The Declaration

  • CHS - Open House/Curriculum Orientation Feb. 7th

  • Early Dismissal January 30th & 31st - Finals

  • No School January 21st Martin Luther King Day

  • Home Varsity Wrestling Match Wednesday and Friday at 6

  • International Thespian Honor Society Induction January 10th

Kelly Branco
Kelly Branco is a senior and this is her first year working on The Declaration. Branco is a fan of theater, she loves to perform and watch Broadway shows whenever she can. She is an anchor for Patriots Television and does the fun fact every morning. She is in the Colonia High School Theater Department, sings for the Harmony in Motion Show Choir, and AcaPatriots, A Capella Choir. Last year, Branco got the Seal of Bi-Literacy in French and she speaks Portuguese.  She loves to read in her spare time. She hopes to major in Musical Theater and Communications in the future and hopes that everyone will enjoy her articles!

Kelly Branco, Reporter and Book Nook Editor

Jan 19, 2019
Maus tells Holocaust survivor’s story in a new way (Story/Media)
Jan 18, 2019
Ariana Grande started her career playing Charlotte in 13 the musical on Broadway. (Story)
Jan 17, 2019
The average person spends 6 months of their life waiting for a red light to turn green. (Story)
Jan 16, 2019
Americans eat 100 acres of pizza every day. (Story)
Jan 15, 2019
Bees can fly higher than the height of Mount Everest. (Story)
Jan 14, 2019
Shows that came to Broadway in 2018 (Story/Media)
Jan 14, 2019
There are more possibilities in a game of chess than atoms in the known universe. (Story)
Jan 11, 2019
You can’t hum while holding your nose closed. (Story)
Jan 10, 2019
If 33 million people held hands it could circle around the entire Equator. (Story)
Jan 09, 2019
2014 holds the record of having the most songs with repetitive lyrics. (Story)
Jan 08, 2019
If there wasn’t coloring added to it, the drink Coca-Cola would be green. (Story)
Jan 07, 2019
A cloud can weight more than one million pounds. (Story)
Jan 04, 2019
51% of people think that stormy weather affects virtual clouds. (Story)
Jan 03, 2019
Scotland has 421 words for “snow”. (Story)
Jan 02, 2019
The Times Square New York Eve Ball was dropped first in 1907 and weighed 700 pounds. (Story)
Dec 25, 2018
Magic of Lights Show at PNC Bank Arts Center keeps the Christmas magic alive for children (Story/Media)
Dec 21, 2018
Tinsel was invented in Germany and once made of real silver. (Story)
Dec 20, 2018
Former President Obama’s favorite superhero is Spiderman. (Story)
Dec 19, 2018
There’s a town in the US with the population of one. (Story)
Dec 18, 2018
There are 70 ingredients in a McRib sandwich. (Story)
Dec 17, 2018
The Cookie Monster’s real name is Sid. (Story)
Dec 14, 2018
The DS in Nintendo DS means Dual Screen. (Story)
Dec 13, 2018
A Not-So-Merry Christmas, Alex Cross (Story/Media)
Dec 13, 2018
Bob Ross’s hair is straight. (Story)
Dec 12, 2018
Apples are made of 25% air which is why they float on water. (Story)
Dec 11, 2018
Cows moo in regional accents. (Story)
Dec 07, 2018
Stay a while in Holiday Inn (Story/Media)
Dec 10, 2018
You burn more calories while sleeping than while watching television. (Story)
Dec 07, 2018
Young rabbits are called kits. (Story)
Dec 06, 2018
French Honor Society supports Doctors Without Borders (Story)
Dec 06, 2018
Every minute about 12 hours of music is uploaded to Sound Cloud. (Story)
Dec 05, 2018
Elephants are the only mammal that can’t jump. (Story)
Dec 04, 2018
Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete. (Story)
Dec 03, 2018
10% of the world’s population is left handed. (Story)
Nov 30, 2018
Apple created and launched a clothing line in 1986. (Story)
Nov 29, 2018
Chewing gum burns 11 calories per hour. (Story)
Nov 28, 2018
Seeing the rest of the story in After You is mediocre (Story/Media)
Nov 28, 2018
Come From Away lifts spirits (Story/Media)
Nov 28, 2018
There is a rose breed named after Julie Andrews. (Story)
Nov 27, 2018
Before color TV, 75% of people said they dreamed in black and white. (Story)
Nov 26, 2018
None of the numbers before 1,000 contain the letter A. (Story)
Nov 23, 2018
The first oranges weren’t orange. (Story)
Nov 22, 2018
The first Macy Thanksgiving Parade was in 1924. (Story)
Nov 21, 2018
