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What Lies Beneath My Being

What Lies Beneath My Being

Nyari Garrett, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

The entity of pain has broken me down many times but it has made me who I am today. I could talk about my moments of despair for a lifetime, but one in particular plays a large part in my journey to fight for and understand my identity. One day I was in the living room with my mom and we were watchin...

Should colleges suspend study abroad in certain countries due to the coronavirus?

Should colleges suspend study abroad in certain countries due to the coronavirus?

Ili Alvarez, Digital Editor

February 25, 2020

What’s studying abroad? Studying abroad is the temporary transfer of students to foreign institutions to learn more in their fields of study. The program allows a student to spend a semester in a different part of the world, but some programs run for multiple semesters or up to a year. Colleges all o...

Billie Eilish Wins Major Grammy Awards

Billie Eilish Wins Major Grammy Awards

Noeliz Torres, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

Billie Eilish takes home 5 awards at the 62nd year of Grammys. She was nominated for 6 categories and won 5 out of the 6. Billie is the youngest artist to win all 4 major categories. She had won Song of the year, Record of the Year, Best New Artist, along with Album of the Year, to top it off she had...

Vaping in Schools

Vaping in Schools

Alexis Welch, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

As we all know, vaping has become a major issue affecting people of all ages, but especially those of the younger generation. Vaping has been marketed to the youth as something new and cool, something harmless that not only gives you enjoyment but improves your self image. Initially, consumers were never...

Holyoke High Recycles

Holyoke High Recycles

Daishiana Pedrosa, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

While Holyoke High School tries to recycle as much as possible, we sometimes have a hard time.  I believe it is harder to maintain a recycling plan because some people don't actually recycle. They also can not keep up with putting things in the right spot. Another reason recycling is hard here is becau...

Days of Redemption Are Emerging

Days of Redemption Are Emerging

Nyari Garrett, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

When we are children we take in every ounce of cruelty thrown upon our innocence and it can lead to an irreversible consequence. Bullying is the action that is done to a child when they are misunderstood because of their appearance or personality. Getting through the torment from individuals that make...

“Love myself, Love yourself”: How BTS’ message is shifting the western music market, one song at a time

“Love myself, Love yourself”: How BTS’ message is shifting the western music market, one song at a time

Siannah Santos, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

BTS. I’m sure you’ve heard of them. Whether they’re trending on twitter, topping the Billboard charts, or selling out stadium shows, they are always the talk of the town. Recently, the western world has seen K-Pop slowly take over, and have grown a more accepting and positive perspective toward...

Sports Benefits

Sports Benefits

Ishani Morales, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

  Friday night Football games, Wrestling meets, basketball games, and volleyball games... There's nothing quite like it. Sports have been a part of human history for centuries. It is seen as a great source of entertainment for those watching, whether it be in the stands, at home on your televis...

Puerto Rican Aid From Holyoke

Puerto Rican Aid From Holyoke

Noeliz Torres, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

There are many families in need out in Puerto Rico because of the horrific earthquakes and aftershocks. Our community all over Holyoke, is willing to lend a helping hand and save them from the danger that the earthquakes has put them through. Kids from PR have been getting enrolled to our schools. We do ...

Outrage in Puerto Rico

Outrage in Puerto Rico

Edwin Aviles Matos, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

On January 7th 2020, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck the island of Puerto Rico. Residents who were affected have lost their homes and jobs. In addition, residents of Ponce have discovered something very interesting that can mean something for the future of Puerto Rico.   This isn’t the first event where Puerto Ri...

How to Get Into a College of Your Choice

How to Get Into a College of Your Choice

Joshua Velez, Sports Editor

January 27, 2020

College admissions carefully look over your high school grades, courses, test scores, essays, activities, recommendations, and your interviews if required. You could have very high chances of getting into many colleges of your choice. But in order to do that you need to break everything down that you'...

Will Libraries Go Extinct?

Will Libraries Go Extinct?

Siannah Santos, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

When was the last time you went to a library? You probably had to think about it, and if you are teen in the 21st century, you might even wonder if you have been to one at all. Libraries are places full of knowledge, some might even consider them a global symbol for learning. They provide information...

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