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  • How to Manage Stress at This Time of Year
    Campus Life

    How to Manage Stress at This Time of Year

    Alexis Goldstein, Contributor

    June 8, 2017

    It’s that time of the year again when you begin to feel the stress. Between APs, SATs and ACTs, and finals. This time of year can definitely be stressful for many students. It can be hard to manage your stress and keep your grades up at the same time. To help make a smooth transition into summer, I...

  • Global Warming and Earth
    News, Opinions

    Global Warming and Earth

    Sean Beaver, Contributor

    June 8, 2017

    The accelerating rate at which global greenhouse gases are being released into the atmosphere, trapping solar radiation, and in turn cooking our planet is alarming, and we’re to blame. However, we can also be the solution to this issue. Wait, but what does this mean? What even is global warming? We...

  • Why You Should Go to The Meadows
    Entertainment

    Why You Should Go to The Meadows

    Mariana Barcena, Contributor

    June 7, 2017

    As the annual three day music festival in New York City, Gov Ball, comes to an end, people immediately begin thinking about the next big music festival to hit the Big Apple. While there is The Panorama Music Festival in July, I find that The Meadows Music and Arts Festival is more popular among John Jay ...

    The Meadows NYC

  • The Best of the Best: The Governor’s Ball Music Festival
    Entertainment

    The Best of the Best: The Governor’s Ball Music Festival

    Tommy Beeby, Contributor

    June 7, 2017

    Concerts, shows, and music festivals take place all the time throughout the year. But every June is what millions of people really have their minds set on: The Governor's Ball Music Festival at Randall’s Island, NY. Launched in 2011, the festival features an array of genres and styles of music, inc...

    The Governor's Ball Music Festival

  • JJ Baseball: Season Recap
    John Jay Indians, Sports

    JJ Baseball: Season Recap

    Michael Wagner, Contributor

    June 5, 2017

     Coming off a section championship victory in 2016, the Indians had huge shoes to fill in their 2017 season. The theme for this season, established by head coach: Geoff Curtis, was “TNT,” meaning “there’s no tomorrow.” This was meant for the players to focus on the task at hand in order t...

    Junior: Ryan Bryggman throws an impressive pitch

Campus Life

Humans of John Jay: Willa Tobin

Humans of John Jay: Willa Tobin

Kate Rodgers, Contributor

"I only have one final but I’m stressed about it since it’s a week from today and I didn’t realize. I don’t really want to talk about the college process. Let’s talk about something else! I went...

June 9, 2017No Comments

Forensics Class at John Jay

Forensics Class at John Jay

June 8, 2017

Humans of John Jay: Julie Evans-Kaser

Humans of John Jay: Julie Evans-Kaser

June 8, 2017

Three Tips to Survive Junior Year

Three Tips to Survive Junior Year

June 7, 2017

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Staff Profile

Laragh Cronin
Laragh Cronin

Editor

Laragh Cronin is a junior who enjoys journalism and creative writing.

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Annie Helmes
Annie Helmes

Editor

Annie Helmes is a junior who enjoys drawing, playing lacrosse, and journalism of course!

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Sports

Lonzo

Lonzo

Liam Tassone, Contributor

With the NBA Draft just days away, the attention has been centered around UCLA guard, Lonzo Ball, and his family. Lonzo was a standout at Chino Hills High School in Chino, Cal...

June 11, 2017No Comments

After taking a tough loss to Lakeland in the 2017 quarterfinal, John Jay Baseball seeks revenge in next years season.

After taking a tough loss to Lakeland in the 2017 quarterfinal, John Jay Baseball seeks revenge in next years season.

June 10, 2017

2017 Women’s Lacrosse: 2018 Outlook

2017 Women’s Lacrosse: 2018 Outlook

June 9, 2017

After a Season Filled With Promise, John Jay Tennis’ Future Looks Bright

After a Season Filled With Promise, John Jay Tennis’ Future Looks Bright

June 8, 2017

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Entertainment

Burger Barn Review

Burger Barn Review

Matt Mariuzza, Contributor

Established in April of 2013 in Somers, NY, The Burger Barn isn’t just about great burgers, it’s about the entire experience. Voted “Best Burger in Westchester County," ...

June 5, 2017No Comments

We All Scream for King Kone Ice Cream

We All Scream for King Kone Ice Cream

June 1, 2017

¡Celebrar Cinco de Mayo Con Guacamole!

¡Celebrar Cinco de Mayo Con Guacamole!

May 4, 2017

An Upscale Pizza Parlor: The North Street Tavern

An Upscale Pizza Parlor: The North Street Tavern

April 6, 2017

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Opinions

How Does Modern Technology Affect Our Schools?

How Does Modern Technology Affect Our Schools?

Aurina Berisha, Contributor

Far too many of us, referring to typical Generation Z Millennials, quite honestly take technology for granted. Whether it be pulling out a laptop to send off an email, or s...

June 7, 2017No Comments

You’re Moving Out of Town, Is It Time to Freak Out?

You’re Moving Out of Town, Is It Time to Freak Out?

March 8, 2017

Should Teachers Be Allowed to Voice Their Political Opinions?

Should Teachers Be Allowed to Voice Their Political Opinions?

January 28, 2017

School Internet Restrictions: How Much Is Too Much?

School Internet Restrictions: How Much Is Too Much?

January 28, 2017

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