburri, Staff Writer | March 8, 2021

     Best Buddies is an organization that gives members of the community that have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) a chance to form lifelong friendships. The Best Buddies club connects students who are looking to get involved in the unique program.       “Best Buddies...

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Holiday Festivities: Michael Giordano and his brothers at a Christmas event at the University of South Carolina. Photo courtesy of Jack Medve, December 15, 2020.

Going To College: Get Involved in Greek Life

Anthony Giordano and Luca Ubaldi | March 8, 2021

     As high school students transition into college, it’s important to build new bonds and new relationships. Greek life is a social organization broken up into fraternities and sororities. There are many types of fraternities (frats) and sororities that college students rush to every year. During...

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