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Anxiety and Depression Is a Real Issue

Anxiety and Depression Is a Real Issue

Christine Cassolino and Faith Rodriguez

May 5, 2016

It’s growing deep within the pit of your stomach.  Clawing its way up, constricting around airways, consuming every nerve.  Your chest tightens, leaving no room for your lungs to expand. Your heart slams repeatedly back and forth into the walls of your ribcage.   Your skin is cool one second then uncomforta...

How to Celebrate a Holiday Birthday

How to Celebrate a Holiday Birthday

Christine Cassolino, Staff Writer

April 24, 2016

So naturally anyone would believe that having a birthday on a holiday is an awesome thing. Its an easy way to have all your family and friends remember the day and make sure that they all say happy birthday and shower you with love and presents. Well it’s the exact opposite. Holidays are a day for...

Cliques Will Never Go Away

Cliques Will Never Go Away

Christine Cassolino, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016

Everyone likes to think that there aren’t really cliques in school, that everyone can be friends with who ever they want but in reality that’s just not the case. Going through school I had never seen so many cliques. I’ve been told that is simply not the case everywhere but I’ll believe it when...

All Female Shakespearean Cast Celebrates Christie Day

All Female Shakespearean Cast Celebrates Christie Day

Christine Cassolino, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016

Five fur adorned mattresses lay in a semi-circle on the stage of the lecture hall. Many students looked around the hall confused and unsure about what was to happen. The lecture hall had been transformed into a whole new world very different from textbooks and whiteboards. Every year the English Department...

21 is NOT the Magic Number

21 is NOT the Magic Number

Christine Cassolino, Staff Writer

April 11, 2016

Everyone I know that’s older than me always told me how great it will be when I turn 21. I still have no idea what they were talking about. When I thought of turning 21 I always thought of alcohol, like most young Americans. I still think of the age the same way. The only thing that made it special...

The Realities of Having a Tattoo Artist for a Brother

The Realities of Having a Tattoo Artist for a Brother

Christine Cassolino, Staff Writer

April 4, 2016

I love tattoos. I think they are magical pieces of artwork that we get to carry around with us at all times. They are reminders of power, uniqueness, and just plain fun. In recent years, tattoos have become more main stream than ever before increasing their demand and therefore the demand for artists....

The Autism Project: Helping Give Back To Those In Need

The Autism Project:  Helping Give Back To Those In Need

Christine Cassolino, Staff Writer

March 19, 2016

When many people hear the word “autism” they often think of a disability. Many of those that have autism are not disabled at all. They have hopes, dreams, goals, and relationships just like everyone else. The stigma of the word often does more damage than the disorder itself. It’s a label for...

Migraines Are More Than Just a Headache

Migraines Are More Than Just a Headache

Christine Cassolino, Staff Writer

March 18, 2016

It all starts with a stabbing pain in a small area behind one eye. Then it grows and grows until the pain is seeping down through the jaw and up through the top of the victim’s head, pulsating with every heartbeat. Hot and sharp, the pain wraps around, squeezing until even breathing no longer feels...

Super Senioritis

Super Senioritis

Christine Cassolino, Staff Writer

March 13, 2016

I have lost all motivation to do any school work. I’m totally spent. I would be more than ecstatic to never have to look at Blackboard’s horribly programmed site ever again. I’ve never really had a problem like this before but realized that it could be Super Senioritis. My lack of motivation...

When did “Weed” Become a Curse Word?

When did

Christine Cassolino, Staff Writer

March 10, 2016

On my short drive to school the other day I turned on the radio. It was just like any other day but it quickly changed to something very different. The song “Roses” by The Chainsmokers was playing. It seemed perfectly fine and I even danced around in my seat a little bit while waiting at a red light. While...

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