The Fairviewer

Amusing YouTube Channels to Help You Pass the Time

Michael Sluck

April 5, 2020

So, you’re sitting at home, feeling sorry for yourself. Cheer up! The quarantine won’t last forever. In the meantime, I find that sometimes you need to watch some comedy just to cheer yourself up. So, here are a few YouTube ...

Ten Works of Historical Fiction That Are Worth Reading

Literary Reviewer

April 5, 2020

“A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.” Nowhere is this famous quote (often misattributed to Joseph Stalin, though no one knows its author) better personified than in the world of historical fiction...

Ten Fantasy/SciFi Book Recommendations

Literary Reviewer

April 5, 2020

Why do we read? Well, there’s a lot of reasons. To gain empathy, to learn, to see things from a different point of view, to know we’re not alone, to gain a better understanding of the world around us. One of the most impo...

Shakespeare Plays You Should Read Even Though No One is Making You

Literary Reviewer

April 5, 2020

In your time in high school, there’s a handful of Shakespeare plays you might read: Romeo and Juliet freshman year, Macbeth and Julius Caesar your sophomore year, and possibly even Hamlet your senior year. However, Shakespeare...

Bored? Read a Comic Strip

Michael Sluck

April 2, 2020

I feel as if, nowadays, not enough teenagers are exposed to comic strips.  It’s hardly surprising. With declining newspaper circulation, as well as a large number of people getting their news online, the once popula...

“Not every quote you read on the Internet is true.” – Abraham Lincoln

Michael Sluck

April 2, 2020

The Internet loves inspirational quotes. You know the kind: a picture of some famous politician/writer/celebrity, and then right next to it, some words of wisdom, meant to inspire and embolden. Of course, it’s very easy to ...

Keyboard Shortcuts You Need to Know

Michael Sluck

March 5, 2020

The other day, I was sitting in French class, and we had to copy and paste something from an article into a Google Doc. “Just use Ctrl+Shift+V,” I told someone. They had no idea what I was talking about, which was surprising to ...

Expressions that Simply Make No Sense

Michael Sluck

February 27, 2020

English is filled with expressions and idioms that we use every day without even thinking about it. But sometimes, when you pause to consider the things we say, there are some turns-of-phrase that just don’t add up. With that ...

Illegal Bee Scare in Local Classroom

Abigail Bermeo

October 16, 2019

This past Thursday an unexpected bee was found in Room 49 at Verona High School. The suspected bee, age unknown, had reportedly been in the room for over five minutes before being noticed. The suspect has been known to have entered ...

Where to Grab a Bite to Eat in Verona

Maeve McGinley

May 29, 2019

Frank Anthony’s Everyone who's anyone in Verona has been to Frank Anthony’s, more commonly called Frank Ant’s. People flock to Frank Ant’s for their iconic Fortunato sandwich which is comprised of a chicken cutlet, arug...

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