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#OscarsSoWhite

#OscarsSoWhite

Osob Abas, Arts and Entertainment Writer
February 22
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, and Cate Blanchett  all have received either a statue for Best Actor or Best Actress. Other than having a phenomenal talent to shine under the spotlight they all share one common feature: their skin color. For the second year in a row, the Academy of...

Newsies Seizes The Stage

Newsies Seizes The Stage

Samantha Brandt, Arts & Entertainment Editor
February 22
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High above the city of New York, two boys stargaze. The streets below them are cruel and dangerous. Everyday they struggle to survive, living off the change they earn selling papers, begging for food, and sometimes even sleeping on the streets. Yet they find strength in their companionship with one an...

GSA: Gender and Sexuality Alliance

GSA: Gender and Sexuality Alliance

Rachel Stevens, Arts and Entertainment Writer
February 17
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According to the LGBT Foundation’s Exceeding Expectations program, 95% of students hear the word ‘gay’ being used as an insult at school.  That means school can be a harmful environment for people who are different. This is why GSA, or Gender Sexuality Alliance, can be very beneficial. In the ...

The Most Talked About Series This Year

The Most Talked About Series This Year

MaKenna Farrington, Arts and Entertainment Writer
February 16
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“Making A Murderer” ...why is everyone talking about Steven Avery? If you watched all ten episodes of the TV series you are probably left with more questions than answers. It’s a story that is frustrating, complicated, horrific, and has caused significant speculation and disgust. Avery,...

Making A Difference

Making A Difference

Alyssa Kremer, Arts and Entertainment Writer
February 15
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When we look back on our middle school experiences, the memories aren't always so great. Odd fashion taste, braces glued to our teeth, and awkward social situations. But we didn't go through it alone; we all had people there to help us through it. The high schoolers we looked up to were none other than...

Back to the Past

Back to the Past

Tasnia Iffat, Arts and Entertainment Writer
February 10
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Although history has its ups and downs, many enjoy learning about it. In order to allow students to experience history on their own terms, the AP Euro teachers have a traditional activity for them. The AP Euro “Salon” is an exclusive event for all students in the class, where they have a chance...

The Iron Maidens are Stronger than Ever!

The Iron Maidens are Stronger than Ever!

Leigh Rosenthal, Arts & Entertainment Writer
February 4
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After recently winning the remarkable Inspire award at the North Branch Competition--as well as the Second Inspire and Connect at Rochester--the Iron Maidens are definitely living up to their namesake. Created last year, the Iron Maidens joined the ranks of the three other successful robotics teams...

2016: Year of the Movies?

2016: Year of the Movies?

Tasnia Iffat, Arts & Entertainment Writer
February 3
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“My name is Bond. James Bond.” Each year the entertainment industry blesses us with movies. Some leave a larger impression than others and 2015 was a year that left an impression that is hard to rival. Luckily, 2016 is also a year that promises great movies. For those Marvel fans in the community, Capt...

Spotlight: Muslim Student Association

Spotlight: Muslim Student Association

Osob Abas, Arts & Entertainment Writer
February 3
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Religion is more to a person then a belief. It’s a way one person carries themselves in this world. It is natural for people to believe in a religion; every culture from the Mongols to the Mayans had different beliefs. The great thing is that in the U.S., people can choose to practice their own rel...

E3 STEM: The STEM of Knowledge

E3 STEM: The STEM of Knowledge

Zynab Ahmed, Arts & Entertainment Writer
February 3
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The later years of high school life are often plagued with stress and anxiousness regarding a future career. Being unaware of the countless professions in the world is, unfortunately, very common among students. According to CBS News, a Gallup study concluded that only 30% of Americans felt engaged...

David Bowie: A True Star

David Bowie: A True Star

Samantha Brandt, Arts & Entertainment Editor
January 26
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For many, the news of David Bowie’s passing was unfathomable. He was a man who seemed to transcend humanity; it was as though normal human laws such as mortality didn’t affect him. The world was sent into mourning when the news of his death broke. Billboard.com reported that over 4.3 million ...

Snapchat Scores: Do We Need To “Snap” Out Of Social Media?

Snapchat Scores: Do We Need To “Snap” Out Of Social Media?

Rachel Stevens, Arts & Entertainment Writer
January 24
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

More than 400 million Snapchat stories are created per day. With these kind of numbers it’s hard to ignore the effect this social media app has on our lives. As you probably already know, the social media app Snapchat has gained enormous popularity over the last few years. This addictive app launch...

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