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From Humble Beginnings

From Humble Beginnings

Morgan Coccodrilli, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2020

The Coccodrillis moved to America in the late 1910's and early 1920s'. They, like many other immigrant families, did not have a lot of money or possessions but there were a lot of them. With the little money they had, my great great grandfather Dominick purchased a farm which would be called Mid Valley Farm Dairy. This is how my family made a living for many years. Including during the Great Recession. Milk and other dairy products are considered to be an essential food, and that's what was made at the farm. Before there was mass produced milk, it was hand-delivered right to the door in the...

Alexandria’s Library of Thoughts

Poet Alexandria Bien-Aime shares her thoughts in this on-going column.

Alexandria Bien-Aime, Columnist

April 27, 2020

“Cheers, to the start of a new year!” Little did we know we’d live in fear. Fear of the outside and the disease, Staying away from every cough and sneeze. Some would come back in the fall, While others were forced to leave it all. Felt like everything was being taken away. Life went on pause, and we were forced to be on play. We were forced to stay inside, Wiping every surface, disinfectants being applied. We watched that desolating number rise. The one that went up every time someone….   But that is all in the past. Back then we didn’t know...

SNAPCHAT OR INSTAGRAM?  
What would YOU choose?

QUARANTINE VERSION: IF YOU HAD TO CHOOSE

April 27, 2020

Watch Netflix or play video games? Ryan Vinton 10th: "Video games because It's with my friends." Austin Devine 12th: "Video games because I find them more fun." Talk on phone or text? Dustin Ferraro 9th: "I would rather text because It's easier." Rylee Sheehan 10th: "I would rather talk on the phone because I feel like that's way more fun and you can actually have a genuine conversation It's also faster." Hang out in your backyard or at your local park Kyle Guarino 9th: "Backyard so I can roll around in the grass." Alex Iovacchini 10th: "Backyard because it's free of strangers." U...

Students Stay Optimistic during Pandemic

April 16, 2020

The past few weeks have been trying times for the whole world with the rapid spread of a deadly coronavirus. It has been the cause of billions of people being forced out of their daily routines. The unemployment rate has skyrocketed, the economy is having a difficult time, and schools and businesses are adjusting to this new way of life. Since everything is cancelled and people are forced to stay at home, many kids are finding ways to keep busy with their new time. This is a great time to get healthy and fit which is exactly what junior Celeste Orchard has been doing. Between weight lifting,...

The Seeker:  The Good Old Days

The Seeker: The Good Old Days

January 22, 2020

“All the love you won't forget, and all these reckless nights you won't regret. Someday soon, your whole life's gonna change; you'll miss the magic of these good old days” –Good Old Days, Macklemore   With graduation rapidly approaching, what advice can you offer underclassmen for their senior year to savor the “Good Old Days”?   -“Take half days and get your work done earlier so you can spend time with your friends.” -Abby Black (senior)   -“Take your senior year day by day. Don’t rush anything. Enjoy having to do any minimum” -Alex Featherman...

SPORTS VERSION: If You Had to Choose . . .

Junior Matt Henneforth would choose to help his team win rather than be a solo star.

Kaeli Romanowski, Staff Reporter

January 19, 2020

WOULD YOU RATHER . . .  Be a star on a bad team or be average on an elite team? Matthew Henneforth, junior, chose to be average on an elite team because he wants to help his team gain success anyway possible, even if he isn’t the shining star all of the time. Win MVP or win a team championship? Caden Brungard, sophomore, would rather be the MVP because he wants to be able to be the best on the team and be the person that everyone looks for in a big game. Have nice uniforms, but a bad facility or old uniforms and an good facility? Skylar Long, freshman, would rather have ugly unifo...

HOLIDAY VERSION: If You Had to Choose …

HOLIDAY VERSION: If You Had to Choose ...

Stevie Wilkinson, Staff Reporter

January 10, 2020

Cookies or Pie? Kiel Rizzi:  Cookies because they rock. Morgan Heenan:  Cookies because I don't like pie.   Christmas or Thanksgiving? Gavin Murphy:  Christmas because you get to eat and get gifts Lou Azate:  Christmas just because I love Christmas.   Snow Angels or Snowmen? Alex Iovacchini:  Snowmen because they look cooler. Aly McCarthy:  Snowmen because they are more fun to make.   Christmas Eve or Christmas Day? Jaden DeRosa:  Christmas Day because it's better. Maya Maisonave:  Christmas Eve because it's exciting.   Best...

PHOBIAS! Most Have One:

PHOBIAS! Most Have One:

January 8, 2020

Joshua Burns:  My phobia is dogs because I've been bitten by one. Joey Jara:  My phobia is snakes because some can be poisonous. Evan Thomas:  My phobia is heights because I don't mess with that! Rebecca Boots:  My phobia is clowns.  I don't know I'm afraid of them. I just am! Alex Gager:  My phobia is snakes because I've gotten bitten by them. Nick Foster:  My phobia is homework! For some reason, it doesn't get done. Caleb Burns:  Wicker baskets! Because they've poked me! Gavin Henwood:  My phobia is heights because I could die if I fall from them. Brandon Cleveland: ...

FALL FUN:  If You Had to Choose . . .

FALL FUN: If You Had to Choose . . .

January 8, 2020

Ghost or Skeletons? Mia Rovinsky:  Ghost because then no one could see or know where I was. Caleb Brunguard:  Skeleton because their bones are strong like me. Lollipops or Hershey Bars? Julian Walck:  Lollipops because they last longer than chocolate. Brooke Richardson:  Lollipops because I hate sweets. Vampire or Witches? Nate Koch:  Vampires because they have teeth that will make you turn into a vampire. Rylee Sheehan:  Witches because they have powers. Hayrides or Corn Mazes? Austin Devine:  Hay rides because I get lost in corn mazes. Kiel Rizzi:  Corn m...

Weight Room Provides Opportunity for Students to Stay in Shape

Weight Room Provides Opportunity for Students to Stay in Shape

January 1, 2020

Western Wayne recently has hired college students that are weight lifters to help train our athletes and students who want to stay in shape. One of these students, trainer Dom, a Marywood student who is studying in this field which makes him more than qualified to be a trainer at our school.  When I got a chance to speak with him, he explained to me how he became interested in weight training.  He is not only very knowledgeable about lifting ,but also he enjoys playing the guitar and listening to music which is a good thing to have because it helps working out when you can relate as I also play...

The Seeker:  Winter Season

The Seeker: Winter Season

December 18, 2019

“Just imagine that we're laughing in my cabin, chilling by the fireside. Even though this sun is blasting, we can be wherever if we visualize… I wanna pretend we’re at the North Pole” –Ariana Grande “Winter Things”   What’s your favorite part of the winter season?   “My favorite part of the winter season is being able to dress cozy and wear all my boots and sweaters that I cannot wear any other season since I sweat so much. I also love Christmas and the snow.” -Cassidy Asinski, 11th grade “I like relaxing by the wood stove when it’s freezin...

The Seeker:  Worldwide Travel

The Seeker: Worldwide Travel

December 18, 2019

“Take me on a trip, I’d like to go some day. Take me to New York, I’d love to see LA. I really want to come kick it with you” -Estelle and Kanye West “American Boy” If you could go anywhere in the world right now where would you go and why? Student Responses: “Bora Bora. I want to be able to see one of Earth’s most beautiful creations and take in how amazing life is. The view is enough to realize how lucky I am to be living in such a beautiful place” -Gabrielle Tetreault, 10th grade “I would go to Greece to see all of the ancient Greek structures and to learn more about...

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