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Shedding light on student trends and culture at the high school.

Tag you’re it! Your Facebook photos and you

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Peter Lacerenza
Features Editor

It can be said on any Sunday afternoon while students are still holding off on doing their homework, that browsing through photo albums of the weekend’s parties on Facebook is an unofficial pastime of sorts. While the contents of the photos may range from squeaky clean to questionable, there is usually a common theme.

“When I go to my news feed, I usually see an album name usually involving an inside joke that consists of ‘ruit, loose girls in scanty outfits and gentlemen with profanities written all over their faces after they’ve passed out,” sophomore Thomas Rochlin said…

Dear John, why the hype?

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Emma Hutchins
Features Editor

In the past couple of weeks, mini-feeds have been flooded with favorite quotes and criticisms of the new Nicholas Sparks adapted movie, Dear John. The build up of the film, which recently surpassed James Cameron’s Avatar, has rubbed the student body in different ways.

The expectation surrounding Dear John could be a factor as to why so many students were inclined to see the film. “I think the hype is a bit much, but it’s what actually made me want to see it, so it’s effective,” junior Stephanie Toth said. The “hype” could be attributed to the NCHS Media Center’s advertising of the book Dear John on its website, student countdowns, and constant teasers and trailers…

Professional Development Day

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Lucia Molina
Reporter

While students are enjoying their first day of winter break on Friday, teachers and faculty will be attending their semi-annual department party known as Professional Development Day. For four days out of the year, New Canaan teachers get together to work on new skills, focus on curricular issues, listen to speakers, and watch presentations done by faculty members.

Professional Development Day is an opportunity for teachers and faculty to get together, share new ideas for teaching, and look for ways to best integrate the curriculum…

In light of the snow

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Lucia Molina
Reporter

View photos of the snow

You’re wrapped in a Snuggie, hot chocolate in hand, standing at your doorstep as you look out into a powdered winter wonderland. You’re wearing the biggest smile in the world—it’s a snow day.

Principal Tony Pavia predicts that there will be a few snow days this year, and hopes to enjoy the quiet at school. “I love snow days. I get to come into a peaceful and quiet school, do work, and answer the calls of those questioning whether it’s a snow day. And the view outside my window is fantastic,” he said.

Calling a snow day may seem like an easy decision to make of by looking outside your window, but there is much more that needs to be considered before you receive that phone call declaring the day off…

MTV controversy at “Jersey Shore”

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Whitney Gulden
Reporter

Until December 3rd, when you thought of Jersey Shore you would think of the actual place, but now the term Jersey Shore alludes to MTV’s reality TV show of the same name.

Filmed in August, 2009, Jersey Shore follows eight housemates living together in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, working at a boardwalk T-shirt shop, partying all hours, and getting into trouble. The show’s finale on January 21st broke ratings records for MTV with an estimated 4.8 million viewers…

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