Archive for February, 2018

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

The Upside of Unrequited: A Review

Rising author Becky Albertalli’s second novel, The Upside of Unrequited, is a smash hit in the footsteps of her debut novel, Simon VS. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Those looking for a cute, funny, and all-too-relatable novel about the struggles of young romance need look no further. Molly Peskin-Suso has a tumultuous history of crushes – 26, to be exact – […]

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A man who had a dream

A man who had a dream

David Hendershott is trying to help the environment by being a forester as a job. “I’m helping people with their financial decisions and, looking after people’s timber,” Hendershott said. He is working hard for what is right for the community. “I enjoy it as long as it’s helping other people grow,” Hendershott said. He has a daughter named Rachel who […]

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Laura Krivac, cancer survivor

Laura Krivac, cancer survivor

Battling cancer as a child has taught sophomore Laura Krivac a lot about the importance of life lessons and has changed her outlook on life. She never imagined she would spend two years of her life in a hospital with cancer, but she is proud to be able to say she has made it this far. Krivac’s mom and the […]

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Swimmer Abby Schumeyer

Swimmer Abby Schumeyer

Freshman Abby Schumeyer thinks that the most important lesson she’s learned in life is to never lie and to always tell the truth, a benefit she says that comes from this is that she would never get caught in a lie. Her mom told her this when she was younger and she’s stuck by this saying ever since. Schumeyer loves […]

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Family Fuels Determination

Family Fuels Determination

Sophomore Corey Almeida goes through what you wouldn’t expect from a tenth grader. He works a job with hours that seem fit for an adult and is on the track team. Almeida wants to let other students know that you can get through anything with the right amount of determination. Family is crucial to him and his success because they […]

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Don’t lose sight of who you are

Don’t lose sight of who you are

Freshman Allison Wade has not had the easiest life. Throughout elementary and middle school she was bullied by both students and teachers. She is now at the happiest point in her life so far and looks forward to her future. She wants to become a college professor and teach literature. She wants to teach them that it is okay to speak […]

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Raul Aguirre: Relationship and Payback Extraordinaire

Raul Aguirre: Relationship and Payback Extraordinaire

Freshman Raul Aguirre believes that you learn life lessons best from experience. From knowing what it’s like to fall down to the relief of getting back up even if it means things have to get dirty. When it comes to relationships and the lessons taught in them, Aguirre firmly believes that trust is a powerful weapon. “It can be used […]

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Camryn Thomas

Camryn Thomas

When on her first mission trip in West Virginia freshman Camryn Thomas was inspired to help people. She doesn’t want her travel to stop there though. “I’d like to go somewhere to help people, like Africa,” Thomas said. She thinks that the most important quote she has heard was about perspective. “Perspective can help you view situations in other people’s […]

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Older Brother Luke Roberts

Older Brother Luke Roberts

Freshman Luke Roberts says that the happiest day of his life was the day both of his siblings were born. “I remember holding them when they were born,” Roberts said. Living on a farm and being isolated from neighbors keeps him and his family close. “We like to go outside and ride on four-wheelers through paths we made in the […]

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Family First

Family First

Sophomore Matthew Picariello has been with his brother Jake since birth. They do almost everything together and have made many memories with one and other. They have had a great influence on each other. “My twin brother Jake is the most important person in my life,” Picariello said. “We have been inseparable since birth.” Picariello believes that being alone is […]

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