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The Pause

Shoreham-Wading River High School's Online News Source

The Pause

Invasion of Ukraine by Russia starting on February 24, 2022.
Ukraine-Russia Conflict Timeline
Conner Blunnie, Staff Writer • March 14, 2022

Monday 3/14 — Concerns of a strike in Poland grow following the near miss on Sunday. Ukraine and Russia entered a fourth round of talks remotely as they may be approaching...

Study guides used for the SAT and ACT.
Test-Optional Institutions—How Do They Affect Students?
Nicholas Giordano, Section Editor • March 10, 2022

Following the numerous challenges of the previous two years, the majority of colleges and universities in the nation have decided to extend their ‘test-optional’ policy...

A member of Austrias far-right freedom party lighting a smoke bomb during a demonstration.
International Protests and Riots Concerning Covid Mandates
Conner Blunnie, Staff Writer • March 10, 2022

On December fifth, citizens all over the world marched and protested the placement of Covid mandates, sometimes ending in violence. Following the continued rise of Covid...

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Test-Optional Institutions—How Do They Affect Students?

Recent SWR Life Stories

International Protests and Riots Concerning Covid Mandates

March 10, 2022

On December fifth, citizens all over the world marched and protested the placement of Covid mandates,...

Rittenhouse: Villain or Vigilante?

March 10, 2022

On August 25th, 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse shot Joseph Rosenbaum, Anthony Huber, and Gaige Grosskreutz. Rittenhouse...

Covid-19: Vaccinations for Children

March 10, 2022

With the increasing debate over Covid vaccines for children and boosters for adults, Americans find themselves...

SWR Welcomes New Teachers
An Excerpt on the Length of Christmas
Molding a Monster

March 10, 2022

Names that pierce people's ears and send a chill down their spines. Whether it's around a campfire...

Horoscopes: Finding Truth in the Stars

March 10, 2022

Since the first civilizations, humans have been looking to the sky for explanations about life and their...

Supporting SWR Students: Know Your Resources

March 10, 2022

As the conversation around mental illness grows, and a global pandemic has students navigating a...

Get Global | Volume 3, Issue 1
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 | Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Recommendation | Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Kayla Bodenburg, Staff Writer • November 4, 2021
Recommendation | All Fall Down By Ally Carter
Recommendation | All Fall Down By Ally Carter
Kayla Bodenburg, Staff Writer • October 26, 2021
Pets of SWR: Multiple Fluffs
Pets of SWR: Multiple Fluffs
Anja Minty, Staff Writer • October 26, 2021
Recommendation | Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
A & E

Kayla Bodenburg, Staff Writer | March 22, 2022

“I've been screaming for years and no one has ever heard me.”   Juliette has been locked up and charged with murder for 264 days. That is also the same amount of time it has been since she came in contact with another human. The world outside is in shambles, so a girl with lethal touch isn't too concerning if theres nobody there for her to kill. That is, until she wakes up one morning...

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Destigmatizing Mental Illness: The Gritique* of Dark Souls
A & E

Giovanni Lombardi, Staff Writer | March 14, 2022

Dark Souls is considered to be the most prolific video game of the 21st century. In the year 2011, FromSoftware, Inc. created an extremely innovative and aesthetical gameplay style, which, in turn, conveys the power of resilience to the player. Yielding bosses are fought and often considered to be assessments of both the acquired luck and skills of the player, culminating in their dedication to reach...

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How I Met Your Mother: Five Dysfunctional Friends’ Story
A & E

Brett Smith, Staff Writer | March 10, 2022

How I Met Your Mother is the story of Ted Mosby’s life up until he meets his wife, otherwise known as his future children's mother...hence the name of the show. The first few episodes start with the introductions of all of the main characters, all of Ted’s best friends. This includes: Marshall Eriksen, Lily Aldrin, Barney Stinson, and Robin Scherbatsky. The story starts off with a bit of a twist...

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Sex Education: Destigmatizing “The Talk”
A & E

Melissa Liguori, Staff Writer | November 19, 2021

On Friday, September 7th, Netflix released its third season of their original show, Sex Education. The show addresses some taboo subjects faced by high schoolers in attempts to normalize them. Teenagers all over the world have found this show to be relatable and representative of their experiences as high school students. The Netflix original starring Asa Butterfield massed over 40 million viewers...

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