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It Feels Like Just Yesterday: A Reflection

Katie Quigley June 12, 2018

In September of 2014, I walked into room 502, migrated to the back of the upperclassmen-filled room, and eyed the seniors standing at the front, writing deadlines on Mrs. Podvesker’s whiteboard, realizing...

Sit-in at Paul Ryans Office

Sit-in at Paul Ryan’s Office

Katie Quigley May 15, 2018

On April 18, 2018, four teenagers were arrested outside of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s Washington, D.C. office for what they call “a message for common sense gun control.” The four girls, amongst...

Rise Up, Wise Up, Eyes Up

Katie Quigley April 19, 2018

“Before I went on, @Lin_Manuel saluted me and it was the final thing that gave me the push to speak. Art heals. Music heals.” Organizers of the international March For Our Lives movement turned...

Im Joining Whatever Political Party Those Kids In Florida Just Started

“I’m Joining Whatever Political Party Those Kids In Florida Just Started”

Katie Quigley February 22, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018: the day we took our futures into our own hands. The day we turned to our TV screens, Twitter, the “breaking news” headlines popping up on our phone screens; seeing...

USA Gymnastics CEO Makes Valiant Effort To Do Absolutely Nothing

Katie Quigley January 29, 2018

January 16, 2018 marked the commencement of the sentencing hearing for USA Gymnastics former doctor, Larry Nassar, in Lansing, Michigan; Ingham County Circuit Court has provided a space for the victims...

Alondra Homan and Hannah Podvey: Caldwells Own Athletic Excellence

Alondra Homan and Hannah Podvey: Caldwell’s Own Athletic Excellence

Katie Quigley January 29, 2018

Females excelling in male-dominated sports should not be a hard concept to grasp--and yet, I can still find pride in watching girls across the nation go against the grain, inching closer and closer to...

JCHS Caldron Takes on NYC

JCHS Caldron Takes on NYC

Ashvin Nagarajan and Katie Quigley November 24, 2017

On November 6, 2018, Columbia University hosted the 78th Annual Columbia Scholastic Press Association Conference in New York City. Renowned speakers, authors, and journalists were invited from across...

Appreciation for Alexandra Raisman: Part Two

Katie Quigley November 21, 2017

Last year, I wrote a piece entitled “Appreciation for Alexandra Raisman,” in which I analyzed the gymnast’s most noteworthy traits - the characteristics that, in my opinion, make her an incredible...

Mississippi School District Loves When History Repeats Itself

Katie Quigley October 24, 2017

The following piece is satire. It is strictly meant for entertainment purposes and is not based on factual evidence. Earlier this week, a Mississippi school district made the decision to ban Harper...

Being an Editor- A Reflection

Being an Editor- A Reflection

Katie Quigley May 18, 2017

I have always been amazed at the work that goes into the creation of a book. When I was younger, I thought that someone would just type up their ideas, send them to Barnes and Noble, and suddenly rise...

The Message Behind Legally Blonde

The Message Behind Legally Blonde

Katie Quigley April 7, 2017

Among the thousands of existing musicals, Legally Blonde is known as being fun, peppy, and very lighthearted. Back when our theatre department was deciding on this year’s spring musical, our director...

The Stress Hierarchy of the 21st Century

Katie Quigley February 16, 2017

It is widely understood that American high school students have extremely high standards for themselves so therefore have equivalent levels of stress. As a practicing member of this highly strung population...

Leave it in 2016

Leave it in 2016

Katie Quigley January 20, 2017

2016, however you may feel about it, was truly a whirlwind. The most memorable moments were ones that the 2015 versions of ourselves would have laughed at: Leonardo DiCaprio won an Oscar, the Chicago...

Why I Write

Katie Quigley December 14, 2016

From the day I could articulate a complete sentence, I was inspired to write. Because of the fact that my Aunt Liz, who doubles as an English teacher, lived in my house while I was growing up, I had...

“Math Oriented” Versus “English Oriented”

Katie Quigley December 13, 2016

I can follow my hatred for math and the sciences back to first grade, to the time when six-year old Katie got a stellar 21/100 on her math test (yes, this high achievement is still filed away in my house...

The Social Media Boycott

The Social Media Boycott

Katie Quigley October 23, 2016

Anyone who knows me on a personal level knows that I love to take walks. Walking is a huge stress reliever; it helps me clear my head. One of the things that my friend, Allie, and I are notorious for...

The New Bakery in Town

Katie Quigley May 18, 2015

Recently, a Little Falls based bakery moved right down the street from my house to their new location on Bloomfield Avenue. Asalt and Buttery specializes specifically in macarons, a French meringue cookie...

The Spookiest JCHS Production Yet

Katie Quigley April 26, 2015

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re all together ooky, The Addams Family Musical! Just a few weeks ago, students presented The Addams Family Musical; if you missed...

Songs of Innocence

Katie Quigley October 18, 2014

Recently, the new U2 album, Songs of Innocence, was downloaded on every phone, tablet, and computer connected to iTunes. To Apple’s surprise, the album has caused a great deal of confusion and frustration...

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