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The History of Prom

The History of Prom

Nicole Matura, Staff Writer
May 9, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

With prom season right around the corner, girls begin hunting dress stores left and right to find the perfect dress while boys start stressing over promposal ideas. Prom is something most young girls spend years dreaming about (right after their wedding day, of course). But when did this stress-induced...

Woody McGuiness: The Secret SHS Warrior

Woody McGuiness: The Secret SHS Warrior

Olivia Stiller and Karina Davila, Staff Writers
May 4, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Woody McGuiness, 17, is a senior at Stamford High School, but doubles as a Tang Soo Do Mi Guk Kwan Dan. This means Woody has reached the level of being a black belt, and in his case, he is now a third degree. Tang Soo Do Mi Guk Kwan is a form of the Korean discipline Tang Soo Do. This system is based...

How to Get into an Ivy League Institution

How to Get into an Ivy League Institution

Abby Bushell, Editor-in-Chief
May 3, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Well juniors (and/or super eager college-crazed underclassmen), this is certainly not the first time --and certainly not the last-- you’ll be hearing that it’s that time of year. Now, while it’s not quite time to completely grow up, the coming weeks and months require you to at least think about i...

Everything You Need to Know about AP Test Taking

Everything You Need to Know about AP Test Taking

Adam Piersa, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

It’s no secret that students at Stamford High take an inordinate number of advanced placement (AP) classes, in order to earn college credit, in hopes that it will translate to “skipping” a class in college. This sounds great on paper, but the catch is that the grade in the class does not hold we...

Stamford High’s Animal Exhibit

Stamford High’s Animal Exhibit

Julius Page, Staff Writer
April 26, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Stamford is full of nature. We have parks, forests, lakes and plenty more, but why go to those places when you could see the same things here at school? Stamford High School is home to plenty of animals. Bring your friends and family here to see birds of all types, ranging from pigeons to hawks, and ...

Have You Heard of These Secret Fast Food Menu Items?

Have You Heard of These Secret Fast Food Menu Items?

Miguel Castillo, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

For years, stories have circulated about hidden items at fast-food chains, ranging from delicious to vomit inducing. With these rumors spreading many have found that McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s all have secret menus with items that can either make your mouth water or ruin your appetite. ...

SHS Alumnus is Now Our Newest Math Teacher

SHS Alumnus is Now Our Newest Math Teacher

Ayla Guttman, Staff Writer
March 28, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

On February 13th, Richard Frattaroli had his first day as a full time teacher. However, this was not his first time at Stamford High School; he graduated from SHS  in 1999. After graduating, he went to UConn so he could become a teacher. A fun fact is that during his time at UConn, Mr. Ringel - the...

Top of the Clock

Top of the Clock

Jessica Infante, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

The mysterious clock tower, well-known to art teachers and Stamford High School alumni, is known to be frightening and dirty because of its dark and hidden location. Back in the early 1900s, when the school was relocated to its current address, students would go up to the now unfamiliar and restricted...

St. Patrick’s Day – A Brief History

St. Patrick’s Day – A Brief History

Jessica Torellas, Staff Writer
March 17, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Every year on March 17th we celebrate Saint Patrick's Day. St. Patrick's Day is a widely recognized holiday throughout the country for the celebration of the Irish culture and heritage. It has been celebrated since the late 18th century in North America. Many see this as a holiday surrounded by shamrocks,...

Diversity Shines at SHS

Diversity Shines at SHS

Marissa Young, Reporter
February 24, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Ask SHS students what they like best about the school, and one word you're likely to hear over and over again is "diversity."  This video shows why.

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