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The New “Sonic The Hedgehog” Movie Revisions Have Been Made. Do They Hold Up?
Nina Ottesen, Staff Writer • January 31, 2020

In 2013, Sony got the rights to make a Sonic the Hedgehog movie. That next year, a movie was announced. Unfortunately, the film got put into...

My Chemical Romance Reunites
Nina Ottesen, Staff Writer • January 31, 2020

October 31, 2019, 3:00 PM: a moment that will go down in history. A tweet was sent out to 1.2 million of Twitter’s 321 million users. “Like...

Hong Kong Elections
Olga Zolfievna Suleymanova, Staff Writer • January 31, 2020

In 2019 Hong Kong held its local election amongst insurrection. At this time, Hong Kong’s young populous was in an all-out revolt against Beijing's...

Eyes of the Occident
Olga Zolfievna Suleymanova, Staff Writer • January 31, 2020

Many a nation state have erupted into insurrection. Hong Kong is well-covered but Chile, the one most applicable to us, is mostly a footnote....

Game Review: The Last Of Us Part 2
March 25, 2021

              Last summer one of the most popular video games of the last ten years received its stunning sequel. On June 9, 2020, The...

Ben and Jerry’s: Exactly What the World Needs
March 25, 2021

              Let’s face it, the world is currently in complete shambles. Aside from the everlasting battle against COVID-19, our forests...

Is the New Mulan Movie Worth Watching?
Nina Ottesen, Staff Writer • December 14, 2020

Over these past few years, Disney has tried to breathe new life back into its iconic animated films by making live-action remakes. Some of these...

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: The Rundown
Sarah Boccafola, Staff Writer • January 31, 2020

Yes, you read that correctly.  The time has come for the continuation, or rather spin-off of the most renowned Disney movie: High School Musical. ...

Game Review: The Last Of Us Part 2
March 25, 2021

              Last summer one of the most popular video games of the last ten years received its stunning sequel. On June 9, 2020, The...

Is the New Mulan Movie Worth Watching?
Nina Ottesen, Staff Writer • December 14, 2020

Over these past few years, Disney has tried to breathe new life back into its iconic animated films by making live-action remakes. Some of these...

The Application Process: Part Two
Sarah Boccafola, Staff Writer • January 31, 2020

The Application Process: Part Two By Sarah Boccafola As December crept around, and the snow began to fall, buying presents for the holidays...

The New “Sonic The Hedgehog” Movie Revisions Have Been Made. Do They Hold Up?
Nina Ottesen, Staff Writer • January 31, 2020

In 2013, Sony got the rights to make a Sonic the Hedgehog movie. That next year, a movie was announced. Unfortunately, the film got put into...

Drama Club Virtual Production Spreads Laughter, Not COVID
Drama Club Virtual Production Spreads Laughter, Not COVID
Wenxiao Men, Staff Writer • March 24, 2021

     Since March 2020, many extracurriculars have been cancelled, but under the collective efforts of the participants and advisors, Drama...

A student stressing over the amount of work he needs to get done.  
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How About Later?
Janet Liu, Staff Writer • January 30, 2019

Midterm week is around the corner. Have you started reviewing? Most people, like me, will wait until the night before the exam. Here are four...

8 Easy Ways For Students to Help the Environment
Sophie DeNicola, Staff Writer • May 25, 2018

  Don’t drink from plastic water bottles. By drinking filtered or tap water instead of water from disposable bottles, plastic waste...

How Foles, Eagles Took Home the Lombardi Trophy
Thomas Ziegler , Staff Writer • April 13, 2018

Super Bowl LII was one to remember, as the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33. The Eagles, coming out as NFC champions,...

NBA Finals 2020
Angelo Capone, Staff Writer • April 8, 2021

               With the scare of the Covid-19 virus, the 2020 NBA Finals still took place from September 30-October 11. It was a very...

Houston Astros Eliminated, Opposing Fans Filled With Joy
Aaliyah Barlotta, Staff Writer • April 8, 2021

             For months, baseball fans around the world—along with a few players—have been eagerly awaiting the elimination of the...

Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution: When Do Healthy Youths Get Their Dose? Our Pass To A Normal Life
Wenxiao Men, Staff Writer • April 8, 2021

              The treatment for coronavirus is neither cheap nor guaranteed effective. We are all waiting for the vaccine: our best shot...

NYJ First Quarter Recap: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Liam Broderick, Staff Writer • April 8, 2021

              Through the first quarter of the 2020 NFL season, football could be described as anything but normal. Because of the ongoing...

The New “Sonic The Hedgehog” Movie Revisions Have Been Made. Do They Hold Up?
Nina Ottesen, Staff Writer • January 31, 2020

In 2013, Sony got the rights to make a Sonic the Hedgehog movie. That next year, a movie was announced. Unfortunately, the film got put into...

Are the Television Renditions of Musicals Really Necessary?
Nina Ottesen, Staff Writer • January 31, 2020

Hairspray Live!, Rent: Live, Grease: Live! You've probably heard or even seen these television renditions of the classic musicals. People have...

The Onion Abandons Satire to Focus on REAL NEWS
Jason Calderaro, Staff Writer • May 7, 2019

Just last week, The Onion CEO Mike McAvoy released a groundbreaking statement. “Since 1988 The Onion has put forth fantastic pieces of...

Yelping is a Sport
Lauren O'Hara, Staff Writer • May 6, 2019

Yelp was established in 2004 as an outlet for angry moms who feel the need to yell at minimum wage workers and business owners behind a keyboard....

Models at Smithtown Easts Fashion Show.
Smithtown East's FashionEASTas
Sophie DeNicola, Managing Editor • November 8, 2018

On Monday, November 5, Smithtown East’s PTSA held their annual Fashion Show at Flowerfield Celebrations in Saint James. With the sponsors of...

Why Millie Bobby Brown is a Queen
Hannah Shine April 17, 2018
Not only is her accent and ability to hide it on the job amazing, but get this, she’s just thirteen years old.