The Voice

Playing in perfect pitch

Playing in perfect pitch

Natalie Trzeciak

May 23, 2016

e feels the soft vibration of the strings beneath his fingertips. His mind is focused on the music, on every changing chord. The atmosphere the audience is giving off is electric. The very thought of them enjoying his music is exciting, and nothing less than what he dreamt of as an 8-year-old boy. Junior B...

Around the World

Around the World

Alex Landman

May 23, 2016

chool was finally out and unlike most kids, the next morning she did not get to sleep in.  Her parents surprised her and her siblings with a trip around the world to visit their cousins, most of whom she had not seen since she was a baby.   For sophomore Abigail Ayemoba, seeing her family required an early ...

Dazed, Confused, and Bruised

Dazed, Confused, and Bruised

Alex Landman

April 25, 2016

fter an eight hour car ride to softball nationals in Ohio, freshman Quinn Walsh wanted nothing more than to step onto the field.  She put on her eye black, straightened her bow, double knotted her cleats, and it was game time.  However, the day did not go as she thought. During pregame warmups, an...

Taking a Shot

Taking a Shot

Alex Landman

March 18, 2016

t the end of the track and field season last year, she made a promise to herself for the next season, a promise she told herself she would keep.  As for most athletes, improvement happens in the offseason, and that was exactly what senior Sarah Henderson was determined to achieve.   “I was ...

A Greener Diet

A Greener Diet

Maggie McGee

March 10, 2016

For most people, living without a diet including juicy grilled steaks, chicken nuggets from McDonald's, classic ball park hot dogs, and famous Philly cheese steaks is unimaginable. Yet, for sophomore Emily D’Antonio, being a vegetarian has been normal for the past 5 years.   By definiti...

A Sugar Scare

A Sugar Scare

Alex Landman

February 22, 2016

er lifelong journey started like this; she was sick for a week in sixth grade, so her mom took her to the doctor.  There were no noticeable symptoms, but she knew something was not right.  They ran tests on her, and it all escalated from there. Her blood sugar level was at 500. An average blo...

A Smile in the Crowd

A Smile in the Crowd

Camille Paddock

February 17, 2016

t’s a typical Monday morning. Students are rushing to their classes, friends are conversing in the hallway, and everyone is giving off blank stares as they walk down the hall, minds numb. Except for her. She makes sure to say hello to all of the people she knows. She makes sure wave to...

Shredding the Slopes

Shredding the Slopes

Alex Landman

January 21, 2016

t was Spring Break of 2015 and most students were preparing to head somewhere, anywhere warm, especially after the bone-chilling winter that hit full force.  However, there was an exception. She stood on top of the mountain, strapped on her snowboard, pulled on her goggles, and prepared for that fr...

On a Mission

On a Mission

Alex Landman

January 15, 2016

he strapped on her leg pads and pulled her goalie helmet over her head. This was the biggest moment of her life.  She knew she had no choice.  This was it.  The end of the road.  It was either win the bronze medal or go home.  Going home was not an option. “It all hit me when I was skat...

A desire to learn

A desire to learn

Mohammed Syed

December 13, 2015

ome things in life are hard to get through, but doing so makes a person successful.  One of these things is getting a PhD.  Although many teachers do not have one, math teacher Beth Knott does.   “I finished my PhD in March of 2013 from Roosevelt University," said Knott. “My dissertation was...

Just a Memory

Just a Memory

Camille Paddock

November 19, 2015

he walked down the hallway, eyes glued to her phone. After arriving at her locker, she glanced up to put in her combination. Then she saw her. The girl who made her life a living hell just a few years ago. And the memories all flooded back like it had just happened yesterday. “I remember c...

Keeping Passions at Hand

Keeping Passions at Hand

Ashley O'Brien

November 17, 2015

he anticipation of singing is what keeps Senior Lauren Aceron going everyday. Guitar in her hands, and her mic near by, Aceron has a passion for singing unlike any other. "It takes all the stress away from all the tests and quizzes I have to get ready for," said Aceron. Aceron has been singing as...

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