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Turkey Hill’s Start Point: The sign posted in front of the opening of Turkey Hill Hiking Area. Photo courtesy: Kathleen Chang, March 12, 2021.

Exploring Local Trails: Nature’s Beauty Around Us

Kathleen Chang, Staff Writer | April 16, 2021

     With warmer weather approaching and another cold winter season left behind, hiking is making its way back into people’s schedules as more activities move outside. Around the Milford area, there are numerous hiking trails at local citizens’ disposal—including Turkey Hill located in Orange...

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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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Light Celebration in Malaysia: The Kek Lok Si Display of Lights in Malaysia during the 2020 Chinese New Year. Photo courtesy: Patrick Tanch, January 20, 2020.

Celebrating the Lunar New Year

Kathleen Chang and Seraiah LaPorte | February 12, 2021

     New Year celebrations have yet to conclude around the world, where those who follow the lunisolar calendar will welcome a new year during the beginning of February. According to the present calendar cycle this year, the Lunar New Year falls on February 12 and will be celebrated by millions worldwide...

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2012 Ball Drop: Crowds in full effect to celebrate the new year of 2012 in Times Square. Photo courtesy of Tori Lanese.

Ringing in the New Year in a New Way

Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Goes Virtual
Kathleen Chang, Staff Writer | January 5, 2021

     The year 2020 has closed, but without the usual jubilant celebration that most anticipate at the end of every year. The annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Times Square made a list of New York City’s modified holiday events—joining others like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the...

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Together in a new home: Julianne and her mother, Ri-anne Yason,in an American airport. Photo courtesy of Julianne Yasona

Student Spotlight: Julianne Yasona

Kathleen Chang and Seraiah LaPorte | November 21, 2020

     While the typical 11-year-old finds themselves occupied with sports or hanging out with friends, Julianne Yasona’s concern at this age proved to be much different. Now a high school junior, Julianne’s move to the United States in 2014 had her face hardships that other middle schoolers would...

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