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Alexandra Powanda
Alexandra Powanda is a senior at Colonia High School, and is currently 17 years old. She plans on going to college for journalism after high school. She enjoys writing in her spare time and would possibly like to become an author when older. Music is something that she always listens to, she likes all kinds of genres . Watching movies is another thing she enjoys, her favorite movies include, Titanic and Harry Potter. Her favorite book is 13 Reasons Why and she likes to read The Maze Runner series. She likes watching sports like major league baseball and use to play softball. She likes photography, painting, and just being creative. Powanda hopes to be very successful in her future and accomplish many goals.

Alexandra Powanda, Fall Editor and Reporter

Jan 29, 2016
ABC Family changes name to attract more audience (Story)
Jan 29, 2016
Studies suggest that most individuals have a stronger bond with music than with people (Story)
Jan 28, 2016
The FBI has a Twitter slang dictionary (Story)
Jan 27, 2016
The summer in Uranus is 42 years long. (Story)
Jan 26, 2016
The whole Harry Potter series contains 199 chapters, 4,224 pages and 1,090,739 words and has been made into 19 hours and 39 minutes of film (Story)
Jan 22, 2016
Over 100,000 people have applied for a one-way trip to colonize Mars in 2022 (Story)
Jan 21, 2016
There are 1 billion cars currently in use on earth (Story)
Jan 20, 2016
On Mars, sunsets are blue (Story)
Jan 19, 2016
An age limit may be needed at concerts (Story)
Jan 05, 2016
Music videos in 2015 that stood out (Story)
Jan 05, 2016
149 – 0 is the highest score ever made in a Soccer game (Story)
Jan 01, 2016
The first New Year’s celebration dates back 4,000 years. (Story)
Dec 31, 2015
Many Fish can taste without even opening their mouths (Story)
Dec 30, 2015
You don’t like the original version of a song because it’s better. You like it because it’s the one you heard first. (Story)
Dec 29, 2015
Apple sold 340,000 iPhones per day in 2012 (Story)
Dec 28, 2015
The world’s largest snowflake was reported to be 15 inches across and 8 inches thick (Story)
Dec 28, 2015
Rick Riordan’s new book is something of Viking proportions (Media)
Dec 25, 2015
All the gifts in the Twelve Days of Christmas song would equal 364 gifts (Story)
Dec 24, 2015
Snow is Not White, snow is actually clear and colorless. (Story)
Dec 22, 2015
Students who chew gum have better math test scores than those who do not, a study found. (Story)
Dec 22, 2015
The International Space Station is the most expensive object ever built, at US$150 billion. (Story)
Dec 21, 2015
The Kill Order is a read for those who enjoy books about dystopias (Story)
Dec 21, 2015
Hockey in 90 Seconds (Story)
Dec 18, 2015
Cats sleep for 70% of their lives. (Story)
Dec 17, 2015
The human eye can distinguish about 10 million different colors (Story)
Dec 16, 2015
Everything you say to Siri is sent to Apple, analyzed and stored (Story)
Dec 15, 2015
On average, it takes 7 years to grow a Christmas tree, although it can take up to 15 (Story)
Dec 14, 2015
A space suit costs US$12 million. (Story)
Dec 11, 2015
Christmas movies to get you in the spirit (Story/Media)
Dec 11, 2015
Canada is the second largest country in the world, right after Russia. (Story)
Dec 10, 2015
Every minute, 2 million searches are performed on Google (Story)
Dec 09, 2015
None of The Beatles could read music. (Story)
Dec 08, 2015
Cats are America’s most popular pets: there are 88 million cats compared to 74 million dogs. (Story)
Dec 07, 2015
Philosophy club is a chance to say what you want (Story)
Dec 07, 2015
347,000 Tweets are sent every minute (Story)
Dec 03, 2015
Philophobia is the fear of falling in love. (Story)
Dec 02, 2015
Over 90% of American movies made before 1929 are lost, no copies are known to exist (Story)
Dec 01, 2015
There are 106 people named Harry Potter in the U.S., according to the Census Bureau (Story)
Nov 30, 2015
During the Christmas season, almost 28 Lego sets are sold every second (Story)
Nov 25, 2015
90% of people restart the whole song if they miss their favorite part (Story)
Nov 24, 2015
Penguins can jump up to 6 feet out of the water. (Story)
Nov 23, 2015
The type of music you listen to affects the way you perceive the world. (Story)
Nov 20, 2015
The most common color for highlighters is yellow because it doesn’t leave a shadow on the page when photocopied (Story)
Nov 20, 2015
