Category Archives: Current Events

Four Loko

Four Loko

By now, many of you have probably heard the buzz about the caffeinated alcoholic drink called Four Loko. Four Loko is made with guarana, taurine, caffeine, and alcohol. It sells for less than three dollars a can. There‘s been a lot of press about this drink…

North Quincy High School and Children's Hospital Boston

North Quincy HS Fundraiser for CHB

Hey again! How’s everyone doing? I have some big news to share! My high school (North Quincy) will be holding a fundraiser on November 4th, 2010. All of the proceeds will be donated to Children’s Hospital Boston, more specifically the activity rooms. The activity rooms…

Rainbow Flag

Wearing Purple

A couple of days ago I received a Facebook event invitation to wear purple on October 20, 2010, in memory of the six recent suicides linked to gay abuse. As some of you may know, purple represents the spirit on the LGBTQ flag, hence the…

Spirit Day

Purple! Purple! Everywhere!

I know you must have seen some of your classmates wearing the color purple yesterday and wondered why. October 20th, 2010 was “Spirit Day”, a day to remember six young men who took their lives because they were reportedly bullied for being gay. The organization…

Car Safety

Cell Phones & Driving: New Laws in MA, Beware!

In Massachussetts, new laws regarding cell phone use while driving will become effective on Thursday, September 30th, 2010. The Safe Driving Law bans all JUNIOR drivers (drivers under 18 years old) from using their cell phones while driving; for any reason, even with a headset or…

Falling Asleep

Sleep Deprivation

I remember how a little over a year ago (when I was in high school) I had to wake up at 5:30 am to get ready and get to school on time. I also remember going to sleep around 1 or 2 o’clock in the…

Lady Gaga

Googly-Eyed for Gaga

Hey it’s Emily! I’m sure many of you have already heard about the controversy surrounding Lady Gaga’s doll-eyed look in her music video Bad Romance. Her eye popping look was originally believed to be the result of risky circle lenses that are illegal in the…

Texting

Curb the Urge

Texting is instantaneous, simple, and gratifying. It satiates a nearly unquenchable desire to remain socially connected whether you’re suffering through a brutal class, watching an exhilarating World Cup match, or even participating in a pick-up basketball game. While texting brings loads of good to our…