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Patrick Coveny
Patrick Coveny is a 17 year old senior at Colonia High School where he is a second-year journalism student and a fall editor at The Declaration. He is studious and dedicated to his education -his favorite classes being history and english.  In his free time, Coveny enjoys reading, taking pictures, listening to indie music, and spending time with friends. He is very excited to be graduating this year and hopes working on The Declaration will prepare him for college.

Patrick Coveny, Editor

May 29, 2018
NJ Congressman Frank Pallone hosts town hall event in Long Branch (Story/Media)
Apr 16, 2018
Women’s March anniversary events aim to sustain progressive momentum ahead of mid-term elections (Story)
Mar 18, 2018
Book-buying on a budget: How to find bestsellers for less (Story)
Feb 26, 2018
Excellence in Education Award given to Mrs. Danielle Allen (Media)
Feb 15, 2018
Prom Fashion Show 2018 (Story)
Feb 04, 2018
Colonia Basketball dominates against Sayreville (Media)
Feb 02, 2018
Psychologists theorize that, on average, a person will tell a lie as many as 200 times a day (Story)
Feb 01, 2018
Full Day Kingergarten to premiere in Woodbridge Township next school year (Story)
Feb 01, 2018
Hawaii is an island that borders no other US state, but its highways are still called Interstates (Story)
Jan 31, 2018
Elephants are the only mammals that cannot jump (Story)
Jan 30, 2018
Year in Review: A look at the Board of Education’s accomplishments in 2017 (Story)
Jan 30, 2018
The average human will consumer 23 pounds of cheese a year (Story)
Jan 29, 2018
“Canadian bacon” is not a term in Canada (Story)
Jan 26, 2018
CHS’s newest club, Girl Up!, seeks to end gender inequality (Story)
Jan 26, 2018
The first car accident occurred in Ohio in 1891 (Story)
Jan 25, 2018
JFK’s brain is missing to this day (Story)
Jan 24, 2018
There are 88 million cats in America; as compared to 74 million dogs (Story)
Jan 23, 2018
The oldest living being was believed to be a mollusc that lived 507 years (Story)
Jan 22, 2018
Denver International Airport is larger than the island of Manhattan (Story)
Jan 19, 2018
Coca Cola is sold in every nation but Cuba and North Korea (Story)
Jan 18, 2018
An average person will take 216,262,500 steps in their lifetime (Story)
Jan 17, 2018
South Dakota has the youngest minimum driving age at 14 years, 2 months (Story)
Jan 12, 2018
The first restaurant opened in Paris in 1765! (Story)
Jan 10, 2018
Katherine Hepburn is the actress who has won the most Academy Awards (Story)
Jan 09, 2018
“The Boston Girl,” an empowering, modern novel of old-fashioned storytelling (Story)
Jan 09, 2018
James Madison, at 5’4 was the shortest President (Story)
Jan 08, 2018
The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland (Story)
Jan 05, 2018
Rome, Italy was the first city to reach a population of 1 million in 133 B.C. (Story)
Jan 04, 2018
Japan is made up of exactly 6,852 islands (Story)
Jan 03, 2018
Breakfast was not served at McDonald’s until 1972 (Story)
Jan 02, 2018
The New Years Eve ball at Times Square drops 141 feet in 60 seconds (Story)
Dec 22, 2017
Bing Crosby’s original “White Christmas” is the best selling song of all time, with over 100 million records sold (Story)
Dec 21, 2017
A tour of Central Jersey’s greatest holiday light displays (Story)
Dec 21, 2017
All U.S. letters addressed to Santa Claus are delivered to Santa Claus, Indiana (Story)
Dec 20, 2017
If one were to buy each item from the 12 Days of Christmas, it would cost $1.3 million (Story)
Dec 19, 2017
William Livingston was the first Governor of New Jersey (Story)
Dec 18, 2017
7th Annual Colonia tree lighting ceremony helps spread holiday cheer for township kids (Story)
Dec 18, 2017
The human ear and nose never stop growing (Story)
Dec 15, 2017
The average person has 3 to 5 dreams per night (Story)
