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Holocaust Survivor Shares His Story With Global Students

Meaghan Whitehorn, Staff Writer

February 5, 2008


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Upon meeting William J. Lowenberg, it might be easy to see him as a successful real estate agent in his cleanly pressed suit, or the father of two children and grandfather to grandchildren in the way that he talks and smiles. You would probably never guess that he was a survivor of the Holocaust. ...

The Lord of the Gingerbread House Exhibit

Scott Stephens, Staff Writer

December 14, 2007


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The holiday season is filled with lights, festive decorations, giant candy canes and an overall cheery atmosphere. But perhaps the most important of the holiday traditions next to trimming a tree is building a gingerbread house. This year, I decided to enter the annual gingerbread house building ...

Club Corner: Anime Club Views and Draws Art

Courtney Moulds, Staff Writer

December 14, 2007


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Imagine a club in which, instead of listening to long announcements and fundraising details, students can simply enjoy watching a cartoon with friends. Or looking at comic books and drawing for fun. This is exactly what the Anime Club has to offer. The Anime Club, which was started five years ago...

Pardon My French!

Natalie Larsen, Senior Writer

December 14, 2007


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Winter. My favorite season. Everything is magical and the world seems to be at peace. But as I sit in my third period, lost in a snowy daydream, I am abruptly welcomed back to reality by yet another eruption of my neighbor’s snot-gurgling nose. Ew. I try to ignore him, nervously tugging my co...

Eye on the Pupil: Songstress Amenta Winters

Hallie Keenan, Business Manager

December 14, 2007


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“All I wanna do is love you … you looked out your window and you smiled at me, boy. I almost went crazy; never thought you’d notice me…” No, those aren’t lyrics belonging to Mariah Carey or Nelly Furtado. Those are the lyrics to a song called “This One’s for You,” written by junior ...

Students Add Unique Twist to the Holidays

December 14, 2007


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During the holidays, somewhere in the world, an iridescent sheet of fluffy, powdered-sugar snow spreads itself on the ground. In one house, a Christmas tree is seen; dazzling, jeweled ornaments hang from its waxy, pin-straight pine needles. In the next house, a spinning dreidel dances lightly across t...

Teachers Look Back on Their Lives as High School Students

Sahil Luthra, Staff Writer

December 14, 2007


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As finals approach, a popular topic of conversation among students is school work. Whining about homework, studying for tests and procrastinating on projects are all common. It is hard to believe that the teachers who now assign them once went through this stressful process, that they were once teenagers, ...

KnitTogether Club Gives Earnings to Village in Burma

Brian Walz, Staff Writer

December 14, 2007


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Weave around each of the pegs attached to the hoop, intertwining soft yarn of different colors. Tie off and flip each bottom loop of yarn over the top one. Push the loops down and unhook the yarn. Begin again, knitting a hat that will raise money to save lives. The KnitTogether Club, which currently mee...

Pardon My French!

Natalie Larsen, Senior Writer

November 21, 2007


Filed under Columns, Features

Some things are as boring as the dust that clings to your TV screen. In my experience, lunch in any school cafeteria is about as exciting as a Tater Tot-flavored coma, with a similar medical aftertaste. When you’re a kid, lunch is a repressed memory and dinner is a valuable Frisbee time. Food is...

Ambassadors Offer New Peer Mentor Program For Freshmen

Nicole Schreiber, Staff Writer

November 21, 2007


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The school’s Ambassadors are developing a new peer mentoring program to help ninth graders feel more comfortable during their transition into high school. “This program is designed for incoming freshmen who the administration thinks may be struggling to bridge the gap between middle school and high...

Classroom Decorations Reveal Teachers’ Personalities

Alex Williamson, Staff Writer

November 21, 2007


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Everything has a story, whether it be that fuzzy stuffed panda on the bed or the line green knicknack sitting beside the computer, and every story deserves to be heard—even teachers’. Yes, behind droning lectures, your teachers can be cool. It seems unheard of, a teacher with a personality and another ...

Club Corner: Future Doctors of America

Meaghan Whitehorn, Staff Writer

November 21, 2007


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To most people, the FDA is known as the Food and Drug Administration, but at the school, it’s the Future Doctors of America Club, which was started this year. The club, founded by sophomore co-presidents Tina Chen and Reena Shah, aims to prepare students who are looking to enter the medical profession....

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