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The Declaration

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The Declaration

Michael Passarelli

Michael Passarelli , Fall Reporter/Editor

Michael Passarelli is 18 years old and a senior at Colonia High School. He is involved with numerous clubs at the school including Marching Band, Jazz Band, and was involved with the Directors Showcase for the theatre program during the fall semester. In the band he plays bass guitar and trumpet and during the 2014 season of Marching Band he was in percussion, and in the 2015 season he played bass guitar for the pit. Passarelli plans to eventually start a career in law enforcement although he has already acquired many skills and is very interested in possibly pursuing a career in construction. He plans to major in Business Management in college.

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The flag as designed by Betsy Ross.

Congress Adopts the Stars and Stripes

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
June 14, 2016
Border Patrol officer reads the Miranda Rights to a suspected criminal.

The Miranda Rights Are Established

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
June 13, 2016
Ben Franklin with Kite

Benjamin Franklin Flies Kite

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
June 10, 2016
the main character form the original movie- Lightning McQueen.

Pixar’s “Cars” is Released

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
June 9, 2016
First Porsche

First Porsche

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
June 8, 2016
American troops approach Omaha Beach - this beach had some of the heaviest casualties of the whole invasion.

D-Day

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
June 6, 2016
Ed White outside of the capsule Gemini 4

1st American Walks in Space

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
June 3, 2016
Babe Ruth in 1922

Babe Ruth Retires

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
June 2, 2016
CNN Newsroom

CNN Launches

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
June 1, 2016
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California.

Golden Gate Bridge Opens

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
May 27, 2016
Star Wars is Released in Theatres

Star Wars is Released in Theatres

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
May 25, 2016
Brooklyn Bridge Opens

Brooklyn Bridge Opens

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
May 24, 2016
Mr. Perdoni, band director of Colonia High School.

That Band Guy, Perdoni

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
May 23, 2016
Simpsons Airs 400th Episode

Simpsons Airs 400th Episode

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
May 20, 2016
Soldiers approach Omaha Beach on D-Day.

Churchill and Roosevelt Plot D-Day

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
May 19, 2016
Shrek is Released

Shrek is Released

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
May 18, 2016
March on Washington, 1963.

Brown vs. Board of Ed. Decision is Made

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
May 17, 2016
First Academy Awards Ceremony

First Academy Awards Ceremony

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
May 16, 2016
American Declares War on Mexico

American Declares War on Mexico

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
May 13, 2016
A.J. Foyt in his dirt car.

A.J. Foyt Wins First Pro Victory

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
May 12, 2016
Dust Storm Suffocates The Great Plains

Dust Storm Suffocates The Great Plains

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
May 11, 2016
First Mothers Day Proclaimed

First Mother’s Day Proclaimed

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
May 9, 2016
Final Episode of Friends Airs

Final Episode of Friends Airs

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
May 6, 2016
Alan Shepard inside the Freedom 7 during its flight in 1961.

First American in Space

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
May 5, 2016
After math of the Kent State University shooting.

National Guard Kills College Students

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
May 4, 2016
American warplanes flying over Coral Sea during the battle.

The Battle of Coral Sea Begins

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
May 3, 2016
General Motors Buys Chevrolet

General Motors Buys Chevrolet

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
May 2, 2016
World War 2 Monument Opens

World War 2 Monument Opens

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
April 29, 2016
Muhammad Ali (left) landing a punch in this recreation of one of his fights.

Muhammad Ali Refuses to Serve the Army

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
April 28, 2016
Ulysses s. Grant - commander of all Union forces during the American Civil War and 18th President of the United States.

Ulysses S. Grant is Born

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
April 27, 2016
Chernobyl Explosion

Chernobyl Explosion

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
April 26, 2016
Game at Maple Leaf Gardens.

Maple Leafs Win Third Stanly Cup in a Row

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
April 25, 2016
A model of Rome during the time of Constantine.

Rome Founded

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
April 21, 2016
Columbine Massacre

Columbine Massacre

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
April 20, 2016

Going Home Lets You Bring Home A Great Book

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
April 19, 2016
American Patriots fighting at The Battle of Long Island during The Revolutionary War.

