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My First Time Back

My First Time Back

Beginning June 6, I began a journey of a lifetime. I hadn’t thought much about what I was doing or where I was going prior to this day. Was it selfish of me to say I didn’t want to leave Buffalo? School had just gotten out, and I was more than happy to stay in […]

Public Art Aims to Rewild Buffalo

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s Public Art Initiative has already brought Buffalo the iconic Shark Girl sculpture and the You Are Beautiful billboards, but its next project will be serving an environmental purpose as well. Jenny Kendler, the artist-in-residence at the Natural Resources Defense Council, has developed Milkweed Dispersal Balloons to help the endangered Monarch butterfly. […]

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Top 5 Songs to Liven Your Summer Playlist

Music has always been something associated with summer. Summer festivals, summer parties, and, of course summer songs. As we’ve reached the half-way point of summer, you might already have some quality summer jams picked out, but I’ve compiled some suggestions to lengthen your summer playlist. 1. “New Romantics” – Taylor Swift: Taylor has already proven […]

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Bee-Keeping At Nichols

This spring, I decided to ask permission to establish a honey bee colony at our school. Bee keeping has become a recent interest of mine, and having completed my first year of raising bees, I thought it would be an excellent time to share my passion with others in the Nichols community through the permanent […]

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Teen Trends: Spring 2015

Now that spring has finally sprung, I thought it would be appropriate to talk about what I have been loving during the slow transition from cool to warm weather. Here are my spring favorites. Starting with skin care, I found this amazing face wash that cleans my face really well, removing all of my makeup […]

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Teen Trends: Spring Break

Spring break is coming up and it is probably one of the most exciting times of the year because the weather is finally getting warmer. Whether the break is spent at home with friends, on vacation with family, or on an international exchange, it is definitely a great time to relax without having school. I […]

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Effort is the Key to Change: Nichols School Diversity Conference

About a year ago, juniors Jill Daniels and Maia Manney returned to school buzzing with the desire to share the new information and ideas they learned at conferences with the Nichols community. Jill freshly back from the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) and Maia from the National Federation for Just Communities (NFJC) as well as […]

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The I

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The I

“I, I, I, I,” Sharon Olds writes in her poem “Take the I Out.” To Olds, the I acts as one’s “girders of identity.” The I “is a pine,” that, in crisis, “throws its cones as far as it can.” On January 19, 2015, the day the nation paused to remember the birth of Martin […]

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A New Era of Florence and the Machine

One of the most anticipated releases of 2015 is Florence and the Machine’s upcoming album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. The exciting return of the English band came on Feb. 12, when they released the lead single from the album, “What Kind of Man,” and an accompanying music video. This song marks a change […]

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Nichols Dance Ensemble Presents Annual Choreographer’s Showcase

The Nichols Dance Ensemble will present its annual Choreographer’s Showcase on February 28th from 7:00-8:15pm in the FPAC, admission is free. This year, dance members are working to create dance pieces of all forms/styles. At this time, students are rehearsing in areas all around the middle school, preparing for the big night. A student could […]

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