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Holocaust Survivor Speaking Reflection

Holocaust Survivor Speaking Reflection

Lila Maiolo, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

On February 19, all United States History students had the opportunity to hear Holocaust survivor Steen Metz speak about his experiences as a child in concentration camps during the Holocaust. What I learned from this presentation was unlike anything I have experienced before. While I know most students have grown up learning about the Ho...

Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Review

Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Review

Vaasu Kakuturu, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

Through all of its shortcomings and pitfalls, “Sonic the Hedgehog” did manage to achieve one thing: it brought me back to my childhood when I dreamed of having superpowers. Throughout the course of the movie, I would have done anything to have Sonic’s supersonic speed so I could get out of the...

Seasonal Recipes: Butternut Squash Soup

Seasonal Recipes: Butternut Squash Soup

Paulina Ornatsky, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2020

Butternut squash is an extremely versatile food used in any dish from desserts to entrees. The squash is seasonal to winter, making butternut squash soup the perfect recipe to cook this season. The soup uses roasted butternut squash to truly accentuate the flavor of the squash as roasting the squash caramelizes it, bringing out the...

Christmas Movie Reviews

Christmas Movie Reviews

Melissa Liu, Graphics Editor

December 16, 2019

Staffer reviews some of season's newly released movies.

Trump Impeachment: Pro/Con

Trump Impeachment: Pro/Con

Melissa Liu and Janice Lee

November 21, 2019

PRO written by Melissa Liu: No one can deny the effects that President Trump has had on America’s political climate—both the good and the bad. On one hand, as my APUSH teacher puts it, Trump has awakened the nation from a political coma: people on both sides of the aisle have begun exercising thei...

Fantastic Halloween Movies

Fantastic Halloween Movies

Stephanie Levitt, Business Manager

October 31, 2019

These four Halloween classics are sure to make your day a little bit spookier!

Seasonal Recipes: Apple Charlotte

Seasonal Recipes: Apple Charlotte

Paulina Ornatsky, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2019

“Fall” in love with this homemade apple charlotte recipe This Apple Charlotte is a healthier twist on Apple Pie, a classic American fall staple, and is the perfect follow-up activity to apple picking.This recipe comes from my grandmother, Liliya Yakovleva. She was born and raised in the Soviet Union, so they didn’t have much to work with.Baking an apple Charlotte is...

Column: Democratic Candidates September Debate 2019

Dylan HU, Editor-in-Chief

September 23, 2019

The third Democratic debate showcased the top ten candidates in the field on Thursday night with nearly three hours of policy proposals, tough questions and failed zingers. I’ll evaluate each candidate’s performance and discuss who won and lost.    Winners: Beto O’Rourke Desp...

The Goldfinch Movie Review

Humza Qazi, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2019

Just because something works in one medium doesn’t mean it automatically will in another. A great example of this would be converting a Pulitzer Prize-winning book into a two and a half hour feature film; you simply cannot mimic the depth allowed by hundreds of pages in a book. Such is the case wit...

IT Chapter Two Review

IT Chapter Two Review

Alex Bradshaw and Dean Bradshaw

September 12, 2019

Hollywood loves its sequels. Unfortunately, too many sequels are created only to sell tickets.  However, there are the rare sequels that care about the characters and complete a compelling story. “It Chapter Two” is like a firefly at night - rare and beautiful. The movie is the perfect ending...

Staffer Review: Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse

Kendall Roberts, Managing Editor Print

February 14, 2019

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse” is not your “typical neighborhood” superhero movie.

Letter to the Editor – Mr. Brett Erdmann

Mr. Brett Erdmann, NHS Director, Community Service Coordinator

February 7, 2019

Dear Statesman,   I just read the article in the Statesman, and I really appreciate the suggestion that the intent of students participating in Give-A-Thon should be thoroughly questioned.  I agree that there is a lot more work to do regarding pushing students toward authenticity. Each y...

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