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PARCC Provokes Much Negative Reaction

Izzy Schechter

April 28, 2015

Filed under Commentary

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

Filed under Commentary

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

Filed under Commentary, Top Stories

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

Filed under Commentary

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

Filed under Commentary, Sports

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

Filed under Commentary

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...

Embracing the F-Word

Mira Braneck, Editor-in-Chief

February 4, 2015

Filed under Commentary

I recently saw a tweet that read, “if you like the hashtag #WomenAgainstFeminism then you might also enjoy #SlavesAgainstEmancipation and #JewsForHitler.” I find the phenomenon of women refusing to identify as feminists...

Opinion-Hatred for Other NFC East Teams

Luke Connell, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2015

Filed under Commentary, Sports, Top Stories

As a serious sports fan, I love my two major teams, the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Eagles.  But being a lover of one team comes hand in hand with being a hater of their rivals. As a lifelong Eagles fan living in an Eagles-crazy...

New ID Policy: Well-Intentioned but Ineffectual

Alysia Vega, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2015

Filed under Commentary

Everyone can agree that security is an issue for schools, especially considering the numerous school shootings in the past few years. However, it is seems equally apparent that a recently changed VHS policy is not attacking this...

The Unhealthiness of Soda and the Soda Industry’s Reply

Alysia Vega, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2014

Filed under Commentary, Features

Everyone’s favorite drink may be one of the culprits of the increase in health problems. Soda is not only addictive, but it is also unhealthy. Soda is extremely high in sugar, which leads to many health problems down the...

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