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HummusTown’s Syrian Cuisine: “Refugees Want Parity, Not Charity”

Raffaella Jarvis, Reporter

January 16, 2019

Filed under This week!, What's on in Rome, World news

Almost two years ago, Shaza Saker (third from the right in yellow) was watching the evening news when the heartbreaking stories of the Syrian refugees fleeing their homes because of the war in Syria came on the screen.  At tha...

Bohemian Rhapsody: Not Quite a Champion

Lucie Dumont, Reporter, Editor

December 4, 2018

Filed under Reviews, This week!

“I like formulas”, says a greedy record producer in Bohemian Rhapsody. Clearly, he’s not alone, as the new Freddie Mercury musical seems to rely on Hollywood’s tired biopic formula. One would expect a film about a roc...

PewDiePie vs T-Series: A Battle for the Ages

Alexander Carbon

December 2, 2018

Filed under Opinion, This week!

We all know about the raging battle going on between Youtube's number one subscribed content creator and the fast growing Indian channel, T-series. This conflict was first realized by Felix Kjellberg (AKA Pewdiepie) on August 29, 2...

Gay Parenting Talk with Counselor Phil

Sophia Bare, Reporter

November 27, 2018

Filed under Opinion, This week!, What's on at SSS

Two weeks ago on Wednesday the 14th of November, Phil (head of the counselling department at St. Stephen’s) hosted a talk about being a gay parent. This talk was hosted with the joint efforts of the Embrace and Women’s cl...

Can California learn from Finland on fires?

Margot Edinger, Reporter

November 20, 2018

Filed under This week!, World news

In lieu of the wildfires burning in California, leaving up to 70 people dead and thousands of homes destroyed, President Donald Trump has been quick to point fingers, blaming California’s forest management for the devastation ...

A Star is Born: What Happens Behind the Scenes in the Music Industry

Camille Wefers Bettink, Reporter

November 20, 2018

Filed under Reviews, This week!

The remake of the legendary movie starring the acclaimed singer Lady Gaga and actor/neo-director Bradley Cooper portrays the theme of alcoholism and the behind the scenes of the modern “star-making” process. Through the lives of t...

Bodyguard: Netflix Does it Again

Lucie Dumont, Reporter, Editor

November 15, 2018

Filed under Reviews, This week!

Netflix and BBC join forces in Bodyguard, a compelling mini-series about politics, war, and terrorism in modern-day London. The show stars Richard Madden (Game of Thrones, Cinderella) as David Budd, a former soldier who n...

29 Lives Lost in Deadly California Fire

Margot Edinger, Reporter

November 13, 2018

Filed under This week!, World news

A state of emergency was issued in Butte County on Thursday by acting California Gov. Gavin Newsom in response to the fast-moving and destructive “Camp Fire.” 29 lives have been lost by the wildfire, matching the death to...

Novak is getting back to his roots

Luka Drakoljic, Reporter

November 7, 2018

Filed under Sports, This week!

Serbia's best tennis player Novak Djokovic is officially the second player on the ATP list. By winning the title in Shanghai, Djokovic continued the fantastic second half of the year and rode Federer to another position. Novak no...

Halloween Cartoon

Serena Bosco, Illustrator/Cartoonist

November 6, 2018

Filed under Cartoons, This week!

"You patch it up!"

Serena Bosco, Cartoonist/Illustrator

November 6, 2018

Filed under This week!


Three girl scouts killed in hit-and-run along rural Wisconsin road

Margot Edinger, Reporter

November 6, 2018

Filed under This week!, World news

A group of girl scouts were struck by a black Ford F-150 in Western Wisconsin. They were picking up litter along a rural stretch on Country Road when the car veered off the road. The two-ton vehicle sped off, leaving two girls an...

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