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Advanced Placement: Assessing Its Worth

While Academic and Honors students are taking finals that determine 25 percent of their final grade, taking about 50 minutes, Advanced Placement (AP) students take end of the year testing to a whole other level. AP classes have an incentive where a student could potentially receive college credit towards their …

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Punk’s Not Dead

The dumpster is on fire. Bodies are slamming into each other like balls in a pinball machine. The stench of perspiration radiates out the front door. The deafening wall of sound consumes the building. The room, though dark, emanates a flame of angst, strength and revolution. Welcome to Punk Rock. …

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Communication is Key to Unlock Erie’s Escape Room

Imagine you have been blindfolded and handcuffed. You’re led into a cold, dark oblivion.  A  door quietly closes behind you. Once you tear off your blindfold, it is revealed that you are not alone in this mysterious room. You and multiple other hostages are locked inside a dingy, dark room. …

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One Last Show

Three of Dr. Seuss’ most beloved characters are coming to life with the help of three lead seniors as they bring their favorite childhood characters to life one last time in their final performance on the Little Theater Stage. Seussical the Musical combined multiple characters and stories from Dr. Seuss’s …

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Love of Vinyl Sparked In New Generation

There’s something about the shiny ribbed vinyl disc, the sharp needle that delicately follows the subtle lane of bumps and divots to create a delightful sound, the need to physically flip the album to hear the rest as it spins in circles upon circles. It’s more than just another way …

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Deep Lyrics Bring The 1975 out of Its Slumber

Don’t let its lengthy, slightly disturbing title scare you—The 1975’s sophomore album, I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it is an album that takes a completely different path from their previous works. “My fear is people watching us or listening to …

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No’body’ Sees You Like You Do

Seven in ten teens are not comfortable in their own skin. Girls as young as five years old are worried about how they look, and are concerned about their size. One-third of males would sacrifice a year of their life to have the “ideal body.” According to heartofleadership.org, learning to …

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Dumped versus Dumpee: Behind the Scenes

Sophomore, Caitlyn Stillings experienced her first love nearly two years ago. She and her boyfriend got into a bad fight and she thought they’d be fine the next day. She woke up to find she’d been dumped. Stillings explained how towards the end of her relationship she realized that her …

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A Guide to Achieving YouTube Fame

“Fame, you’ll be famous, as famous as can be, with everyone watching you win on…” YouTube? While the Dr. Seuss quote doesn’t exactly fit, it summarizes the gist of the stardom that can be achieved through something as simple as making videos. YouTube is an excellent creative outlet for someone …

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BT Reaches Far Far Away on Patty’s Day

A short time ago, in a concert venue not so far away… On Mar. 17,—St. Patrick’s Day—local concert venue Basement Transmissions hosted the backroom Star Wars Show. The show exhibited some of Erie’s favorite local acts from multiple genres as well as a touring punk band. Showgoers were encouraged to …

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