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Why the College Board Owns My Soul

Why the College Board Owns My Soul

Brynna B. '20, Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Review, Top Stories

It’s not uncommon for one friend (or several) to fall into a seat at the lunch table proclaiming that taking AP classes was the worst decision of their young lives. Dramatic teen angst aside, I have to wonder: If taking Advanced Placement classes makes everyone so miserable, why do we keep subjecting ourse...

Are vacations worth it during the school year?

Are vacations worth it during the school year?

Olive D. '19, Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Review, Top Stories

Sometimes a vacation is all we need to relax and get right back on track, but during the school year, vacations can bring students even more stress. For some students the mention of going on vacation fills them with excitement, whether they go to Florida, Punta Cana, Spain, South Africa, or the Poconos. B...

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Review

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Review

Brynna B. '20, Reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under A&E, Opinion/Review

The second installment of the Fantastic Beasts series was released Nov. 16, 2018. However, “Crimes of Grindelwald” was not met with quite the same excitement as the first one. Why? Audiences fell in love with J.K. Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”. This was thanks to thre...

The Power of Music

The Power of Music

Esosa E. '22, Reporter

November 20, 2018


Filed under A&E, Opinion/Review

Music has power. Whether listening to a classic Hannah Montana song bringing me a wistful feeling of nostalgia or bopping to a friend’s chill playlist to get me focused, music changes me. It possesses the strong ability to easily influence the emotions, behaviors, or thoughts of a person of any age...

Bohemian Rhapsody: The Life and Legacy of Queen

Bohemian Rhapsody:  The Life and Legacy of Queen

Maddy H. '21, Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under A&E, Opinion/Review

“Bohemian Rhapsody” is a must-see movie best viewed in a theater with the music shaking your seat. The story focuses on Freddie Mercury and the struggles and successes of his band, Queen, going solo, and being diagnosed with AIDS. The movie includes many popular songs by Queen, including “Bohemian Rh...

The Blair Witch Project: My First Horror Movie

The Blair Witch Project: My First Horror Movie

Maddy H. '21, Reporter

November 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Review

The Blair Witch Project is a thrilling horror film perfect for any horror movie fans. As kids grow up, Halloween becomes a time for scary movies rather than candy and trick-or-treating. I have avoided horror movies in the past, but at age 16, I decided to watch my first one, The Blair Witch Project, dire...

The World of ‘Trench’

The World of ‘Trench’

Esosa E. '22, Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under A&E, Opinion/Review

Twenty One Pilots’ new album, Trench, is a creative, different mixture of music, that has fabricated its own musical style. After taking a yearlong hiatus, the duo, drummer Josh Dun and singer Tyler Joseph, finally released the album on October 5th. Trench reached number one on the US iTunes Charts and...

The Reality of ‘Never Again’

The Reality of ‘Never Again’

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Review, Top Stories

Never again. How many times will we hear those words until it is true? Will each of our communities, each of the people we hold dear have to experience loss at the hands of bigotry? Never again, just one more time. And again. And again. Saturday, Oct. 27, eleven lives lost. A shooter gunned down elev...

First Man: A Phenomenal Film

First Man: A Phenomenal Film

Emily M. '22, Reporter

October 29, 2018


Filed under A&E, Opinion/Review

Grab your space suit (and some tissues) and prepare for blast off as First Man takes you to the moon. The riveting movie experience chronicles the journey of Neil Armstrong from flying as an experimental test pilot to becoming the first person to walk on another celestial body. Directed by Damien Chazelle...

A Reflection on My Five Days in D.C.

A Reflection on My Five Days in D.C.

Stella W. '19, Editor

September 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Review, Student News, Top Stories

“Not sure if you’re thinking of a career in journalism but if you are (because you’d be amazing) then you might want to consider this opportunity.” Those were the words my journalism teacher sent me, altogether taking me by surprise. I suppose I write a good piece once in a while, but to re...

An A to Z Tour of the Philadelphia Zoo

An A to Z Tour of the Philadelphia Zoo

Stella W. '19, Dani F. '18, Maddie Z. '18, and Nicole O. '20

April 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion/Review, Photo Gallery

The Philadelphia Zoo boasts a wide array of animals in every shape and size. Take a quick tour of some of our favorites through this photo gallery.

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