Scratch Paper

Greatest College Application Essay of All-Time

Greatest College Application Essay of All-Time

Jack Berens, Co-editor

November 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Home, Student Life

A legendary man named Hugh Gallagher wrote the greatest college application essay of all time in 1990.  He got into NYU and graduated from the highly prestigious school.  Republished in Kettering University, here is the essay with minimal additions from yours truly. Enjoy. I am a dynamic figure,...

Song of the Day: MIC Drop

Song of the Day: MIC Drop

Myrah Rafiah Beverly, Staff Writer

November 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

BTS (Korean: 방탄소년단) is one of the most popular and international KPOP (short for Korean pop) groups in the right now. Their hip-hop inspired song, MIC Drop, is not a released single from their recent EP, Love Yourself: Her, however, it has international recognition. It attacks jealous and v...

NBA Live 18 Review

NBA Live 18 Review

Jack Berens, Coeditor

November 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Perspectives, Student Life

I confess my skepticism this fall when I contemplated purchasing NBA Live instead of NBA 2K as the basketball I'd play this season on my Xbox One.  I hadn't bought NBA Live since 2009, and I've played its competitor Visual Concepts's 2K series every year since then.  However, since NBA Live 18 cost...

Awesome Musical Movies: No Play? It’s Okay!

Awesome Musical Movies: No Play?  It’s Okay!

Anushka Agashe, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Home, Perspectives, Student Life

Let me guess: you couldn’t get tickets to see Hamilton and now you’re going through musical withdrawal. We’ve all been there, but there are plenty of Broadway musicals that have been adapted to movies to fill the void! Here are some popular movies based on Broadway productions: Annie Ther...

Red Queen Book Review

Red Queen Book Review

Marlyn Gajek, Staff

November 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Home, News, Perspectives, Student Life

The book Red Queen by Victorica Aveyard is about two different kinds of people. The Reds, who have red blood, are presently the commoners in the kingdom of Norta. The Silvers with silver blood have supernatural powers and are the nobles of the land. Silvers live in the inner walls, and the main characte...

Music That Transcends Time

Music That Transcends Time

Jessica Lim, Chief of Layout, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Home, Perspectives, Student Life

I feel that classical music as a genre is largely overlooked by my generation. To a lot of teens today, it may seem outdated or boring compared to the upbeat trendy music on the radio. Some don't like the sound of it at all, while others are content to leave it as simple background noise while they...

Rapping Up the Competition

Rapping Up the Competition

Jack Berens, Co-editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Perspectives, Student Life

Many people believe rap music to be vulgar, uninspiring, and generic.  They find rappers to be pitiful role models with off-putting messages.  This assessment couldn’t be further from the truth.  In general, rap music and rappers provide a complete, thoughtful narrative.  Rap music is bound to...

Who Put the Turkey in Turkey Day?

Who Put the Turkey in Turkey Day?

Jack Berens, Co-editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Perspectives, Student Life

It’s 1621, and you’re seated with the Pilgrims at the inaugural Thanksgiving Day Feast.  You scan that table; there are mainly various fowl and deer on the menu.  Alexander Hamilton once voiced, "No citizen of the U.S. shall refrain from turkey on Thanksgiving Day."  Where is the turkey?  How...

Vi

Vi

Mandy Osuji, Contributor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Home

The following poem was written by Mandy Osuji who is an eighth-grader at Viking Middle School. We know, scientifically, we are mostly empty space. Someone invested in technicalities could prove this. But I say, your data? the diagrams, percentages, graphs, and theories you have spent years...

Wonderful Original Artwork by Giannielli Beltran

Wonderful Original Artwork by Giannielli Beltran

Giannielle Beltran, Artist

October 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Home

Viking Middle School eighth grader Giannielli Beltran contributed this amazing piece of artwork.

The Student News Publication of Warren Township High School