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The Declaration

The student news site of Colonia High School

The Declaration

Stocking shelves at Fresh Grocer, Daniella Albuquerue, 16, is only allowed to work a few hours at her job in New Jersey due to child labor laws.
In the workforce, how young is too young
By: John Kucel, Reporter • May 19, 2023

­Child labor is a practice that has long been a concern in many societies. The exploitation of children for economic gain has been condemned for years, leading to the development of child labor laws. However, these laws vary from state to state. Florida Child...

Pictured is the 2022 Homecoming Court. From left to right are Andrew Faria, Ohm Shah, Patrick Kelly, Matthew Salcedo, Julia Pagnozzi, John Genoni, Gianna Grasso, Kara Mitch, Emma Downes, and Madison Oliveira.
Homecoming: past and present at Colonia High School
By: Dylan DaCunha, Editor-in-Chief • May 16, 2023

For years, Colonia High School has strictly had a Homecoming football game and that was all. But, students are begging for a dance too. The origins of Homecoming Homecoming originally began as a college celebration of the first football game of the season. It is called 'homecoming' because alumni would return back to the field to visit their former stomping ground. No one is positive...

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There are many sports that can guarantee you a shot at college, from tennis to basketball to football. John Poznanski grew as an athlete throughout high school and now wrestles for Rutgers University.
How to become a college athlete
By: Angel Gonzalez, Reporter • May 23, 2023

Sports at the college level is a dream and a goal for many players and it's also a big next step. College level sports take a lot of hard work and dedication. Athletes need to take advantage of any opportunity they...

Phil Murphy preparing to host advertisements on T.V. The advertisement will outline his future agenda.
Why Governor Murphy is an unpopular political figure
By: John Kucel, Reporter • June 1, 2023

Governor Murphy of New Jersey hopes to replace all of the gas cars in car shops with electric cars by 2035. Issues with Murphy's agenda Upon first glance this may seem like...

Dying your hair at home can be a long and scary process. It can also damage the hair, but there are ways to prevent this from happening.
Is boxed dye just as good?
By: Lily Borek, Reporter • June 8, 2023

Using hair dye at home can be a scary process. Sometimes we act on impulse and decide that we need a change, but it is good to decide whether...

MovieMania, Episode 3: Inside the Life of an AMC Worker
By: Joe Sanfilippo May 25, 2023

Today on MovieMania I will discuss with Matt Ryan the business of working a movie theater. We talk about the impact COVID had on movies, various...

MovieMania Podcast: Episode 2: And the Oscar goes to…
By: Joe Sanfilippo January 18, 2023

Joe and JP discuss their picks for the Golden Globes and Academy Awards. They also discuss some of the best movies and performances of the year....

Push Up with Phillip: Episode 2: Talking with Cerchio
By: Phillip Falzarano, Managing Editor of Sports • January 18, 2023

This episode is about heavy lifting and what you should be doing in the gym.  In this podcast, Mr. Sal Cerchio is interviewed about weight training...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first  female Jewish Supreme Court Justice. She was first nominated in 1993 and served until her passing in 2020.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg -
April 26, 2023

“Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.”

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New Jersey's Most Famous Debate: is it Pork Roll or Taylor Ham?
By: Daniella Albuquerque, Reporter • June 2, 2023

Hispanic Heritage Month 2022
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Valentine's Day Interviews 2023
By: Declaration Staff April 17, 2023

Students question the mask lift
By: Jackie Poznanski, Editor • April 4, 2022

Pictured are high school girls dancing at their senior prom.
2023 prom trends that will help create a perfect night
By: Victoria Sanchez, Reporter • May 4, 2023

As the end of the year approaches, many high school students are eagerly anticipating one of the biggest events of the school year - prom. Each year, new trends emerge in...

Different generations listen to music. This could be because of emotions, family/friends, or from viral apps.
Modern music: How it effects each generation
By: Lily Borek, Reporter • June 8, 2023

Music is a big part of some people's' lives. It can help us express emotions, calm us, or even hype us up. But different generations listen to different genres of music. Based...

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Free Press Project(Vietnam)
By: Dylan Miller May 24, 2023

The freedoms Russia doesn´t have
By: Daniella Albuquerque, Reporter • May 24, 2023

Countdown to Graduation
Congratulations, Seniors! You did it! Everyone else, have a great summer!
Choosing the best dinner spot in Woodbridge township
Choosing the best dinner spot in Woodbridge township
By: Victoria Sanchez, Reporter • May 23, 2023

A survey produced by Mrs. Allen's journalism class determined the best dinner restaurant in Woodbridge township. The survey was uploaded on social media platforms and was...

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