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The countdown is coming to a close

Josh Hanigan

May 24, 2018

Filed under Opinions

As freshmen, perhaps we felt that graduation would never come and we would stay in high school forever. Once senior year rolled around, though, all we can do is look back and reminisce. We are startled by how fast everything passed,...

Hipster is the new black

Zoey Suarez, Guest Writer

May 10, 2018

Filed under Features, Opinions

Are you tired of the mainstream? Do you desperately need to differentiate yourself from the norm? Is your favorite character in Mean Girls (not that you would ever watch such a popular “film”) Janis Ian? If you said yes to a...

Rejection deserves its own rant

Cristina Shaffer, Executive Online Editor

February 27, 2018

Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

There are a lot of things people prepare for. Bringing reusable bags to the grocery store to avoid paying for bags, keeping First Aid and disaster preparedness kits, and saving up for college and retirement, are all steps people...

SAT or ACT: Preparing for Standardized Tests

Cristina Shaffer, Online editor

January 11, 2018

Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

High school students have lots of responsibilities, from the coursework, extracurricular activities, and perhaps the most stressful: standardized testing. High school juniors and seniors spend hours of time pouring over questions a...

Forget drugs and alcohol: stress is the real killer of American teens

Angel Lopez, Copy Editor

December 5, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Stress fills the life of most teens, due to many different situations such as school, family issues and community. Stress is a something that should not be taken lightly. However, many teens keep this to themselves and do...

College application and essay stress

Ali Lo, Editor

November 3, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

    College applications— the two most stressful words that someone can say to a high school senior. In addition to representing a new chapter in these students’ lives, college applications are synonymous with...

Sporadic Support for Sacred Hour

Cristina Shaffer, Editor

November 3, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

The start of a new school year brings about many changes. New teachers, new facilities and the main issue for students, the implementation of Sacred Hour program. In an email to students, Jessica Achziger, administrative assistant, explains how...

Reporter reflects on the recent eclipse of the sun

Eliza Burgess, Reporter

September 12, 2017

Filed under Opinions

On August 21, for the first time in 99 years, a coast to coast Solar Eclipse encompassed the United States. Although the eclipse was seen to an extent throughout North America, there was a 70 mile stretch of totality (whe...

It’s time to shake up community period

Chloe Hogan

January 6, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

Not only did Bellarmine introduce a new campus center this year,but it also introduced new events for Community Period. Now, twice a month, students have the chance to participate in activity period and in office hours. Activity...

What is the cost of a school absence?

Zoë Evans-Agnew

January 6, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Top Stories

What is the real cost of sleeping in late? Of leaving early to catch a concert? How much do these absences cost students? The annual tuition to attend Bellarmine for the 2016-2017 school year is, $14,367. There are 177...

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