Americans eat 46 million turkeys every Thanksgiving. (Story)
Nov 20, 2018
While trying to find a cure for AIDS, the Mayo clinic accidentally made glow in the dark cats. (Story)
Nov 19, 2018
Passing of the mascot (Story)
Nov 19, 2018
The amount of Nutella made in one year weighs the same as the Empire State Building. (Story)
Nov 17, 2018
Three Shakespeare Plays Everyone Should Read (Story/Media)
Oct 23, 2018
The Greatest Show comes to Colonia (Story/Media)
Nov 16, 2018
Queen Elizabeth II is a trained mechanic. (Story)
Nov 15, 2018
In the 1950’s, donut shops were the first food businesses open until late. (Story)
Nov 14, 2018
Thorton Wilder briefly appeared in a production of Our Town in 1938. (Story)
Nov 13, 2018
AP Style Guide: Capitalization (Story)
Nov 13, 2018
Stan Lee wrote training films for the army with Dr. Seuss. (Story)
Nov 12, 2018
Jellyfish don’t have ears,eyes,brains,or hearts. (Story)
Nov 02, 2018
Me Before You breaks hearts (Story/Media)
Nov 02, 2018
Many business do not give employees time off to vote. Luckily, this isn’t a problem for Colonia High staff and students! (Story)
Nov 01, 2018
18-29 year olds are statistically the least likely people to vote. Meanwhile, the 60 and over age group is the least likely to vote. (Story)
Oct 31, 2018
The phrase “trick-or-treat” was first used in 1927 in Alberta, Canada. (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
Four perspectives on senior night, the last four years (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
Candy corn was originally called “chicken feed”. (Story)
Oct 29, 2018
Early jack-o’-lanterns were made from turnips, potatoes, and beets. (Story)
Oct 26, 2018
Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so that they do not drift apart. (Story)
Oct 25, 2018
The tiny pocket in jeans was designed to store pocket watches (Story)
Oct 24, 2018
All swans in England belong to the queen. (Story)
Oct 23, 2018
If you kept yelling for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would produce enough sound energy to heat up a cup of tea. (Story)
Oct 22, 2018
The Supreme Court’s private basketball court is nicknamed “The Highest Court in all the Land”. (Story)
Oct 19, 2018
All The Light We Cannot See opens eyes to different stories (Story/Media)
Oct 19, 2018
Nicolas Cage once bought a pet octopus because he thought it might help with his acting. (Story)
Oct 18, 2018
You’ll eat more than 35,000 cookies in your lifetime. (Story)
Oct 17, 2018
Most toilets flush in E flat. (Story)
Oct 16, 2018
The letter Q doesn’t appear in any US state name. (Story)
Oct 15, 2018
The worlds scariest haunted house is so scary that all guests are required to have a mental and physical evaluation before they can enter. No one has ever finished going through it. (Story)
Oct 12, 2018
Girls’ Soccer Team Laces Up for Pediatric Cancer (Story/Media)
Oct 12, 2018
In 1981, a black lab named Bosco was made honorary mayor of Sunol, California. (Story)
Oct 11, 2018
In Switzerland it is illegal to own just one guinea pig. (Story)
Oct 10, 2018
There’s an island in Japan you can visit that is filled with only bunnies. (Story)
Oct 09, 2018
The inventor of the Frisbee was cremated and turned into a Frisbee when he died. (Story)
Oct 05, 2018
Colonia High School is 51 years old, it was built in 1967. (Story/Media)
Oct 05, 2018
Free Press Laws in Russia (Story)
Oct 04, 2018
The hand jive was invented in 1957 by a group of teenagers at the Cats Basement in London. They had no room to dance so they created the hand jive to have some fun! (Story)
Oct 03, 2018
The most tweeted Mean Girls reference is “You go, Glen Coco!” (Story)
Oct 02, 2018
There are over 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, including women still being treated and those who have completed treatment. (Story)
Oct 01, 2018
Americans sell enough pizza every day to cover 100 acres of land. (Story)
Sep 28, 2018
The world’s oldest piece of gum is over 9,000 years old. (Story)
Sep 27, 2018
A cow-bison hybrid is called a “beefalo”. (Story)
Sep 26, 2018
The voice actor of Mickey Mouse and the voice actor of Minnie Mouse got married in real life! (Story)
Sep 25, 2018
When hippos are angry, their sweat turns red. (Story)
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