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Kelly Branco
Kelly Branco is a senior and this is her first year working on The Declaration. Branco is a fan of theater, she loves to perform and watch Broadway shows whenever she can. She is an anchor for Patriots Television and does the fun fact every morning. She is in the Colonia High School Theater Department, sings for the Harmony in Motion Show Choir, and AcaPatriots, A Capella Choir. Last year, Branco got the Seal of Bi-Literacy in French and she speaks Portuguese.  She loves to read in her spare time. She is going to Fairleigh Dickinson University in the Fall of 2019 with a Musical Theater major.

Kelly Branco, Art & Music Editor

Jun 17, 2019
What makes you happy? (Story/Media)
Jun 15, 2019
Should AP testing be required in schools? (Story/Media)
Jun 15, 2019
Boys Tennis Senior Night was one for the books (Story)
Jun 14, 2019
The PTV Fun Fact of the Day was started in 2013 as a way to test the mic. (Story)
Jun 13, 2019
In Legally Blonde, Standford Law didn’t allow their name to be used in the movie so Harvard University stepped in. (Story)
Jun 12, 2019
The United States set a new record with their win at the world cup yesterday, 13-0 against Thailand. (Story)
Jun 07, 2019
Every year the moon is moving away from us very slowly. (Story)
Jun 06, 2019
Babies are born without knee caps. (Story)
Jun 04, 2019
Women blink twice more than men. (Story)
Jun 03, 2019
Looking back at my high school theater career (Story/Media)
Jun 03, 2019
There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball. (Story)
May 22, 2019
No matter what color, Fruit Loops are all the same flavor. (Story)
May 21, 2019
Crocs has sold more than 300 million pairs of shoes. (Story/Media)
May 20, 2019
The last letter to the english alphabet to be added was the letter J. (Story)
May 16, 2019
Pigs can get sunburn. (Story)
May 15, 2019
When born, baby pandas are smaller than a mouse. (Story)
May 14, 2019
Mr.Ratburn from Arthur is confirmed to be gay. (Story)
May 13, 2019
James Charles broke a record of losing the most subscribers in less than 24 hours. (Story)
May 10, 2019
A single spaghetti is called a “spaghetto”. (Story)
May 09, 2019
German chocolate cake is named after an American baker named Samuel German. (Story)
May 07, 2019
No cellphones are allowed inside the MET gala. (Story)
May 06, 2019
The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland. (Story)
May 02, 2019
There are 204 squares on an 8×8 chess board. (Story)
May 01, 2019
Harvard is the oldest college in the United States. (Story)
Apr 30, 2019
Ombrophiles are people who have a passionate love for rain. (Story)
Apr 30, 2019
Kristina Perez: From Camden to Colonia (Story)
Apr 18, 2019
The chicken is the closest living relative of the T-Rex. (Story)
Apr 17, 2019
OK Dumbledore is gay, now what? (Story/Media)
Apr 17, 2019
Brain waves can power an electric train. (Story)
Apr 16, 2019
The letter J is the only letter that doesn’t appear on the Periodic Table of Elements. (Story)
Apr 15, 2019
The first fruit to be eaten on the moon was a peach. (Story)
Apr 12, 2019
Taylor Swift recently donated $113,000 to a LGBT organization in Texas. (Story)
Apr 11, 2019
People who crave emotional connection take warmer showers. (Story)
Apr 10, 2019
Banging your head on the wall for one hour burns 150 calories. (Story)
Apr 09, 2019
Snakes can help predict earthquakes. (Story)
Apr 08, 2019
Is country music that bad? (Story)
Apr 08, 2019
The royal family is not allowed to play Monopoly. (Story)
Apr 05, 2019
Chicago the musical is based on true stories. (Story)
Apr 04, 2019
Chicago is the longest running American musical on Broadway. (Story)
Apr 03, 2019
Bob Fosse won 8 Tonys for coreography. (Story)
Apr 03, 2019
College isn’t meant to be fair: Analyzing recent college admissions scandal (Media)
Apr 02, 2019
Hunting unicorns is legal in Michigan. (Story)
Apr 01, 2019
One day in April in 1930, the BBC reported ” There is no news for today”. (Story)
Mar 28, 2019
