Another Tragic Loss – Stephen Hillenberg Dies at 57

Isabelle Samudio, Entertainment Editor

December 4, 2018

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This year we have lost many celebrities: people who created our childhood or have been around for so long, they seem invincible. From Stan Lee to Stephen Hawking, great minds have passed on. Tragically, just yesterday, we lost someone...

Cell Rules too Strict or too Lenient?

Julia Enella, Reporter

December 4, 2018

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Students around the globe have strict policies against their cell phones in school everyday. Deans and principals create very harshrules about when they can have use their cell phones and others do not even allow them to carry...

What’s the Big Deal about Dashes?

Jenna Miller, Editor in Chief

December 3, 2018

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The hyphen, the en dash, and the em dash, at first glance, are hard to tell apart. Of these three dashes, the dash most commonly used is the hyphen. It’s the dash you see on most computer keyboards — and because of this presenc...

America Needs Its Caffeine Fix

Julia Ferrara, Reporter

December 3, 2018

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For most Americans, drowsy mornings all start the same way. Whether it’s a trip to Dunkin’ or making a cup at home, it’s safe to say most people drink coffee in the morning. The coffee craze has been in the United States f...

Equal Support for All Student Activities Could Increase School Spirit

Kate Padgett, Reporter

November 29, 2018

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It’s game day in Wantagh. Students, family, and friends dressed in full black and gold pack the stands. Screams of “Let’s go, Wantagh!” fill the air. The song “Run this Town” blares on the speakers as the football...

The Smart Drug

Shelby Dwyer, Reporter

November 14, 2018

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Adderall, otherwise known as the “smart drug,” has been circulating around populations of teenagers and young adults ever since 1996 - when “Richwood Pharmaceuticals first introduced Adderall to the public as an instant-rel...

Your Deadline to Save the Planet is only about 11 Years Away

Isabelle Samudio, Entertainment Editor

October 18, 2018

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Have you noticed how the trees aren’t changing color? How only at the final stretch of autumn has the world cooled down? This will not be an isolated incident of 2018 - a mere shock and then back to our regularly scheduled prog...

Is this as Addictive as Drugs?

Sarah Benkovic, Reporter

October 18, 2018

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How many hours a day do you spend on your phone? Even I admit to spending a lot of time on my phone. Various studies show that phone addiction is almost as addictive as drugs and alcohol. Teens and even adults get anxious or ...

Cross Beltagh and Adopt a Dog from Bideawee

Elizabeth Katz, Reporter

October 17, 2018

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Do you often fantasize about finding a lifelong companion? The pet-buying craze has been around for years. Someone looking for a pet thinks, “I want the cutest dog on the market.” So hopeful pet owner goes to a pet shop an...

The Unsolved Murder of JonBenét Ramsey Haunts Us 22 Years Later

Bianca Falco, Viewpoints Editor

October 16, 2018

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After a Christmas night in 1996 things would never be the same for the family and Boulder, Colorado neighborhood of JonBenét Ramsey. The anguish would last over two decades and continues today. Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenét...

Our Future May Be As Dark as Coal, Study Finds

Jenna Miller, Editor in Chief

October 16, 2018

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Coal is forever-ingrained in the minds of many as having a negative connotation - after all, there’s the saying that the naughty little boys and girls get coal in their stockings on Christmas. However, the negative connotati...

Starbucks Brewing Coffee in Italy

Gianna Barberio, Reporter

October 11, 2018

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In early September, Starbucks opened its first store in Italy and many Italians are not happy about it. Before the opening, a Facebook poll was taken asking if Italians would like a Starbucks to open up in Italy. The poll feat...

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