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The Growing Theatre Community

The Growing Theatre Community

Laurel Bacote, The Scoop Editor

April 29, 2015


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Theatre has been around for a long time, and it is not anything new, but the interest in it appears to continue to grow. Students have always had access to their school’s theatre program, but there are now more outlets available for them to broaden their horizons and to be involved in productions o...

Sub Sandwiches Galore

Sub Sandwiches Galore

Laurel Bacote, The Scoop Editor

April 29, 2015


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Sandwiches are one of the most popular food options all over the world. One of the great things about sandwiches is that none of them are the same. Whether one loves a particular type of bread or the certain way that a shop crafts its sandwiches, people always appreciate the fact that there is variety....

How to Love by Katie Cotugno

How to Love by Katie Cotugno

Emily Schmidt, The Scoop Writer

April 29, 2015


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Rating★★★★ Rena Montero and Sawyer LeGrande have a very rocky relationship. They have known each other since they were kids, and Rena has been secretly in love with him for half of that time. She was even in love with him when he started dating her best friend. Also, the author, Katie Cotugn...

All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin

All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin

Emily Schmidt, Scoop Writer

March 16, 2015


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Rating: ✰✰✰ Anya Balanchine's world is very complicated. The year is 2083, her parent’s are dead, her family runs an illegal chocolate business, a candidate for mayor is out to get her and she is only 16. Living in Manhattan is tough for Anya and author Gabrielle Zevin portrays the hardships Any...

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day

Kathleen McMillion, Scoop Editor

March 13, 2015


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Even though one can not always count on spring arriving early in March, one can trust one thing to brighten up this dull time of the year, St. Patrick’s Day. The holiday on the 17th celebrates all things Irish, well, in America’s case, beer and the color green. Nevertheless, the entertainment and...

Oscar Nominees

Oscar Nominees

Katie McMillion, Editor for The Scoop

February 14, 2015


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     On Sunday, February 22nd, the annual night of elaborate ball gown dresses, playoff music and golden awards commences: the Oscars. All the movies that have been seen and loved by the general public were considered by the Academy. The performances that were applauded, the writing that captured heart...

‘The Vincent Boys’ by Abbi Glines

‘The Vincent Boys’ by Abbi Glines

Emily Schmidt, Writer for the Scoop

February 14, 2015


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Rating: ✭✭✭✭ One summer can be a dangerous, incredible time. Ashton and Sawyer have been dating for three years. However, when Sawyer goes away for the summer, Ashton starts to get lovesick, and it is not for her boyfriend, it is her boyfriend’s cousin, Beau, her ex best friend. Abbi Glin...

Best holiday drink

Best holiday drink

Brian Porreca, Scoop Writer

January 26, 2015


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The winter holidays have been full of many wonderful things. The lights, the songs and the smells. However, one topic brought up every year has been the best holiday drink? There have been many choices from coffees to teas, but the best drink by far, has been warm apple cider, the non-alcoholic versio...

Netflix: Best to Binge

Netflix: Best to Binge

Ariana Dolce, Scoop Writer

January 26, 2015


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It is Sunday afternoon, homework is finished and one is in the mood to chill out before jumping back into the whirlwind of school. A good watch on Netflix is the perfect remedy to satisfy this craving of relaxation. After searching through categories,  title after title, something finally seems interes...

Dare You To by Katie McGarry

Dare You To by Katie McGarry

Emily Schmidt, Scoop Writer

January 26, 2015


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Rating: ★★★★ Love. A four letter word that has so much meaning to it and can make one do anything for someone. Even though challenges are thrown at relationships, hopefully love wins in the end, and that is what Katie McGarry depicts in her book. Dare You To  is not just a romance. It is a r...

New year, new trends

New year, new trends

Shea McGee, Scoop Writer

January 26, 2015


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As the new year arrives, so will new trends in women’s fashion. This year will be full of eccentric patterns, mixed with popular styles of the past. Not to mention, popsugar.com states “The 10 Runway Trends You’ll Be Wearing in 2015” included: “Cool-Girl Gingham,” which is a medium-weight...

Valentine’s schmalentines

Valentine’s schmalentines

Ariana Dolce

January 26, 2015


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February 14 is a day couples and admirers faun over one another, showering lovers in flowers, chocolates, jewelry and stuffed animals. Inevitably, there are single people in this world as well. According to the Urban Dictionary, Valentine’s Day is defined as, “1) holiday maliciously created to make...

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