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Emily Spillar
Emily Spillar is a 17 year old senior 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 major in Journalism.

Emily Spillar, Editor In Chief

Dec 22, 2020
Beyond the Ponytail: Episode 3 (Story/Media)
Dec 16, 2020
Reporting on remote learning instead of a snow day (Story)
Dec 14, 2020
Top ten stocking stuffers this holiday season (Story)
Dec 08, 2020
Is COVID-19 ruining senior year for the Class of 2021? (Story)
Dec 07, 2020
Beyond the Ponytail: Episode 2 (Story)
Nov 30, 2020
Beyond the Ponytail: Episode 1 (Story)
Nov 25, 2020
Can holidays be celebrated safely during the COVID-19 pandemic? (Story)
Oct 22, 2020
Invoke the Halloween spirit with these must-watch shows (Story)
Oct 15, 2020
Celebrating Halloween amid the Coronavirus pandemic (Story)
Sep 29, 2020
Are we living in the new normal? (Story)
Sep 17, 2020
Are students actually learning throughout distance learning? (Story)
Jun 05, 2020
More than one billion people in the world live in deserts (Story)
Jun 04, 2020
Animals that lay eggs do not have belly buttons (Story)
Jun 03, 2020
Australia is not only an island and a country, but it is also a continent! (Story)
Jun 02, 2020
There are 119 grooves on the edge of a US quarter (Story)
Jun 01, 2020
The average person uses the bathroom 6 times a day (Story)
May 29, 2020
Twins are twice as likely to be left-handed than single babies are (Story)
May 28, 2020
Dancing releases brain chemicals that make us feel happy (Story)
May 27, 2020
Only about 20% of computers in the United States are recycled. (Story)
May 26, 2020
100,000 tons of bubble gum is chewed, worldwide, every year. (Story)
May 25, 2020
Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day (Story)
May 22, 2020
A head of broccoli is made up of hundreds of small flower buds (Story)
May 21, 2020
The odds that an average golfer will make a hole in one during a game are 1 in 12,000 (Story)
May 20, 2020
Americans spend more than $7 billion on cereal each year (Story)
May 19, 2020
It takes about four oranges to make one glass of freshly squeezed orange juice (Story)
May 18, 2020
The North Pole is in all the time zones (Story)
May 15, 2020
Will social distancing rules be followed as Summer begins? (Story)
May 15, 2020
More people hide their valuables in their sock drawer than anywhere else (Story)
May 14, 2020
Three out of four people admitted to sharing an ice-cream cone with their pet (Story)
May 13, 2020
Studies show that the average daydream is about 14 seconds long (Story)
May 12, 2020
Buttered toast almost always falls butter-side down (Story)
May 11, 2020
Borborygmus is the word for the rumbling sound in your stomach when you’re hungry (Story)
May 08, 2020
Horses and cows sleep standing up (Story)
May 07, 2020
COVID-19: Changing the lives of everyday Americans (Story/Media)
May 07, 2020
There are 2,000 thunderstorms on Earth every minute (Story)
May 06, 2020
Cans of diet soda will float in water, regular soda cans will sink (Story)
May 05, 2020
The wind is silent until it blows against something (Story)
May 04, 2020
49% of Americans start their day with cereal (Story)
May 01, 2020
Yuma, Arizona is the sunniest place in the United States (Story)
Apr 30, 2020
A typical American grocery store is stocked with about 50,000 items (Story)
Apr 29, 2020
Making relationships work during COVID-19 (Story)
Apr 29, 2020
Mr. Potato Head was the first toy to be advertised on TV (Story)
Apr 28, 2020
Pineapples take about three years to grow into a mature fruit (Story)
Apr 27, 2020
More people visit France than any other country (Story)
Apr 24, 2020
Humans can make 10,000 different facial expressions (Story)
Apr 23, 2020
How America is protecting its citizens during COVID-19 (Story)
Apr 23, 2020
Approximately 80% of “Close Door” elevator buttons aren’t connected to anything (Story)
Apr 22, 2020
Reading something pleasurable for 6 minutes can reduce stress by 70% (Story)
Apr 21, 2020
The average person walks about 80,000 miles in a lifetime (Story)
Apr 20, 2020
Your tongue grows new taste buds about every two weeks (Story)
Apr 17, 2020
About 75% of all volcanoes are underwater (Story)
Apr 16, 2020
Your eyes produce a teaspoon of tears every hour (Story)
Apr 15, 2020
The brighter the star, the shorter its life span (Story)
Apr 14, 2020
Giraffe hooves are the size of dinner plates (Story)
Apr 13, 2020
An average yawn lasts 6 seconds (Story)
Apr 10, 2020
Music utilizes the entire brain while listening (Story)
Apr 09, 2020
Tropical rain forests are a habitat for 80% of the World’s insect species (Story)
Apr 08, 2020
Coronavirus causes a lack of social development (Story)
Apr 07, 2020
The biggest known dinosaur skull is longer than a racehorse’s body (Story)
Apr 06, 2020
More men are color-blind than women (Story)
Apr 03, 2020
The smallest bone in the human body is shorter than a grain of rice (Story)
Apr 02, 2020
The heaviest known hailstone weighed more than 7 baseballs (Story)
Apr 01, 2020
A fifteen-year-old cat has probably spent ten years of its life sleeping (Story)
Mar 31, 2020
It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky (Story)
Mar 30, 2020
Your lips don’t sweat (Story)
Mar 27, 2020
Most tornadoes occur between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m (Story)
Mar 26, 2020
Doodling can help you concentrate (Story)
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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Emily Spillar