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Living the Dream: The Life of a Musician

Making it in the music business has always been synonymous with years of late nights, trying to get partnered with the right people, and countless tales of misfortune. Every musician has hopes of one day playing Madison Square Garden in front of a crowd of 100,000 frantic fanatics. But every story …

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McDowell Honors College Explores in Pitt

McDowell Honors College ninth and tenth graders had the opportunity to explore their possibilities at the Pittsburgh National College Fair on Feb. 4. The 170 McDowell students and 11 advisers joined other high school students from surrounding areas to speak to representatives about various post-secondary options. More than 250 schools …

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Reel to Real: The Story of Cult Films

A young Jewish man is being chased by a squad of mad Romans through Jerusalem. The young man’s goose was cooked when he came to a ledge that would certainly be fatal if he stumbled. A gust of wind throws off his balance  and sends him plummeting from the ledge. …

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Successfully Get Into an Internship

Face it, getting or finding an internship can be one of the hardest things to do, but it can also be the easiest with a few helpful tips. An internship is when you get hands on experience in the field and/or career of your choice. Before you look for an …

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A New Change; Ready or Not

Despite the school time starting ten minutes earlier this year, the school has proposed a new schedule idea for next year’s students and staff. The new schedule proposal will remove morning homeroom and add five minutes to both first block and tutorial. Some think that adding five minutes isn’t worth …

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McDowell’s Annual Walk for the Cause

McDowell’s annual Walk for the Cause took place once again on May 20th. With about 1,000 participants, McDowell managed to raise $11,436 for  The Make-A-Wish Foundation and the American Cancer Society. $5,718 will be donated to each organization. Students donated a minimum of $10 to walk, although the donation did …

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Senioritis: The Final Academic Ailment

It’s May of your senior year. AP testing is in full swing. Prom is right around the corner. Spring sports are nearing the end of their regular seasons. The weather is finally starting to break. You sit in your first period class as the sun creeps in through the windows, …

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Stuck In The Middle

Not many people have heard of the comedy TV show, The Middle. The show is underappreciated. That’s clear to see since it’s not well-known. I feel like the reason The Middle is underappreciated is the fact that it doesn’t have the flashiness of Modern Family or a lot of awards …

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Teens Looking for Summer Jobs

As teens start to daydream out the classroom window about the warm summer sand and sleeping in, they are also going to be thinking about their hunt for a summer job. Whether you want some quick cash or you’re saving for college or a car, a summer job not only …

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