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Which Movie is Your Soulmate?

By Olivia Urrico, Staff Writer The Myers Briggs personality test is a personality type indicator based on a combination of multiple psychological theories.  After separating these characteristics into 16 personalities, your personality type can be detected by a combination of acronyms.  You can find out your personality type by taking the test here. I have decided

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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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Feeling SAD? You’re Not Alone

By Parker Reed, Staff Writer Why did the alarm go off when it’s still dark outside? The early morning cracks like an egg on my head, concealing my eyes and trickling off my chin into a pool of lethargy without enough daylight to mark the line between day and night. As a result of variations

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Meet Mr. Burger 

Lyla Laffin and Sophie Brassard, Staff Writers For those of you who don’t already have him as a teacher, New Paltz High School has recently welcomed a new member to the Social Studies department, Mr. Burger. He decided to come back to the Hudson Valley after going away for college because “New Paltz seemed like

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Lessons Learned From A Year of Remote Schooling

By Georgia Schultz, Staff Writer After a year and a half of this strenuous COVID-19 pandemic, it has become apparent how influential and critical in person school is to students and teachers. With the COVID cases in New York state having risen, the threat of returning to remote learning has loomed overhead, and it begs

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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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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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Should 16-Year-Olds Vote?

Andrew Balaban, Staff Writer Senate Bill S366, a New York State Senate Bill currently in the Elections Committee, proposes an amendment to New York election law that would lower the voting age in state and local elections from 18 to 16. The bill also aims to incorporate civics into high school social studies curricula, and

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Leaf Peepers Flood the Streets of New Paltz

By Sophie Bassard and Lyla Laffin, Staff Writers The quaint town of New Paltz is typically filled with college students and residents, but as soon as October hits, streets are clogged with people from all over New York. Once temperatures drop to the 60s and there’s just a hint of red in the trees, tourists

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An Inspiring Legacy: Mrs. Sutton to Retire

By Julia Demskie, Assistant Editor-in-Chief New Paltz High School will lose a glowing, passionate member of its staff at the end of the 2021-2022 school year. Linda Sutton, beloved English teacher, and junior class advisor, has decided to retire after an incredible 33 years. During her time in New Paltz, she has been known to

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The Importance of Just One Word

Podcast by Kylie Ayala, Staff Writer March of 2020: everything went dark. Students’ education came to a screeching halt for weeks on end.  Our “normal” learning environment was exchanged for Online Google Meets and Google Classroom assignments.  Finally back to fully in-person school, students were asked to describe their COVID-19 experience in just one word.

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