Month: September 2014

The Giver’s Mediocrity

  The dystopian young-adult genre has seen a surge in popularity, with high-action films like Divergent and The Maze Runner following in the footsteps of the hugely successful Hunger Games trilogy. But recently, a film adaptation of Lois Lowry’s The Giver, a more understated dystopian novel, was released to mixed reviews after being in the

Sam Wofford reflects on year abroad

As many of us were preparing ourselves for another mundane school year, collecting our necessary pens, pencils, and notebooks, Sam Wofford was packing his necessities into a suitcase and collecting his plane ticket which would take him 15 hours away to Argentina. For those unaware, Sam spent his junior year in Sante Fe, Argentina. Submersed

Charles F. Patton Passes Away at 85

On August 23, 2014, Charles F. Patton Middle School hosted a memorial service for Mr. Patton, who passed away July 19th at the age of 85. The entire school district was deeply saddened by the loss of such a respected former teacher and active member of the community, so those who knew him were encouraged

Top Ten Binge-Worthy TV Series

Game of Thrones Having just finished up season 4, there is no shortage of episodes for this HBO summer must-see. Interweaving several plotlines, GoT explores issues of social hierarchy, religion, crime and punishment, and many more. Brilliant, epic, and bloody; this show transports viewers to another world that is brash and unforgiving. Breaking Bad With

Boys’ Soccer wins for the late Andy Joseph

High school sports may appear to be the pinnacle of most athletes’ lives during their teen years; however, there are certain things that transcend the importance of a high school sports game. One such example is the passing of beloved graduate Andy Joseph. Andy played soccer for Unionville from 2008-2011 and was also an actor

Looking ahead to the fall season

Golf The golf team hopes to have another great season to cap off the impressive careers of captains Blake Hinckley and Matt Scargle. Achieving their 50th win of their careers, Scargle, Hickley, and fellow Senior Matt Kowash have gotten off to a hot 12-0 start.  After losing early in the playoffs for the past few

Bonjour, France

On June 26th, after a nearly 8-hour flight and a brief layover in Iceland, 22 disgruntled and sleep-deprived Unionville students rolled out of Paris’s Charles de Gaul Airport and set out on the cultural experience of a lifetime. Students of Unionville High School’s French program, along with two teachers who acted as chaperones, would spend