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No Need To Panic About COVID-19

By Luke Lombardi March 25, 2020

Luke Lombardi The pandemic known as the coronavirus (COVID-19) has a lot of people panicking. I had conversations with people while I was working at a gas station about their concerns with gas shortages. People are also concerned that certain stores have run out of toilet paper and basic needs for people. I am not one of the people panicking about this virus. As long as a person is able to stay safe and be reasonable, they...

CBD Helps Relieve Anxiety

By Madison Bara March 2, 2020

By Luke Lombardi, Section Editor I’m struggling with anxiety. Needless to say,  I have been dealing with my whole life. It is common  for me. For example, I am driving or simply sitting on  my bed doing nothing, and all of a Sutton feeling paranoid about life and and challenges it brings. For almost two years, my friends and family tried  to convince me to start taking CBD. I knew it would help me, I was very...

A Cockatoo Makes a Great Companion

By Madison Bara March 2, 2020

By Julia Block, Copy Editor As of today, I live with a total of 11 birds.  Out of all the birds my family owns, my favorite birds are our cockatoos.  For those unfamiliar with cockatoos, they can be a lot of work.  Many cockatoo owners compare their birds to toddlers, except the cockatoo acts like a toddler for the majority of its lifespan, which can be up to 70 years.  We have two different types of cockatoos:...

Focusing on the Future Affects the Present

By Madison Bara March 2, 2020

By Madison Bara, Section Editor For too long, I have focused on what my future holds. I've felt anxious and stressed for the last three years over pursuing a career path, achieving the perfect GPA, and transferring to the college of my choice. Thus, I feel like I keep missing out on some of the best years and moments of my life.  In my junior year of high school, my guidance counselor asked me what career path...

Moving Your Way To The Top

By Luke Lombardi February 26, 2020

Jasmine Montes Four years ago, when I started working at the AMC dine-in theatre inside the Menlo Park mall,  I never thought I would end up working in a movie theatre.  My first experience working in a dine-in theatre on January 1, 2016 was hectic. I didn’t know what to expect on my first day. I was on training on my first day while cleaning theatres, cleaning bathrooms and organizing the closets. Multitasking three things at the...

DNA Test Reveals Ancestry

By Madison Bara February 19, 2020

By Julia Block, Copy Editor At the end of 2019, I was gifted a 23andMe ancestry and health kit, which was able to tell me about my ethnic background composition, my likeliness to develop certain diseases or deficiencies, as well as some specific traits and characteristics I may have.  The process of getting your DNA tested is simple. Once you receive your kit in the mail, there is a paper pamphlet that helps direct you toward how...

School Affects Mental Health

By Madison Bara February 19, 2020

By Madison Bara, Section Editor Ever since I was a kid, I have always hated school. Some people may feel or have felt the same way considering it creates some of the worst experiences in a person's life; however, they may not feel as strongly about it as I do. In fact, I hated school so much throughout the years that I felt sick every time I stepped onto the premises. But I never understood why I...

Germaphobia Affects Daily Life

By quovadis November 20, 2019

By; Madison Bara Most people suffer or have suffered from a fear or phobia at some point in their life. Whether it be stage fright, deep water, or the dark, everyone has been a victim of the overwhelming anxiety a person feels when facing one of their worst nightmares. However, many do not let this fear take control of their lives. They can work, relax, and enjoy special occasions without having the looming thought of when they...

Cornucopia Cruises Provide Affordable Luxury

By Quo Vadis October 30, 2019

By Julia Block As I was trying to come up with date ideas to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday, I came across the Cornucopia Cruise Line: a public and private cruise line which offers brunch, lunch and dinner cruises, as well as cruises for special events. Some of these events include banquets, holiday cruises and their foremost occasion, wedding cruises.  The cruise line has five boats that sail out of Perth Amboy or Hoboken, depending on the boat, and...

Learning a Foreign Language is Rewarding

By Quo Vadis September 18, 2019

By Tom Kozma, Managing Editor       Whether you’re trying to boost your resume, connect to your culture, or prepare for a trip abroad, learning a foreign language is rewarding. While studying Russian, I’ve learned some techniques that will help anyone progress in their target language. There’s no wrong reason to learn a language, even if it doesn’t seem practical. Learning any language can make you a better listener, critical-thinker and multitasker. It boosts your attention...