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First Person: 13 reasons why not

First Person: 13 reasons why not

Mackenna Finley May 28, 2017

BY MACKENNA FINLEY ('17) Hey. It’s me. I am not Hannah Baker. I am not the beautiful Katherine Langford. I am not Hollywood’s depiction on a suicidal teenage girl whose life is shot in warm manila...

First Person: A day with the Newark Police Department

First Person: A day with the Newark Police Department

Daniel Brnjic May 24, 2017

BY DANIEL BRNJIC ('17) Growing up the son of a cop is a different kind of childhood. My father watched most of my soccer games from inside his patrol car and usually had to leave multiple times for...

First Person: Student shares experiences of dancing in The Nutcracker

First Person: Student shares experiences of dancing in ‘The Nutcracker’

Jordan Gummere December 16, 2016

“The Nutcracker” is one of those events that every little girl wants to go to. The ballet has become a huge part of my life from going and seeing the show every year until I was 8 to actually participating...

Rae Dear was adopted on Christmas in Chengdu, China by the Dear family. (Photo courtesy of Donna Dear)

First Person: Christmas in China

Hannah Dear December 9, 2016

BY HANNAH DEAR ('17) NEWS EDITOR It was Christmas 2011. My family was sitting in a hotel room in Guangzhou, China. We had just opened the small presents that my parents had snuck out to buy....

PHOTO COURTESY OF OLIVIA EBERSOLE

First Person: Eight things baton has taught me

Olivia Ebersole August 4, 2016

BY OLIVIA EBERSOLE ('16) Rhinestones, hairspray and hard work.  Those are just a few ingredients to becoming a twirler. I have been twirling around eight years, so twirling has been a part of growing...

First Person: The life of an only child

First Person: The life of an only child

Cole Jaquith June 21, 2016

BY COLE JAQUITH ('16) I hear the same question every time someone finds out that I’m an only child. “What is it like?" My response is always the same, I tell them that I don’t know anything...

First Person: Experience at the Kids Zone fueled my passion for psychology

First Person: Experience at the Kid’s Zone fueled my passion for psychology

April 5, 2016

BY EMMA PETRYK ('16) Everything was going smoothly on my first day of work in the Kids’ Zone at a gym, until I heard the glass door behind me fly open. I turned around and saw a large boy. I am not...

First Person: European vacations shaped me

First Person: European vacations shaped me

January 19, 2016

BY SIMON KRAJEWSKI ('16) When I was only two years old, my parents thought it would be a wonderful idea to take me on my first venture overseas to Germany. After falling asleep on my father's lap before...

First Person: A girl with a lightsaber

First Person: A girl with a lightsaber

December 15, 2015

BY EWKA WOLONKIEWICZ It is early September’s evening: stars are high in the dark night sky, I can feel a gentle breeze and it is getting cooler. In the background I can hear faint noise of a big city,...

First Person: The Irish Experience

First Person: The Irish Experience

March 17, 2015

BY JULIA LERNER (’15) Every year come July, bald eagles swoop through the air, dads break out their socks with sandals and Hawaiian shirts, and hot dogs and explosives sales are at an all-time high....

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