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Emily Spillar
Emily Spillar is a 16 year old junior at Colonia High School. Spillar is a varsity cheerleader for the school cheer team. In addition, she loves to dance, and dances for Dancin’ in the Spotlight in Rahway, NJ. Next, she is apart of the PTV news anchoring at Colonia High School, and is a homeroom representative for Student Council. She also is a safety ambassador. Spillar has 2 younger siblings, Elizabeth and Connor. When not in school, she loves to spend time with friends, and loves to write all kinds of genres. In the future, she hopes to attend school to become a Family Law Attorney.

Emily Spillar, Reporter

Mar 25, 2020
A woodpecker pecks a tree at 15 miles an hour (Story)
Mar 24, 2020
Every continent has a city called Rome, except Antarctica (Story)
Mar 23, 2020
Newborn dolphins sleep for only a few seconds at a time (Story)
Mar 20, 2020
Your stomach can expand to 40 times its size (Story)
Mar 19, 2020
A study found adults clear 92% of their plate, on average, at meals and kids clear only 59%. (Story)
Mar 18, 2020
Only Female Mosquitoes bite (Story)
Mar 17, 2020
The Chicago River is dyed green on St. Patrick’s Day (Story)
Mar 16, 2020
Butterflies must warm their wings in the sun before flying (Story)
Mar 13, 2020
The harder you concentrate, the less you blink. (Story)
Mar 12, 2020
Your ankles are the most injury-prone part of your body (Story)
Mar 11, 2020
If you never cut your hair, it would likely stop growing at about two feet long (Story)
Mar 10, 2020
We lose over a pound of weight during sleep by exhaling (Story)
Mar 09, 2020
Every piece of plastic ever made still exists (Story)
Mar 06, 2020
Colonia student ambassadors provide safety tips to elementary school students (Story)
Mar 05, 2020
80% of plane crashes occur in the first 3 or last 8 minutes of a flight (Story)
Mar 04, 2020
A man can be arrested in Italy for wearing a skirt in public (Story)
Mar 03, 2020
Blueberries help fight stress and reduce anxiety (Story)
Mar 03, 2020
A teaspoon of water contains about 500,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms in it (Story)
Mar 02, 2020
South Korean tattoo artists, must obtain a doctor’s license (Story)
Feb 28, 2020
Snakes can help predict earthquakes (Story)
Feb 27, 2020
Banging your head against a wall for one hour burns 150 calories (Story)
Feb 26, 2020
The heads on Easter Island statues have bodies (Story)
Feb 25, 2020
The average cumulus cloud weighs around 1.1 million pounds (Story)
Feb 24, 2020
Ravens in captivity can learn to speak better than Parrots (Story)
Feb 21, 2020
The average American eats 25 pounds of candy each year (Story)
Feb 20, 2020
When you look up at the blue sky and see white dots flying around, you’re actually seeing your own white blood cells (Story)
Feb 19, 2020
Barbie has had over 130 careers (Story)
Feb 18, 2020
You can remove blood stains on clothes with Coca-Cola (Story)
Feb 14, 2020
Every year, more than 36 million heart shaped boxes of chocolates are sold across the country (Story)
Feb 13, 2020
In New York City, pinball was illegal until 1976 (Story)
Feb 12, 2020
The World’s Most Popular Fruit are Tomatoes (Story)
Feb 11, 2020
Sweden pays students $187 per month to attend high school (Story)
Feb 10, 2020
Mental Health in High School (Story)
Feb 10, 2020
Every minute, 2 million searches are performed on Google (Story)
Feb 07, 2020
Mexico has 69 official languages (Story)
Feb 06, 2020
Bill Gates continued to fly coach until 1997 (Story)
Feb 05, 2020
During the past 40 years, at least 20% of the Amazon rainforest has been cut down (Story)
Feb 04, 2020
Romance is in the air (Story)
Feb 04, 2020
In 2012, Nevada became the first state to issue licenses for self-driving cars (Story)
Feb 03, 2020
Coffee is most effective if consumed between 9:30 am and 11:30 am (Story)
Feb 02, 2020
Year in Review: The worst Trump tweets of 2019 (Story)
Jan 31, 2020
The longest prison sentence served in the U.S. was over 68 years long (Story)
Jan 30, 2020
Bananas are curved because they grow towards the sun (Story)
Jan 29, 2020
If you lift a kangaroo’s tail off the ground it can’t hop (Story)
Jan 29, 2020
Finals Week: Too much stress for success (Story)
Jan 28, 2020
1.5 trillion dollars are paid in bribes every year (Story)
Jan 27, 2020
Nails grow faster in warm weather than they do in cold weather (Story)
Jan 24, 2020
In Queensland, Australia, it’s illegal to own a pet rabbit unless you’re a magician (Story)
Jan 23, 2020
The British royal family isn’t allowed to play Monopoly (Story)
Jan 22, 2020
Dolphins have been trained to be used in wars (Story)
Jan 21, 2020
“E” is the most common letter in the English language (Story)
Jan 17, 2020
The Death Penalty is legal in 32 U.S. states (Story)
Jan 16, 2020
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” brings reality to young adult readers (Story)
Jan 16, 2020
McDonald’s had 37,855 locations around the world in 2019 (Story)
