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SWR Students Expand Their Horizons by Joining School Clubs

May 6, 2021

In high school there are many opportunities and chances to explore your interests further....

Perspectives on Gender Equality in Computer Science

March 23, 2021

While it appears that the gender gap in the US is closing, equality across professions isn’t, well,...

Cymbals 2020

March 19, 2021

Please enjoy last year's edition of SWR's literary magazine, Cymbals. This is the first time Cymbals...

Get Global: Volume 02, Issue 02
SWR’s Ability to Provide In-Person Education Beneficial to Many
Are Humans the Only Lifeform in the Universe? SWR Students Think: Probably Not

May 6, 2021

“The universe is a pretty big place. If it’s just us, seems like an awful waste of space.” -...

The COVID Vaccine: A Polarizing Issue

May 6, 2021

In December of 2020, Long Islander Sandra Lindsay became the first American to receive the COVID-19 vaccine....

The Pledge of Allegiance: To Stand or Not to Stand?

May 6, 2021

The Pledge of Allegiance is a nationally recognized symbol of American patriotism practiced in schools....

“This I Believe” Essay Contest Winners

February 26, 2021

This year, SWR freshman English classes all engaged in a writing contest centered around This I Believe...

Jessica Platz, sophomore (on left)
Humans of SWR
Humans of SWR
Anja Minty, Staff Writer • December 22, 2020

“... so I can tell you one of the biggest sad moments… -er, one of the sadder moments in my life is probably the most recent. It’s just...

Humans of SWR, March 4, 2020
Humans of SWR
Humans of SWR, March 4, 2020
Corinne Suppa, Staff Writer • April 16, 2020

“I’m really stressed out. I feel like I’m constantly studying and trying my best, and I don’t see the outcome that I want. I feel like...

Recommendation | Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Recommendation | Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Kayla Bodenburg, Writer • March 17, 2021
Pets of SWR: Dinger
Pets of SWR: Dinger
Anja Minty, Writer • March 17, 2021
Cymbals Musings March 2021
Cymbals Musings March 2021
Anonymous, Contributing Writer • March 17, 2021
Recommendation | Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
A & E

Kayla Bodenburg, Writer | March 17, 2021

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard Image from @myfriendsarefiction on Instagram   “Anyone can betray anyone.”   Mare Barrow lives in a world where a person’s status is defined by the color of their blood. Because Mare has red blood, she is a commoner who lives under the silver blooded rulers of society who possess powers. Mare is struggling to survive and help provide for...

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Changing Styles
A & E

Jamie Johannessen , Writer | March 3, 2021

Schools closed down throughout the country from March through May, leaving students stuck in quarantine with nothing better to do than scroll through social media such as Tik Tok or Instagram for hours on end. With the inspiration of Tik Tok and the isolation from peers, many started to experiment with their self expression and style. Quarantine is often viewed as a negative time where people felt...

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Recommendation | The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
A & E

Kayla Bodenburg, Staff Writer | February 26, 2021

“If I cannot be better than them, I will become so much worse.”   At the young age of seven, Jude’s parents were murdered and her and her two sisters, Taryn and Vivi, were taken away from the human world to live at the High Court of the Faerie. The book picks up ten years later where Jude still struggles to fit into a world she feels she does not belong. And she isn't the only...

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Recommendation | Six of Crows by Leigh Barugo
A & E

Kayla Bodenburg, Staff Writer | February 4, 2021

Kayla's Recommendation: “No mourners. No funerals.” Kaz “Dirtyhands” Brekker, the 17 year old criminal prodigy of Ketterdam and the leader of the Dregs is offered a chance to pull off one of the most dangerous and riskiest heists in history. He must infiltrate the Ice Court of Fjerda in order to rescue a Shu scientist named Yul-Bayur, who discovered a fatally addictive performance...

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