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Column: Student Questions Grading System

Column:  Student Questions Grading System

Kiana Valeri, Staff Writer

October 27, 2019

Mixed thoughts exist between students, parents, and teachers as NHS entirely transitions to target-based grading, which is supposed to shift the focus on learning and change NHS for the better.  The N.J.S.D. Board of Education has been working on making this switch for the past three years.  &nbs...

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...

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,...

Column: Social Media’s Harmful Effects

Column:  Social Media’s Harmful Effects

Kaitlyn Nelson, Student of Journalism

May 13, 2019

The growth of technology in our society has given rise to many new platforms of social media. Instant gratification is at the touch of our fingertips. According to The Washington Post, “Teens spend nearly nine hours every day consuming media.” Social media dominates teens’ schedules. Social media is causing our society more harm than good. It can b...

Wise Guide to the Funny Bone Column: Tickled Silly Pink

Wise Guide to the Funny Bone Column: Tickled Silly Pink

Emilee Wise, Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2019

As Valentine's Day rolls around the corner, companies, media and more aim to entice the American public with flowery words, sweet promises and snazzy new colors, the most popular: millennial pink. For real?  A color named after a generation? For real.  I know because I looked it up on Google...

Column: A Guide to Holiday Greetings

Column:  A Guide to Holiday Greetings

Ally Poss, Student of Journalism

December 27, 2018

In recent years, a controversy has risen surrounding holiday greetings. Some claim a new era encouraging self-awareness or political-correctness suppresses the ability to say “Merry Christmas,” while the other side of the argument explains that “Happy Holidays” is a more inclusive term for th...

Column: Winter Wildlife Calls for Assistance

Column:  Winter Wildlife Calls for Assistance

Sammy Meverden, Student of Journalism

December 27, 2018

Winter winds can be brutal for everyone, especially the local wildlife. Sure, they do not have to worry about things like shoveling snow, or spending too much on their heating bill, but they do worry about things such as finding reliable shelter and food. As the snow blankets the ground and the plants begin to wither,...

Column: The Great Christmas Tree Controversy

Column:  The Great Christmas Tree Controversy

Josie Cleveland, Student of Journalism

December 27, 2018

Since the early 16th century, families worldwide have put up a Christmas tree to honor one of the biggest Christian holidays. According to History.com, Christmas trees, similar to the ones placed in homes today, were originally a German tradition, but it soon spread around the world. Today, familie...

Column: Gift Givers Guide — How to Stop the Holidays from Making the Bank Account Go Bankrupt?

Column:  Gift Givers Guide — How to Stop the Holidays from Making the Bank Account Go Bankrupt?

Trina Freeders, Student of Journalism

December 27, 2018

On Christmas Day, parents see their children running to the Christmas tree, opening presents and getting a huge smile on their face. What they are not thinking is how much this holiday season might have put them in debt or depleted their bank accounts. That is why, this year, as holidays are rounding ...

Hall of Fame Potential Abides in All

Hall of Fame Potential Abides in All

Emilee Wise, Editor-in-Chief

October 16, 2018

I sat at the fancily set table, feeling small in a room full of people with incredible stories.  “How did I get here?” I asked myself as I looked around. It seemed that everyone had more talent than I did -- it did not help that Touch of Class, the NHS swing orchestra was present, playing spectacula...

Column: Too Much Mail

Column: Too Much Mail

Emily Roberts, Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2018

As seniors decide their fate and send in their college deposits, mail continually floods their inbox from various institutions. The same few phrases haunt shredders, garbage cans, even closets. “We can help you soar higher!”, “Do you have what it takes?” and “Jumpstart your future” cause...

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