Andrew Barth Feldmen is the youngest actor to play Evan Hansen in Dear Evan Hansen the Musical. (Story)
Mar 27, 2019
The “Windy City” has nothing to do with the weather in Chicago. (Story)
Mar 26, 2019
Cardi B is trying to claim the rights to her famous “okurt”. (Story)
Mar 25, 2019
Eminem wrote and recorded “The Real Slim Shady” just 3 hours before his album was due. (Story)
Mar 22, 2019
Most giraffes are homosexual. (Story)
Mar 21, 2019
Metallica is the first and only band to play on all seven continents. (Story)
Mar 20, 2019
The world’s fastest rapper is named NoClue. (Story)
Mar 19, 2019
For every $100 of music sold, the average musician only makes just $23.40 of that. (Story)
Mar 18, 2019
Colonia High School was one of the first schools in the state to offer Chinese as a language. (Story)
Mar 15, 2019
Jimi Hendrix couldn’t read or write. (Story)
Mar 14, 2019
It’s ok to “throw like a girl” (Story/Media)
Mar 14, 2019
In Italian, Pizza means “pie”. (Story)
Mar 13, 2019
The average American drinks about three coffee cups every morning. (Story)
Mar 12, 2019
Today is the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web. (Story)
Mar 11, 2019
The three most highlighted books on Amazon are the Bible, Steve Job’s biography, and the Hunger Games. (Story)
Mar 08, 2019
313 women have been elected or appointed to the U.S Congress. (Story)
Mar 07, 2019
There are a few activities that use your whole brain and music is one of them. (Story)
Mar 06, 2019
Flowers can grow faster by listening to music. (Story)
Mar 05, 2019
Your heartbeat changes and mimics the music you listen to. (Story)
Mar 04, 2019
Warner Music collected over two million dollars in royalties in 2008 for public usage of the “Happy Birthday” song. (Story)
Mar 01, 2019
How real is Reality TV? (Story/Media)
Mar 01, 2019
In 2008, an Ohio man chose to listen to 20 hours of classical music. (Story)
Feb 28, 2019
Giraffes fight with their necks. (Story)
Feb 27, 2019
Phantom of the Opera has changed 15 times in 30 years. (Story)
Feb 26, 2019
Katherine Hepburn and Daniel Day Lewis have the most Oscar wins. (Story)
Feb 25, 2019
Walt Disney has the most Oscars. (Story)
Feb 25, 2019
Valentine’s Day Interviews (Story)
Feb 25, 2019
Student Journalism Week 2019 Fast Questions (Story)
Feb 22, 2019
Expresso in Italian means “pressed out”. (Story)
Feb 21, 2019
Most snowflakes fall at speeds of one to 6 feet per second. (Story)
Feb 20, 2019
Ariana Grande’s new songs are number one, two, and three on the Billboard 100. (Story)
Feb 19, 2019
The last national league pitcher to win 30 games was Dizzy Dean. (Story)
Feb 18, 2019
thank u , next from top to bottom (Story)
Feb 15, 2019
Beauty and the Beast was the first animated film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. (Story)
Feb 14, 2019
Why everyone should read Harry Potter (Story/Media)
Feb 14, 2019
36 million heart shaped boxes of chocolates are sold across the country every year on Valentines Day. (Story)
Feb 13, 2019
Isabelle from Animal Crossing is confirmed to be pansexual. (Story)
Feb 12, 2019
A sneeze travels at about 100 miles per hour. (Story)
Feb 12, 2019
Looking back at the iconic music of the 2000’s (Story/Media)
Feb 11, 2019
The first issue of Captain America was released 9 months before Pearl Harbor and the US’s involvement in WWII. (Story)
Feb 08, 2019
Adult male cats are lactose intolerant. (Story)
Feb 07, 2019
A tayberry is a cross between a raspberry and a black berry. (Story)
Feb 06, 2019
Clinophobia is the fear of going to bed. (Story)
Feb 05, 2019
Glitter was made on a ranch. (Story)
Feb 04, 2019
Walmart has a lower acceptance rate than Harvard. (Story)
Feb 01, 2019
A wicked performance by Wicked (Story/Media)
Feb 01, 2019
Iceland sold their last burger at McDonald’s 8 years ago. (Story)
Jan 31, 2019
During your life time on average you will produce about two swimming pools of saliva. (Story)
Jan 30, 2019
There are about 100,000 hairs on an average person’s head. (Story)
Jan 29, 2019
10-20% of US power outages are caused by squirrels. (Story)
Jan 29, 2019
