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Student pursues alternative athletic route

Claire Moriarty and Ana Marbett
March 29, 2018

Everyone is born with an instinctive fear of heights. Many people never get past it, but others learn to thrive at great heights. Junior Keely Carolan is one of those few. Since joining the Stone Gardens climbing team in 2016, Carolan has become a devoted rock climber. Her connection to the sport is apparent in the college of climbing stickers that cover her Nalgene water bottle and in the hours...

Student pursues future in naval academy

February 16, 2018

The end of the semester for all seniors is known to be both exciting and stressful all at once. With applications finally over, we start to get a newer sense of where we may end up this time next year. For some this means university, an internship, a new job or even a gap year abroad. For others, like senior Elliot Johnson, they envision their future enlisting in the army or applying to some form of...

Art or vandalism?

Piper Sloan, Sports Editor
February 13, 2018

A can rattles in the distance, a flick of the wrist and a push of the finger. Paint sprays into the air and suddenly, another artist has added their name to tapestry of their town. Instead of a canvas they use a building, a billboard, a train or a street sign. And just like that an innocent city surface is turned into a crime scene. Legally, graffiti can be defined as any form of writing or drawi...

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Max Schomber, Staff Reporter | March 30, 2018

Epic Games was not the only company to jump on the battle royale hype train with their release of the free to play “Fortnite: Battle Royale” on July 5, 2017, they just seemingly did it the best as evident by the game’s massive following. It seems as though games in the battle royale format, like “Fortnite,” are all the rage these days, and if a game doesn’t have one of these modes then i...

‘Big Little Lies’ is worth the praise

Ella Andersen, Online Editor | March 30, 2018

“Big Little Lies” made waves during this past awards show season – and for good reason. The all-star cast of Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Zoe Kravitz drew enough attention alone. The fact that this many strong women can come together to make a show that is not only breathtaking to look at, but also holds an important message for all women, is amazing, a...

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