Author: miranda-connolly

General Interest
Opinion

The Enchanted Christmas Tree

A week ago on a cool night, I was standing outside of my house, looking across the street at my neighbor’s window. I found myself looking at something that was, shockingly, the most normal thing I’ve seen in a long time. Before me stood a brightly lit Christmas tree. A myriad of colors sprinkled against […]

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Opinion
World

A Tale of Three Countries and Their Responses to the Pandemic

Everyone has been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak in one way or another. Some countries have taken unique approaches to deal with the virus, while others adopted mainstream policies and rules to manage outbreaks. I thought it would be interesting to take a look at how Italy and England decided to manage the outbreak within […]

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Opinion
World

The Needs of the Many Outweigh the Needs of the Few

As we all know, the coronavirus has now spread to every corner of the world, and in one way or another, we have all been affected by it. Around half of the states in the United States are in a shelter-in-place, but people still seem to just not get it. Too many people are ignoring […]

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April 2019/20

In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy D’Amelio

As you have probably heard by now, Charli D’Amelio has surpassed 40 million followers on TikTok, and I dare say, it was one of the most (if not the most) monumental moments of this Millenium. Not only has Charli proven herself a wonderful dancer, influencer, and Dunkin’ coffee drinker, but she is also a prophet. […]

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General Interest
Local

A Way for Good Deeds to Get Around

As we all know, giving back to our community will help everyone in the long run. One town-based organization that strives to better our community is SPUR. SPUR is an organization of people who are dedicated to making a visible difference in the lives of everyone in our community. They are extremely passionate about volunteering […]

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General Interest

Going Zero Waste: Part 3

As some of you may know, we have decided to try to go zero waste for a week, and now the final results are in. Going zero waste requires a person to cut his or her trash production to the smallest amount possible. Most experts in this lifestyle produce less than a mason jar worth […]

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February 2019/20
General Interest

Going Zero Waste: Part 2

As discussed in last week’s article, we have decided to attempt to go zero waste, which is a lifestyle in which one does not produce any trash. Pollution has plagued our seas since the very first industrial revolution, and it continues to do so now. As a result of pollution, there are multiple garbage patches […]

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General Interest

Zero Waste: An Experiment

Plastic. It’s everywhere: in our phones, cars, water bottles, and food containers. It seems that you can’t go a day without seeing or using it. The United States produces about 38 million tons of plastic waste every year, and the average American tosses around six pounds of trash a day. Although some of this trash […]

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January 2019/20
World

World War Z

As we all know, Qasem Soleimani was killed in a U.S. led airstrike on January 3, 2020. As a response to this, within minutes, World War III was trending on Twitter. An outcry of fear inspired by dread of the draft was heard across all social media. On TikTok, a trend began where girls started […]

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General Interest
Local
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Christmas Walk

‘Tis the season of celebrations and town traditions. As the holiday season descends upon us, many of us have already decided how we will be greeting it. Houses have started to be decorated for Christmas or Hanukkah, Thanksgiving being only a flash in the frenzy of buying and preparing. The boy scouts have started selling […]

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