The Nest.

A Publication for SSA Students by SSA Students

The Nest.

The Nest.

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Freshmen Friendship
Ellen Awbrey, Staff Writer • November 14, 2022

On October 12, 2022, the Freshman class at SSA went on their annual class retreat, following a theme of deepening friendship. It took place at...

VOO-WHO?
VOO-WHO?
Katherine Maisano, Staff Writer • November 14, 2022

I'm sure many have heard the rumors of Voo-Boo. I , Kaye Maisano, am here to declare the statements FALSE! The reason SSA changed the title...

Active Minds and Mental Health Awareness Week
Active Minds and Mental Health Awareness Week
Lila Brown, Staff Writer • November 16, 2022

Mental Health Awareness Week just took place from October 2 through October 8. It was started by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)...

More Than a Mental Health Minute
More Than a Mental Health Minute
Macee Fielding, Staff Writer • October 5, 2022

Everyone is going through something, no matter how big or small it may seem. Being more conscientious and small acts of kindness can mean...

Photo by: @amber_sophia
What Goes Bump in the Night?
Emily Johnson , Staff Writer • November 14, 2022

Halloween in America is a time for both candy and scares, tricks and treats and ghoulish costumes. Children and adults alike are kept frantically...

A Battle With Breast Cancer
A Battle With Breast Cancer
Macee Fielding, Staff Writer • November 14, 2022

In honor of October being breast cancer awareness I decided to interview my grandmother, Jean Orcutt, the strongest woman I know, who was diagnosed...

Food Feeds the Stomach but Company Feeds the Soul
Food Feeds the Stomach but Company Feeds the Soul
November 30, 2022

Thanksgiving is the time of year when families come together, eat great food and enjoy each other's company. Food has always been a way of bringing...

DIY Halloween Costumes
DIY Halloween Costumes
Catherine St. Paul, Staff Writer • November 16, 2022

Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year where you can be anyone you want! Whether it’s creepy, funny or cute, there is a costume...

Is Pumpkin Spice Really That Nice?
Is Pumpkin Spice Really That Nice?
Haley Hebert, Staff Writer • November 14, 2022

Autumn: a time of changing colors, plaid fashions and of course pumpkin spice everything, everywhere. With how peculiar some pumpkin products...

Photo by: starwalk.space
The History of Halloween
Chloe Brinks, Staff Writer • November 14, 2022

The Origins of Halloween  Halloween originated as a Celtic pagan holiday named Samhain. Samhain was a pagan ritual festival that welcomed...

Seniors Serve♻️
Seniors Serve♻️
Erinn Aupied, Staff Writer • November 14, 2022

On October 12, the class of 2023 branched out to four different locations to serve the community in a variety of ways.  The Arc-GNO is a...

All Photo Credits by Madeleine Nolan
Doves Fly to DC!
Madeleine Nolan, Staff Writer • November 14, 2022

The D.C. trip is an annual opportunity for seniors. Usually, this trip takes place in January but this year the moderators, Eileen Depreo and...

Theres a new teacher in Lasalle Hall
There's a new teacher in Lasalle Hall
Chloe Brinks, Staff Writer • October 10, 2022

There are many new teachers this year. One of them is Ms. Sarah Chustz, who teaches English as well as American History. Her love of these...

Madison Felker (11th), Asli Tees (12th), Coach Shannon Cambias-Prator and Olivia Graham (11th) at PAC.(Photo by: Miriam Simpson)
Diving in with the Aquadoves
Miriam Simpson, Staff Writer • October 3, 2022

With 11 consecutive state titles, the SSA swim team has shown its hard work and dedication to the sport in past seasons. This year, the Aquadoves...