April Topic Ideas

News

  • Fire at James Monroe Elementary in Edison
  • Deadly Landslide in Oso, Washington
  • Malaysia Flight 370 - New Sightings of Debris 

Opinion

  • Are April Fools’ Jokes Classic or Juvenile?
  • Should Colleges Release Their Decisions on the Same Day?

Lifestyle

  • Deciding on the Right College
  • College Application Tips for Underclassmen

Entertainment

  • Shailene Woodley on the Rise (Divergent & TFIOS)
  • Philadelphia Eagles Release DeSean Jackson

Feel free to suggest other article ideas as well! Please sign up for articles and due dates by emailing me at anniezhang96@gmail.com.

March Due Dates

March 1st

  • Vivien
  • -

March 8th

  • Vayne
  • Emily
  • Allison
  • Rena

March 15th

  • Roland
  • Amanda
  • Melody

March 22nd

  • Christina
  • Emily

March 29th

  • Victoria
  • -

March Topic Ideas

News

  • NJ Debt Grows $6.6 Billion in 2013
  • Beijing Issues Rare Pollution Alert as Smog Intensifies
  • Anti-Gay Bill Passed in Arizona
  • Turmoil in Ukraine

Opinion

  • Is having a dream college just asking for disappointment?
  • Is 2nd semester really an excuse to slack off?

Lifestyle

  • College Decision Month Approaches
  • How to Prepare for AP Tests
  • The End of Flappy Bird

Entertainment

  • Sochi Figure Skating: Yuna Kim vs. Adelina Sotnikova
  • Game of Thrones Season 4 to premiere on April 7th
  • Divergent Movie Review/Book Comparison

Feel free to suggest other article ideas as well! Please sign up for articles and due dates by emailing me at anniezhang96@gmail.com.

February Due Dates

February 1st 
  • Vayne
  • Cindy
  • Amanda
  • -

February 8th

  • Roland
  • Emily
  • Annie
  • -

February 15th

  • Xiaoying
  • Allison
  • Helena
  • Rena

February 22nd

  • Jessica
  • Melody
  • -
  • -

February Topic Ideas

News

  • Chris Christie Bridgegate Scandal
  • UPenn Track Star Madison Holleran Commits Suicide
  • Newark shooting: imam’s son killed

Opinion

  • Do you agree with Chris Christie’s call to lengthen school days and shorten summer vacation?
  • Are snow days good or bad? (give students a break vs. push back school calendars)

Lifestyle

  • Is Valentine’s Day overrated?
  • 1st semester vs. 2nd semester: which is better and why?

Entertainment

  • Are kids these days too stressed out? (tie into Modern Family episode “Under Pressure”)
  • Movie reviews: I, Frankenstein and Vampire Academy
  • Anticipated movies of Spring 2014
  • Game of Thrones Season 4 to premiere in early April

Feel free to suggest other article ideas as well! Please sign up for articles and due dates by emailing me at anniezhang96@gmail.com.

January Topic Ideas

News

  • Newark Christmas Gang Shooting Kills 2 Teenagers
  • Federal Unemployment Benefits to Expire

Opinion

  • New Year’s Resolutions: are they helpful or just a waste of time?
  • Should schools give a day off for Chinese New Year?
  • Should high school winter breaks be just as long as college winter breaks?

Lifestyle

  • From a Senior’s Perspective: Tips on the College Application Process

Entertainment

  • Movie Reviews: Frozen, Desolation of Smaug
  • Rutgers vs. Notre Dame in Pinstripe Bowl

Feel free to suggest other article ideas as well! Please sign up for articles and due dates by emailing me at anniezhang96@gmail.com.

December Topic Ideas

News

  • 2 Middlesex County Teens Killed in Car Crash
  • Paul Walker’s Recent Death
  • Sriracha Factory Shut Down
  • Philippines Typhoon Haiyan
  • Year in Review: News
  • Bridgewater Waitress in Anti-Gay Tip Flap: May Be Lying?
  • Botched Obamacare Website

Opinion

  • Have the holidays become too commercialized?
  • Seniors: Second Semester Slacking

Lifestyle

  • Coin: A Replacement for Credit Cards?

Entertainment

  • New York Sports Teams Doing Badly
  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Review
  • Review of Recently Released Video Games (Ghosts, Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, etc.)

Feel free to suggest other article ideas as well! Please sign up for articles and due dates by emailing me at anniezhang96@gmail.com.

November Due Dates

November 2nd

  • Rena
  • Henry

November 9th

  • Roland
  • Annie
  • Vivien
  • Xiaoying

November 16th

  • Jessica
  • Cindy
  • May
  • George

November 23rd

  • Amanda
  • Christina
  • Allison

November 30th

  • Marissa
  • Helena
  • Sitian

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