Take It or Leave it: the flop that was Rent Live (Story/Media)
Jan 28, 2019
The creator of RENT, Jonathan Larson, died hours before it’s Broadway debut. (Story)
Jan 25, 2019
Every second of Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse took animators a week to make. (Story)
Jan 24, 2019
In the iconic, “Singin’ in the Rain” scene, Gene Kelly had a 103 degree fever. (Story)
Jan 23, 2019
You can’t snore and dream at the same time. (Story)
Jan 22, 2019
Crocodile’s can’t poke their tongues out. (Story)
Jan 19, 2019
Maus tells Holocaust survivor’s story in a new way (Story/Media)
Jan 18, 2019
Ariana Grande started her career playing Charlotte in 13 the musical on Broadway. (Story)
Jan 17, 2019
The average person spends 6 months of their life waiting for a red light to turn green. (Story)
Jan 16, 2019
Americans eat 100 acres of pizza every day. (Story)
Jan 15, 2019
Bees can fly higher than the height of Mount Everest. (Story)
Jan 14, 2019
Shows that came to Broadway in 2018 (Story/Media)
Jan 14, 2019
There are more possibilities in a game of chess than atoms in the known universe. (Story)
Jan 11, 2019
You can’t hum while holding your nose closed. (Story)
Jan 10, 2019
If 33 million people held hands it could circle around the entire Equator. (Story)
Jan 09, 2019
2014 holds the record of having the most songs with repetitive lyrics. (Story)
Jan 08, 2019
If there wasn’t coloring added to it, the drink Coca-Cola would be green. (Story)
Jan 07, 2019
A cloud can weight more than one million pounds. (Story)
Jan 04, 2019
51% of people think that stormy weather affects virtual clouds. (Story)
Jan 03, 2019
Scotland has 421 words for “snow”. (Story)
Jan 02, 2019
The Times Square New York Eve Ball was dropped first in 1907 and weighed 700 pounds. (Story)
Dec 25, 2018
Magic of Lights Show at PNC Bank Arts Center keeps the Christmas magic alive for children (Story/Media)
Dec 21, 2018
Tinsel was invented in Germany and once made of real silver. (Story)
Dec 20, 2018
Former President Obama’s favorite superhero is Spiderman. (Story)
Dec 19, 2018
There’s a town in the US with the population of one. (Story)
Dec 18, 2018
There are 70 ingredients in a McRib sandwich. (Story)
Dec 17, 2018
The Cookie Monster’s real name is Sid. (Story)
Dec 14, 2018
The DS in Nintendo DS means Dual Screen. (Story)
Dec 13, 2018
A Not-So-Merry Christmas, Alex Cross (Story/Media)
Dec 13, 2018
Bob Ross’s hair is straight. (Story)
Dec 12, 2018
Apples are made of 25% air which is why they float on water. (Story)
Dec 11, 2018
Cows moo in regional accents. (Story)
Dec 10, 2018
You burn more calories while sleeping than while watching television. (Story)
Dec 07, 2018
Stay a while in Holiday Inn (Story/Media)
Dec 07, 2018
Young rabbits are called kits. (Story)
Dec 06, 2018
French Honor Society supports Doctors Without Borders (Story)
Dec 06, 2018
Every minute about 12 hours of music is uploaded to Sound Cloud. (Story)
Dec 05, 2018
Elephants are the only mammal that can’t jump. (Story)
Dec 04, 2018
Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete. (Story)
Dec 03, 2018
10% of the world’s population is left handed. (Story)
Nov 30, 2018
Apple created and launched a clothing line in 1986. (Story)
Nov 29, 2018
Chewing gum burns 11 calories per hour. (Story)
Nov 28, 2018
Seeing the rest of the story in After You is mediocre (Story/Media)
Nov 28, 2018
Come From Away lifts spirits (Story/Media)
Nov 28, 2018
There is a rose breed named after Julie Andrews. (Story)
Nov 27, 2018
Before color TV, 75% of people said they dreamed in black and white. (Story)
Nov 26, 2018
None of the numbers before 1,000 contain the letter A. (Story)
Nov 23, 2018
The first oranges weren’t orange. (Story)
Nov 22, 2018
The first Macy Thanksgiving Parade was in 1924. (Story)
Nov 21, 2018
Americans eat 46 million turkeys every Thanksgiving. (Story)
Nov 20, 2018
While trying to find a cure for AIDS, the Mayo clinic accidentally made glow in the dark cats. (Story)
Nov 19, 2018
Passing of the mascot (Story)
Nov 19, 2018
