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Brianna Kelly
Brianna Kelly is a 18-year-old junior at Colonia High School and has lived in Colonia her entire life along with her family. She has written for The Declaration for four years and has taken both Journalism classes offered at CHS. Kelly is currently a member of Heroes and Cool Kids as well as Newspaper Club. She is also a member of both the Quill and Scroll Honor Society and the French Honor Society and has played volleyball for CHS since she was a freshman. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys running and can usually be found playing volleyball, reading, or watching movies. She also enjoys shopping, listening to music, and hanging out with friends and family. She also enjoys volunteering and her favorite subjects in school are English and Science. Her favorite foods consist of almonds, cheeseburgers, strawberries, and M&M's. After graduating high school, Kelly plans on attending college for environmental science, but is unsure where she wishes to go. She enjoys writing for The Declaration and is looking forward to another exciting year as a reporter and editor for the paper.

Brianna Kelly, Spring Reporter and Editor

May 29, 2017
Riverdale vs Archie Comics: What’s Different? (Story)
May 02, 2017
10% of the world’s population is left handed (Story)
May 01, 2017
A crocodile can’t poke its tongue out (Story)
Apr 13, 2017
After working out, it takes 5 hours to get your body temperature back to normal (Story)
Apr 12, 2017
All pandas in the world are on loan from China (Story)
Apr 11, 2017
Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents (Story)
Apr 10, 2017
Only 2% of Earth’s population naturally has green eyes (Story)
Mar 28, 2017
Nails grow faster in warm weather than they do in cold weather. (Story)
Mar 27, 2017
Cigarette butts are the most littered item in the world with an estimated 4.5 trillion littered annually. Each butt can take 5 to 400 years to completely break down (Story)
Mar 24, 2017
80% of US families did not buy or read a book last year. (Story)
Mar 23, 2017
Mosquitoes survive being hit by a raindrop, even though it is 50 times their weight and would be like a bus hitting a human. This is the highest ever recorded acceleration that animals have survived. (Story)
Mar 22, 2017
Studies show that spending hours rereading notes to prepare for a test is ineffective, but flash cards, however, are excellent at helping students study. (Story)
Mar 21, 2017
Bees are responsible for 70% of the fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds we eat on a daily basis. If bees became extinct, beef, dairy, corn, rice, coffee, cotton, entire food chains, animal species, and a large chunk of the economy would probably go down with them. (Story)
Mar 20, 2017
The average person spends about six months of their lifetime waiting for a red light to turn green (Story)
Mar 17, 2017
Kit Kats are actually made from Kit Kats. Any rejects are mashed into a paste which is used to fill the wafers. (Story)
Mar 16, 2017
To produce a single pound of honey, a bee would need to visit about two million flowers (Story)
Mar 15, 2017
A U.S dollar bill can be folded about 4,000 times in the same place before it will tear (Story)
Mar 14, 2017
Pirates wore earrings because they believed it improved their eyesight (Story)
Mar 13, 2017
An apple, potato, and onion all taste the same if you eat with your nose plugged (Story)
Mar 10, 2017
Cards Against Humanity bought an island in Maine to preserve wildlife and named it Hawaii 2 (Story)
Mar 09, 2017
The most popular item at Walmart is bananas. They sell more bananas than any other single item they have in stock (Story)
Mar 08, 2017
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur. The stripes are like fingerprints and no two tigers have the same pattern (Story)
Mar 07, 2017
During your lifetime, you will spend about 38 days brushing your teeth (Story)
Mar 06, 2017
The total number of steps in the Eiffel Tower are 1665 (Story)
Mar 03, 2017
Movie trailers were originally showed after the movie, which is why they’re called “trailers” (Story)
Mar 02, 2017
95% of people text things they could never say in person (Story)
Mar 01, 2017
Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to watch TV for 3 hours (Story)
Feb 28, 2017
Bananas are curved because they grow towards the Sun (Story)
Feb 22, 2017
A Dog’s Purpose receives damaging backlash in the face of animal rights controversy (Story)
Nov 25, 2016
Tomorrow’s Teachers replaces former TAPs program (Story/Media)
Feb 22, 2016
Handling a part-time job (Story)
Dec 07, 2015
Colonia’s first freshman volleyball team wins county title (Story)
Jun 12, 2015
Congregation (noun) (Story)
Jun 11, 2015
Accoutrements (noun) (Story)
Jun 10, 2015
Winebibber (noun) (Story)
Jun 09, 2015
Saxicolous (adjective) (Story)
Jun 08, 2015
Oxter (noun) (Story)
Jun 05, 2015
Verdant (adjective) (Story)
Jun 04, 2015
