How often have you heard this narrative? A hardworking student pushes through school for thirteen years, taking all the advanced and honors classes they can, doing well on exams, captaining varsity sports teams, leading clubs and community service organizations, and their parents spending a fortune on tutoring and extracurricular activities.
Important changes in the way we tell history have occurred simultaneously with major changes in the technology of the press. In the early years of the Republic, politicians created, sponsored, and controlled newspapers to further their interests. People who spoke out against these interests were often discredited. John Peter Zenger,
Lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my! Flashing lights, cheerful music, children and families together to enjoy a show filled with excitement. The first circus to open in the United States was held in Philadelphia, 1797. Horses were being used in circuses since the late 1700s. Over multiple years, the
As society evolves, so does technology. Wall phones turn into cell phones, desktop computers turn into laptops, glasses turn into contacts, TV turns into Netflix, and books turn into eReaders. We replace the old with the new and embrace the new technology that is presented to us because we think
The New Nintendo Switch has now hit the biggest selling number imaginable, selling over 20 million copies World Wide. What does this mean? It means that Nintendo has the biggest hit console ever made. Let’s see what makes this console so different from the other ones. The Nintendo Switch is
Although not everybody chooses to (or gets the opportunity to) study abroad, Smithtown High School West’s own, Mr. Ferrante, gives a first hand look into how impactful an opportunity like this can be. While it can’t be guaranteed that Mr. Ferrante won’t be scaring a new set of freshman going