The Lotto Gamechanger

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By Britley Blessitt – Student Journalist Two weeks ago, I waited in the car and watched through the window as my mom played lotto in a crowded deli. In a dangerous pandemic with a massive jackpot, my mom must have been feeling lucky. She took all the necessary precautions. My mother wore thick gloves, two … Continued

The Divided States of America

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By: Britley Blessitt – Student Journalist I have a confession to make, my voice truly awoke only a few years ago. It took me a while to learn how powerful my voice was. Even from a young age, I realized words could stir up many different emotions. These words were one of the reasons why … Continued

Zoom University: The Online School Experience of Gabriel De Oliveira

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Gabriel De Oliveira hits his alarm for the last time and rolls out of bed, fifteen minutes before his first class that begins at ten in the morning. Normally, he would wake up two hours before his class to wash up, eat a quick little breakfast, and make it to the bus stop on time to get on the bus. However, now after he washes up, he just returns to his room and sits at his desk parallel to his bed where his sheets still lay disheveled from his past night’s slumber. He opens his laptop and clicks a link for a zoom meeting where he logs onto his last first day of college.

Fearless

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By Erika Mendez ~ Student Journalist Fear is defined as an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. People that have had the opportunity to get to know me and understand how I think would define me as fearless. Even as a child, … Continued

Motivation

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Personally, quarantine happened to be the biggest rut I’ve stumbled into in a long time. However, as things started to get to a new normal, my motivation has been on a steady rise.

A Warm, Authentic Space

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By Britley Blessitt – Arts and Entertainment Editor A clear reflection of the sunset made its way in the window of a small boutique. The usuals were out and about in their strict routine. The gold wooden clock against the corner of the wall read half-past four. Around this time of the year, the sun … Continued

Teaching During The Pandemic: An Inside Look At The Fifth Grade

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By Jhasua Scicchitano – Editor-in-Chief The computer microphone peaked with excited young voices as familiar faces started to pop on screen. Then, silence. “Everybody make sure they have their cameras on — I need to be able to see you,” said Nicholas Insinga, a fifth grade math teacher at Woodrow Wilson #5 School in Garfield, … Continued

Living in a Dormitory During The Pandemic

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By Nina Gonzalez – Student Journalist The Coronavirus first broke out in March sending all on-campus housing students home for the second half of the spring semester. This September a limited number of students were welcomed back to the dorm buildings, but with the virus yet to be diminished, the ‘college experience’ has been completely … Continued