The Pause

2020 Wildcat Pause Senior Issue

Recent SWR Life Stories

The Unhealthy Side of Quarantining

June 16, 2020

Quarantining was without a doubt imperative to the health of Americans. However, this process carried...

Seniors Reflect on their High School Careers

June 16, 2020

High school. The term has multiple meanings with both negative and positive connotations. As the high...

SWR Takes Proactive Approach to September
Masks: A Necessary Inconvenience

June 16, 2020

Covid-19 threw a curveball to everyone's lifestyles. People want to get back to their normal lives but...

The Impact and Importance of Black Lives Matter in Shoreham-Wading River (and across Long Island)
Wildcat Pause: The Anxiety Issue

May 15, 2020

Anxiety, for many teenagers, has risen over the past months as school buildings closed and physical contact with friends disappeared. Even before the pandemic, anxiety was an all-too-common problem for high school students, and the Wildcat Pause was set to address it with a special issue scheduled to be distributed to SWR students during the March 16th school day. It didn't happen. Nonetheless, the information may be needed more now than ever before. If you have concerns about rising anxiety levels, please contact SWR's psychologist, Dr. D'Elena, or social worker, Mrs. Anci. You have probably seen them around the school building; their pictures are on page 6. Dr. D'Elena and Mrs. Anci are here for you. To contact Dr. D'Elena, email him at [email protected] To contact Mrs. Anci, email her at [email protected]

SWR Teachers Discuss Adapting to Distance Learning

May 13, 2020

“I wish we were in school.” That is what all teachers who love their jobs are probably saying right...

Students Speak Out on Distance Learning During a Global Pandemic

May 11, 2020

On March 13 SWR students walked out of school knowing that they would be off for a while due to the coronavirus....

Valedictorian and Salutatorian Find the Balance: Enjoy Friends, Family, and Learning

May 7, 2020

SWR announced senior Jacqueline Holden as the Class of 2020 valedictorian and Stephanie Searing as the...

Winter Pep Rally Needs ‘More Pep’

Recent Sports Stories

Competitive Dance is Taking Center Stage

February 27, 2020

Many people have been raving about the new show Cheer on Netflix. Its increased popularity has brought...

Louser Twins Blow Everyone out of the Water

May 30, 2019

Twins Joshua and Jason Louser hold impressive titles in rowing and swimming respectively. Their accomplishments...

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...

Wit, Mindset, and Hope Are the Secrets to Perseverance
A & E

Noell Spuhler, Staff Writer, Wildcat Pause | June 16, 2020

 Life is hard. It always has been, and it always will be. Nothing in life worth doing is easy. Yet we, as humans, as a collective species, continue to thrive and innovate, shaping this world into an image of ourselves. But what if everything you’ve worked for, everything you’ve tried for in your short life was suddenly stripped from you: your home, your family, even the clothes on your back...

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The Darkest Minds: A Must-Read Dystopian Novel to Pass the Time in Quarantine
A & E

Kayla Bodenburg, Staff Writer | May 8, 2020

To all the bookworms who loved Divergent by Veronica Roth and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Written by #1 New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds is a series you won't want to miss.    In the remnants of a world once plagued with a pandemic that killed off 98% of the United States’ youth, the children who survived have developed superpowers. After...

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Looking for a Page-Turning Book Series? Give Throne of Glass a Try
A & E

Alex Tumilowicz, Staff Writer | April 16, 2020

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas is an amazing start to an even better series. Full of conflicts, plot twists, and romances, this series will have you reading for hours at a time.  In a world where magic rules, but in a country where it has disappeared, there is an 18-year-old girl. Celaena Sardothien, assassin turned slave, had it all—money, fame, and the love of her life. That is, until her...

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Korean Wave Comes Rolling In
A & E

Maartje van Dam, Staff Writer, Wildcat Pause | May 30, 2019

BTS, EXO, and BAP are not just random collections of letters, they are boy bands from the K-pop scene, the Korean craze sweeping not only the nation but also the world. This phenomenon and its rapid growth in popularity poses a question: how has this happened? Perhaps more importantly, why is this what captures the eye of the American public? Every media outlet theorizes about why K-pop has now...

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