Everyone at Smithtown High School West was recently buzzing about the Legionnaires epidemic. Many students and faculty got sick and the school had to have people come in to clean to remove the legionella bacteria. The biggest question has been “was it even an epidemic at all?” The answer? Simple.Continue Reading

Sara Zarr is the acclaimed author of many young adult novels including Story of a Girl, How To Save A Life, Once Was Lost, (What We Lost)  Sweethearts, and Roomies (co-written with Tara Altebrando). Her books are award winning–Story of a Girl was a National Book Award finalist, and OnceContinue Reading

Gender roles and how they play a part in society is becoming a very pressing issue. The controversy of whether or not women should be fighting in the armed forces is one of constant debate. A woman can be just as qualified as a man to fight, yet, they areContinue Reading

Whether he’s rocking out on stage or singing classical pieces in a choir, Andrew Golub, age 17, has encompassed all aspects of music into his life – and he’s only in high school.   Golub has involved himself in almost every musically related club and class here at Smithtown HighContinue Reading

Hosted by comedian Andy Samberg, The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards aired on September 20th on Fox. Trophies were given out awards to those in the Television Industry who deserve the prestigious awards. Records were set, history was made and streaks were broken.   HBO’s Game of Thrones has set theContinue Reading

After several weeks of waking up before the sun rises and hours of homework, the “back to school” excitement wears off. Students need an event to keep them excited to come in and learn. Thus, enter spirit week and pep rally, where they dress to match a wacky theme, andContinue Reading