Crying out

Crying out

Liz Baker, Staff Reporter

February 7, 2017

I am crying. I am crying for the hundreds of thousands of people who won’t be allowed to come home for at least 90 days, for some 120. I am crying for those who hold a green card or were merely traveling for business or pleasure when they were stopped from coming home to their family. I am crying f...

December 14th, 2012. A day I will never forget.

December 14th, 2012.  A day I will never forget.

Elaine Mallon, Discover Editor

December 14, 2016

December 14, 2012. I remember sitting in Mr. Fischer’s eighth grade American History class when he broke the news. There was a school shooting. At first, I didn’t think much of it, as I was more concerned with finishing my study guide. But when I got home from school that night, and when I saw the...

A life is a life

A life is a life

Whitney Klein, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2016

Think of a happy dog, living with a nice, loving family, well-fed, nice to all people. He’s part of the family; one of the daughter’s best friends as long as she can remember, seeing as they got him when she was two, but now she’s 15. Now imagine the backyard gate is accidentally left open, and th...

Answering college questions

Answering college questions

Kenzie Morris, Voice Editor

November 11, 2016

Now is around the time when more selective schools’ application deadlines are beginning to pop up. Some of us already turned in applications for early action and decision consideration on Nov. 1, but more deadlines are coming up fast for December and Jan. 1. Many of the students competing to get into...

Struggling to study

Struggling to study

Kaleigh Zehnle, Staff reporter

May 6, 2016

The past two years, my junior and senior years, prom has been in between the two weeks of AP testing. Due to this poor planning, us upperclassmen are trying to get ready to enjoy a great night, yet we are plagued by thoughts of our upcoming AP tests. Even though my tests will be over by prom and I don’t have to ...

Enough with the cinematic universes already!

Enough with the cinematic universes already!

Will Sills, staff reporter

November 17, 2015

Every morning when I wake up, I eat breakfast and read up on the newest movie news. The news this morning was video game publisher Activision has created its own movie studio and plan to develop a shared cinematic universe around their popular first-person-shooter franchise “Call of Duty.” This is...

The boy who cried Wolfe

The boy who cried Wolfe

Elaine Mallon, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2015

Eight days. Jonathan Butler did not eat for eight days. He screams of the oppression, of the mistreatment his race faces. His existence is not recognized or respected by the presiding government. Hunger. Struggling with the growing pains of starvation, Butler’s life was in grave danger. Until the...

More than just a number

Kortney Sheahan, Photo Editor

April 22, 2014

One test and a couple good grades earned in high school, and you are on your way to college. One test stands between you and a future career. One test changes whether you receive $1,000 or $10,000 toward college tuition. That one test is named ACT, which is an abbreviation for American College Testing,...

Oscar ups and downs

February 27, 2013

All day on Monday it seemed I couldn’t go anywhere without hearing something in relation to Hollywood’s biggest night of the year: The Academy Awards Ceremony. As an actor, the awards are sort of like my Super Bowl. This year’s theme was Music in Movies and was hosted by Family Guy’s Seth Ma...

Following your own compass

February 20, 2013

Let me begin by getting this straight: four year universities are fantastic, and I have nothing but respect for the people around me who are going down that path. However, I feel the need to shine a light on the dark corner of the fact that they are not the right choice for every single person, despite wh...

Lives left unsaved

February 1, 2013

The past few weeks, Student Council has had a table set up in the cafe, urging students to sign up for the blood drive put on by the American Red Cross. And while many students did sign up with the hope of donating and saving a few lives, some students were unable to. For some, it was because their ir...

Hipster Who Blues

January 25, 2013

I'm usually the first one to groan about people doing the whole 'ruined forever by popularity' song and dance. As far as I'm concerned, I usually welcome new people into my various fandoms. But this past year, one of my most beloved shows exploded in popularity--and it left me with a bitter taste in...

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