Tag: Corinne McKeller

Recycling in Somerville

Corinne McKeller, 2021

With climate change closing in on the world, many are looking into changes they can make in their personal lives in order to help the planet. Recycling is a popular and important way to help the Earth. Read more →

The Phenomenon of Tik Tok

Corinne McKeller, 2021

Tik Tok is a recently revamped video sharing platform, created by the Chinese Company ByteDance. It has taken off in popularity over the past 6 months, specifically among US teens. Formerly known as Musical.ly, Tik Tok focuses on short form videos in which creators dance, lip sync, or talk along with songs, but create their own sounds or make a video without music. Read more →

The “Chicken Sandwich Wars” Have Taken Over the Internet

Corinne McKeller, 2021

With the launch of Popeyes’ new chicken sandwich, a battle has ensued over which fast food restaurant has the best version of the sandwich. It’s primarily between Chick Fil-A and Popeyes, but Wendy’s sent out promotional tweets and ads claiming their chicken was the best.  Read more →

SHS Welcomes Students Back!

Corinne McKeller, 2021

Highlanders were welcomed back for the 2019-20 school year on August 28th. Students attended different assemblies based on their grade levels, and met with their class 4 teachers. They were also told about some of the changes to the campus and schedule this year. Read more →

Construction in Somerville Causing Headaches

Corinne McKeller, 2021

As a result of the Green Line Extension (GLX) Project, there have been several road and area closures throughout Somerville. Many main streets have been closed, creating extra traffic and longer drive times. It has also caused headaches for pedestrians and cyclists. Read more →

What the So-Called “Tampon Tax” Is and Why You Should Care

Corinne McKeller, 2021

“Tampon tax” is a term that refers to the fact that in most states in the US, tampons are taxed as a luxury item. This tax adds up to 9% to the cost of menstrual hygiene products, depending on the state. This tax is unfair and sexist, and makes these  products harder to access, especially for low income women. Read more →

Apple Releases New iPod

Corinne McKeller, 2021

CNN Business reports that, for the first time since 2015, Apple has released a new iPod. The popular music player reached its peak in 2008, and has since become somewhat outdated with the release of new iPhones and iPads. Read more →