May 23, 2019


Life is..

By Alex Batres

Grade 7

Life is a path, follow it.

Life is opportunity, take it.

Life is a challenge, meet it.

Life is beauty, admire it.

Life is family, love them.

Life is full of fears, overcome them.

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My Mom is My Most Important Teacher

By Sabrina Butler

Grade 4

Sometimes people ask who is your most meaningful teacher. Well, I’ve learned that my mom is my most important teacher! Just imagine living with your most valuable teacher the learning never ends! My mom is my most important teacher for many reasons. She taught me to not worry about what other people think of me, she taught me to appreciate the outdoors, and she taught me responsibility.

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What Advice Would You Give Parents for Dealing with Kids?

By Lydia Koutras, Grade 10

By Lydia Koutras, Grade 10

By Kate Wyman

Grade 3

Kids can be a pain in the butt. That is why I am going to give you some advice on dealing with them. Trust me I know, I am a kid. You may be asking yourself why do kids never want to do their homework or why are kids so crazy or why do they only want to play and fool around? [Read more…]

“Barbershop: The Next Cut”

Seriously Styled

2 & ½ popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger

Observer correspondent


A tragic dilemma confronts director Malcolm D. Lee’s “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” the fourth in the “Barbershop” film series if you count the spin-off, “Beauty Shop” (2005). While it is a heartfelt and generally successful attempt to lay bare and ponder solutions to the rampant murder rate in urban America (in this specific case, Chicago), the filmmaker also attempts to deliver the rollicking trademark humor that viewers have come to expect from the franchise. The unfortunate result is two disparate natures that never quite meld.

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Women We Admire

My Mom

By Marina Schmidt

Grade 7

Who is a woman you admire and why?

The one woman that I admire is my mom. A mother of five. She wasn’t always there for me when I needed her, but she has tried her hardest in life. She was a beautiful woman. Long dreads, blue eyes, great smile. A sweet and loving person. Sadly a few years ago it was her time to go. I wish that it had never happened. I remember when I was younger I used to say that I hated her, and she’d say “hate is a very strong word.” Now I regret saying all of it. I remember when we’d take walks together in the woods. We’d talk for hours and hours. Now I don’t get to do that again. I really wish that she were still alive, but we can’t change the past. [Read more…]

“The Boss”

Corners the Funny Business

3 popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger

film critic


It has been suggested that Melissa McCarthy’s scurrilous business tycoon in director-husband Ben Falcone’s “The Boss” is a female Donald Trump. Indeed, there are similarities, the main difference being that McCarthy’s robber baron is likeable.

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CVU April 13 track meet

SophiaGormananchors the4x400

Sophia Gorman anchors the 4x400m winners.

Start of the girls 1500m

Start of the girls 1500 m.

Sierra Morton hands the baton to Sadie Otley for the anchor leg of the 4x100m winners

Sierra Morton hands the baton to Sadie Otley for the anchor leg of the 4x100m winners

Sports: CVU track team is off and running


Sadie Otley in 100 meter.

Sadie Otley wins the 300m hurdles

Sadie Otley wins the 300 meter hurdles.

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Sheep and Pickle Farm


Story: Sheep and Pickle Farm – Sheep farm’s a cozy neighbor [Read more…]

Dance-a-Rama at WCS

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Spring Cleaning

By Joseph Pubillones

As temperatures start to warm up, the need to do some spring cleaning might hit you. Although cleaning is just one aspect of it, it is also a great time to refresh your interiors and help get the most mileage out of your current interior decor.

I usually recommend the process begin with a thorough de-cluttering. Although it is hard to part with things you think you will use in the future, it is best to let them go without too much thought. Some will find this task excruciating, but believe me — once you start and get into a certain groove, it can be a most liberating experience. Don’t fight it. You certainly don’t want to be accused of being a hoarder.

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