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Sophomore chronicles

Why I got my new blue do

-- By Zach Brokenrope

Irish college offers lessons for life

Irish College is probably the most popular way for Irish teens to spend three weeks of their summer. Otherwise known as the Gaeltacht, Irish College is all about having fun, making friends and embracing the wide ranges of Irish culture.

-- By Marese Heffernan


By Justin Skaradosky/ The Tattoo


At 14, she worked in a Bristol clock factory

Bristol is boring. This seems to be an opinion shared by most of the city’s teens. The usual complaint goes something like this: There’s nothing to do, no place to go, no excitement.

But it hasn’t always been this way, according to Mary D’Alesio, who has lived all of her 100 years in Bristol.

D’Alesio knew the city in its prime.

“We had a shop on every corner,” she said. “Today we have nothing in Bristol. Nothing at all.”

 By Katie Jordan

Recording history

In cooperation with the American Clock and Watch Museum in Bristol, The Tattoo is helping to collect oral histories from former clock factory workers like Mary D’Alesio.

All former factory workers willing to share their stories are encouraged to contact the museum at (860) 583-6070.

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