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Samantha Czapik
Samantha Czapik is presently a senior at Colonia High School. Currently, this is her second year writing for The Declaration, among editing and reporting information to the public. Czapik plans to attend Tusculum College located in Greeneville, TN in the fall and seeks a major in early childhood special education. With a particular interest in English and Math, Czapik specializes in logical reasoning when it comes to problem solving. Having an adventurous personality, you can find Czapik hiking the mountains of Watchung Reservation or running the trails at a local park. A majority of Czapik's time is spent beside her golden stallion, a two year old Vizsla/Labrador Retriever/Pitbull mixed rescue. As an avid foodie, you can expect to see her at all the hit new restaurants  in town indulging her sweet tooth! This fashionista can be found racking up the best deals on all of the hottest trends of the season! You will rarely ever find Czapik at a movie theater, as she lacks the patience to sit through long and in depth films. On the contrary, she enjoys spending time on Netflix or watching the latest comedies and reality television. Aside from spending time with her beautiful friends and family, Czapik seeks pleasure in reporting all of the latest news and stories to her adoring fans.

Samantha Czapik, Spring Reporter and Editor

Jun 12, 2015
It is said that the average pencil can draw a line 35 miles long. (Story)
Jun 11, 2015
Christopher Columbus brought the first orange seeds and seedlings to the New World in 1493. (Story)
Jun 10, 2015
There are approximately 4,740 species of frogs around the entire world. (Story)
Jun 09, 2015
Grasshoppers have ears on their stomach. (Story)
Jun 08, 2015
Horses can sleep both lying down and standing up. (Story)
Jun 05, 2015
Proms were first introduced into high schools in the late 1890s to early 1900s and were modeled after galas and debutante balls. (Story)
Jun 04, 2015
New Jersey has the most dense system of highways and railroads in the U.S. (Story)
Jun 03, 2015
Similar to snakes, lizards smell with their tongue. (Story)
Jun 02, 2015
Megalodon, a prehistoric shark that lived 28 to 1.5 million years ago measured nearly 60 feet long! (Story)
Jun 01, 2015
In Britain cupcakes are called fairy cakes. (Story)
May 29, 2015
The red kangaroo is the largest marsupial in the world. (Story)
May 28, 2015
A male swan is called a cob, and a female swan is called a pen. (Story)
May 27, 2015
The pea is thought to have originated in Middle Asia. (Story)
May 26, 2015
There are over 500 million domestic cats in the world. (Story)
May 22, 2015
There’s a jar of peanut butter in 75 percent of the homes in America. (Story)
May 21, 2015
Snails can sleep for 3 years without eating. (Story)
May 20, 2015
There are currently 264 known monkey species. (Story)
May 19, 2015
Some species of squid can swim at speeds up to 25 miles per hour. (Story)
May 18, 2015
Mother and kid goats recognize each other’s calls soon after the mothers give birth. (Story)
May 13, 2015
The oldest known wild blue jay lived to be at least 17 years 6 months old. (Story)
May 12, 2015
A walrus can eat up to 4,000 clams in one feeding. (Story)
May 11, 2015
Baby camels are born without their humps. (Story)
May 08, 2015
Moose casually consume about 73 pounds of food a day during the summer. (Story)
May 07, 2015
Tulips belong to the same family as lillies, and are relatives of the family that includes onions. (Story)
May 06, 2015
A chipmunk’s cheeks can expand to three times the size of its head. (Story)
May 05, 2015
There are 367 U.S. tortilla manufacturing establishments, according to the United States Census. (Story)
May 01, 2015
Around 85% of all oranges produced in the world are used to make juice. (Story)
Apr 30, 2015
During WWI, donuts were fed to hungry soldiers. (Story)
Apr 28, 2015
Approximately 450 million pairs of jeans are sold in the United States every year. (Story)
Apr 27, 2015
Seahorses mate for life, and when they travel they hold each others’ tails. (Story)
