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What It Means to Be a VSCO Girl

What It Means to Be a VSCO Girl

Breanna Trudeau, Online Director

November 5, 2019

  And I Oop….. SKSKSKS. Know anyone who makes these trendy remarks? If so, a VSCO girl may be near.  “A VSCO girl is a trend of how people act and dress that came from the app VSCO itself which is a picture editing app where it's just a bunch of girls who started dressing in a certain way,...

School Shootings: What Should we do?

School Shootings: What Should we do?

Breanna Trudeau, Online Director

October 23, 2019

What should we do as a community to help ensure the safety of our schools? Should we enforce more rules in our school system? Should we place more policemen in school environments? As a community, we can help provide a safe system by placing programs for those in need of guidance and help. For some...

History Of Halloween

History Of Halloween

Jakob Mahon, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

When it begins to get cold, the leaves start falling and the decorations come out, it can only mean one thing: Halloween. This event was immigrated from Scotland and Ireland in the early 1900s. The name Halloween originated from All Hollows Eve, which is the day before All Saints Day. Many are unawar...

Super Bowl Recap: Was it the most historic?

Jesse Bellamy, Sports Director

February 4, 2019

“The worst Super Bowl ever” , “the game is rigged” , “I hate the Patriots” these are all things that were said last night, but really we should appreciate how GREAT Super Bowl LII was. Although the halftime show was debatably horrible (where was “Sweet Victory”?), we all witnessed ...

Black Friday 2018: From Storefront to Online

Black Friday 2018: From Storefront to Online

Julia Foster and Shelbi McDonald

December 7, 2018

The date September 24, 1869 broke history as the day of the discount, taking the world by storm dropping prices between 25% and 75% in the last 149 years. Now replacing its date with the 23rd of September; Black friday has become the pinnacle of Christmas shopping for thousands of people all over th...

Linguistics: I Ain’t Gotta Talk Like That

Linguistics: I Ain’t Gotta Talk Like That

Jay Fletcher, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

How many times have you been corrected for “incorrect” grammar in a paper or simply in a conversation in the classroom? For most speakers of a nonstandard dialect, probably a lot. Did you know that there is a academic field of study that prefers cultural dialects over “standard American English,...

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Breanna Trudeau, Ad Fundraising Manager

November 27, 2018

Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after U.S. Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year, much like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, things can get hectic during this season for local businesses. These three dates make the most popular sho...

What Does Thanksgiving & Its Traditions Mean to You?

What Does Thanksgiving & Its Traditions Mean to You?

Julia Foster, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018

Thanksgiving is two words put together that quickly summarize the holiday: thanks and giving. Thanksgiving’s premise is to give thanks and be grateful for what is given. Thanksgiving was proclaimed a national holiday in November, 1863. Ever since, it has been celebrated by Americans every fourth Thu...

Rally for Rights

Rally for Rights

Kayla Ward and Deiona Stanley

October 30, 2018

At a high school in New Jersey, a teacher caught two teens smoking in a bathroom. The teacher ordered one of the teens to open her purse. Later on, the teacher found out that the student was selling marijuana. The juvenile case argued that the student did not have the right of the 4th amendment. The...

India Garrison and the March for Gun Control

India Garrison and the March for Gun Control

Breanna Trudeau, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018

On March 24th, 2018 there was a school safety and gun control march in Washington D.C. highlighting the recent tragedy of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting in Parkland, Florida, as well as other shootings. West Brunswick’s India Garrison attended this march in support of gun control. “I strongly...

Everything in Moderation

Everything in Moderation

Izzy James-Hutson, Assistant editor

November 30, 2017

Liberals versus conservatives: this clash of political beliefs seems to be the root of every political conversation. The reality of politics is that the majority of people identify as moderates. Moderates are the core of our political system, citizens who identify with both liberal and conservative v...

The Kaepernick Effect

The Kaepernick Effect

Angela Arevalo, Assistant Editor

October 13, 2017

There is a famous quote by Spanish philosopher George Santayana, ‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’ Lately, it seems like society has been trying to suppress the past, but it is proving to have little success. While there is a lot of buzz going on about the current hurricanes and...

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