Paterfamilias (noun) (Story)
Jun 03, 2015
Metier (noun) (Story)
Jun 02, 2015
Jiggery-Pokery (Story)
Jun 01, 2015
Moonbow (noun) (Story)
May 29, 2015
Intenerate (verb) (Story)
May 28, 2015
Clambake (noun) (Story)
May 28, 2015
Swift gathers the most Billboard Music Awards (Story)
May 27, 2015
Farewell, Parks and Recreation (Story)
May 27, 2015
Yestreen (adverb) (Story)
May 26, 2015
Quidnunc (noun) (Story)
May 22, 2015
Geminate (adjective) (Story)
May 21, 2015
Felicitations (noun) (Story)
May 20, 2015
Six Students participate in Colonia’s Poetry Slam (Story/Media)
May 20, 2015
Bucolic (adjective) (Story)
May 19, 2015
Bibliomania (noun) (Story)
May 18, 2015
Legerity (noun) (Story)
May 15, 2015
Penitent (Story)
May 14, 2015
Ambrosia (noun) (Story)
May 13, 2015
Invincible (adjective) (Story)
May 12, 2015
Compute (verb) (Story)
May 11, 2015
Lien (noun) (Story)
May 08, 2015
Agrestic (adjective) (Story)
May 07, 2015
Wastrel (noun) (Story)
May 06, 2015
Maudlin (adjective) (Story)
May 05, 2015
Moppet (Story)
May 04, 2015
Dirurnal (adjective) (Story)
May 04, 2015
Sheppard’s debut album, Bombs Away, exceeds all expectations (Story)
May 01, 2015
Lucrative (adjective) (Story)
Apr 30, 2015
Erupt (verb) (Story)
Apr 29, 2015
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia (Story)
Apr 28, 2015
Mirepoix (Noun) (Story)
Apr 27, 2015
Bolide (noun) (Story)
Apr 24, 2015
Guerdon (noun) (Story)
Apr 23, 2015
Balustrade (noun) (Story)
Apr 22, 2015
Jaded (adjective) (Story)
Apr 21, 2015
Quadrennial (adjective) (Story)
Apr 20, 2015
Vernal (adjective) (Story)
Apr 17, 2015
The Five People You Meet In Heaven is a Look at Your Own Life From A New Perspective (Media)
Apr 17, 2015
Columbine (adjective) (Story)
Apr 16, 2015
We All Looked Up leaves readers in the stars (Story/Media)
Apr 16, 2015
Wayfarer (noun) (Story)
Apr 15, 2015
Hippophile (noun) (Story)
Apr 14, 2015
Students attempt to beat bullying with the Week of Respect (Story/Media)
Apr 14, 2015
Plantlet (noun) (Story)
Apr 13, 2015
Brume (noun) (Story)
Apr 10, 2015
Caseous (adjective) (Story)
Apr 02, 2015
Viridescent (adjective) (Story)
Apr 01, 2015
Vinous (adjective) (Story)
Mar 31, 2015
Niveous (adjective) (Story)
Mar 30, 2015
Disney presents a beautifully accurate remake of an old tale (Story/Media)
Mar 30, 2015
Funambulist (noun) (Story)
Mar 27, 2015
Brolly (noun) (Story)
Mar 26, 2015
Melancholy (plural noun) (Story)
Mar 25, 2015
Anthesis (noun) (Story)
Mar 24, 2015
Chris Rockwell visits Colonia (Media)
Mar 24, 2015
Mal de mer (noun) (Story)
Mar 23, 2015
Triskaidekaphobia (noun) (Story)
Mar 20, 2015
Chronometer (Story)
Mar 19, 2015
Spondulicks (noun) (Story)
Mar 18, 2015
Let the Road by Rixton is music to fans’ ears (Story/Media)
Mar 18, 2015
Exasperated (verb) (Story)
Mar 17, 2015
Arboreal (adj.) (Story)
Mar 16, 2015
Lexicon (noun) (Story)
Mar 13, 2015
Delve (verb) (Story)
Mar 12, 2015
Endow (verb) (Story)
Mar 11, 2015
Proffer (noun) (Story)
Mar 10, 2015
87th annual Academy Awards: an overview (Story)
Mar 10, 2015
Interloper (noun) (Story)
Mar 10, 2015
Espouse (verb) (Story)
Mar 06, 2015
Demarcation (noun) (Story)
Mar 05, 2015
Nascent (adj.) (Story)
Mar 04, 2015
Butyraceous (adj.) (Story)
Mar 03, 2015
Fortuitous (adj.) (Story)
Mar 02, 2015
Incunabula (plural noun) (Story)
Feb 27, 2015
Niche (noun) (Story)
Feb 26, 2015
Flummoxed (verb) (Story)
Feb 25, 2015
Grok (verb) (Story)
Feb 24, 2015
Sodality (noun) (Story)
Feb 23, 2015
Syzygy (noun) (Story)
Feb 20, 2015
Mackle (verb) (Story)
Feb 19, 2015
Dalles (plural noun) (Story)
Feb 18, 2015
45 Colonia Seniors Inducted into Rho Kappa (Story/Media)
Feb 18, 2015
Brumal (adj.) (Story)
Feb 13, 2015
Mizzle (verb) (Story)
Feb 12, 2015
Gelid (adj.) (Story)
Feb 11, 2015
Hibernaculum (noun) (Story)
Feb 10, 2015
Fete (noun) (Story)
Feb 09, 2015
Succorance (noun) (Story)
Feb 06, 2015
Tenebrific (Story)
Feb 04, 2015
Seniors: What are your plans for after Graduation? (Story/Media)
Oct 01, 2014
Leave the pooch at home while you shop (Story)
May 28, 2014
Colonia Patriots Volleyball Loses for Last Game of 2014 Season (Media)
May 22, 2014
What is your prefered phone company? (Story)
May 08, 2014
78 inducted into the National Honor Society (Story)
May 08, 2014
Green’s novel is a huge hit that will be made into a movie this June (Story)
Apr 17, 2014
Tanning beds: a dangerous risk for beauty (Story)
Apr 03, 2014
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Promises Laughs (Story)
Mar 31, 2014
Making the show go on from behind the curtain (Story)
Mar 18, 2014
Netflix vs. HuluPlus – Which is the One to Watch? (Story/Media)
Mar 02, 2014
Two Teachers and one student take the plunge to raise money for Special Olympics (Story/Media)
Jan 06, 2014
CHS’s Thespian Society honors two AIDS victims with banners (Story)
Nov 21, 2013
Almost Maine promises laughs and romance (Story/Media)
Oct 19, 2013
Girls’ Volleyball doesn’t serve up usual trophy this season (Story)
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Brianna Kelly