Apr 24, 2015
Sea turtles have special glands that help them remove salt from the water they drink. (Story)
Apr 23, 2015
Leash or no leash? (Story/Media)
Apr 23, 2015
For every two orbits of the Sun, Mercury completes three rotations about its axis. (Story)
Apr 22, 2015
If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we could save about 25 million trees each year. (Story)
Apr 21, 2015
In America, dill pickles are twice as popular as the sweet variety. (Story)
Apr 20, 2015
Some types of bamboo can grow close to one meter in a single day. (Story)
Apr 17, 2015
Giant pandas are endangered, there’s only about 1,000 left in the wild. (Story)
Apr 16, 2015
The average woman uses her height in lipstick every 5 years. (Story)
Apr 15, 2015
The Great Wall of China is the largest man made structure in the world, stretching 5,500 miles. (Story)
Apr 14, 2015
People who design, build or repair windmills are referred to as millwrights. (Story)
Apr 13, 2015
Giraffes can run as fast as 35mph. (Story)
Apr 13, 2015
Gorillas are typically herbivores. (Story)
Apr 02, 2015
Cacti can survive from 15 to 300 years, depending on the species. (Story)
Apr 01, 2015
Today is the first day of Autism Awareness Month! (Story)
Mar 31, 2015
Starbursts were first created in 1971 in the United Kingdom, originally being called Opal Fruits. (Story)
Mar 30, 2015
There are currently over 35,000 cotton farms in the United States. (Story)
Mar 27, 2015
In 1906, Roosevelt was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the Russo-Japanese War. (Story)
Mar 26, 2015
Today is Samantha Czapik’s 18th birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Story)
Mar 25, 2015
Goldfish may grow as long as 23 in. and weigh nearly 7 lbs. (Story)
Mar 24, 2015
Cabbage is one of the world’s oldest vegetables. (Story)
Mar 23, 2015
Salmon can survive 3-8 years in the wild, depending on the species. (Story)
Mar 23, 2015
Distracted drivers wreak havoc on the roads (Story/Media)
Mar 23, 2015
You must be ‘Lucky’ to be a forensics student (Story/Media)
Mar 20, 2015
Puppies have 28 teeth while adult dogs have 42. (Story)
Mar 19, 2015
A medium-sized carrot has 25 calories, 6 grams of carbs, and 2 grams of fiber. (Story)
Mar 18, 2015
Jaguars are the biggest cats in the Americas. (Story)
Mar 17, 2015
Saint Patrick, himself, was not Irish, he was British! (Story)
Mar 16, 2015
The ocean covers 71% of the earth’s surface. (Story)
Mar 13, 2015
Polar Bears are left-handed! (Story)
Mar 12, 2015
There is less sugar in cotton candy than in soda. (Story)
Mar 11, 2015
Turtles have been on the earth for more than 200 million years. (Story)
Mar 10, 2015
The Moon was formed 4.6 billion years ago (Story)
Mar 09, 2015
More than 1,800 medals are awarded at the Olympics. (Story)
Mar 06, 2015
Octopuses have three hearts. (Story)
Mar 04, 2015
Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family. (Story)
Mar 03, 2015
A full moon is nine times brighter than a half moon. (Story)
Feb 27, 2015
Your ribs move about about 5 million times a year due to breathing. (Story)
Feb 26, 2015
Buckingham Palace contains 602 rooms. (Story)
Feb 25, 2015
There are more than 7,000 varieties of apples grown in the world. (Story)
Feb 24, 2015
An ostrich’s eye is bigger that it’s brain. (Story)
Feb 23, 2015
Chionophobia is the fear of snow. (Story)
Feb 20, 2015
Starfish have no brains. (Story)
Feb 19, 2015
At 6 ft 4 in, Abraham Lincoln was the tallest U.S. President. (Story)
Feb 18, 2015
Saltwater crocodiles are the largest crocodilians on Earth. (Story)
Feb 16, 2015
CSI: Colonia Edition (Story/Media)
Feb 13, 2015
Otters sleep holding hands. (Story)
Feb 12, 2015
Chionophobia is the fear of snow. (Story)
Feb 11, 2015
Almonds are a member of the peach family. (Story)
Feb 10, 2015
Butterflies taste with their feet. (Story)
Feb 09, 2015
Rock candy was once used as medicine. (Story)
Feb 06, 2015
You can tell lions apart by the spots at the base of their whiskers. (Story)
Feb 05, 2015
Seniors: How do you feel about it being your last semester in high school? (Media)
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