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Social media has helped teens during the pandemic when they have had to put their social lives on hold.

Online Learning Requires Motivation

Riley Guzowski January 31, 2021

 My typical online learning experience has been something I’ve never gone through before. From being at school every day with my friends, to being at home constantly and navigating school work entirely...

Many girls play video games like Rainbow 6 Siege, pictured above, but find the gaming world hard to navigate because they are female.

Letter of Recommendation: Gaming as Girl

Aliyah Bajramovic January 29, 2021

As a girl, video games are not things that are advertised to me. They were something that boys did. I used to play a little bit of them when I was about 7, but they were more girly games. When I started...

Servers at Buffalo Wild Wings, in Erie Pa., prep trays of food to deliver them to tables.

A day in the life of a Buffalo Wild Wings server

Aaryah Belczyk January 22, 2021

I was working at Buffalo Wild Wings for about three weeks before it closed down in March because of the pandemic. I was upset because I finally got a decent paying job that seemed like a lot of fun. I...

Letters of Recommendation: Learning to Appreciate Family

Letters of Recommendation: Learning to Appreciate Family

Savannah Orzechowski December 15, 2020

Family. It's an interesting topic. From love to hate and from tradition to separation. Having a loving family is hard when you can't see each other as much. Going from being around each other...

The bracelets, handcrafted by Guzowski, are made from unique beads and thread.

How the Pandemic Made Me Appreciate My Life and the Lives Around Me More

Riley Guzowski December 11, 2020

Before summer started, I would have described my style as nothing specific. I would just wear basic clothes or outfits I thought were cute. But in June, I decided I wanted to make some jewelry, just for...

Jupiter shines bright above Eaton Reservoir on a late night shoot in early August

Letters of Recommendation: Just a drop in the Bucket

Elizabeth Sutton 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

Isabella Sandberg, Journalism 1 writer 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

Cadence Hoover, Journalism 1 writer 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

Marcie Holtgrefe, Journalism 1 writer 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

Carley Coe, Journalism 1 writer 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

Rodrigo Cejudo, Journalism 1 writer 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

Devon Burton, Journalism 1 student 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...

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