The Seraphim

Scot Bemis: Celebrating a winning life

By Tyler Daswick

January 23, 2012

    Loss is a strange word, when you think about it. It can indicate absence or failure or something incomplete. But most of all loss represents nothing. You had something; now it is gone. Nothing there. Nothing left. Nothing. Is t...

What Hoopcoming 101 can take away from Homecoming

By Tyler Daswick

November 28, 2011

Hoopcoming is on January 14, and with this one, Notre Dame is preparing to dip its feet into new waters. Understandably, some students are worried that the unfamiliar territory might lead to something less than pleasing. Luckily,...

True believers: How the Desert Mountain game unified NDP

By Tyler Daswick

September 28, 2011

It was perfect, was it not? A clear night, perfect for football. A homecoming game that was ours to spoil. A rival school that had been heaping piles of trash talk on us all week long. Notre Dame had never seen anything like what...

The unofficial NDP Parking Lot Survival Guide

By Tyler Daswick

September 26, 2011

NDP freshmen are lucky. Seriously, when compared to Horizon High School’s “Freshmen Rodeo” (use your imagination) and Desert Mountain High School’s “Freshmen Friday,” NDP frosh are practically floating in and out...

London calling: How I answered its siren song

By Katie Masters

April 6, 2011

I had the privilege of traveling to London this past spring break with my dear friend and fellow senior, Jennifer Hull. Our trip would take us across the Atlantic for 10 days in cultural, fashionable, historical, and commercial...

Hoopcoming dance a great way to boost school spirit

By Sylvio Martins

March 9, 2011

One thing that many Valley high schools have in common is Hoopcoming, a dance held in celebration for each school’s varsity basketball team. As Hoopcoming celebrations are under way, this question arises: Why doesn’t NDP...

Balloons present no threat to education

By Maddie Stevens

January 7, 2011

Imagine its your best friend’s birthday and you want to celebrate this special day by bringing her a balloon to put on her backpack so everyone knows its her birthday. She keeps it on her backpack for a few periods until it...

Annual Veteran’s Day Assembly focuses on patriotism

By Madison Stevens

November 29, 2010

NDP honored the more than 1.3 million American soldiers who have died fighting to protect America’s freedom during a Veteran’s Day assembly Nov. 11, highlighted by a visit from a World War II veteran. The assembly -...

Hope permeates festival at NDP’s largest volunteer event

Jan Carteaux, The Seraphim Adviser

October 6, 2010

“They’re so happy.”  That description of the four little girls who giddily sang in unison as they zipped on a train around the NDP campus was what Saturday’s HopeKids Festival was all about. The joy on their faces...

Banned Books Week advocates no restrictions on expression of ideas

By Amy Medeiros

October 1, 2010

Every year during the last week of September, thousands of Americans read things that they shouldn’t. They are joined by hundreds of bookstores and libraries, which encourage this mass reading of banned material by setting up...

New sexting law’s message: Think again before pressing send

By Kailey Loud

September 2, 2010

  What can ruin your chances of receiving college scholarships, job offers, and your reputation?  Sexting can do all of this and more.   On July 29, the Arizona Legislature changed its laws for sexting, downgrading...

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