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“Unmasking” the NPHS Community

By Julia Demskie, Assistant Editor-in-Chief What does the bottom half of the world’s face look like? Naturally, human brains strive to fill empty spaces with what makes sense to them. Since March of 2020, this has taken the form of creating noses, mouths, and jaws to match the eyes and foreheads seen in passing while

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Gift Giving in New Paltz

By Sophie Brassard and Julia McCloskey Gift giving is often cause for stress as you search for the perfect item for your loved ones. Of course, one of the easiest ways to find a present is online, where all you need is a smart phone or computer and you have millions of options at your

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Sustainability in New Paltz High School

By Sophie Gallo, Staff Writer New Paltz High School students are striving to be more sustainable in their fashion choices.  But the reality for students is… there are many factors that get in the way. Fashion One major pinpoint of self expression amongst high school students varies from person to person. While there are many

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Ready for College?

By Lindsey Clinton, Co-Editor-in-Chief It’s January, and New Paltz High School seniors have started to wonder if our high school has adequately prepared them for the next chapter in their lives. Thoughts about the classes provided to students as well as their exposure to the surrounding world come to the forefront of the discussion between

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Mental Health and COVID

By Georgia Schultz, Writer On March 22, 2021, all schools in New York reopened for hopefully the final time during the COVID-19 pandemic. The devastation of this virus has caused over 5 million deaths, economic strife, and the unrivaled curbs of social interaction, branding serious impacts and effects on the mental health of teens.  For

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NPHS Senior Artist Spotlight: Rosa Savelson

Phoebe Eis, Staff Writer For three years, I’ve looked up to the high school’s AP Studio art students with wonder and amazement, admiring their creations on the school’s walls and relishing interactions with them during open studio after school. Now, to my own surprise, I am actually one of them! I want New Paltz High

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The Civil Rights Movement of 2020

Adam Koplik, Staff Writer Quinn Ratynski, Featured Photo Note: Some protestors faces have been blurred to protect their identities As I write this, I’m sitting at home, watching TV, seeing fires burn throughout the nation. Yet, in my backyard, it’s nothing but blue skies and green grass. If I want to, I could shut off

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How Do You Protest in a Pandemic?

Matthias Lai, Staff Writer Oliver ten Broeke, Featured Photo The death of George Floyd on May 25th at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer has struck a nerve with Americans across the nation, as protests have erupted in the largest cities in the country. Demanding police reform and an end to systemic racism in

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Wisdom from Coronavirus Survivors

Matthias Lai, Staff Writer Brianna Carlini, Artist The world is on high alert, as the Coronavirus Pandemic makes its rapid and deadly progression through the world. For most of us, the biggest effect it has had is no school, we can’t see our friends and maybe we had to cancel plans for spring break. We

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