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Letters of Recommendation: Just a drop in the Bucket

Jupiter shines bright above Eaton Reservoir on a late night shoot in early August
November 10, 2020
Most teenagers would be at a party with friends on a Friday night, but somehow I find myself at Eaton Reservoir at 11:30 p.m. on a Friday night in early August.

Texts Preferred over Talk During Pandemic

Texts Preferred over Talk During Pandemic
June 11, 2020
Before the pandemic, I always thought that texting was just for small talk like planning on when I would see that person next or what the homework was from the day before. 

Forgotten Bicycle Frees Student from Quarantine

Forgotten Bicycle Frees Student from Quarantine
June 11, 2020
The crisp breeze from the descending sun hit my face as my bike tires traversed the sidewalk. All that had been happening, all the stress from the past weeks, was gone. Feelings of freedom and abandon flooded through my fingertips on the handlebars, my flowing hair in the wind, and a racing heart in my chest.

Puzzle Keeps Student from Going to Pieces

Puzzle Keeps Student from Going to Pieces
June 11, 2020
Had I been in the classroom, I wouldn’t have failed so much, but in quarantine, the puzzle was one thing I couldn’t fail.

Dinner Time Becomes Cherished Time

Dinner Time Becomes Cherished Time
June 11, 2020
My kitchen table is an old, large, round wooden one. It means a lot to my family because of the fact that it has been in my family for at least 60 years. It’s the table my grandmother sat at when she was a child; eating together as a family has been a tradition that started with my grandma, got passed down to my mother, and now is given to us. 

Pandemic Give Soccer Player New Goals

Pandemic Give Soccer Player New Goals
June 11, 2020
After getting home I knew my problem was my physical shape. I couldn’t run a mile without almost dying, so I decided to start doing exercise from home and a few days later I could see the changes. My brothers, who are 14 and 12 years old, watched me and wanted to get back in shape too, so they started to do what I was doing.

Student Gains New Appreciation of Going to School

Student Gains New Appreciation of Going to School
June 11, 2020

The New York Times Magazine celebrates the little things in life through a weekly column called "Letter of Recommendation." For the opinion writing assignment in Journalism 1, Mrs. Weiss asked the students...

Coming to Terms with Grief from Personal Experience

Emma McNeeley poses with her Nanny, Barbara McNeeley at her home in Lakewood Ohio. She passed away 2 years ago.
November 25, 2019

Every November, McDowell holds an assembly for Children’s Grief Awareness Day. This year, that day falls on Nov. 15. The assembly is often tear jerking and hard to hear. But in reality, there is much...

Supreme Court Debate LGBTQ Rights in the Workplace

Members of the LGBTQ community wave the rainbow flag at Erie's Pride Festival on June 29. The flag is a symbol of the rights currently being debated in the Supreme Court
November 25, 2019

The Supreme Court is currently listening to several cases involving the LGBTQ community and discrimination rights. This outcome could either greatly benefit the community or cause it to go backwards and...

Samsung Foldable: Unfolding the Future or Flipping Back to the Past?

November 25, 2019

The Samsung Galaxy Fold has been described as a “device unlike any other,” which it definitely is, but consumers are skeptical whether or not they are even necessary.  For many years a phone with...

President Trump: Friend or Foe?

President Trump: Friend or Foe?
November 22, 2019

Americans, for the most part, are assured that a police force is there to protect them. So, imagine if the police came to your door to say they will no longer protect you , and that criminals are coming...

Vaping Hits High Schools and Hospitals

Vaping Hits High Schools and Hospitals
November 22, 2019

Anthony Baez, 19,  has been vaping since he was 8-years-old after seeing his stepfather do it. His stepfather believed it was going to help him quit smoking, and it worked, but once Baez saw his neighborhood...

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