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Questioning the Midterm Examination

Cameron Galbiercyzk February 20, 2024

  The midway point of the school year is fast approaching, and that means one thing in particular for many students: Midterm Examinations! Every year, high school students must take a test...

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Should Turf Fields Be Replaced?

Sophia Mastice December 30, 2023

Recently, there has been a lot of talk in the sports world about the use of turf fields. Many believe that they improve performance, while others think that they do more harm than good. Just last year,...

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Once Again, the Giants Fail to Meet Aspirations

Quinton Caravela December 30, 2023

    At a horrible 2-8 record to start the season, the New York Football Giants are one of the worst teams in the National Football League. As a lifelong Giants fan, I thought that they...

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The Most Beautiful Thing In The World… Sleep

Abby Oesterle November 3, 2023

“If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll regret tomorrow morning, sleep late” (Youngman).  Sleep is arguably one of the most peaceful experiences, but I think it's the most...

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Little Problems We All Have

Hansal Devare November 3, 2023

I believe that people are similar despite their differences. We like to have fun with our friends, we want to get good grades, try to do our best, and do things we enjoy. It is very frustrating to realize...

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The History of Concentration Camps and Its Modern-Day Parallels

Agostina Pieri November 3, 2023

Perhaps the most harrowing images World War II left the world are those of Nazi Germany’s Concentration and Death Camps. According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, an estimated 11 million...

Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Steven Bechtler June 22, 2023

The class of 2023 hasn’t had the typical high school experience. Halfway through freshman year, we were told we had two weeks of virtual learning, and we would get back to normal after that. Two weeks...

My High School Experience

My High School Experience

Christina Brown June 22, 2023

If my freshman self saw me today, I can confidently say she would be pretty proud. I don't think that my fourteen-year-old self could have ever expected to become the captain for the Varisty Tennis team...

Senior Reflection

Senior Reflection

Emma Weinert June 22, 2023

As a freshman, I remember reading all of the seniors' high school reflection articles on "The Caldron" website. Now, here I am, being the one who is writing a high school reflection for "The Caldron."...

To the students of JCHS…

To the students of JCHS…

Charley Albert June 22, 2023

Somehow, my high school career is coming to an end. During these past few weeks, as I get closer and closer to my graduation, I have been reflecting on my formative time at JCHS. I remember when I was...

My High School Experience: 8/11/19 - 6/23/23

My High School Experience: 8/11/19 – 6/23/23

Andrew Morrone June 22, 2023

My first high school memory was from soccer tryouts on August 11th, 2019. That was the day we did the Stanford Test. We had to sprint laps around the track and back and forth on the turf field in 90 degree...

Reflecting on High School

Reflecting on High School

Hayden Levine June 22, 2023

As a scared freshman, I never imagined my graduation from high school. It always seemed so far away, but now the time has finally come. At the end of my freshman year, my world (along with everyone else's)...

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