The Trailblazer

The Life and Style section is edited by Christina Kim.

Piermont, NY at sunset.
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Travel close to home this summer

August 10, 2016

With summer schedules filling quickly, and little time left of the season, not everyone has the chance to go on a vacation. However, Bergen County, and its many surrounding towns, give you many options to...

Photo from the Montvale Summer Recreation camp's recent talent show. Photo by Allison Murphy.

7 Tips to Become a Spectacular Camp Counselor

July 24, 2016

Editor’s Note: Allison Murphy has worked at Montvale Recreation Camp, a local day camp, during the month of July for one year. As a counselor, Allison has learned how to interact with the campers as we...

Six ideas to kick off your summer staycation

June 27, 2016

Many dislike sitting around and doing nothing. After all, we are endlessly told to be as productive as possible; therefore when the time comes when there is nothing left on the agenda, something seems...

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LikeSo: the app that can, like, make you speak better

June 16, 2016

If you pay close attention to your own voice when giving a presentation, you will be sure to notice yourself using a host of filler words such as, “like,” or “um.” While this is not uncommon, it ...

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All About Mother’s Day

May 6, 2016

This Sunday, May 8, Mother’s Day will be celebrated worldwide. Mother’s Day has been celebrated on the second Sunday of May every year since it became an official US holiday in 1914. Anna Jarvis,...

How to Get a Beach Body

April 19, 2016

Editor’s Note: The following is an opinion piece.   With summer quickly approaching, the age old question presents itself: “How do I achieve the perfect beach body?”   Step 1: H...

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Get That Beach Body Ready: Fitness Routine

April 18, 2016

With spring, summer, and general warm weather right around the corner, many teens want that improved beach body for their next summer vacation. Getting in shape for the summer takes a lot of time and...

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The Remedy for Spring Fever: New Fashion Trends

April 13, 2016

Don’t be fooled by the recent 30 degrees Fahrenheit temperatures; spring is in full swing and so are the latest trends. It’s out with the old and in with the new—or in this case, out with the boots...

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Smorgasburg: The Best Things In Life Aren’t Free

March 30, 2016

Editor’s Note: This is a food review by Jackson Cianciulli:   With the temperatures rising and the UGGS transforming to flip flops, it’s around that time of year where you and your friends ...

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5 Tips & Tricks to Get Fit for Spring Break!

March 29, 2016

Metabolism-Boosting Drinks: First thing in the morning, have a glass of water with about half of a lemon and even a little bit more for flavor. The secret is to add a dash of apple cider vinegar, a...