Greenwood’s NHS ceremony

By: Sam Loy On May 19, 2016, Greenwood High School held it’s annual National Honor Society Induction Ceremony for members joining the National Honor Society, the Spanish National Honor Society, and the French National Honor Society. In all  27 members joined Spanish NHS, 3 joined French NHS, and 27 were inducted into the National Honor…

Summer Saving

By:  Samuel Loy Summer is a great time to relax, spend time with friends, and do the things teenagers do during a break. However, more and more students are choosing to spend their summer saving money for college or one of the many other aspects of life that requires money. As a junior who has…

HISTORY of sweatpants

By: Sam Loy Sweatpants. Comfortable, flexible, easier to put on than real pants. Sweatpants are an invention that has blessed mankind since the early 1920’s. Worn all around the world under different names (such as trackpants, tracksuit bottoms, jogging bottoms, trackies, and tracky daks) sweatpants are one of the most popular pieces of clothing. They…

College poll: Stress?

By:  Sam Loy   I recently visited Bridgewater College. While there, I took the opportunity to ask the college students what they disliked the most about college life. Most students disliked studying the most, with attending class and supporting themselves tied for second, and living with roommates in last. This data doesn’t surprise me, considering…

GREENWOOD FFA at SLLC

By: Sam Loy Greenwood FFA recently had Seven students attend the State Legislative Leadership Conference learn about the process of bills in the Pennsylvania system. Above 400 students were split into a Senate and a House and then again into  minority and majority sections. Here, the students amended and discussed real Pennsylvania bills over the…

PRICE of prom

By: Sam Loy Dresses, suites, limos, flowers, and after parties. High school Prom is extremely different than awkward middle school dances in a gym. But how much money is actually spent on Prom by teens? In a recent survey done by Visa, they looked at the amount of money, on average, spent by homes with…

Soft Robots

By: Sam Loy Robots have been around for about 60 years. In this time, they have been portrayed as metallic beings with buzzy personalities who are personified as threatening in many popular sci-fi movies. However, the field of robotics is changing. Scientists now are turning away from the idea that robots must be stony sentinels…

COST of the new year

COST of the new year By:  Sam Loy The festivities of New Year’s in Times Square began in 1904. 102 years later the festivities are going strong. Champagne is served, parties are held, and one of the biggest celebrations in the world takes place, all in Times Square. Among these festivities is the annual ball drop, viewed by…

Donations during Christmas

Donations during Christmas By:  Sam Loy Humans typically want to look out for each other. In fact, $358 billion dollars were donated to charities and nonprofits in 2014. But where does all this money really go? Looking the top salaries of CEO’s in these nonprofit organizations and charities, the numbers can be surprising. Going eleven…

Popular Christmas Gifts

What do Americans want this holiday season? By:  Sam Loy With Christmas just around the corner, I thought it would be interesting to see what it was Americans were buying as gifts for their friends and family. On average, Americans spent $688.87 on gifts throughout the whole of 2010. In 2010, the top 10 gifts…

Popular Christmas Gifts

What do Americans want this holiday season? By:  Sam Loy With Christmas just around the corner, I thought it would be interesting to see what it was Americans were buying as gifts for their friends and family. On average, Americans spent $688.87 on gifts throughout the whole of 2010. In 2010, the top 10 gifts…

Why fall can make you sad

For some, Fall is a great time of year. They love the colors, great food, and holidays. However, the transition into the Fall and Winter months is especially hard for some. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that scientists believe is caused by reduced sunlight, dropping a person’s serotonin and melatonin levels,…