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Student-run play gets new direction

Actors in the fall play at Bristol Eastern High School are taking direction from someone new this year — a fellow student. Kate Leber, a 16-year-old junior, is sitting in the director’s chair for this week’s production of “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Click here for story


Casting my first ballot

There are certain milestones in life that they say everyone goes through,such as getting your first kiss, your driver’s license and making your first vote. I got my first kiss, I got my license and Tuesday I voted.  Click here for story

Teens will inherit pain-filled world

Teenager — a word that sends chills down many adults’ spines. Once upon a time, the word meant a person from 13 to 19 years old. But now, teenagers are labeled as hooligans, vandals and all-over bad people. Click here for story

The bitter truth

Teenagers obviously can’t be trusted to vote in the same way politicians obviously can’t be trusted to run the country. Click here for story


 Senior journal

Shoot me! Perils of the senior photo

I cringe when I hear a photographer say, “Okay, now SMILE!” (and of course, that cringing expression always makes for a lovely shot). I know I’m not the only one who feels this way. But even if I’m not alone in how I feel about having my photo taken, the fact is that when you’re sitting there on some uncomfortable stool with the evil, unblinking black eye of a camera focused on you, you are alone. Well, except for the photographer. But let’s face it, that’s not always a comfort.  Click here for story



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