The amount of Nutella made in one year weighs the same as the Empire State Building. (Story)
Nov 17, 2018
Three Shakespeare Plays Everyone Should Read (Story/Media)
Nov 16, 2018
Queen Elizabeth II is a trained mechanic. (Story)
Nov 15, 2018
In the 1950’s, donut shops were the first food businesses open until late. (Story)
Nov 14, 2018
Thorton Wilder briefly appeared in a production of Our Town in 1938. (Story)
Nov 13, 2018
Stan Lee wrote training films for the army with Dr. Seuss. (Story)
Nov 13, 2018
AP Style Guide: Capitalization (Story)
Nov 12, 2018
Jellyfish don’t have ears,eyes,brains,or hearts. (Story)
Nov 02, 2018
Me Before You breaks hearts (Story/Media)
Nov 02, 2018
Many business do not give employees time off to vote. Luckily, this isn’t a problem for Colonia High staff and students! (Story)
Nov 01, 2018
18-29 year olds are statistically the least likely people to vote. Meanwhile, the 60 and over age group is the least likely to vote. (Story)
Oct 31, 2018
The phrase “trick-or-treat” was first used in 1927 in Alberta, Canada. (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
Four perspectives on senior night, the last four years (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
Candy corn was originally called “chicken feed”. (Story)
Oct 29, 2018
Early jack-o’-lanterns were made from turnips, potatoes, and beets. (Story)
Oct 26, 2018
Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so that they do not drift apart. (Story)
Oct 25, 2018
The tiny pocket in jeans was designed to store pocket watches (Story)
Oct 24, 2018
All swans in England belong to the queen. (Story)
Oct 23, 2018
If you kept yelling for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would produce enough sound energy to heat up a cup of tea. (Story)
Oct 23, 2018
The Greatest Show comes to Colonia (Story/Media)
Oct 22, 2018
The Supreme Court’s private basketball court is nicknamed “The Highest Court in all the Land”. (Story)
Oct 19, 2018
All The Light We Cannot See opens eyes to different stories (Story/Media)
Oct 19, 2018
Nicolas Cage once bought a pet octopus because he thought it might help with his acting. (Story)
Oct 18, 2018
You’ll eat more than 35,000 cookies in your lifetime. (Story)
Oct 17, 2018
Most toilets flush in E flat. (Story)
Oct 16, 2018
The letter Q doesn’t appear in any US state name. (Story)
Oct 15, 2018
The worlds scariest haunted house is so scary that all guests are required to have a mental and physical evaluation before they can enter. No one has ever finished going through it. (Story)
Oct 12, 2018
In 1981, a black lab named Bosco was made honorary mayor of Sunol, California. (Story)
Oct 11, 2018
Girls’ Soccer Team Laces Up for Pediatric Cancer (Story/Media)
Oct 11, 2018
In Switzerland it is illegal to own just one guinea pig. (Story)
Oct 10, 2018
There’s an island in Japan you can visit that is filled with only bunnies. (Story)
Oct 09, 2018
The inventor of the Frisbee was cremated and turned into a Frisbee when he died. (Story)
Oct 05, 2018
Colonia High School is 51 years old, it was built in 1967. (Story/Media)
Oct 05, 2018
Free Press Laws in Russia (Story)
Oct 04, 2018
The hand jive was invented in 1957 by a group of teenagers at the Cats Basement in London. They had no room to dance so they created the hand jive to have some fun! (Story)
Oct 03, 2018
The most tweeted Mean Girls reference is “You go, Glen Coco!” (Story)
Oct 02, 2018
There are over 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, including women still being treated and those who have completed treatment. (Story)
Oct 01, 2018
Americans sell enough pizza every day to cover 100 acres of land. (Story)
Sep 28, 2018
The world’s oldest piece of gum is over 9,000 years old. (Story)
Sep 27, 2018
A cow-bison hybrid is called a “beefalo”. (Story)
Sep 26, 2018
The voice actor of Mickey Mouse and the voice actor of Minnie Mouse got married in real life! (Story)
Sep 25, 2018
When hippos are angry, their sweat turns red. (Story)
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Kelly Branco