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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...

Club Spotlight: Sayreville TSA

Club Spotlight: Sayreville TSA

Jasmine Kohli, Staff Writer May 10, 2024

The Technology School Association (TSA) is a a national organization that allows students interested in technology and education to compete in different competitions related to the field of STEM.  TSA...

Club Spotlight: American Red Cross

Club Spotlight: American Red Cross

Jasmine Kohli, Staff Writer May 10, 2024

The American Red Cross chapter at SWMHS took part in National Volunteer Month by making thank you cards for healthcare workers and volunteers. National Volunteer Month is observed during the month of April...

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...

Overcoming Procrastination - Understanding Why We Do It

Overcoming Procrastination – Understanding Why We Do It

Rishi Shah, Staff Writer March 3, 2023
Almost everyone has fallen to procrastination at some point in their lives. It's the practice of delaying or postponing tasks that we know need to be completed. Procrastination can have a substantial impact on students' and teachers' academic performance and productivity. In this post, we'll examine some of the causes of procrastination as well as frequent justifications for delaying tasks.
Math Club: Holiday Meeting

Math Club: Holiday Meeting

Rishi Shah, Staff Writer January 1, 2023
During December the Sayreville War Memorial High School Math Club hosted its 3rd meeting of the year on the 21st. The board members worked hard on organizing the meeting and planning games and events to play. They advertised on Instagram a few days prior to the meeting and also in Google Classroom. Plus they attached flyers around the school and student reps were promoting our club meeting as well. On the 21st the meeting started with an  Escape the Grinch's Hideout to Whoville escape room set up by Rishi Shah and Marissa Mandola with the help and support of the rest of the board.   

Why You Should Join DECA This School Year

Rishi Shah, Staff Writer October 9, 2022

DECA is a high school business and marketing club that lets you participate in business activities at the regional, state, and worldwide levels against other DECA members over the course of the school...

Q & A: What was the best experience of this year so far?

Q & A: What was the best experience of this year so far?

Christa Suchcicki, Staff Writer March 6, 2020

We're halfway through the third quarter of the school year. They say that high school goes by fast, and they are right. Throughout high school, its many experiences clumped into four years of your life,...

Real Talk: Under Pressure

Real Talk: Under Pressure

Ysabelle Dela Cruz, Staff Writer December 6, 2019

"So you're telling me a stress ball isn't for throwing at people who stress you out?" Students were asked about their experiences in school. This survey was conducted with 51 students, teachers, and parents...

Christian Quilon

Student Spotlight: Meet the Junior Class President, Christian Quilon

Mueez Khan, Staff Writer June 7, 2019

2020. The year alone seems so futuristic and extraordinary, and at Sayreville War Memorial High School the current Junior Class President Christian Quilon seeks to be one of our students of the future. Christian...

Flat design art made for Earth Day 2019 by Mueez Khan.

The rise of flat design

Mueez Khan, Staff Writer May 3, 2019

Have you noticed a change in recent years on the Internet? Google changed its logo from its classic 3D style to a more flat and simple design, and app icons like Instagram became more flat and simple-colored. ...

A photograph of the first-day use of metal detectors at Sayreville War Memorial High School.

Making school safer with metal detectors

Mueez Khan and Sean Lee April 5, 2019

Safety for students continues to be a top priority in schools across the nation, and SWMHS makes sure that its students are in a safe environment at all times. Metal detectors have been one of the most...

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