Harry Potter movies do not live up to the book lovers’ expectations

By Chloe Senatore ‘17

December 18, 2016

The Harry Potter series has been an extremely beloved series ever since J.K Rowling published the first book in 1997. After multiple publishers denied Rowling the publication of her first novel, she refused to give up and eventually...

Local salon gives big Hollywood styles

By Emily Willett ‘17

December 18, 2016

Thrive Salon has been running their local business for eleven years now, coming from a small town parlor to an upscale stylish boutique. The salon is owned by colorist Christy Bilan who has grown her business tremendously with...

Limited space does not mean limited services

By Anna Potrzuski ‘20

December 18, 2016

The salon itself is so well-kept, and workers are always cleaning stations and chairs. When you walk into the fully lit place, your eyes immediately get sucked into the huge flat screen television on the main wall and all the...

Homecoming was a hit

By Isabella Luciano ‘20

December 18, 2016

The theme of this year’s Homecoming was as a fairytale type scene. Entering the gym, there were creative trees, balloons, and banners surrounding the halls, gym, and cafeteria. The night was full of soft lights consisting of...

The best animals to keep as pets

By Gianna LoMonico ‘17

December 18, 2016

I love animals. They make the best friends. I often talk to them like they are people. However, there are some animals that are better than others to keep as pets. Believe me, I should know, my house it practically a zoo. Dog One of the types of ...

The 5th Wave, a book that will sweep you off your feet

By Jordyn Kustera `18

December 18, 2016

As you walk down the movie theater steps, out into the lobby and throw away your popcorn bucket, your legs tingle from sitting in a chair for a long period of time. Fallen asleep, they adjust back to movement. Even when your...

A Day with the Apple Watch

By Nick Kerr ‘17

December 18, 2016

Let’s just get this out of the way: The Apple Watch is slow. Despite being one of the most talked about wearables since the Bluetooth earpiece, and arguably the biggest advancement in portable tech since the first iPhone, it’s...

Mac’s Makeup Is Miraculous

By Taylor Contarino 20’

December 18, 2016

Your highlight glows prettily and softly on your cheeks, offering a warm ambiance on your bronzed tan skin. Your eyes are dark, smoky, and perfectly lined and winged out with a smooth and solid black gel liner. You bat your eyelashes,...

Winter Track: Is it for you?

By Jeffrey Williams ‘20

December 18, 2016

Imagine yourself running laps around your school in the spring. The perfect weather conditions make it easy to keep stride. If you are an athlete, or just like to stay physically fit, you found that scenario appealing like I did,...

2016 goes down in the books as a terrible year

By Emily Willett ’17

December 18, 2016

All right, I know what you’re thinking. Yes, there is about a month and a half left in the year 2016, but let’s face the facts: this year was awful. From celebrity deaths, to wide-spread diseases and innocent lives being...

The things I wish I knew as a freshman

By Ali Vergilio ‘17

December 18, 2016

Dear New Freshmen, You probably are scared or feeling a little weird about entering high school. You went from being the big fish in the pond to the smallest fish in just a couple short months. High school is a big transition...

Benefits of healthy eating

By Alexis Theckston ‘20

December 18, 2016

As people cook in the kitchen, you can hear the sound of the food sizzling and the clicking of the burners trying to turn on. The smell of the food cooking is what brings everyone into the kitchen, mostly the little ones. From...