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The Dark Side of Disney

The Dark Side of Disney

Christina Ljuljic, Writer

June 12, 2017


Filed under Soapbox

There’s probably nothing like the catchy soundtrack and joyous ending from a good Disney movie that reminds you more of your early childhood. However, these Disney movies have been edited and changed, more than you could ever imagine. By all means . . . don’t continue reading this article if you...

Adolescence to Adulthood Intersession

Adolescence to Adulthood Intersession

Alyssa Richiez, Writer

June 12, 2017


Filed under Soapbox

My intersession this year I have to say exceeded my expectations. After being told that I couldn’t go away, I signed up for a local intersession. At first I had to decide between the Health & Wellness one and Adolescence to Adulthood but after realizing that I had to learn how to ride a bike, my...

Tips for a better school year

Tips for a better school year

Sara Abdah, Writer

May 31, 2017


Filed under ADVICE, Soapbox

  Have you ever kept your homework for the last minute and stayed awake all night? Here are a few tips for a better new school year that will help with your achievements to a better year full of success.   Wake up early A number of studies indicate the usefulness of sleep and gettin...

Sexting

Sexting

Lily Sanchez and Ahmad Thneibat

April 20, 2017


Filed under ADVICE, Close Up

REPOST These days it is extremely easy for a teenager to get online.  We seem to have no shortage of electronics . . . smartphones, tablets or laptops with which to keep connected to “friends” and love ones as we spend endless hours on “social” media.  Under normal circumstances this is...

How To Protect Your Online Identity and Reputation on Social Media

How To Protect Your Online Identity and Reputation on Social Media

Kerry Mills, Writer

April 19, 2017


Filed under ADVICE

Young people, via the Internet, can and have been exposed to a variety of dangerous and upsetting experiences. There are many scams and dangerous individuals ready to prey upon the unsuspecting and naïve. Many teens spend a majority of their time online on a daily basis. This can lead to over sharing...

Who Rules the School ? : A Q+A With the SGO President and Vice President

Who Rules the School ? : A Q+A With the SGO President and Vice President

Jennifer Medina, Writer

April 18, 2017


Filed under Close Up, Senior STUFF, Soapbox, Uncategorized

Amid the historic presidential election that occurred back in November, Yonkers Montessori Academy held their own student government election to fill several similar positions in the school. Once every ballot was submitted and every vote was counted, the two students who were voted into the highest positions...

Keep an Eye Out for This: What is Cyclopia?

Keep an Eye Out for This: What is Cyclopia?

Brianna Miclat, Writer

February 15, 2017


Filed under Soapbox

When people hear the word cyclops, they think of the made-up, one-eyed giants that roamed the Earth in Greek mythology. In reality, cyclops is not as fictional as some may think. Though, they may not be as physically formidable and vicious as the cyclops in Greek mythology, they both share the same trait...

Beauty Hacks: “Do They Really Work?”

Beauty Hacks: “Do They Really Work?”

Christina Ljuljic, Writer

February 1, 2017


Filed under Beauty, Soapbox

Whether you’ve been seeing Instagram makeup tutorials using kitchen utensils, or finding helpful and clever beauty tips, no one can deny that beauty hacks are all the rage. However, what sets some beauty hacks aside from others is the obvious question, “Which ones really work?” The following a...

How to Ace Your Next Test!

How to Ace Your Next Test!

Cyan Prudhomme, Writer

February 1, 2017


Filed under ADVICE, Soapbox

You have an important test tomorrow and you haven’t even looked at the information you have to study. It’s nearly midnight and you’re too tired to read, let alone memorize twenty-five vocabulary words. If any of this sounds familiar, it’s time to get into the habit of using the right study strategies....

Are Mermaids Real ??

Are Mermaids Real ??

Kerry Mills, Writer

December 21, 2016


Filed under Opinions / OP-ED, Soapbox

The first thought that comes to many when one thinks of mermaids, is the iconic Disney character, Ariel. It’s many a young girl’s dream to hop in the ocean with the red headed beauty. Most people regard, The Little Mermaid, as a fictional children’s movie - but there are some that believe that...

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