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Teens try to balance savings and spending

Teens try to balance savings and spending

September 23, 2009


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Sara Kloepfer A & E Editor The bell rings, signifying not only lunch period but the mad rush of students racing to Fillmore Street to purchase their food. Junior Bridgette Hanley remains in the Center, taking out her brown paper bag. “If you buy from the lunch line it’s usually $8 and j...

Constant texting may lead to future hand problems in teens

September 23, 2009


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Anjali Shrestha Feature Editor The familiar generic ringtone went off and junior Monica Rodriguez reached into her pocket and within 10 seconds answered her recent texts. Rodriguez averages 80 texts a day. “I text my friends about different things during the day and random occurrences,” said Rod...

School cafeteria ends bottled water sales

May 21, 2009


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Jovel Quierolo Sacred Heart Editor Bottled water is no longer included in students’ meal plans for lunch in the cafeteria, but the thirsty can fill biodegradable cups or their own bottles from coolers of filtered water the Eco-Council organized around the lunch area to reduce the number of 8-ounc...

Brady retires after 28 years

May 21, 2009


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Sara Kloepfer Reporter He sits at a corner table in the Center, folded hands resting on his crossed leg, his head cocked slightly and bushy white eyebrows raised as he listens to a student read her poetry. When she finishes, creative writing teacher Charles Brady surveys his four students’ reaction...

Art foundations HS course influences graduate’s career path

May 21, 2009


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Sophie Gilchrist Sports Editor Ever since Joanna Wendell (’05) took Art Foundations in her sophomore year of high school, she knew art history was a subject she wanted to continue to study. “I took Ms. Evers’ class and that was when I was the first time I was introduced to art history as a...

Cyberbulling brought to a new personal level

May 21, 2009


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Sara Kloepfer Reporter "No one likes you because you’re an ugly b****,” read the Honesty Box message Samantha received upon logging onto her Facebook one day. “I never responded, but they kept sending me mean messages like that until I finally deleted my Honesty Box,” said Samantha, who aske...

Retired Religious of the Sacred Heart actively continue devotion to justice and education

May 21, 2009


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Jovel Quierolo Sacred Heart Editor Her white Reeboks hardly squeak as she walks from a small chapel after mass. Her friends smile, take her hand and welcome her back from an 8-day retreat. Sister Be Mardel, RSCJ lives simply at Oakwood, a retirement and care center for Religious of the Sacred...

‘Private’ Facebook profiles, photos are never confidential

April 3, 2009


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Susie Lee Reporter Many Facebook users assume it is safe to post any photos and comments on profiles, thinking only their online friends will see them, but they may be unaware that even private data can become public and can cause conflicts in the future. One out of four public and private schools ...

Salvation Army bellringer finds holiday donations scant and far between

December 18, 2008


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Jovel Queirolo Sacred Heart Editor Ringing a bell in front of a Lucky supermarket was lonely and miserable, but in five hours I began to understand why this holiday season is less of a season of giving. The weak economy’s impact is written on the faces of the hundreds of people who walk by my ke...

Changed SAT score reporting may ease student test anxiety

September 19, 2008


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Susie Lee Reporter Beginning early next spring, a new SAT score reporting policy will allow students to decide which of their scores the colleges that they are applying to can see. College Board, an organization that administers programs such as SAT and SAT Subject Tests, stated that changing...

SAT tests younger and younger

September 19, 2008


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Gracie Hays A & E Editor The competition for college that traditionally begins in junior or senior year of high school has students preparing at increasingly younger ages with a rising emphasis on standardized testing both in and out of school. In most independent elementary schools, it’s r...

Cancer survivor, alumna, has new life outlook

September 19, 2008


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Zoë Newcomb Reporter Mary Applegarth (’72) takes life as it is. So when she was diagnosed with stage two invasive breast cancer in May, she saw it as just another challenge to overcome. Four months, multiple surgeries and one round of toxic chemotherapy later, Applegarth is cancer free. Despite a family...

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