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My Life on the Stage

My Life on the Stage

Hunter Lincoln

September 21, 2017


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There I am, listening to the introductory announcement: “In case of a fire, please locate the exits.” But in my mind, I am nervous. This is my first lead role in front of a packed house. As I am about to go on, I feel time slow down, and I step on the stage. Many students today never feel the exciteme...

Course Writing Collection

Course Writing Collection

June 11, 2017


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Click here to submit a project Persuasive Argument Deer Limit Hot Car Deaths Best Caliber Colin Kaepernick Music Program Personal Essay Youngest Child Scholarship Essay Arlington Learn from Failure Hobbies Teenage Years BOCES Drumset Country Music Heavy Machinery Relationships       ...

Students Record for WRAQ Angelica

Students Record for WRAQ Angelica

June 8, 2017


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Angelica's WRAQ board member and radio show host Gary Barteau recorded students read their poetry and discuss it for public broadcast.  This was a great opportunity to find a local and wider audience, since WRAQ 92.7, broadcast from Angelica, can be heard on local bandwidth and also via online streaming. ...

Handful of Stars

Handful of Stars

June 8, 2017


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A Poetry Slam and Handful of Stars Release Event was held at Lifeway Youth Center on June 6th.  Around twenty students read their own and published poetry and enjoyed refreshments.  The magazine, a collection of student poetry and art, can be seen here, and copies will be available at the awards assembly and graduation. Video...

Book Review: Eleanor and Park

Book Review: Eleanor and Park

Samantha Burgio

June 8, 2017


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Eleanor and Park is a realistic fiction novel by Rainbow Rowell. This work was published in 2013 by St. Martin’s Press.  Rainbow Rowell has published other works such as Attachments in 2011, Fangirl in 2013, Landline in 2014, Carry on in 2015, and the most recent, Kindred Spirits in 2016. The novel r...

In Memory of the Best Guitarist

In Memory of the Best Guitarist

Brad Hull

May 4, 2017


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  Many people argue about who is the greatest guitarists of all time, but what they don't realize is that the best guitarists may already be deceased. Now a day people say that Dan Richards, James Valentine, or any other new guitarist because that is the new top people they hear about. But wha...

Great TV: Friends

Great TV:  Friends

Samantha Burgio

May 4, 2017


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 The TV show Friends is an American sitcom that aired for ten years, from 1994 to 2004. The show is about six close friends who all live in the same apartment complex in Manhattan, New York. There is plenty of both secret telling and keeping, and their relationships are quite admirable. The main ch...

All About Fishing

All About Fishing

Reece Wallace

April 21, 2017


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Some people fish just for the fun of it, to pass time and get outside, but for other people, it is a lifetime sport. There are different ways to catch fish, especially in our area in Allegany County. Ice fishing, fly fishing, trolling and just fishing with a plain pole are some common ways of fishin...

It’s the Little Things

It’s the Little Things

MacKenzie Hamer

April 20, 2017


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Have you ever really wanted something? Very recently, I wanted to get ducklings. So, I did. They are adorable: who wouldn’t want one? Just looking at pictures of them online is enough for you to fall in love with them. I knew that they would be a huge responsibility to take on. This did not make m...

Book Review: The Art of Racing in the Rain

Book Review:  The Art of Racing in the Rain

Megan Rose

April 20, 2017


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The Art Of Racing In The Rain is a well-written and well-developed novel. The story is told from the perspective of a dog named is Enzo-”Zo” for short. That dog, however, is getting old and he wants to grasp his humanness. He believes that when he dies, he’ll become a man. He tries to make sense o...

Film Review: Logan

Film Review:  Logan

MacKenzie Hamer

March 30, 2017


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The new movie Logan is directed by James Mangold and came out March 3rd. This Wolverine movie will be Hugh Jackman's final appearance playing as Wolverine. However, this movie is a little different from the rest: unlike the past X-men movies, it is R rated. The movie follows the bloody comic book violen...

For A Boy I Know

For A Boy I Know

Ashley Estabrook

March 17, 2017


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You My Darling Boy Are Just Like the Stars Above Perfect and Poised Bright and Shining I Reach Up My Hands And Try To Grasp You But My Dear As I Take A Closer Look I Can Now See That Just Like A Star I Can't Quite Reach You Nobody Can You Gleam There Above Me ...

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