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The Addams Family 2019 Movie Review

Thomas Angelucci, Staff Writer

November 29, 2019

The Addams Family cartoon remake has come out, and although all of the characters have remained the same, as in previous releases of the Addams Family, from what I can tell it is completely different. Gomez and Morticia Addams are in the movie, along with their children and the rest of the family. In...

Vaping Assembly Leads to Student Disrespect

November 23, 2019

When I heard that we were going to lose lunchtime to sit through an assembly about vaping, I was frustrated. I shared the same feelings that some of my peers had: “I know vaping is bad”; “I don’t need to sit through this”. I was expecting the same old lecture about why we shouldn’t vape, ...

Mental Health Services in Schools: A Silent Epidemic

Mental Health Services in Schools: A Silent Epidemic

Claire Zhang, Staff Writer

November 10, 2019

          Maintaining one’s mental health is just as important as one’s physical health, and this is especially true for students. In an environment made up of due dates and grades, students are subjected to unusually high levels of stress, anxiety, and lack of sleep.           Studi...

Managing Stress When Applying to College

Managing Stress When Applying to College

Dipabali Jana, Chief Editor

November 10, 2019

As November 1 comes around the corner, the seniors begin to panic. Sending in all of the transcripts, self reports, essays, supplementals, applications, test scores, etc. is a lot to handle, and students can easily be overwhelmed. The key to feeling stress free during the rush of early action is not...

2019 Summer Reads

2019 Summer Reads

Claire Zhang, Staff Writer

June 21, 2019

Summer is finally here! And there’s no better way to sit back and relax than with your nose in a book! Here are some amazing reads that will be sure to pull you into pure summer mode. **Note: The “reading level” is very much relative and subjective. Beyond the literal reading skill (vocabular...

Restaurant Review: Max Brenner

Restaurant Review: Max Brenner

Olivia Cao, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2019

Max Brenner is a restaurant and chocolate bar in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While offering a variety of delicious foods such as their mac and cheese burger, Max Brenner focuses on providing customers with the most delectable assortment of chocolate desserts. They even have a chocolate store in their...

Smoke Signal Spotlight: Dungeons & Dragons Club

Tharun Iyer

December 7, 2018

Have you ever imagined yourself as someone else? A hero, a villain, or just a person who walks around singing. The Dungeons and Dragons club allows you to do that and much more. For the people who don’t know what Dungeons and Dragons is, here’s a summary. The game D&D is a tabletop RPG (role pl...

Senior Day of Service!

Senior Day of Service!

Alyssa Slovin, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

June 7, 2018

Senior Day of Service is an opportunity for seniors to give back to their community by cleaning up local beaches, planting in local areas, or even entertaining and educating elementary schoolers. German IV and AP Spanish V travelled together to Parkway Elementary School, here in Mount Laurel. Both of them performed abbreviated and translated versions of popular movies. While German performed Cinderel...

Fun in the Sun in the Garden State

Fun in the Sun in the Garden State

Dipabali Jana, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018

We all can't wait for summer vacation. The sunny weather, the beach waves, and the fun activities are just one month away. For those of you who are thinking of making some plans, but running out of ideas here are some enjoyable things you can do during summer in New Jersey. The obvious outing...

Ladies’ Olympic Figure Skating RECAP

Ladies’ Olympic Figure Skating RECAP

Alyssa Slovin, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2018

Although women's figure skating started off its Olympic season in a straight forward, undramatic manner, that trend did not continue during the actual Olympic competitions. The Olympic team is determined after the United States Figure Skating Association’s National Championships: typically consisting of the top three scorers at that event, but it’s ...

Men’s Olympic Figure Skating RECAP

Men’s Olympic Figure Skating RECAP

Alyssa Slovin, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2018

It's Olympic season! In the world of US figure skating, it has been a wild season! A month ago, at the United States Figure Skating Association's National Championships, there was great uproar over which male skaters would qualify for the Olympic team. The top three skaters at the US Championshi...

“The Greatest Show”

“The Greatest Show”

Alyssa Slovin, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2018

"So tell me do you wanna go?/ Where it's covered in all the colored lights/ Where the runaways are running the night/ Impossible comes true, it's taking over you/ Oh, this is the greatest show!" This winter, a new movie musical was released, with music written by Justin Paul and Benj Pasek, Tony and Oscar award winners for the music in Dear Evan Hansen and La La La...

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