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Beauty Standards Impacting Teenagers

Mya Melara, Staff Writer January 5, 2024

Singer and songwriter Harry Styles recently made headlines after being spotted without his iconic curls and sporting a buzz cut. Despite the ‘minor change,’ fans panicked, and the media immediately...

Ctrl: SZA’s revolutionary addition to the modern R&B scene

Ctrl: SZA’s revolutionary addition to the modern R&B scene

Isabella Cianci, Staff Writer December 1, 2023

SZA's Ctrl, initially released in 2017, is not just an album—it is a profound, introspective journey. From the moment you press play, it feels as though you're delving into the depths of insecurity,...

Which Taylor Swift Album Represents You?

Which Taylor Swift Album Represents You?

Bianca Lewandowski, Staff Writer December 1, 2023

Throughout Taylor Swift's ten albums, she has managed to make each one distinct and unique to different periods and experiences that she faced in her life. Each album can be linked to personality types...

Things To Do This Holiday Season

Things To Do This Holiday Season

Bianca Lewandowski, Staff Writer December 1, 2023

Figuring out what to do for the holiday season can seem daunting, as the same few ideas are repeated continuously, and it's difficult to find something new to do nowadays. We've all heard the classics:...

Rylee Farrar from Preschool to High School

Goodbye Class of 2023!

Rylee Farrar, Staff Editor June 2, 2023

On June 20, seniors of the Class of 2023 will step foot in SWMHS for the last time. After experiencing a very unique four years, with the interruption of the COVID-19 pandemic and virtual schooling, seniors...

Places To Visit This Upcoming Summer

Places To Visit This Upcoming Summer

Bianca Lewandowski, Staff Writer June 2, 2023

After a very busy school year, figuring out what to do during the summer can be tricky. Especially around Sayreville, finding something new to do can be a challenge. Here is a list of places to visit (by...

Honorable mention: Sylvia Plaths The Bell Jar.

15 Books to Read Before You Graduate High School

Lauren Ciudad, Staff Writer May 12, 2023

When you ask someone about the benefits of reading, chances are they’ll tell you how great it is for increasing your vocabulary and comprehension skills. But, the best part about reading is getting lost...

A Blast From the Past: How does Sayrevilles first senior yearbook compare to its latest publication?

A Blast From the Past: How does Sayreville’s first senior yearbook compare to it’s latest publication?

Rylee Farrar, Staff Editor May 12, 2023

In 1942, Sayreville's first senior class published a yearbook for the then "Sayreville High School" students.  Over eighty years later, how has the yearbook changed and evolved? Sayreville War Memorial...

Sneaky Use of ChatGPT Replaces Student Effort

Sneaky Use of ChatGPT Replaces Student Effort

Lauren Ciudad, Staff Writer April 14, 2023

Let’s be honest, we all saw it coming: the day artificial intelligence took over. Sure, this is a bit of an exaggeration, but it isn’t that far from the truth. Students are now using artificial intelligence,...

Book Review: Retail Pride: The Guide to Celebrating Your Accidental Career

Book Review: Retail Pride: The Guide to Celebrating Your Accidental Career

Rishi Shah, Staff Writer April 14, 2023

The book Retail Pride: The Guide to Celebrating Your Accidental Career discusses working in retail. The author, Diane J. Brisebois, has worked in retail for more than 40 years and shares her experiences...

How Broadway Shows Like & Juliet Change How We Learn Literature and History

How Broadway Shows Like & Juliet Change How We Learn Literature and History

Lauren Ciudad, Staff Writer April 14, 2023

Most middle and high school students don’t find reading Shakespeare in the classroom to be peak entertainment. Surely, the 2023 Broadway season has noticed that. In November 2022, & Juliet officially...

SWMHS Theater Presents Little Mermaid

SWMHS Theater Presents Little Mermaid

Jasmine Kohli, Staff Writer April 14, 2023

SWMHS's Theater Society presented a production of Disney's "The Little Mermaid".  The theater society exhibited a musical form of the movie, with the plot being told by various songs, along with dialogue....

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