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“What is a good teacher?”

Claire Fitzpatrick

May 22, 2015

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What is your ideal teacher? Does a familiar face come to mind? Or is that teacher you? Both teachers and students around VHS have similar yet different expectations for what makes a “good” classroom environment. “A good...

Feel The Bern: Sanders Offers Viable Alternative

Mira Braneck, Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2015

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I am largely expected to be a Hillary Clinton supporter, as most liberals are. And, until recently, I expected myself to be too. But that was before I found the modern messiah of American politics, a man I, along with many other...

Transition, Transparency, and Trans People in 2015

Isabelle Schechter

May 9, 2015

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The idea of being transgender is an enigma to the roughly 96.5 percent of the world’s population that is cisgender. To be cisgender is to be born into the “right body;” in other words, the gender of your soul matches the...

Minority Report

Claire Rysavy

April 29, 2015

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Living in a small, middle to upper middle class town in North Jersey, we have a particular perspective on what the world is like. The majority of our town is Caucasian, has a house or apartment of some sort to come home to...

PARCC Provokes Much Negative Reaction

Izzy Schechter

April 28, 2015

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This year, the Verona district, as part of an initiative being taken by 12 states and the District of Columbia, administered the PARCC standardized test for the first time.  PARCC (the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness...

Carving An Alternative Path

Claire Rysavy

March 31, 2015

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These days there is an immense pressure on high school students to go to college after we graduate. From the moment we start high school, we are told to do well in school so we can go to college and have a good job.  Verona is...

Why Governor’s Ball Music Festival is Overrated  

Isabelle Schechter, Editor-in-Chief

March 9, 2015

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If you live in the New York City area, chances are you’ve overheard a gushing teenager bragging about her $260 ticket to the one and only Governor’s Ball music festival on Randall’s Island, New York City. For years, the...

The Apple is Rotting

Claire Fitzpatrick, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2015

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Cracked phone screens, empty wallets and angry customers are all that Apple is producing these days. iPhones, iPods, iPads and Mac computers used to be America’s sensation, but are slowly becoming a thing of the past. “iPhones...

Sports Study: A Great Alternative for Athletes

Emilia Frizzi, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2015

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Athletes at VHS typically get home from practice around 5:30 p.m. and from there they have to eat dinner, do homework, and manage to get enough sleep to do it all again the next day.  It can be a grueling schedule for those athletes...

Will “Family Living” Be Any More Helpful Than The Quadratic Formula?

Claire Rysavy, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2015

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At 17 and 18 years old, seniors in high school should be learning how to cook, do laundry, take care of themselves, manage a budget, and how to handle the various social situations they will encounter in college. Instead, here...

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