Jan 15, 2020
Drinking more coffee may reduce risk of developing gallstones (Story)
Jan 14, 2020
Only 8% of the world’s currency is physical money (Story)
Jan 13, 2020
Earth’s helium supplies will run out within 25 years (Story)
Jan 10, 2020
Mars has the largest dust storms in the Solar System (Story)
Jan 09, 2020
Starbucks offers 87,000 different drink combinations (Story)
Jan 08, 2020
We lose over a pound of weight during sleep by exhaling (Story)
Jan 07, 2020
Astronauts in space can’t tell if their bladders are full (Story)
Jan 06, 2020
Nike’s famous logo was created in 1971 for just $35 (Story)
Dec 19, 2019
It is illegal to take photos of the Eiffel Tower at night (Story)
Dec 18, 2019
There is a starfish with 40 arms (Story)
Dec 17, 2019
“Noelle” Review: Disney Plus brings a gift to the Christmas season (Story)
Dec 17, 2019
Newborn rats can survive underwater for 40 minutes (Story)
Dec 16, 2019
Babies don’t dream for the first few years of their life (Story)
Dec 13, 2019
Panda researchers have to wear panda costumes to work with cubs (Story)
Dec 12, 2019
The first computer mouse was made out of wood (Story)
Dec 11, 2019
Koala Bears can sleep up to 22 hours a day (Story)
Dec 10, 2019
Every ton of recycled paper saves around 17 trees (Story)
Dec 09, 2019
Polar Bears have a sharp sense of smell (Story)
Dec 06, 2019
40% of twins create their own language (Story)
Dec 05, 2019
2nd Street is the most common street name in the United States (Story)
Dec 04, 2019
A single human being’s DNA contains as much information as fifty novels (Story)
Dec 03, 2019
Woodbridge Middle School changes school dynamic at Colonia (Story)
Dec 03, 2019
Americans throw away around 70 pounds of clothes every year (Story)
Dec 02, 2019
Wearing jeans is illegal in North Korea (Story)
Nov 27, 2019
Turkey wasn’t on the menu at the first Thanksgiving (Story)
Nov 26, 2019
The first powderpuff game was October 20, 1945 (Story)
Nov 25, 2019
The voices of Mickey and Minnie Mouse got married in real life (Story)
Nov 22, 2019
Johnny Depp used to be a telemarketer (Story)
Nov 21, 2019
Siberian Tigers love to swim (Story)
Nov 20, 2019
A Pistol Shrimp can make a noise loud enough to break glass (Story)
Nov 19, 2019
Children grow faster during Spring (Story)
Nov 18, 2019
Amazon’s largest warehouse is as big as 17 football fields (Story)
Nov 15, 2019
All Bran is only 87% bran (Story)
Nov 14, 2019
Contagious yawning is a sign of empathy and a form of social bonding (Story)
Nov 13, 2019
Denmark throws cinnamon at single people on their birthday (Story)
Nov 12, 2019
Brain freeze is actually called “sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia” (Story)
Nov 01, 2019
Frank Sinatra never learned how to read music (Story)
Oct 31, 2019
The term “Mischief Night” was created in New Jersey (Story)
Oct 30, 2019
The space between your eyebrows is called the “glabella” (Story)
Oct 29, 2019
You are 14% more likely to die on your birthday (Story)
Oct 28, 2019
Top 10 scary movies for Halloween (Story)
Oct 28, 2019
Hedgehogs are immune to snake venom (Story)
Oct 25, 2019
CHS vs. Edison football game predictions (Story)
Oct 25, 2019
There’s a restaurant built in a gratto (Story)
Oct 24, 2019
Some Greenland sharks were born before the English Civil War (Story)
Oct 23, 2019
Japan suffers 1,500 earthquakes every year (Story)
Oct 22, 2019
Japan consists of around 6,800 islands (Story)
Oct 21, 2019
Colonia takes on Spirit Week 2019 (Story)
Oct 21, 2019
The first TV advertisement was broadcasted in 1941 (Story)
Oct 18, 2019
The world record for holding one’s breath is 22 minutes (Story)
Oct 17, 2019
Sea Otters hold hands while sleeping (Story)
Oct 16, 2019
Car accidents are the number one cause of death for people under 35 (Story)
Oct 11, 2019
The Longest Wedding Veil Was the Same Length as 63.5 Football Fields (Story)
Oct 10, 2019
Sarcasm can promote creative thinking (Story)
Oct 09, 2019
The word PEZ comes from the word peppermint (Story)
Oct 08, 2019
Foreign Accent Syndrome is a rare side effect of brain trauma (Story)
Sep 30, 2019
Ulysses S Grant was fined $20 for speeding on his horse (Story)
Jun 18, 2019
Should everyone receive a trophy? (Story)
Jun 11, 2019
Sophomore Class Video (Story)
Jun 03, 2019
Celeste Ng provides everything for young adults in Everything I Never Told You (Story)
May 29, 2019
Why High School relationships don’t work? (Story)
Feb 06, 2019
Woodbridge Township’s Hockey Team Suffers Tough Loss on Senior Night (Story)
Jan 17, 2019
Popular trends to be left in 2018 (Story)
Dec 23, 2018
Avenel hosts its first Christmas tree lighting (Story/Media)
Dec 15, 2018
Netflix’s new movie is a modern day Christmas classic (Story)
Dec 14, 2018
Preview of the 2018-2019 Boys’ Basketball season (Story)
Oct 20, 2018
Class of 2019 scores another win for this year’s Spirit Week (Story)
Oct 01, 2018
Investing Press in Saudi Arabia (Story)
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