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Important Bridge Week Information

Important Bridge Week Information

Hayat Brahmer, Student Life Editor January 23, 2023

The semester is coming to an end and for many schools that means finals, but not for us! We have bridge week again this year. Take advantage of this time to meet with your teachers and improve your grade....

New Year New Me

New Year New Me

Hayat Brahmer, Student Life Editor January 23, 2023

“New Year New Me.” This is something we hear every January first. However, many people say this without having a plan of action to achieve these goals/'resolutions' for their 'new me'. Typically, we...

Winter Sports To Look Forward To This Week

Winter Sports To Look Forward To This Week

Hayat Brahmer, Student Life Editor December 12, 2022

If your looking for something to do with your friends or just looking for something to distract yourself from doing homework...you should go to the upcoming hockey and basketball games! This week, there...

What Teenagers Actually Want For Christmas

What Teenagers Actually Want For Christmas

Ben Arnoldussen, Operations Editor December 12, 2022

With the holidays coming up, and gift giving being on most people’s “to-do” list, we beat you to the hassle and interviewed 10 students from Vel Philips Memorial High School on what they want for...

Things To Do With Your Friends In Winter

Things To Do With Your Friends In Winter

Hayat Brahmer, Student Life Editor December 12, 2022

Winter is cold, filled with lots of homework, and shorter days. It is easy to get wrapped up in all of this and make winter your least favorite time of the year. However, it does not need to be this way....

Finals Update

Finals Update

Hayat Brahmer, Student Life Editor December 12, 2022

The end of the Semester is very stressful. Teachers are assigning a lot of homework and test. Grades for the first time are being put in fast, and on top of all of that students have to study for their...

Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving Recipes

Hayat Brahmer, Student Life Editor November 13, 2022

When it comes to cooking Thanksgiving dinner, there are many preferences, allergies, and opinions to factor in. Something that can be an enjoyable experience can turn into something stressful and filled...

Football Playoffs Update

Football Playoffs Update

Hayat Brahmer, Student Life Editor November 13, 2022

Sadly, our football season has come to an end. Friday nights will no longer be filled with school spirit and football games. Even though this is sad, we can reflect and be happy about the great season...

Fall Breaks

Fall Breaks

Hayat Brahmer, Student Life Editor November 13, 2022

We are officially in the third month of school. The excitement of the begging of the school year is starting to fade, and classes are getting hard. School is getting more stressful and there is a lot to...

“I’ll do it in 5 minutes” - Procrastination and How To Avoid It

“I’ll do it in 5 minutes” – Procrastination and How To Avoid It

Mamoona A Waheed October 27, 2022

Procrastination. Sadly, we all do it. Heck, I procrastinated writing this article. But what is procrastination exactly? Why do we do it? And how do we get rid of this bad habit? According to albany.edu,...

Senior Advice Column

What's your advice for staying on top of classes? If it helps you feel more in control of your workload, promise to yourself to get a small chunk of something done, it doesn’t have to be all or...

AP Test Reminders

AP Test Reminders

Hayat Brahmer, Student Life Editor October 9, 2022

AP Test Registration is coming up and it's very important you sign up in time. If you are taking an AP class it is recommended that you take the test. Even if you don’t feel confident, you may end up...

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