This weekend, December 1,2, and 3rd Smithtown High School West put on their fall drama. This year our drama, Snow Angel, is directed by teacher and Thespian advisor Mr. Brannigan. The play is about a group of teenagers who all become friends with a girl who appears in the snowContinue Reading

“I think when you get that standing ovation, when you get that light cue that comes out just perfect and you get all the warm and fuzzies inside–that’s what keeps me going.” Mr. Miller is a loved and well known math teacher at Smithtown High School West. He is fun,Continue Reading

The greatest teachers don’t just teach; they inspire us to become better people and encourage us to reach our full potential in and out of the classroom. Here at Smithtown High School West, English teacher, Mr. Gunsel, embodies all the principles of a great teacher, but more importantly a greatContinue Reading

Materialism is a large problem in the United States and we are becoming an  increasingly narcissistic society because of it. Researchers in a 2008 study found that materialistic values are connected to Type-A behavior. Aa Type-A personality being a drive for perfectionism and an unhealthy dependence on external rewards suchContinue Reading

  Whether you think exercising in a work environment is appropriate, you cannot deny the positive effects it has on employees. Recently, obesity has become a leading problem in America. More than two-thirds (68.8 percent) of adults are considered to be overweight or obese. Over the past few years, employersContinue Reading

  “If smartphones were ponds, a large portion of our population would have already drowned.”   In the age of technology and social media few people can go more than an hour without using their smartphones. A lot of this time is spent taking, posting and sending selfies.   “Selfie,”Continue Reading