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When people think of February, many different things come to mind; some people think of Valentine’s Day, others think of President’s Day, but a group of Nardin Academy students always think of Model United Nations. Last Thursday, 21 Nardin students flew to Chicago to spend a weekend discussing the world’s most pressing issues in committees resembling those of the United N…

Music is a part of most people’s lives, whether through playing an instrument, singing or simply putting on headphones and listening to some favorite songs. These hobbies may not always seem significant, but for many teenagers music is incredibly important and even helpful. Music can act as an oasis for some students; it can be a place to escape to in times of need or …

High school students often look for great opportunities to give back to their communities and to people who need help. This year, the Western and Central New York Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is giving local teenagers the opportunity they have been looking for. The local chapter of the LLS is starting a new program called "Students of the Year" to give …

Students from 16 local schools came together last Saturday to compete in the Moog Regional Rocketry Challenge. This competition included two rocket launches for each team as well as some prizes at the end of the day. But the Moog competition was more than just one day of rocket launches. Over the past month and a half, competing schools have built rockets from scratch. …

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Last week, Theresa Payton, cybersecurity expert and former White House CIO, spoke at UB as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series. Payton, who was the first female CIO of cybersecurity at the White House, now has her own company for private cybersecurity. Payton attended Immaculata University for undergraduate school. She said she went into college thinking, "I have to…

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Summer is fast approaching and that means sunshine, warm weather and fun activities are just around the corner. A lot of those activities cost money and that may be money that teens have to provide. Although finding baby-sitting positions and lawn mowing jobs are good options for earning some money, starting a small business could work as well. There are a lot of great…

"13 Reasons Why," the new Netflix drama produced by Selena Gomez, seems to be the talk of high school students everywhere since its release earlier this month. The show, which stars Dylan Minnette and Katherine Langford, focuses on the issues of teen suicide and depression. Viewers not only experience a moving story about love and pain, but also gain a deeper understandin…

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  Stress is a part of life that everyone faces. High school students are especially familiar with this issue. Stress is the body’s physical or mental response to a stimulus that disturbs the body’s equilibrium, or balanced state. Some stress, known as eustress, is considered good stress, which is normal and beneficial to the person who experiences it. Another type of st…

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Eric Holder, former attorney general under President Barack Obama, was in Buffalo on Feb. 16 as part of UB’s Distinguished Speaker Series. Holder gave a short speech followed by a question-and-answer period in which he discussed some of the major issues he faced as attorney general and commented on current issues facing America. Holder was asked why he took the attorney …

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Warm-hearted teenagers often work with high school organizations to raise money for foundations that provide support for the medical field. Money raised by these hardworking teens and schools may go to research, prevention and treatment for a disease. Whether now or in the future, someone you love may develop a life-altering disease or illness, but if diseases receive …

In our digital world, images of beautiful, skinny celebrities are everywhere you turn. These images can make teenage girls believe they must have a perfect body to fit into society. It’s beliefs like these that leave teens with feelings of self-consciousness and low self-esteem. Yet, it is widely known that the very celebrities and models girls strive to look like often h…