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Elena Keller

Elena Keller, Writer

Elena is a junior here at Blythewood High School. She loves her family, her friends, and her blind-deaf-albino dog. "Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye." -Helen Keller

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History of Mothers Day

History of Mother’s Day

May 8, 2020

The history behind Mother’s Day is actually surprisingly dark, with one woman’s fight over the sanctity of the holiday she founded leading to her own desolation. But the more ancient history behind...

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History of Ramadan

History of Ramadan

May 1, 2020

In this series we’ve looked into the history of Christmas, Easter, Earth Day, Black History Month and more. Now we’re going to be investigating the origin and history of Ramadan, one of Islam’s most...

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History of Earth Day

History of Earth Day

April 22, 2020

Earth Day is usually celebrated in schools with projects like planting trees or drawing PSA posters. But Earth Day isn’t just a day of celebration, it’s a time to remind the world's population of the...

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Origins of Easter Traditions

Origins of Easter Traditions

April 11, 2020

When people think of Easter they often think of the eggs, bunnies, and baskets of candy that are synonymous with the holiday. But how did these traditions come to be? According to Encyclopaedia Britannica,...

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The importance of social distancing

The importance of social distancing

April 11, 2020

“If I get corona, I get corona. At the end of the day, I’m not gonna let it stop me from partying.” This comment from a young spring breaker in Florida spread across the Internet, with many people...

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Ranking Every Live-Action Disney Adaptation

Ranking Every Live-Action Disney Adaptation

March 27, 2020

Everyone knows and loves Disney movies, whether it's their older movies, like Beauty and the Beast, or their 3D animated movies, like Frozen or Tangled, there’s something for everyone. Lately, Disney...

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Origin of Womens History Month

Origin of Women’s History Month

March 19, 2020

With all that is crazy and hectic in the world right now (from quarantine to school shutdowns), it’s still important to recognize March as Women’s History Month. All the time that people have at home...

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History of Ash Wednesday

History of Ash Wednesday

February 26, 2020

If you see people walking around with black marks on their foreheads today, it could be because they are celebrating Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is a Christian tradition with history stretching back thousands...

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Origin of Black History Month

Origin of Black History Month

February 21, 2020

Each February, Americans celebrate Black History Month, a time to reflect on the history and culture of African Americans. But how did this celebration come to be? With Black History Month coming to a...

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The definitive ranking of Netflix teen rom-coms

The definitive ranking of Netflix teen rom-coms

February 14, 2020

Over the past few years Netflix has been churning out dozens of teen romantic-comedies, with some getting rave reviews, and others...not so much. Here is a ranking of the top six of Netflix’s feel good...

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Is prom worth it?

Is prom worth it?

February 7, 2020

Every year the average American family spends an average of $978 dollars, but is the event actually worth it? With prom fast approaching, Blythewood students weigh in on whether or not they think prom...

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Origin of Krampus

Origin of Krampus

December 19, 2019

The idea that jolly, old St. Nick has an evil twin has fascinated people for centuries. The devilish half-man, half-goat known as Krampus has terrorized naughty children every Christmas, chasing them and...

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Origin of Santa Claus

Origin of Santa Claus

December 13, 2019

When people are asked to picture Santa Claus, they imagine a plump, jolly old man in a red suit. In reality, the origins of Santa Claus date back to the 3rd century with St. Nicholas, the patron saint...

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History of the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade

History of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 22, 2019

As Thanksgiving approaches, New York City prepares for one of its most iconic holiday traditions: the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This parade has been held almost every year since the 1920s and serves...

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Blythewood musical is a success!

Blythewood musical is a success!

November 15, 2019

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee delighted everyone who went to see it last week. Reception has been overwhelmingly positive as students praise the hilarity and the talent of everyone involved. Overall,...

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Facing Veteran Homelessness

Facing Veteran Homelessness

November 5, 2019

Veterans Day is fast approaching and communities are preparing to celebrate the men and women who fought for their country, but do people care about their vets the rest of the year?    The...

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The true story of the Salem Witch Trials

The true story of the Salem Witch Trials

October 31, 2019

In the 17th century, witches were more than a Halloween costume or funny characters from a movie or TV show. According to the Puritans, they were real people, dangerous people, that were “working for...

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The actors prepare to rehearse their scene.

Blythewood musical is sure to be a hit!

October 25, 2019

“Quirky, heartwarming, and loving,” is how theatre teacher Ms. Dietel describes the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee musical. This musical is a comedic, heartwarming story with fun music and...

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