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

MTV controversy at “Jersey Shore”


Whitney Gulden

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…

Football player by day, budding artist by night


Megan Joyce
Executive Producer of the Ram Review

At NCHS, Senior Blake Garrity is known for his role on the Varsity football team’s offensive line, his laid-back personality, and his trademark red hair.

But for his artistic abilities? Not so much. However, with word of his website starting to get around, all of that may be about to change.

Click on Blake’s website, and you’ll see slideshows of perfectly wooded guitars, multicolored bowls, robots, and much more, all designed by Blake himself. Blake’s interest in creation and invention dates back to his elementary school years. “In fourth grade, one of my friends invited me to participate in a woodworking class, over at ‘The Woodworker’s Club’ in Norwalk, CT,” he said. “I ended up signing up for classes myself, and continued solely with woodworking for a couple of years.”

It wasn’t long, however, before Blake’s interests started to branch out, and other forms of art caught his eye…

Planning for some summer


Siddharth Deshpande
In the midst of a cold winter, most people eagerly await the onset of summer but are far from planning what they actually plan to do over the two-month vacation. However, students interested in pursuing summer programs and jobs this year need to start planning for their activities now, as deadlines for applications to summer opportunities are quickly approaching.

According to Ms. Susan Carroll, coordinator of the College and Career Center the deadlines for applications to summer programs may be due sooner than we think…

“I was feeling a little sick this morning…”


Kelly Saiz

You’re tired and your math teacher is clearly incapable of sustaining your attention. You have a history test next period that you didn’t study for because your basketball team didn’t get back from Staples until late last night. Do you stay in school and miserably contemplate destroying your calculator or do you go home “sick” and get some rest before your practice later?

Three years ago, it wasn’t so easy for a student to get around the system in order to make allowance for their extracurricular activities…

Senioritis hits harder than the Swine Flu this season


Anjelique Kyriakos

Walking into the lounge, it’s not hard to miss many underclassmen rushing to get work done before the bell rings and they go off to class once again. Yet there is one corner of the room where it is an odd sight to see a book out, or a pencil in hand. The senior section is a breeding ground for senioritis, and by the end of the year, it will be almost impossible for a student in the class of 2010 to avoid it…

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