American Revolution Begins

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
April 19, 2016
San Francisco after the disastrous 8.0 earthquake.

8.0 Earthquake in San Francisco

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
April 18, 2016
Jackie Robinson Makes History in Baseball

Jackie Robinson Makes History in Baseball

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
April 15, 2016
Lincoln is Shot

Lincoln is Shot

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
April 14, 2016
Tiger Woods Wins First Master

Tiger Woods Wins First Master

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
April 13, 2016
Civil War Began

Civil War Began

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
April 12, 2016
Hank Aaron Sets Homerun Record

Hank Aaron Sets Homerun Record

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
April 8, 2016
Henry Ford Dies

Henry Ford Dies

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
April 7, 2016
United States Enters World War 1

United States Enters World War 1

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
April 6, 2016
Kurt Cobain Commits Suicide

Kurt Cobain Commits Suicide

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
April 5, 2016
Dr. King is Assassinated

Dr. King is Assassinated

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
April 4, 2016
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory burning down.

Fire Kills 145 People

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
March 25, 2016
Peyton Manning with the Indianapolis Colts.

Peyton Manning is Born

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
March 24, 2016
Wayne Gretzky in his New York Rangers uniform.

Gretzky Scores 802nd Goal

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
March 23, 2016
First Stanley Cup is Played

First Stanley Cup is Played

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
March 22, 2016
The Colonia Marching Patriots getting ready to step off for the annual South Amboy St. Patricks Day Parade in their new uniforms for the first time.

Colonia Marching Patriots Have a New Look

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
March 21, 2016
The famous Alcatraz Prison.

Alcatraz Closes

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
March 21, 2016
Wells Fargo Established

Wells Fargo Established

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
March 18, 2016
Saint Patrick Dies

Saint Patrick Dies

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
March 17, 2016
West Point Established

West Point Established

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
March 16, 2016
Andrew Jackson is Born

Andrew Jackson is Born

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
March 15, 2016
Einstein is Born

Einstein is Born

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
March 14, 2016
COPS Makes its TV Debut

COPS Makes its TV Debut

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
March 11, 2016
Ulysses s. Grant - commander of all Union forces during the American Civil War and 18th President of the United States.

Grant Leads the Union

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
March 10, 2016
Debut of Barbie

Debut of Barbie

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
March 9, 2016
Muhammad Ali (left) landing a punch in this recreation of one of his fights.

Ali vs. Frazier

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
March 8, 2016
Alexander Graham Bell - inventor of the telephone.

Telephone is Patented

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
March 7, 2016
The Constitution Takes Effect

The Constitution Takes Effect

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
March 4, 2016
Helen Keller meets Anne Sullivan

Helen Keller meets Anne Sullivan

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
March 3, 2016
Birth of Dr. Seuss

Birth of Dr. Seuss

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
March 2, 2016
Salem Witch Hunt

Salem Witch Hunt

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
March 1, 2016
Lord of the Rings Wins 11 Oscars

Lord of the Rings Wins 11 Oscars

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
February 29, 2016
Aladdin and Jasmine from the hit Broadway musical.

Aladdin Awes Its Audience

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
February 26, 2016
World Trade Center Bombed

World Trade Center Bombed

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
February 26, 2016
Alamo Defenders Sends for Help

Alamo Defenders Sends for Help

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
February 24, 2016
Formula One Champ Kidnapped

Formula One Champ Kidnapped

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
February 23, 2016
1980 United States Gold Medal Champions

U.S. Upsets the Soviet Union

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
February 22, 2016
Marines Invade Iwo Jima

Marines Invade Iwo Jima

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
February 19, 2016
Photo Credit: photo via wikipedia.com under creative commons license.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
February 18, 2016
The star of Non-Stop, Liam Neeson.

Neeson’s Acting Takes Flight in Non-Stop

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
March 27, 2014
Mr. Monticollo (middle) expressing he is #1 with his stated best opponents; Andrew Fugaro (left) and Michael Passarelli (right).

Monti: The Legend

By: Michael Passarelli, Fall Reporter/Editor
March 24, 2014
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