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Is Prom Overrated?

Briana Tedesco

April 12, 2013

While high school girls who obsess over prom are a dime a dozen, others feel that prom is hyped up way more than it needs to be. There seems to be more preparation for prom and the after-prom plans, than the actual event itself. “I...

The Teenage Challenges of Eating Healthy

Ellen Di Dia

April 4, 2013

It’s a half day and you and your friends are talking about where to go out for lunch after school. “Chipotle! Five Guys! Cars! Smashburger!” Here we go again. The shrill sound of these greasy, fattening food places make...

Ban on Assault Weapons Not the Answer

Brendan Lesko, Reporter

March 22, 2013

If you would think an assault weapon is more dangerous than a regular weapon, you think wrong. A gun doesn’t have a lower capacity to kill people just because it is not an assault weapon. An assault weapon is actually just a...

Pressure on You and Your Wallet: AP Tests

Christine Farawell, Reporter

March 21, 2013

It seems these days that AP is becoming less like an option and more like an obligation. Taking away the alternative of an honors level in some of its history and English classes, Verona High School seems to be pushing kids into...

Is Dating a Thing of the Past?

Amanda Langan, Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2013

If you want to go on a date, you’re living in the wrong era. In the 21st century, the dating scene has been altered, and some argue it has completely disappeared. While it sounds like a broken record when we hear about...

Is Television History?

Elena Pelse, Reporter

February 27, 2013

This generation is becoming alarmingly addicted to TV shows and movies, but at the same time, the amount of cable and satellite TV subscribers is declining. Hundreds of thousands of people have ditched their TV providers for...

A Call for Rethinking Electives

Brendan Lesko

February 26, 2013

Have you ever just taken a class because it was all that was left? Have you ever been in an elective just because you thought it was easy? Have you ever been in one of those electives and complained about having too much work...

Profit or Principle

Caitlin Barnes

February 26, 2013

In a society so sensitive to the protection of human rights and the freedom of expression, does the protection of animal rights become lost in the process of “humanity”? Is wearing fur perfectly justifiable, as one’s...

Cheating Changes the Game

Amanda Langan, Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2013

It's the biggest battle that schools have to face. Whether it is at a public school in Newark or an elite private in Massachusetts, cheating is changing scholastic achievement as we once knew it. Not only is cheating more prominent...

Facebook Faces Competition

Cassidy McKeen, Reporter

January 22, 2013

A couple of years ago you couldn't do anything without it somehow popping up on Facebook minutes later. People updated their Facebook statuses hourly with information on what cool place they’re at, who they’re currently mad...

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