Author: Rebecca Schneid

Guidance switches 270 students’ schedules

Guidance switches 270 students’ schedules

This past Friday, Sept. 1, and today, Sept. 5, 270 students were sent down to guidance to receive schedule changes. The students subject to the schedule and class changes were of all grade levels. Though, a disproportionate amount of the students, according to Guidance Director Terrance Sullivan, were in 9th and 10th grade, as Geometry and Algebra classes were the most […]

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(Photo Gallery) Solar eclipse captivates the nation

(Photo Gallery) Solar eclipse captivates the nation

On Monday, Aug. 20, 2017, North America observed a complete solar eclipse. In this celestial occurrence, the moon blocked all or part of the sun from the view of Earth as it passed between the two. A total solar eclipse is normally seen about once a year in some parts of the world, but it hasn’t been viewed in the […]

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MTV’s “Sweet/Vicious” raises awareness about important issues

MTV’s “Sweet/Vicious” raises awareness about important issues

According to RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, among undergraduate students at college, 23.1 percent of females experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation. Starring Elizabeth Bennet and Taylor Dearden, “Sweet/Vicious” follows one of these victims, Jules Thomas (Bennett), and her fellow classmate Ophelia Mayer (Dearden) as they become vigilantes of sorts to try to bring […]

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Before I Fall provides an interesting, heart-wrenching adaptation of novel

Before I Fall provides an interesting, heart-wrenching adaptation of novel

The story of a troubled young man or woman reliving a day in their life over and over again to learn a lesson is pretty commonplace in cinema and television, most everyone has seen it on there screen at least once or twice. And yet, the movie “Before I Fall,” based on the novel by author Lauren Oliver, is still […]

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“La La Land” shocks all by breaking records at the Golden Globes

“La La Land” shocks all by breaking records at the Golden Globes

With a box office gross of $98.2 million and seven Golden Globes to its name and 14 Academy Award nominations, La La Land, directed by Damien Chazelle, has become a smash hit within just a month. The music and heartfelt story has touched the hearts of viewers and critics alike. The story follows jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) with a […]

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Hollywood attempts to rectify dismal portrayal of minorities

Hollywood attempts to rectify dismal portrayal of minorities

*This story was originally printed in the December 2016 issue of the Eagle Eye* When it comes to racial portrayal in films and television, Hollywood has always underrepresented minorities. According to the Comprehensive Annenberg Report on Diversity in Entertainment, only 28.3 percent of all speaking characters portray underrepresented racial/ethnic minorities, which measures below the proportion in the United States population […]

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Students experience dating violence, abuse and trauma

Students experience dating violence, abuse and trauma

*This story was originally published in the December 2016 issue of the Eagle Eye* According to the National Coalition Against Dating Violence, nearly 1.5 million high school students in the United States are physically, sexually or emotionally abused by dating partners every year. 1.5 million. That’s one out of 10 high school students in the entire country. So, statistically speaking, […]

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Review: Disney’s “Moana” appeals to people of all ages and cultures.

Review: Disney’s “Moana” appeals to people of all ages and cultures.

With the ever-changing world that we live in, it is important for movies to reflect that evolution of society. Specifically, it is important for children movies to teach the new generation about cultures other than their own. Disney’s “Moana” executes this tastefully, portraying a Polynesian culture and the mythology of the people that inhabit these islands. Also, the movie provides […]

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Review: “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” displays a fun, exciting fantasy world

Review: “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” displays a fun, exciting fantasy world

With number one openings in Russia ($6.3 million), France ($5.3 million), Mexico ($3.8 million), Australia ($3.1 million), Brazil ($2.7 million) and the Philippines ($1.8 million) and a gross amount of $1.2 million on opening night, it is apparent that “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” directed by Tim Burton, and based on a novel by Ransom Riggs, had achieved world […]

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School Spirit Shines at Underclassman Pep Rally

School Spirit Shines at Underclassman Pep Rally

Yesterday Sept. 16 2016 during sixth period, underclassman filed into the gym for the annual pep rally. The Freshman and Sophomore classes cheered as D.J. Franky Pete from Hits 97.3  and other administrators introduced entertaining performances and the school’s sports teams. After Pete introduced himself, and JROTC presented the nations flag, the rally began with the introduction of the school’s state […]

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