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Style keeps senior alert

Style keeps senior alert

Patrick Fitzgerald, Sports Editor
December 14
Filed under Fashion Forward, Features

Active in the Greek Orthodox Youth Association, Allied Soccer and Relay for Life, senior Arianna Minas sat down with sports editor Patrick Fitzgerald to talk about her look. Q: What motivates you to dress nicely every day? A: When I dress well, naturally, it helps me stay awake. If you look like a b...

The Post: Connie Dean

The Post: Connie Dean

Lauren Kuhr, Staff Writer
December 14
Filed under Features, The Post

Assistant Principal Connie Dean rolled into the journalism lab to speak with staff writer Lauren Kuhr about her love for the Hallmark Channel, classic rock music and the renovations that are supposed to take place here soon. READING: Right now, I’m reading a book called “Teach Like A Pirate,...

Photo transitions from film to digital

Photo transitions from film to digital

Olivia Summons and Grace Hazlehurst
December 14
Filed under Features

For years, the dark room served as a place where students could learn the history behind pictures and appreciate the traditional art of photography. Many said their love for photography was strongly influenced by the time spent alone with their photographs. But due to reallocation of funds within the school, th...

Check out comic’s sitcom

Check out comic’s sitcom

Kevin Zorbach, Staff Writer
December 14
Filed under Features, Reviews

Binge-worthy. That’s the best word to describe “Master of None,” a single-season comedy show streaming on Netflix. It’s composed of 10 episodes that draw viewers into the life of Dev Shah, an Indian actor living in New York, played by comedian and creator of the show, Aziz Ansari.   Most...

They’re still hot

They’re still hot

Vinny Arciaga, Maria Eberhart, and Emily Williams
December 14
Filed under Features

Sophomore Lucia Qian learned how to rip her jeans from watching YouTube videos. “I go to thrift shops and buy jeans that are only like $5 and just cut them off, cuff them and distress them,” Qian said. It may be winter time, but ripped jeans are practically everywhere. The popularity of this classic...

Beloved classic disappoints

Beloved classic disappoints

Olivia Summons, Staff Writer
December 14
Filed under Features, Reviews

Change has arrived in the world of “Gilmore Girls.” Let’s just say the years have not been kind to the characters in the series, which is available for streaming on Netflix following a Thanksgiving weekend release. The first episode initially showed promise with 30-year-old Rory’s return to...

Prizes drive students to donate

Adam Zimmerman, Staff writer
November 28
Filed under Briefs, News

The Student Government Organization is holding its annual canned food drive until Dec. 28. Cans donated are being collected in A-day homerooms and participants receive tickets to be entered in a drawing for several prizes, which include a new laptop and gaming system. The top two homerooms who collect...

New iPhone impresses more than it troubles

New iPhone impresses more than it troubles

Will Sogge, Staff writer
November 18
Filed under Features

Both senior Kati Ilieva and junior Sam Niehaus, who bought the new iPhone 7 within a month of its September debut, find the removal of the headphone jack bothersome. “It’s irritating since I can’t always use the aux cord in my car because I don’t carry the headphone adapter with me all the time,”...

Teacher doubles as rocker

Teacher doubles as rocker

Anna Yan and Matt Walters
November 17
Filed under Profiles

Aside from teaching students the quadratic formula, math teacher Steve Binko also performs as a part-time rock star. The 52-year-old plays tenor saxophone in the band Don’t Stop, along with guitarist Mike Rhein, drummer Mike Fort, bassist John Schoene and vocalist Landri Taylor. Primarily a cover...

Cheng’s musical prowess astounds

Cheng’s musical prowess astounds

Jason Fontelieu, Imogen Wright, and Grace Hazelhurst
November 17
Filed under Artist Among Us

Senior Michael Cheng has wanted to be a musician since fourth grade. That’s when his brother introduced him to Green Day’s song, “21 Guns.” “When I picked up the guitar, that was the first song that I learned and played,” Cheng said. Guitar teacher Brian Dickson immediately recognized Cheng’s...

The Post: Jake Alperstein

The Post: Jake Alperstein

Maria Eberhart, Staff writer
November 17
Filed under The Post

Known for his formidable presence as “Jake Alps,” senior Jake Alperstein is a dynamic and energetic character. He sat down with staff writer Maria Eberhart to discuss Naruto, his newfound passion for acting, and goals for this school year. Reading: I’ve read “Hatchet” so many times, and I’m ...

Sequel Fails to Enchant

Sequel Fails to Enchant

Anna Mason, Staff writer
November 17
Filed under Features, Reviews

Although marketed as the eighth Harry Potter story, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” does little to live up to the legacies of its predecessors. The script was co-written by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, and first performed on stage July 30 (the script was released July 31, which...