Common Sense

The JoJo Experience: The Monica experience

Monica Godnick, Editor-In-Chief

March 4, 2020

One of the most defining moments in my life happened fourteen months before I was born. My older sister JoJo was born with a piece of Chromosome 10 missing. This condition is so rare that it doesn’t even have a name. Our ...

The JoJo Experience: Future friend anxieties

Monica Godnick, Editor-In-Chief

February 24, 2020

As a second semester senior, when college decisions are already sent out and the symptoms of senioritis severely kick in, one cannot help but think about what their life is going to be like in the near future. Every thou...

The JoJo Experience: The Godnicks say hello to the new year

Monica Godnick, Editor-In-Chief

January 30, 2020

As the new decade begins, peoples’ minds are actively anticipating upcoming events, for instance, presidential elections, NASA’s plan to land on Mars, the Summer Olympics, Brexit and more. This is also a year of first...

The JoJo Experience: Christmas with the Godnicks

Monica Godnick, Editor-In-Chief

January 2, 2020

Many of you are probably thinking, “I cannot wait one more second until winter break." This two week period of grace not only helps everyone take another breather from the increasing intensity of the school year after...

The JoJo Experience: A time to give thanks

Monica Godnick, Editor-In-Chief

December 11, 2019

Thanksgiving break is so close. My mouth is already watering for the turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, and various pies that my mom makes. The food is one of the things that first comes to mind when someone mentions Than...

The JoJo Experience: The first time we met

Monica Godnick, Editor-In-Chief

November 15, 2019

Jealousy is a feeling that toddlers and children often experience in their first social situations, when one child gets more attention than the other. Even in high school, it manifests itself different ways, from who is be...

The JoJo Experience: A not-so-spooky story for a spooky day

Monica Godnick, Editor-In-Chief

November 4, 2019

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Free candy everywhere, dressing up in costumes and watching scary movies all while being surrounded by the beautiful autumn weather makes me so happy. There is also one more thing tha...

The JoJo Experience: Godnicks take on homecoming

Monica Godnick, Editor-In-Chief

October 15, 2019

‘Tis the homecoming season where the focus is not only on dresses, proposals, dinner plans and the dance, but also on school spirit. I love homecoming season because showing school spirit during that week, the football game ...

The JoJo Experience: Sisters deal with same situation, different experiences

Monica Godnick, Editor-In-Chief

September 27, 2019

Dear readers, The start of school compresses the overflow of emotions of over 2,300 hundred students in one building (that hasn’t been renovated since the ‘70s). The freshmen are anxious to see how this whole high ...

Asian, Pacific Islander students come together to appreciate heritage in personal lives

Monica Godnick, Editor-In-Chief

June 7, 2019

Were you aware that New Zealanders also take part in Asian Pacific heritage month? May is the designated month to celebrate the role of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the upbringing of this country. It is importa...

New school ambassadors welcomed, take part in different trainings to help lead students

Monica Godnick, News Editor

April 30, 2019

As students we can find the common ground that we have all been a freshman (or a new student), and we all have admitted to being a little lost when first stepping into our relatively big school. Some of you may recall re...

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Monica Godnick