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Eight Nights of Hanukkah

Eight Nights of Hanukkah

Sarah Moskovitz, Midlo Scoop Staff

December 5, 2017


Filed under Special Features

Hanukkah, also known as the Jewish Festival of Lights, is a Jewish holiday that celebrates gift giving and the lighting of one candle for each of the eight days that Hanukkah is celebrated. This year, Hanukkah begins at sunset on Tuesday, December 12, and ends on Wednesday, December 20. Hanukkah...

Study Tips to Make Exam Season Easier

Study Tips to Make Exam Season Easier

Nour Goulmamine and Marisa Ruotolo

December 4, 2017


Filed under Special Features

With exam season right around the corner, students are frantically searching for ways to study effectively. Coming up with new and innovative ways to study is hard to do. Instead, use the following tips to ease the stress over mid-term exams. Use the Pomodoro Technique. Study for ten minutes before yo...

Enjoy the Tastes of the Season

Enjoy the Tastes of the Season

Alyssa Marchese, Midlo Scoop Staff

December 4, 2017


Filed under Special Features

It's the holiday season, which means it's time to start baking! Here a few recipes to get you started. Classic Sugar Cookie Cutouts Ingredients: Cookie 1 ½ cups of powdered sugar 1 cup of butter 1 teaspoon of vanilla ½ teaspoon almond extract 1 egg 2 ½ cups all-purp...

Winter Exam Schedule and Senior Exam Exemption Info

Winter Exam Schedule and Senior Exam Exemption Info

Sophie King, Midlo Scoop Staff

November 27, 2017


Filed under Important Dates, Special Features, Student Life

Winter 2017 Exam Schedule Monday, December 11: No exam, 1:50 p.m. dismissal Tuesday, December 12: Period 2E exam, 1:50 p.m. dismissal Wednesday, December 13: Period 1 & 2O exams, 11:25 a.m. dismissal Thursday, December 14: Period 3E & 4E exams; Even Day Tech Center; 11:25 a.m. dismissal Friday, Dec...

Holiday How-To: Reduce Holiday Stress

Holiday How-To: Reduce Holiday Stress

Katherine Krievs and Erin Junkmann

November 27, 2017


Filed under Mindfulness/Stress Reduction

As the holidays approach, many people find themselves feeling stressed. Whether they hold the responsibility of feeding irritable relatives or can’t find a perfect gift, teenagers and adults alike feel overworked by the time New Year’s Day arrives. With these significant responsibilities, holiday cheer...

Remembering Those Who Serve

Remembering Those Who Serve

Caitlin Woods, Midlo Scoop Staff

November 9, 2017


Filed under Special Features

Americans celebrate Veterans Day, an annual holiday honoring our military veterans, on November 11th. In other parts of the world, the holiday is known as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, and falls on November 11th, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. The Veterans...

Enjoy Thanksgiving With Yummy Recipes

Enjoy Thanksgiving With Yummy Recipes

Alyssa Marchese, Midlo Scoop Staff

November 9, 2017


Filed under Special Features

The holidays are a time for families to come together and spend time with each other. It is also a time to whip up favorite dishes and enjoy some delicious homemade meals. Mrs. Beckman and Ms. Mazzanti shared two of their favorite holiday recipes that could hopefully make it to your Thanksgiving table...

A Guide for Breaking Bad Habits

A Guide for Breaking Bad Habits

Maddie Burke, Midlo Scoop Staff

November 9, 2017


Filed under Mindfulness/Stress Reduction

Whether we admit it or not, we all have fallen into bad habits from time to time. From overeating to nail biting to binge watching television shows, these habits are present in our everyday lives. Many people resolve to change their ways, but without truly understanding how these habits work, kicking ...

Relaxation Tool Box

Relaxation Tool Box

Anna Chen and Marisa Ruotolo

November 9, 2017


Filed under Mindfulness/Stress Reduction

Relaxation is any method, process, or activity that helps to increase the state of calmness and peacefulness or reduce tension and anxiety. Any time you are feeling a bit overwhelmed, try to follow these tips and relax: Take a power nap. Take a short sleep to restore your mental alertness but no mo...

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos

Carrie Rowley, Midlo Scoop Staff

November 1, 2017


Filed under Special Features

Dia de los Muertos translates to Day of the Dead, a holiday celebrated in central and southern Mexico on November 1st and 2nd. Even though this day of observation occurs simultaneously with the Catholic holiday All Saint’s Day, the native people have combined this with their own ancient faiths of honor...

Ensure Safe Travel for the Holiday Season

Ensure Safe Travel for the Holiday Season

Caitlin Woods and Carrie Rowley

November 1, 2017


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As the holiday season approaches, families make arrangements to be together to celebrate. Millions of people take to the skies to travel out of state and out of the country, which may lead to setbacks that can interrupt festive plans. Travel safety is important and can make a huge difference in wheth...

Enjoy a Night (or Day) on the Town: Explore RVA

Enjoy a Night (or Day) on the Town: Explore RVA

Sarah Moskovitz, Midlo Scoop Staff

October 31, 2017


Filed under Special Features

You live in the Richmond area, but do you know all of the great attractions and activities available to you? Enjoy the following links to some of the best experiences that RVA has to offer.  Best Museums Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) The Valentine American Civil War Museum Science Museum of Virginia Maggie L. Walker Historic Site Edgar Allen Poe Museum Virginia...

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