Purpose is a comeback album to hear (Story/Media)
Nov 19, 2015
Listening to music while working out measurably improves physical performance (Story)
Nov 18, 2015
Young country music duo Maddie & Tae release their debut album (Story/Media)
Nov 18, 2015
Nearly 4 in 10 Americans have never moved from their hometown (Story)
Nov 16, 2015
Purple is the hardest color for the eye to distinguish (Story)
Nov 12, 2015
A soccer ball has 32 panels (Story)
Nov 11, 2015
A giraffe can run faster than a horse (Story)
Nov 10, 2015
Babies are most likely to be born on Tuesdays (Story)
Nov 09, 2015
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear (Story)
Nov 06, 2015
A piece of paper can be folded no more then 9 times (Story)
Nov 05, 2015
A jellyfish is 95% water (Story)
Nov 04, 2015
It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter (Story)
Nov 03, 2015
A standard slinky measures 87 feet when stretched out (Story)
Nov 02, 2015
You can change your language on facebook to pirate (Story)
Oct 29, 2015
Ireland is typically believed to be the birthplace of Halloween (Story)
Oct 28, 2015
Mayday Parade headlines the AP tour (Story/Media)
Oct 28, 2015
Halloween is thought to have originated around 4000 B.C., which means Halloween has been around for over 6,000 years (Story)
Oct 27, 2015
The first Jack O’Lanterns were actually made from turnips (Story)
Oct 26, 2015
People worldwide spend more than $150 billion during Halloween on costumes, decorations, food and parties (Story)
Oct 22, 2015
Fireflies are also known as lightning bugs (Story)
Oct 22, 2015
Former Colonia students are recognized for their sport achievements (Story)
Oct 21, 2015
Marty McFly and Dr. Brown traveled to October 21, 2015 in Back to the Future Part 2 (Story)
Oct 20, 2015
Back to the Future: It’s all in the future? (Story)
Oct 20, 2015
The color pink soothes the nerves (Story)
Oct 19, 2015
Your favorite song is probably your favorite because you associate it with an emotional event in your life (Story)
Oct 16, 2015
Zebras are actually pretty short and can be 3.5-5 feet tall. (Story)
Oct 15, 2015
The most popular color is blue (Story)
Oct 13, 2015
Shakespeare made up over 2,035 words (Story)
Oct 12, 2015
Men and women see the color red differently (Story)
Oct 08, 2015
The AP Tour is coming to New Jersey on October 16th (Story)
Oct 07, 2015
A normal raindrop falls at about 7 miles per hour (Story)
Oct 07, 2015
Mayday Parade’s new album comes out October 9th. (Story)
Oct 06, 2015
Snow leopards are rarely seen during the day (Story)
Oct 05, 2015
In 1980, when pacman was introduced to America it sold over 100.000 units in its first year of game-play (Story)
Oct 02, 2015
On average, Americans eat 18 acres of pizza everyday (Story)
Oct 01, 2015
Food Truck & Rock Carnival brings entertainment to all ages (Story/Media)
Oct 01, 2015
The milky way has over 200 billion stars (Story)
Sep 30, 2015
Water has recently been discovered on Mars (Story)
Sep 29, 2015
Today is national coffee day (Story)
Sep 28, 2015
Sea otters hold hands when they sleep to keep from drifting apart. (Story)
Sep 25, 2015
When playing with female puppies, male puppies will often let them win, even if they have a physical advantage. (Story)
Sep 24, 2015
The longest marathon drumming lasted 133 hours and 3 minutes. (Story)
Sep 22, 2015
Seahorses mate for life, and when they travel they hold each other’s tails. (Story)
Sep 21, 2015
A full moon is nine times brighter than a half moon. (Story)
Sep 18, 2015
Dolphins have names for each other. (Story)
Sep 17, 2015
Lightning strikes the earth about 8 million times a day. (Story)
Sep 16, 2015
A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue (Story)
Sep 15, 2015
Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries (Story)
Sep 11, 2015
A baby octopus is about the size of a flea when it is born. (Story)
Jun 10, 2015
Activities to make your summer eventful (Story)
May 11, 2015
Colonia Softball defeats Iselin Kennedy (Story)
May 07, 2015
Indiana’s new anti-lgbt law discriminates (Story)
May 06, 2015
Trouble dyeing natural dark hair (Story)
Apr 15, 2015
The Dead and the Gone a thrilling, quick read (Story)
Apr 14, 2015
Final Final Season: Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory (Story)
Apr 02, 2015
New pop-punk album Never Happy, Ever After (Story)
Mar 02, 2015
57th Annual Grammy Awards is watched by 25.3 million (Story)
Feb 20, 2015
Which School Subject Do You Find Most Useful And Why? (Media)
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