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Student Learns that the Coalition App Only Takes 8 Extra Curricular Activities, Questions Life Choices

By: Molly Schreier
Features Editor

The student was at a calm place.  With a cup of tea at her side, she planned to spend the evening doing the mindless but rewarding work of completing the personal questions of her Coalition Application.  After spending forty minutes entering every class she ever took in high school, she got to the extracurricular activities page.  Finally, she thought, the chance to prove to college admissions officers that I’m a well-rounded student, with my high school and club sports teams, honor societies, after school clubs, and volunteer work. But the application only went to eight. Continue reading


Hectic Holidays

By: Morgan Snyder
Staff Writer


Sophomore Zoe Sanders always gets stressed around the holidays when she has to think about what everyone wants for Christmas.

During the holiday season, people tend to forget about what the true meaning of what the holidays really are. Holidays used to be about spending time with family, but now it’s all about money and gifts. The holidays nowadays seem to only bring about the perfect gift. Fights can break out and disappointment rushes over you when you couldn’t grab the giant Barbie play house for your daughter, or a game console for your son. Kids are starting to only associate the holidays with presents, when that’s not what the holidays were meant to be about. Continue reading