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Letter From the Editor: We Changed Our School . . . Next, We Change the World

Letter From the Editor: We Changed Our School . . . Next, We Change the World

Emilee Wise, Editor-in-Chief

May 27, 2019

Even after a 50 below winter, spring has finally arrived, and summer-- thankfully-- awaits around the corner.  This year had been a challenging one for NHS, as we faced things we could never had predicted at the beginning of the year.  Our world is constantly bombarded with hate and anger and fear,...

Review: McDonald’s Versus Starbucks Coffee

Review: McDonald’s Versus Starbucks Coffee

Nathaniel Gehrke, Student of Journalism

May 20, 2019

According to an article on HuffPost, the average American drinks 2.1 cups of coffee per day. Two of the most popular places to purchase coffee, Starbucks and McDonald's, offer vastly different experiences. Starbucks, claiming to offer the “best coffee and espresso drinks,” claims to sell nearly ...

Review of Hoodie Brands: Trend Dictates Quality and Style in Fashion Staple

Trevor Oneacre, Student of Journalism

May 19, 2019

When people think of hoodies, they think one of two things:  Either they think of the negative connotation that comes with the word “hoodie,” or they think of being a teen in a cozy sweater that is a staple in the wardrobe. Originally worn by non-athletes in the 1960s sweatshirts were then adopted by fas...

Review: “Mindhunter” is a Netflix Hit because of Fascination with Crime

Review:  “Mindhunter” is a Netflix Hit because of Fascination with Crime

Olivia Widmer, Student of Journalism

May 19, 2019

Mindhunter a TV series that hit Netflix in 2017, touches on subjects not easy for reader’s ears. The show taking place in the late 1970s follows two agents, who end up traveling across the country to study and interview the most infamous serial killers of the decade. The show touches on sensitive subj...

Column: Breeding Pets Does More Harm than Good

Column:  Breeding Pets Does More Harm than Good

Maddie Nail, Student of Journalism

May 19, 2019

A problem that often goes unheard of, but it still a dangerous and serious issue, is pet overpopulation, specifically dogs and cats. Most people own either a dog or a cat, adopting from animal shelters, rescues, and breeders. Unfortunately, this issue is ignored because of the lack of voices; therefore pet own...

Review: “Good at Falling” By The Japanese House

Review: “Good at Falling” By The Japanese House

Claire Bruder, Music Reviewer

May 19, 2019

This year has been extremely influential for music with the release of numerous astounding albums, including “Good at Falling” by The Japanese House. Written by English singer-songwriter Amber Bain, the 13 songs that make up the record convey Bain’s story of love and heartbreak, leaving the listen...

Review: The Journey for Chicken and Waffles

Review: The Journey for Chicken and Waffles

Jesus Mora, Student of Journalism

May 17, 2019

Chicken and waffles is a classic soul dish. The origin of the dish began in Wells Supper Club in Harlem during the 1930s. Myrecipes.com says the basic idea is: “Crispy thighs alongside deep pocketed batter.” The dish is timeless; the problem is options are limited in the Fox Valley. Hope, however, ...

Shamrock Shake Review: Worth the Hype or an Average Mint Shake

Shamrock Shake Review: Worth the Hype or an Average Mint Shake

Amanda Argall, Student of Journalism

May 13, 2019

The spring season is coming to a close, and with that, the production of McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes. Many locations concluded their limited-time offer of the shake sometime in April, leaving Shamrock-Shake enthusiasts everywhere in despair and most likely experiencing withdrawals. This begs the ques...

Column: Recurring School Shootings Create Need for Teachers to Carry Guns

Column: Recurring School Shootings Create Need for Teachers to Carry Guns

Kiana Valeri, Student of Journalism

May 13, 2019

Days and days go by as a recurring problem -- so big -- yet, so simple to solve; it has only been getting worst. That is school shootings. With a topic like this that is so controversial, no one can seem to put heads together to fix the problem. Instead, society has allowed 2,033 school shooting slip by a...

Prom Music Review: Okay Music with Slow Transitions

Prom Music Review:  Okay Music with Slow Transitions

May 13, 2019

Prom. The event everyone awaits.  Planning includes:  getting dresses or suits, buying tickets and finding a date. It is the talk for months in advance. Questions fill the air.  "What does your dress look like?  Who are you going with? Do you have dinner plans yet?"  Just a few of the questions tha...

Column: Disabled Students Deserve Accessible Schools

Column:  Disabled Students Deserve Accessible Schools

Maddie Bero, Student of Journalism

May 13, 2019

In my 13 years of school in the N.J.S.D., I have had a number of struggles. I understand that everyone has struggled at one point in life, and everyone is going through something. But some of my struggles are easy to fix, if effort is put into them. I am a partial paraplegic, which means that I am partially...

Column: Learning to Combat the Freshman 15 Leads to Overall Healthier Lifestyle

Column: Learning to Combat the Freshman 15 Leads to Overall Healthier Lifestyle

Vanessa Underhill, Student of Journalism

May 13, 2019

Freshman 15 -- A term almost all college students recognize, and one that most try to avoid. For reference, the fabled phrase refers to the average weight students gain during their first year of college. Studies debunk the myth of actually gaining 15 pounds during the first nine months of college,...

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