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The Declaration

The student news site of Colonia High School

The Declaration

Persons clicks on their phone opening a app. This causes problems and solutions in the classroom.
Cell phones make a presence in the classroom
By: Dylan Maltez, Reporter • December 1, 2022

Cell phones in school have become a problem according to teachers, principals, and parents. But as much as they complain about it, the phone problem may be here to stay. Cell phone statistics To start off the statistics say that 95.5 percent of students bring their...

According to, automotive mechanics currently make a base salary of about $46,331. Some trade schools state you can become certified as a mechanic in a year.
Disappearance of trades, what it means for the future
By: Phillip Falzarano, Managing Editor of Sports • January 10, 2023

High schools mainly teach kids to pass their classes sit down and listen and get good grades for college. If you are a kid, like me, who is not the best in a traditional classroom and doesn't want to go to college, what do you do?  Schools should be setting up all students for success in any field. Unless you are on track to go to college, there is not one class offered at the...

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The difference in appearance between turf (right) and grass (left).
Athletes are advocating for grass over turf during a game
By: Massimo del Pozo, Reporter • January 25, 2023

Over the last 50 years, field turf has been more predominantly chosen due to its landscaping benefits. Despite this athletes are susceptible to injury, so the subject of turf’s true value arises. History and...

Selling coffee in school can help students stay energized in class while gaining money for fundraisers.
Why coffee would help students stay awake
By: Lily Borek, Reporter • January 19, 2023

High School students have more work and homework than middle schoolers and elementary schoolers. This leads to high school students staying up late doing homework and being...

Due to the anomalies surrounding Devils Tree, its been featured on Weird NJ. Weird NJ is a magazine that writes about urban legends in New Jersey.
Devil's Tree: impacting New Jersey legends
By: Joseph Sanfilippo, Managing Editor of Entertainment and Media • November 18, 2022

There's an inherent sense of spectacle when someone mentions something that's scary or traumatic. People either feel the need to go up to it...

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...

Push Up with Phillip: CrossFit training with Biri
By: Phillip Falzarano, Managing Editor of Sports • December 7, 2022

Phil Falzarano, senior, and Mr. Biri, history teacher, talk about CrossFit and what he does to get ready for marathons.

January 12, 2023

Did you know that the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles used to say "Hollywoodland", but was changed in 1949.

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Published in 2017, Confessions of a Wallflower was Juansen Dizons first book. Dizon is a poet that writes about healing in life and romance.
Juansen Dizon -
By: Rachelle Saerang, Editor • January 20, 2023

"I hope you realize that every day is a fresh start for you. That every sunrise is a new chapter in your life waiting to be written.'

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Hispanic Heritage Month 2022
October 19, 2022

Social & Emotional Learning: how to manage stress
By: The Declaration Staff April 25, 2022

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

Holiday movie trivia
By: Roopi Notra, reporter • December 20, 2020

In the year 2022, individualism ruled fashion. From rocking bright colors and pattern mixing, or minimal makeup, the spectrum grew in 2022.
Maximalist fashion trends that made 2022
By: Rachelle Saerang, Editor • January 20, 2023

From style aesthetics to makeup and brands, 2022 was a year of a variety of fashion trends. The past year, Ballerina Core and pearls on everything made fashion of 2022 over...

Pictured is the heavy metal band Megadeath. Following Mustaines throat cancer removal, he released a new single which provided great reviews from critics.
Recapping the heavy metal of 2022
By: John Kucel, Reporter • January 25, 2023

Many heavy metal bands released new music in 2022. This includes Slipknot, Megadeth, Metallica, and Rammstein. Metallica and Megadeth Metallica and Megadeth released new...

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The Press in Eritrea
By: Julia Arocho, Reporter • March 23, 2022

Free warm cup of herbal tea photo, public domain beverage CC0 image.
Spilling the tea on Bigelow's flavors
By: Angelle Sherman May 9, 2022

Bigelow Earl Grey tea has a very earthy tea flavor that is not complex. The bergamot flavor is very strong. Though overall the taste is pretty typical. With a little milk...

AP Style Guide - Punctuation & Capitalization
By: Dylan DaCunha, Editor-in-Chief • January 6, 2022
AP Style Guide- Numerals & Abbreviations
By: Katherine Albuquerque, Editor • January 6, 2022
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