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How Strange TV Shows on Nickelodeon Shaped Gen-Z

How Strange TV Shows on Nickelodeon Shaped Gen-Z

Sara Matvey, Editor

December 4, 2019

I don’t know much about shows on Nickelodeon currently; however, I do know that all the shows from my childhood are strange. Shows like the Drake and Josh, iCarly, Victorious, Big Time Rush, and Spongebob all shaped the way that Gen-Z acts and reacts. Below is some brief information about each show. ...

The Last Christmas

The Last Christmas

Emily Fitz-Patrick, Author

December 2, 2019

The ginger doll rests on my lap. Her eyes are an ice blue, like mine, and her pink booties are tied tightly ‘round her ankles. And as the fire spews an ember towards the hardwood floor and leaves it with a black hole, the candles burn bright, overflowing with wax. I turn to the little boy staring at...

An Attitude of Gratitude

An Attitude of Gratitude

Emily Fitz-Patrick, Author

November 18, 2019

Reader, Today we're taking a look at gratitude--the ancient language of happiness. From early humans to current ones, gratitude has shaped the mentality of so many people in countless positive ways. Recently, psychologists have taken an interest in how gratitude can change lives. From "gratitude journals,"...

Fabulous Failure

Fabulous Failure

Emily Fitz-Patrick, Author

November 18, 2019

You're probably wondering why I titled this article "Fabulous Failure," when no one wants to fail. Failing means that correction and revision need to be made. Sometimes it's easy to deal with failure, when you're practicing a sport two days before the game, and you can't seem to get the ball in the goal--but...

Joker – The Failure of A Social Commentary

Joker – The Failure of A Social Commentary

Olivia Barry, Author

November 4, 2019

Since the trailer for Todd Phillips' Joker arrived in April, fervent comic book fans and film buffs alike have been buzzing with anticipation for the movie adaptation of origin story of the infamous Batman villain. For the past few weeks, the talk around Joker has been inescapable. Despite opening t...

Managing General Anxiety

Managing General Anxiety

Emily Fitz-Patrick, Author

October 30, 2019

"That candle I had going before bed, did I blow it out before falling asleep?" I ask myself, half asleep. I would wake up multiple times during the night, checking the candle and asking the same question. Do you ever wonder, "is it normal?" Getting nervous before soccer games, and throwing up ten minutes...

Baby Boomers and The Future of Gen-Z

Baby Boomers and The Future of Gen-Z

Emily Fitz-Patrick, Author

October 30, 2019

Greta Thunberg becomes an icon and inspiration to teenagers. The digital age takes hold, trapping youth in an obsessive phone checking, ungrounding, anxiety provoking world. Safety is compromised. There is almost a sense of being watched or tracked at all times. News outlets permeate every corner of...

IT Chapter 2 – Does it Float or Does it Fall Flat?

IT Chapter 2 – Does it Float or Does it Fall Flat?

Olivia Barry, Author

October 24, 2019

For the past month, eager moviegoers looking for a kickoff to the Halloween season have flocked to theaters to see IT Chapter 2. Being a lover of all things Halloween, scary movies included, my mom and I headed to see IT Chapter 2 on opening night. I've been a huge fan of the IT franchise since its first installmen...

Where We Go and What We know: Déjà Vu and Other Weird Experiences

Where We Go and What We know: Déjà Vu and Other Weird Experiences

Meg Kennedy, Author

October 23, 2019

After conversing with some of my peers, I've come to find that not everyone experiences déjà vu the same way, some not experiencing it at all. In case you don't already know, déjà vu is when you feel you are experiencing the same exact moment twice. In my case, I've always had pretty odd and specific...

What I Wish I Knew Before I Got My Wisdom Teeth Out

What I Wish I Knew Before I Got My Wisdom Teeth Out

Sara Matvey, Editor

September 23, 2019

Getting my wisdom teeth out was scary, but not traumatic. In the weeks leading up to my procedure date, I scoured the internet trying to figure out what I would do while I was stuck at home for a few days. All I found was people telling me that I should read books and that I would be fine in two days....

5 Creative Writing Prompts That Cured My Writer’s Block

5 Creative Writing Prompts That Cured My Writer’s Block

Meg Kennedy, Author

September 18, 2019

As a writer, you sometimes hit a point. Face flat against the desk, hair splayed, eyes screwed shut as you rack your brain for just one more idea. I know I've been in this prompt purgatory one too many times. In hopes to solve this mini-crisis, here are five prompts to alleviate writer's block: 1. Write a...

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Junior Year

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Junior Year

Sara Matvey, Contributer

May 23, 2019

Junior year was hard and my classmates and classes above us all agree. One of the most important years of high school in conjunction with generally harder classes is a recipe for disaster, but if you go in ready, it won’t be. Here are 10 tips to make your junior year great 1. Get AP and SAT/ACT...

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