Dec 14, 2017
There is a Native American lake in the town of Webster, Massachusetts that is named Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchuabunagungamaugg (Story)
Dec 13, 2017
The city of Paris is often nicknamed “the city of blinding lights,” because it was one of the first in Europe to implement gas street lighting (Story)
Dec 12, 2017
Mount Rushmore took 14 years to carve (Story)
Dec 11, 2017
The only two animals on planet Earth that cannot walk backwards are emus and kangaroos (Story)
Dec 08, 2017
New York drifts away from London one inch every year! (Story)
Dec 07, 2017
Antarctica is the only continent with no indigenous spiders (Story)
Dec 06, 2017
Bats are the only mammals that can fly (Story)
Dec 06, 2017
Poetry comes alive in Melodrama, Lorde’s best yet (Story)
Dec 05, 2017
Merry Christmas, Mariah Carey’s hugely-successful holiday album, 23 years after its initial release (Story)
Dec 05, 2017
Lake Superior is the largest of all Great Lakes (Story)
Dec 04, 2017
The longest word in the English dictionary is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanconioisi (Story)
Dec 01, 2017
A look at the role we all can play in ending sexual assault (Story)
Dec 01, 2017
The first music record to be made into a CD was Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the U.S.A. (Story)
Nov 30, 2017
Radios were not put inside cars until the year 1930 (Story)
Nov 29, 2017
While a football game typically lasts for over 3 hours, actual gameplay only amounts to 11 minutes of average (Story)
Nov 28, 2017
The US state of Alaska and Russia are only separated by 55 miles (Story)
Nov 27, 2017
In addition to the 27 ratified, there have been 6 constitutional amendments that have failed (Story)
Nov 24, 2017
Black Friday did not become the biggest shopping day of the year until 2001 (Story)
Nov 23, 2017
The state that eats the most turkey on Thanksgiving is California (Story)
Nov 22, 2017
The first President to pardon a turkey was Harry Truman in 1947 (Story)
Nov 21, 2017
Benjamin Franklin advocated for the turkey to be the national bird rather than the eagle (Story)
Nov 20, 2017
The first board game was called Senet and was invented in 3100 AD (Story)
Nov 17, 2017
The character of Donald Duck is banned in Finland because he doesn’t wear pants (Story)
Nov 16, 2017
There is an opera house on the U.S.-Canada border where the stage is in Canada and the audience is in the United States (Story)
Nov 16, 2017
The case for including contemporary literature in school curriculum (Story)
Nov 15, 2017
Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a Friday the 13th (Story)
Nov 14, 2017
Earth’s Bounty food program remains a success in its sophomore year (Story)
Nov 14, 2017
Saturn’s density is so low that the planet would float in water (Story)
Nov 13, 2017
Big Ben in London is named after the person who oversaw its construction (Story)
Nov 10, 2017
New Jersey could fit into the state of Alaska 15 times. (Story)
Nov 09, 2017
Statistics have shown newborn babies cause parents to lose 750 hours of sleep in their first year (Story)
Nov 08, 2017
In 1986, Apple founded an apparel business (Story)
Nov 07, 2017
Election day was first held on a Tuesday to accommodate farmers (Story)
Nov 06, 2017
The Equator passes through 13 different nations (Story)
Nov 03, 2017
The power of the vote: Why young adults should take interest in this year’s elections (Story)
Nov 03, 2017
The Kings in a deck of playing cards are modeled after real life monarchs (Story)
Nov 02, 2017
If one laid out pennies for one mile, that person would have $844.80 (Story)
Nov 01, 2017
Only four individuals: Marie Curie, Linus Pauling, John Bardeen, and Frederick Sanger have won the Nobel Prize Twice (Story)
Oct 31, 2017
Teddy Roosevelt banned Christmas trees from the White House (Story)
Oct 30, 2017
