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The Pause

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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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An Initiative to Encourage Drivers to STOP Driving Around School Buses

Recent SWR Life Stories

What’s in Room A209? SWR’s “Secret” Technology Lab

June 1, 2022

"What's the Mac Lab?" "A what lab?" "What's that?" These were questions students asked upon...

Test-Optional Institutions—How Do They Affect Students?

March 10, 2022

Following the numerous challenges of the previous two years, the majority of colleges and universities...

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...

An Excerpt on the Length of Christmas

March 10, 2022

It’s 2022, Christmas is over and the New Year's sales have long since flooded in. America's insatiable...

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...

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 | Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
Recommendation | Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
Kayla Bodenburg, Editor-in-Chief • December 19, 2022
Recommendation | Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Recommendation | Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Kayla Bodenburg, Staff Writer • March 22, 2022
Recommendation | Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Recommendation | Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Kayla Bodenburg, Staff Writer • November 4, 2021
Stranger Things: A Literary Masterpiece
A & E

Kayla Bodenburg, Editor-in-Chief | December 19, 2022

Note: The following article is a loose reflection on Thomas C. Foster’s How to Read Literature Like A Professor and how the novel works in conversation with the plot of the Netflix Series Stranger Things.  The hit Netflix show Stranger Things is one of the most complex and calculated works of media of the current era. What makes it so ubiquitous is how it caters to a vast audience on both...

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Recommendation | Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
A & E

Kayla Bodenburg, Editor-in-Chief | December 19, 2022

“Where you go, I will go. Where you stay, I will stay.” Lou has spent the last two years of her life running from her past, desperately searching for a means of protection. As a Dame Blanche witch, she channels her magic through nature, a tricky magic that demands balance, such as losing her sense of sight temporarily in order to enhance her sense of hearing. After a heist where Lou is only...

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Top Gun (1986): One of the Best Action Flight Movies of All Time
A & E

Will Jepson, Staff Writer | May 26, 2022

With the revival of the Top Gun series coming soon with Top Gun: Maverick, it’s worth taking a look back at the original film. A classic action film from the 1980s, the crew on Top Gun worked with the best technology they could muster with the funds they had.  Top Gun introduced the fantasy of flying a supersonic aircraft in aerial combat to the public. Within a year of the film’s release,...

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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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