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Newcomb’s classes compete for top grammar honors: Photo of the Day 3/19/2019

Newcomb’s classes compete for top grammar honors: Photo of the Day 3/19/2019

by Emily McNally, Reporter

March 19, 2019

Grammar can be really tough and difficult to comprehend.  Lucky for students in Mrs. Mary Ellen Newcomb’s English classes, they practice every day with an activity she calls "Grammar Games." Each class is divided into grammar teams that compete everyday for the most points. Every student gets ...

Sentence diagramming: In everyone’s dreams, some nightmares and others fantasies

Sentence diagramming: In everyone’s dreams, some nightmares and others fantasies

by Brandon Neuman and Renata Farrell

January 21, 2018

Sentence diagramming is a way to organize your sentence as a picture. It graphs words of the sentence to demonstrate types of words and parts of speech and functions. It can be used to create better and fuller sentences. The best benefit of sentence diagramming, however, is the grade boost on most E...

He, She, We….Ze?

He, She, We….Ze?

by Olivia DuBro, Editor-In-Chief

December 11, 2015

Just as Americans are beginning to accept same-sex marriages, the LGBT community pushes for more--and it's intrusion on sacred ground: Grammar. The LGBT community and its allies have introduced the entirely new pronouns, ze/zir, so Americans can speak more gender inclusively, and major universities are adopting the terms. Harvard Un...

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