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The “Trump Effect”: How Our President Affects Modern Youth

As our President, Trump’s influence plays a key role in societal change over the next few years. Younger generations have many decisions ahead as to what to make of his conservative policy and abrasive attitude. (Photo credit to Jabin Botsford, The Washington Post)
March 15, 2017

With all the rallies and protests clogging the drains of the anti-Trump culture, a cry for help for future generations has been shoved to the media’s back corner. In a Washington Post article, columnist...

Is Barbie Ruining the Minds of Kids?

The iconic Barbie doll has recently experienced a change in face with hopes of reconstructing the upcoming generation’s minds about body image.
May 10, 2016

Mattel, the manufacturer of Barbie, recently began production of Barbie dolls sporting different skin tones, heights, and body shapes. In theory, these dolls should be showcasing body positivity to the...

A Child’s Greatest Fear

Everyone has passed through the fear of the darkness. Every child will go through it. There is nothing to do, but to try and help them forget their fear.
March 24, 2016

I don’t like when the room goes dark, Neither does Teddy. Everywhere I look I see eyes looking at me. I cover my eyes so I don’t have to see them, But I can still feel them. I can...

HBO Keeps Beloved Children’s Series Alive

Over 95% of Americans have watched Sesame Street. The show has aired on PBS weekly for 45 years and counting. Thanks to HBO, the show will live on.
September 2, 2015

Home Box Office (HBO) recently announced its new partnership with Sesame Street. The iconic series has screened on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) for the last 45 years, but due to funding issues taking...

The Shows Must Go On

The dressing rooms are filled with numerous costumes for all occasions! Winnie the Pooh, Alice in Wonderland, and Peter Pan, Jr. are preparing to wow their audiences. Come and bring your friends for some serious Disney fun.
January 21, 2015

The NFHS drama department is opening the second semester curtain by juggling multiple productions. Filling the theatre with entertainment and laughs for all ages, the drama program will be putting on Winnie...

All Sons and Daughters

Freshmen Noah Smith and Rachel Sloan enjoy their time in Acting 1 Drama as they smile at the camera. “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, and kindness in your smile.” (Mother Teresa)
December 12, 2014

It is his first day of kindergarten, and he proudly boards the school bus like it is Air Force One. She has lost her first tooth and holds it up to her parents eagerly, praying that the tooth fairy will...

The Mission Diaries: Returning to Orphanage Emmanuel

When people come to visit, many of the volunteers bring some of the kids to the tienda (the store) for some treats. We brought some of the girls for charamuscas while we enjoyed the beautiful day.
February 26, 2014

I could tell you so many things. I could tell you that I was the one who changed the lives of all the children in the orphanage in one week, but that would be a lie. I could tell you that I was like Superman:...

Happily Ever After

What would happen if a princess did not have a prince at happily ever after?
December 3, 2013

The Disney princesses are the bread and butter of the Disney Company, but these princesses have been attacked for teaching some unsavory lessons about love and what a female is supposed to be. Surprisingly...

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