The Warrior

Wake up, Get out of Bed, Run a Brush Across Your Head

Nicole Hooker, Viewpoints Editor

January 10, 2019

My alarm blares in my ear. The piercing, annoying, obnoxious, DUHN DUHN DUHN DUHN over and over again until I tap “stop” on my home screen. I turn it off and close my eyes again, dreading this moment. Waking up again to ...

La Classe de Francais Est Unique

Isabelle Samudio, Entertainment Editor

January 10, 2019

La classe de francais is a very unique class. French students have had the same teacher, Madame Vargas-Curatola, since seventh grade. As the class-size dwindled and the incoming freshman classes stopped taking French, we p...

Classic 1940’s Christmas Song: Lighthearted or Inappropriate?

Bianca Falco, Viewpoints Editor

December 20, 2018

For most Americans, the day after Thanksgiving is considered the beginning of the holiday season, with that most people have their favorite holidays songs blasting. However this year some people, instead of enjoying the well-kn...

Another Tragic Loss – Stephen Hillenberg Dies at 57

Isabelle Samudio, Entertainment Editor

December 4, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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