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ESE Easter Egg Hunt

ESE Easter Egg Hunt

Gabby Ramos, Angelie Feliciano, Rebecca Crosby

March 29, 2016


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On March 16th, Oak Ridge Media group sponsored an Easter Egg Hunt for the ESE students. In addition to the egg hunt, there was music, games, and snacks to celebrate both the Spring and honor the hardships that many of these students face everyday due to their disabilities. For the first event, there ...

The Greatest Triumph in Oak Ridge– the Story of Ms. Watson

Rebecca Crosby, Opinion Editor

March 8, 2016


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A familiar face sits within a classroom, eyes scanning over her beloved students as she makes sure to assess the capabilities of their teacher. It’s a formal observation, just another routine day for her, and she smiles as she watches the students interact with each other. She has soft, wise e...

Expert volunteers help out for the holidays

Expert volunteers help out for the holidays

Rebecca Crosby

December 10, 2015


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A little girl walks through the streets, holding her mother’s hand and humming a familiar tune to herself. She is sweet, innocent, and oblivious to the world around her. It’s the middle of winter, and the Florida wind nips at her frail cheeks and nose, turning them a bright shade of red. As they...

Autism Awareness: The Teachers’ Perspectives

Autism Awareness: The Teachers’ Perspectives

April 23, 2015


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It is known that this school has many educational programs, such as the Aviation Magnet program, AP classes, tutoring after school, and so forth. However, there is another educational program for a separate group of students; the ESE, or Exceptional Student Education. Their schedules and classes are...

Sculpt in the name d’art

April 6, 2015


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In the realm of ceramics and sculpting, Junior Jennie Rivera and Sophomore Leia Marrero are the MVPs of ceramics. Incidentally, both young women have been in the art field for many years and share the same love for art, yet they each view art from a different angle. Their ceramics instructor, Stephen...

Spring cleaning: Stay organized over your spring break

Spring cleaning: Stay organized over your spring break

March 19, 2015


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  Although spring break is a period of hanging out with friends and enjoying the time off from the struggles of school, it is also about spending quality time with one’s closet to get rid of clothes, shoes, and other possessions that no longer serve its purpose. The same applies to lockers ...

Dr. Christopher Simmons takes over as the new AP Coordinator

Dr. Christopher Simmons takes over as the new AP Coordinator

March 11, 2015


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The 2015-2016 school year is about to end, but for Dr. Christopher Simmons it has just started, since he was recently appointed as the AP Coordinator and Senior Academic Dean. He has experience with teaching AP courses, as well as consulting for the College Board. Growing up, Simmons had educational...

Students Daniel Ortiz and Elliot Cintron express themselves best through art

Students Daniel Ortiz and Elliot Cintron express themselves best through art

March 2, 2015


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When people think of art, they envision paintings, vivid brushstrokes of color that invoke some sort of emotion that remind them of their past, or where they want their future to go, but art is more than that. It is an expression of one’s soul; the swirling storm of who one is, which is pushed out...

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