Super Tuesday Results

Taylor Dunn

March 9, 2012

Filed under Off the Hill

With Super Tuesday coming to a close, the Republican primaries and visions for the nominee are starting to take form. Super Tuesday is a primary election day, with eleven states holding primaries. Convincing wins on Super ...

The Online Revolution of Education

Zach Pelka

March 2, 2012

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As traditional educational methods remain adequate means of attaining knowledge, a new wave of online teaching tools has brought about educational reform. Salman Khan, a MIT Graduate, created the Khan Academy (www.khanacademy.org)...

Link Between Internet Use and Teen Depression

Taylor Dunn

February 29, 2012

Filed under Off the Hill

Studies show that an excessive use of Internet is linked with depression in teens. But, defining how much is too much is difficult and is on a case-by-case basis. Growing up in the technology era, how can we determine  “...

From JPII to Disney Theme Parks: The Beard Revolution

Tiye Barnes

January 30, 2012

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The school year of 2011-2012 has been marked as “The Year Of The Beards” for many of JPII’s male teachers. What started this sweeping craze at JPII is unknown, but it is not the only place where facial hair is making a...

Inaugural Year of CYE

Patrick Griffin

September 26, 2011

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This summer, eighteen JPII students participated in an exchange program with high-school students from Münster, Germany. The program, inspired by the success of the Loughlin Scholar exchange with the St. Edmund’s College...

From England to America, the Loughlin Exchange

Sarah Missimer

September 16, 2011

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During the summer, sixteen students from Pope John Paul II and St. Edmunds came together through the Loughlin Scholar Exchange program. Founded by Mark Loughlin and Hans Broekman, the exchange has been conducted for nine years....

Debt Ceiling

Zach Pelka

August 26, 2011

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Facing a possible downgrade by the major Credit Agencies, politicians, businessman, and the average family demanded swift action to ensure the United States would not fall into a further economic recession. With the United Stat...