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Students watch a movie on the projector in class.

Quality Or Not, You’ll Still Go See It

Nolan Haberstroh, Staff Reporter November 7, 2022

Every year there are hundreds of movies, games, and TV shows produced and released, and it just so happens that most of them are awful. It’s a fact of life that will likely never change. Even if a project...

Students and staff pose for the camera, showcasing their school spirit.

The Spirit Of Finals

Sarah Schmidt, Staff Reporter October 21, 2022

With semi-new changes to the finals schedule, students struggle to keep up when returning from winter break. After enjoying family time and celebrating the new year, students return to school and are only...

Lizy Lopez uses her lunch time to catch up on assignments.

Drowning in Deadlines

Rachel Blanchard, Staff Reporter October 21, 2022

It’s hard to believe that looking at a piece of paper can make you feel like you’re drowning, or suffocating, or any terrible, hopeless feeling, but looking at my never-ending list of deadlines, assignments,...

An illustration of a cosplayer reading hate comments after posting a video of themself in uniform. Despite these comments being online, its affecting the person in real life.

Words Speak Louder Than Actions

Moth Payne, Staff Reporter October 20, 2022

Video games, VSCO girls, clothes, dance moves, and enjoying one another is all something we did as humans, but when Covid-19 had begun, there was an influx of hate and judgment. There used to be dancing,...

Cordelia Kraft clutches book while crying after hearing about SB 775. She duct tapes her mouth to represent the silencing that is occurring.

Back to Banning

Cadence Rulo, Staff Reporter October 19, 2022

“Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury is categorized as a dystopian novel where books are outlawed and burned. I always felt this book was frightening fiction with the control the authoritative figures...

Speaking Up

Hannah Bernard, Multimedia Editor April 12, 2022

After placing my order at White Castle, the voice on the drive-thru speaker asks, “Do you want to round up for Autism Speaks?” As a fan of charity and perfect totals, I usually say yes without a second...

HAIR DYE DISTRACTION: Rosemary Vrazel sits on her living room couch for a picture after dying her hair.
She dyed it to bring something positive to a day with particularly bad flare-ups and pain.

Invisible Disabilities

Rachel Vrazel, Web Editor April 11, 2022

Disability. When you read that word, you probably think of athletes in wheelchairs playing basketball, or children walking through halls with paras, or inspirational stories about a blind person navigating a...

Cake-ing a Comeback

Faith Beckmann, Newspaper Editor February 22, 2022

When people look back on their childhoods, they often have items that define certain periods of their lives. For many people, certain foods can fill this role. People will often recall food products such...

Revising History

Hannah Bernard, Multimedia Editor February 10, 2022

Just a couple of weeks ago Americans commemorated the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 riot. Unsurprisingly, this anniversary did not pass without garnering its fair share of controversy. President...

Not Just Boat People

Sydney Tran, Design Editor February 9, 2022

When my mother was my age, she did not live a typical teenage life. She didn’t wake up at 6:50 a.m. to get ready and drive a Honda Civic to school. She didn’t live the typical suburban lifestyle. When...

A Catholic, private school uniform drawn next to “The Golden Rule” of the church.

I Don’t Know How to be Your Friend

Riley Wania, Photo Editor January 13, 2022

I never related to the story of “The Ugly Duckling.” If anything, I connected more to the yellow ducklings. I felt that I walked gracefully and confidently and that I fit the standards of “normal.”...

Caught in the Middle

Lorelai Finoch, Staff Reporter December 21, 2021

In 2010, when my brother wasn’t even three, and I was five, my parents’ divorce was finalized. My mom, my brother and I moved in with our grandparents and I started seeing my dad during the days...

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