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The pop-punk single that tore us apart

From left to right: Andy Hurley, Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump, Joe Trohman

Jake Baumgartner, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2014

After the huge success of “Save Rock & Roll”, Young Bloods everywhere were waiting for more new material from pop/punk legends Fall Out Boy. After just a little over a year, the band released their first single called “Centuries”. This is a song that anyone with a radio has heard before,...

Spartan softball comes to a close

Spartan softball comes to a close

Jake Baumgartner, Staff reporter

November 7, 2014

  As the season comes to a close, senior Haley Allen reflects on the Spartan softball team’s performance. “The beginning was a little rough, but we’ve come a long way,” Allen said. “We improved a lot, our team chemistry was a lot better, which is why districts was so disappointing. W...

Seether – “Isolate & Medicate”

Isolate and Medicate album cover

Jake Baumgartner, Staff Reporter

October 6, 2014

After two years of no new material from the South African post-grunge band (besides one single from their “Best Of” album in 2013), July 1 brought us Seether’s sixth studio album, “Isolate and Medicate”. I’ll just start with saying I love Seether. Along with Papa Roach and Three Days Grace,...

Upswing

Jake Baumgartner, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2014

With three games last week and another yesterday, the Spartans have had many opportunities to bring in more wins. Last Tuesday’s game against Francis Howell North was a great way to start a long week of four games. The Spartans beat the Knights with a score of 5-0. Just when the week started to look...

Linkin Park – “The Hunting Party”

Linkin Park -

Jake Baumgartner, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2014

Okay. I love Linkin Park. I really do. And when I found out that they were going back to their full band, rap-rock style, I was pumped. Then I heard the first single, “Guilty All the Same.” The song wasn’t awful, but it wasn’t good either. The lyrics and vocal melodies were lazy, the instrumentals...

Rising up

Rising up

Jake Baumgartner, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2014

After taking home gold in their home tournament last weekend, the softball team was ready to bring in more wins in their games against Howell and Fort Zumwalt West. The game against the Francis Howell Vikings last Tuesday was cancelled in the second inning due to rain, but before the day was out,...

A frenetic week

Jake Baumgartner, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2014

The past week has been a long, tiring week for the Lady Spartans softball team. The season picked up a serious pace with back-to-back games on Sept. 2-4. If three games in three days wasn’t enough, the team also played a tournament this weekend with a 2-2 record. The first game on Sept. 2 was ag...

A loss to be proud of

Jake Baumgartner, Staff reporter

September 2, 2014

The softball team began its season by playing against one of the toughest teams in the area: The Troy Trojans. But while the Spartans put up a fight, they couldn’t go the extra mile for the win. The Spartans lost the game against the Troy Trojans 19-12. Senior Satiah Duval said that although they l...

Ready to roll

Jake Baumgartner, Staff reporter

August 19, 2014

After falling just shy of winning districts, the softball team is back and raring to go. Getting second place in Districts is a great accomplishment in and of itself, but the team is most proud of its victory over Francis Howell to knock them out of the tournament. Senior Haley Allen goes more in dep...

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