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Making the best out of your senior year

Making the best out of your senior year

Abbie Paquette, Sports Editor
May 1, 2015
Filed under Need I say more..... STAFF COLUMNS, Opinion

Seniors, we have almost made it. 1 month until graduation,  but who’s counting right? This is my last column I will ever write for the newspaper, and the feeling of moving on hasn’t totally sunk in yet. This year had many ups and downs, and a lot of “last first’s” and just plain old “lasts.”...

Social media’s desensitizing effect

Social media’s desensitizing effect

Cameron Petit, Editor in Chief
April 19, 2015
Filed under Editor Column - Cameron Petit, Need I say more..... STAFF COLUMNS, Opinion

I find that as I progress through high school, each class that enters as freshmen has become more and more apathetic and desensitized. Don’t misunderstand, every class has their nice and genuine individuals, but overall I’ve seen a gradual decrease in the the overall ability to sympathize and empathize...

Prioritizing Priorities

Prioritizing Priorities

Hayley Lefebvre, Staff Writer
April 12, 2015
Filed under Need I say more..... STAFF COLUMNS, Prioritizing Priorities - by Hayley Lefebvre

I’m not going to sit here and be that person to say “getting an education is important if you want to succeed in life,” because as high school students we hear that all the time. What I will say though is education is the starting point, and as students continue to learn and reason their prospects...

How to: Become involved in your school

How to: Become involved in your school

Megan Friel, Feature Editor
April 7, 2015
Filed under Meg'n More - Megan Friel, Need I say more..... STAFF COLUMNS, Opinion

I’m your typical American high schooler, along with being the Vice President of my class, editor of the newspaper and a (reasonably) up-kept student, it's no wonder that I've decided to do my column on how to become involved in your school. Although it may seem daunting, one of the most efficient ways...

Things that are a bigger deal than Zayn leaving One Direction

Things that are a bigger deal than Zayn leaving One Direction

Audrey Desjardin and Kenneth Reyes
April 2, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Tips by Kenneth & Audrey, Uncategorized

On March 25th, 2015, teen girls everywhere wept over Zayn Malik’s anouncement to leave One Direction. For about a week this seemed to be all everyone was talking about; it was the crisis of a generation. Some people don’t see what the big upset is. We’re changing things up and this week we're here...

Advice and Abbie: Just Fooling Around

Advice and Abbie: Just Fooling Around

Abbie Paquette, Co-Sports Editor
April 1, 2015
Filed under Need I say more..... STAFF COLUMNS, Opinion

  I’ve decided that I’m not even going to write a column anymore.April Fools!Yes, it’s that time of year again when pranking becomes the highlight of people’s day. From gluing someone’s shoestrings together to putting toothpaste in someone’s oreos, everyone loves a good prank or ...

Our school, our decision, right?

Our school, our decision, right?

Cameron Petit, Editor in Chief
March 20, 2015
Filed under Editor Column - Cameron Petit, Need I say more..... STAFF COLUMNS, Opinion

High school can seem like merely a joke to many adults; they see it as a time of no real importance aside from the cliché idea that “high school is where you find yourself.” But to teenagers, there is no time that is more important because this is our “now.” This means that many of us take high...

Prioritizing Priorities

Prioritizing Priorities

Hayley Lefebvre, Staff Writer
March 12, 2015
Filed under Need I say more..... STAFF COLUMNS, Prioritizing Priorities - by Hayley Lefebvre

With the changing of the seasons many people begin to experience what doctors classify as Seasonal Affective Disorder. This disorder is where people begin to feel more tired or sad than usual due to the uncertainty in the weather, and don’t really feel like doing anything. It’s incredibly important...

How to: Keep calm and carry on

How to: Keep calm and carry on

Megan Friel, Feature Editor
March 12, 2015
Filed under Meg'n More - Megan Friel, Need I say more..... STAFF COLUMNS

With progress reports just around the corner and the third quarter soon coming to an end, stress is bound to build up. Whether it's grades, overdue projects, or simply struggling to finish the quarter, anxiety always seems to catch up with the best of us. Although I can't say I haven't fallen victim...

Why we need more feminists

Why we need more feminists

Audrey Desjardin, senior staff writer
March 10, 2015
Filed under Need I say more..... STAFF COLUMNS, Opinion

When people hear the word feminism, it comes with a negative connotation. They think of the stereotypical idea of a feminist that doesn’t shave, and can be found at rallies standing up for women’s rights. I believe that we should change the way people see the word feminism, because after all, stereotyping...

Time to face the facts

Time to face the facts

Abbie Paquette, Sports Editor
March 9, 2015
Filed under Need I say more..... STAFF COLUMNS, Opinion

  Social media has become an integral part of our lives. It comes in every form of app, whether it be six second videos from Vine or anonymous paragraphs called “yaks” from Yik Yak, there is something that seems to be out there for everyone with an opinion. However, this has soon begun to...

The new college investment

Cameron Petit, Editor in Chief
February 19, 2015
Filed under Editor Column - Cameron Petit, Opinion

I think we all know that college has become more than an investment in our education, rather it has become an investment that we’ll be paying off for the rest of your life. For some of use, our loans will exceed $100,000, an amount that will accumulate interest just as fast as you can pay your $1,500–a–month...

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