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Moira Lavelle, Magazine Editor

April 16, 2010

On January 12th a tremendous earthquake hit the island nation of Haiti, affecting the capital of Port-au-Prince and much of the surrounding area.  Before the quake, Haiti was the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere.  The...

The Midterm Frenzy

Gregory Kurtzman, Staff Writer

April 16, 2010

They fester in the back of our minds during all of winter break.  They are what teachers allude to incessantly during the first and second quarter of the school year.  They require hours of studying and preparation.  They are all an hour and a half long.  They ...

The Chinese New Year Around the World

Adjoa Mante, Staff Writer

April 16, 2010

Gong Xi Fa Cai, or Happy New Year!  The Chinese New Year occurred February 14th this year and people all over the world initiated the year of the Metal Tiger.  The traditions present during the 15-day celebration of the New...


Lauren Berenbaum, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2010

I love snow.  Over the past couple of weeks, heaps of snow have covered our streets, our driveways, and our grass.  It is at times like this when it is cold outside that I love to sit on the couch with a warm blanket and a mug...

Meetin’ with Maug…An Interview with English Teacher Mrs. Mauger

Laura Johnston, Staff Writer

April 16, 2010

AP English Literature and English 4 Honors teacher Mrs. Mauger always struck me as a down-to-earth, cool person, so I interviewed her to learn more.  When she was a high school senior, Mrs. Mauger graduated third in her class...

Navigating Dark Waters: Methods to Afford College

Eileen Mayro, Outreach Editor

April 16, 2010

Due to America’s economic woes, a high school student’s selection of which college or university to attend has become based on more than just its academic and social attributes; unfortunately, this important decision is also...

Groundhog Day

Chris DeSimone, Staff Writer

April 16, 2010

Punxsutawney Phil’s shadow was waiting for him when he poked his head out of his hole this February 2nd, and for the lesser informed, whether or not Phil sees his silhouette when he wakes up on Groundhog Day means whether we...

What’s Happening in Haiti And How You Can Help

Lauren Berenbaum & Costanza Maio, Editors-in-Chief

April 16, 2010

As most of us know by now, an earthquake struck Haiti on January 12.  The country was torn apart: schools and hospitals, as well as a prison, collapsed. Thousands were killed; many were left homeless or trapped in different buildings,...

Unrest in Iran

Dimitri Coukos, Staff Writer

April 16, 2010

Political unrest in Iran as Green Movement pushes change Three days before Valentine’s day, a celebration of love, an Iranian national holiday presented itself with results in bitter contrast.  On February 11, 2010, Iran c...

The Supreme Court and Campaign Finance: The Political Yays and Nays

Emily Brody-Bizar, Staff Writer

April 16, 2010

Campaign finance has been much discussed over the past few decades.  The issue at hand was whether or not corporations should be permitted to finance political campaigns and on January 21, the Supreme Court decided in a five...

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