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Neshaminy school board envisions new middle school plan

November 19, 2014

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By Ashley Reiss Special Features Editor Neshaminy School District is making drastic changes which are being met with a lot of controversy across the board. The school district has already approved a five to eight model for...

Community urges for revision of middle school plan

November 19, 2014

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By Gauri Mandala Special Features Editor On Tues., Oct. 28, long and strenuous debate as to whether or not the fifth graders of Neshaminy should be moved up to middle school has ended with a 6 to 3 vote of the school board...

School board approves new middle school plan

November 19, 2014

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By Gillian McGoldrick Editor-in-Chief School board members sounded off “Aye” on Oct. 23 to give new shape to middle schools in Neshaminy. With a vote of 6-3 in favor of change, fifth graders will now be learning in middle...

Era of whole wheat arrives to Neshaminy

October 21, 2014

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By Alli Kaufman Sports Editor It was 6th period and I hadn’t eaten breakfast. My stomach growled all through English and the students around me shot me dirty looks as they frantically tried to finish their timed writings....

Inside scoop on new district food policy

October 21, 2014

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By Jessica McClleland Student Life Editor Since the 2014-2015 school years have started, the lunches have gone down-hill. Diet drinks, no snacks, and whole grain chicken nuggets. Joanne Saba, chef at Neshaminy, decided to...

New food policy draws mixed reactions

October 15, 2014

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By Gillian McGoldrick Editor-in-Chief Many students at Neshaminy are up in arms about the removal of many of their favorite drinks and snack items from the snack stand offered during lunches. But the school district has reasoning...

Stress poses threat for students

April 15, 2014

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By Shealyn Miles Special Features Editor Stress is something that students have become far too familiar with. Often, it is accepted as a normal reaction that one must deal with throughout the entirety of their school/professional...

Perfect Stress: How stress helps us engage with surrounding world

April 15, 2014

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By Shannon Byrne Special Features Editor As many of us high-schoolers know, stress is a part of everyday life and is generally seen as a negative part of our lives. However, as much as stress can harm us it can also be a good...

Fact or Fiction: Stress myths unfurled

April 15, 2014

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By Colleen Harley Copy Editor Nowadays, “stressed” seems to be one of the only words that teens from the ages of 14 to 18 that can be used to describe themselves. School, homework, relationships, jobs stress is keeping...

Time for a world-wide wake up call

March 19, 2014

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By Colleen Harley Copy Editor With so much going on in the world nowadays, it’s easy to get wrapped up and lost in all different kinds of news stories. From the crises in Ukraine and Syria, to the problems with climate...

Self-Harm: Why it goes unnoticed, untreated

March 19, 2014

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By Shannon Byrne and Brianna Rayner Special Features Editor and Staff Writer What does our society think when they hear the word self-harm? Lonely. Troubled. Freak. Depression and anxiety are often the root causes of self-harm....

Eyes wide shut at NHS

March 19, 2014

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By Shealyn Miles Special Features Editor Consumed by an age in which emotional detachment is prevalent, the average teen may find solace in the notion that there is someone to reach out to in times of need. With suicide being...

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