Echo Lites

The Student News Site of Sayreville War Memorial High School

Echo Lites

Echo Lites

New FAFSA has negatively impacted College Decision Day

New FAFSA has negatively impacted College Decision Day

Bianca Lewandowski, Staff Writer May 10, 2024

For the 2024-2025 college cycle, FAFSA went under the FAFSA simplification act—to make it shorter, easier to use, and give students more financial aid. However, it has been the complete opposite, as...

Ways to prepare yourself for the upcoming AP Exams

Ways to prepare yourself for the upcoming AP Exams

Bianca Lewandowski, Staff Writer April 5, 2024

AP Exams are in less than a month. Have you started preparing yet? If you haven't, it's perfectly okay! You still have plenty of time to review and get a 5 on your exams this year. Here are some of...

Rasmalai Sweet

India’s Creamy Sweet Takes 2nd Place in Global Cheese Dessert Ranking

Rishi Shah, Editor April 5, 2024

On March 15,  Taste Atlas— a well-known, credible encyclopedia of food and recommendations across the world— updated their picks for the Top 25 Cheese Desserts in the World. Taking...

Rise in concerns over social media and youth mental health

Rise in concerns over social media and youth mental health

Bianca Lewandowski, Staff Writer March 1, 2024

Over recent years, the concern about social media and its exposure to young children has risen. Only just recently is noticeable action being taken. For example, New York City is suing popular social media...

Class of 2024 Valedictorian on Being Number One

Class of 2024 Valedictorian on Being Number One

Isabella Cianci, Staff Writer March 1, 2024

Jai Desai, SWMHS’s class of 2024 valedictorian, has worked extremely hard to get to where he is today. Despite his outstanding academic achievements, this is the last factor that should be used to define...

Investing 101 Book

Book Review: “Investing 101…” by Michele Cagan 

Rishi Shah, Editor January 5, 2024

Book Review: "Investing 101" by Michele Cagan        Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5/5) The book “Investing 101: From Stocks and Bonds to ETFs and IPOs, an Essential Primer on...

Before and after beauty filters

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:...

operation smiles

Club Shoutout: Sayreville Operation Similes

November 3, 2023

Sayreville Operation Smile Club is committed to enhancing the lives of children with cleft lip and palate problems locally and beyond. We want to raise funds, promote awareness, and show our support for...

Opinions on the new Proposed Schedule Changes

Opinions on the new Proposed Schedule Changes

Bianca Lewandowski, Staff Writer May 12, 2023

If you haven't seen it already, the Sayreville Board of Education had proposed new start and end times for the Sayreville War Memorial High School (along with the Middle School, and elementary schools)....

Load More Stories