Monthly Archives: September 2014

Junior Year

I am almost a month into my junior year of high school. I feel both estatic and terrified to type that. It makes me realize that I only have two more years before I go off to college. I don’t … Continue reading

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So what is this York Fair thing all about, anyway?

I moved here from Maryland, as did a lot of people. I wasn’t ahead of that trend but I was totally with it. I’ve lived in York for 12 years now and yet never felt even the slightest itch to … Continue reading

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Seniors sound off on their legacies and goals for senior year

It is the beginning of the end for most seniors at York Catholic High School. Many classmates have realized that this is their last year together. For those of us who have attended private schools their entire life, many classmates have … Continue reading

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Homecoming Dress Trends for 2014

Homecoming 2014 is rapidly approaching and finding the perfect dress is critical to make the night perfect. Pick a dress that makes you stand out from the crowd. Here are some hot trends for homecoming 2014:

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17 things I’ve learned in 17 years

Two years ago, for my 15 birthday, I wrote a blog post about 15 things I had learned in 15 years. Today, on my 17 birthday, I found myself revisiting that old list and particularly enjoying some of the things … Continue reading

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Conquering the court: An introduction to high school sports

This is the time of the year when stairs are some students’ worst enemy and all of their time is spent willingly exercising. This is the beginning of the wonderful months when everyone is extremely tired and sore, but they have never felt so alive– … Continue reading

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Tailgating: Why’s it so great?

Looking ahead at the upcoming NFL season has many excited and presents the opportunity to tailgate on each and every Sunday before your favorite team kicks off. Once Sunday rolls around it’s time to break out the coolers, grills and … Continue reading

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Rachael Blaine

Hello everyone! My name is Rachael Blaine, and I’m a sophomore at Northeastern High School. I’m so excited to be able to write for the Teen Takeover program! Being able to work with the awesome people at YDR is such … Continue reading

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George Mason University

This summer, amidst doing homework for my AP classes and playing tennis, I had the pleasure of going on a few college visits. One such visit was to the home of the Patriots, George Mason University. Located in suburban Fairfax, Virginia, about 21 … Continue reading

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