The sentence, “Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow,” is the shortest sentence which uses every letter of the alphabet (Story)
Oct 27, 2017
Get a taste of some good ole’ Halloween movies (Story)
Oct 27, 2017
There are only four NFL teams to never attend a Super Bowl: the Cleveland Browns, the Detroit Lions, the Houston Texans, and the Jacksonville Jaguars (Story)
Oct 26, 2017
The 1943 U.S. penny was made of steel (Story)
Oct 25, 2017
Coffee is proven to be more effective during the hours of 9:30 and 11:30 am (Story)
Oct 24, 2017
90 percent of the world’s fresh water is found in Antarctica (Story)
Oct 23, 2017
Ears will continue to grow until death (Story)
Oct 20, 2017
Ismail Ibn Sharif, ruler of the Moroccan-Alaouite dynasty had 867 children (Story)
Oct 19, 2017
The mayor of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky is a three-year-old pitbull named Brynneth Pawltrow (Story)
Oct 18, 2017
AP Style Guide: Dates Video (Story)
Oct 18, 2017
Hershey Kisses are called kisses because the machine that makes them looks as if it is kissing the conveyor belt in which they are placed (Story)
Oct 17, 2017
The average human inhales 20,000 times during the course of one day (Story)
Oct 16, 2017
Edgar Allan Poe, at 27, married his wife, Virginia Eliza Clem, who was 13 (Story)
Oct 13, 2017
Italian wedding soup is called such, not because it is served a weddings, but because it is a “marriage” of vegetables and meats. (Story)
Oct 12, 2017
Sharks do not blink (Story)
Oct 11, 2017
The ZIP in ZIP codes stands for Zone Improvement Plan (Story)
Oct 10, 2017
Grover Cleveland appears on the rare $1,000 bill (Story)
Oct 08, 2017
Colonia, New Jersey: How the town acquired its unusual name (Story)
Oct 06, 2017
The nation of Russia has a larger surface area than the dwarf planet Pluto (Story)
Oct 05, 2017
At any given time, 60,000 people are flying above the United States in airplanes (Story)
Oct 04, 2017
The inventor of the Frisbee was cremated and made into a Frisbee after he died (Story)
Oct 03, 2017
Heart attacks are most likely to happen on Mondays (Story)
Oct 02, 2017
Mickey Mouse’s original name was Mortimer Mouse (Story)
Sep 29, 2017
Mount Everest grows about 4 millimeters every year (Story)
Sep 27, 2017
One type of venomous snake is indigenous to each United State except Alaska and Hawaii (Story)
Sep 26, 2017
Soap was invented in 2200 BCE (Story)
Sep 25, 2017
It would take 10,000 balloons to life a person out of the air (Story)
Sep 22, 2017
Texas is the only state that was once its own nation (Story)
Sep 21, 2017
The city of Istanbul, Turkey is located in both Europe and Asia (Story)
Sep 20, 2017
The first vending machine was invented by Percival Everitt in London in 1883 (Story)
Sep 19, 2017
Cows can produce over 200,000 glasses of milk in their life time (Story)
Sep 18, 2017
In Ancient Greece, Olympic athletes won olive wreaths instead of medals. (Story)
Sep 15, 2017
The oldest person to ever live was 122 years and 164 days (Story)
Sep 14, 2017
Movie trailers originally followed a movie, hence the name “trailer.” (Story)
Sep 13, 2017
An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain! (Story)
Sep 12, 2017
When hippos are upset, their sweat turns red (Story)
Sep 11, 2017
Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories per hour (Story)
Jun 04, 2017
CHS student Julia Cleary dances through life (Story)
May 31, 2017
Case for extending high-school start times (Story)
May 29, 2017
Review: Story of a Sociopath by Julia Navaro gives a fright (Story)
May 09, 2017
Boys’ Tennis Seeks Win Against JFK (Story)
May 02, 2017
Several Colonia seniors prepare for Ivy League universities (Story)
Apr 08, 2017
Betty Crocker Milk Chocolate Baking Brownies make for a great treat (Story)
Mar 28, 2017
International Women’s Day 2017 inspires girls nationwide (Story)
Feb 23, 2017
Free Press in Russia (Story)
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