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How to combat mental health during trying times

How to combat mental health during trying times

By Phoenix Archer, Intern

May 31, 2020

During this unfortunate pandemic, many people—including students—are experiencing new, somber feelings in response to this year’s trajectory. To cope with this universal glumness, we should explore healthy living options and mindsets to minimize these feelings. Under quarantine, physical health has defini...

The downside of an online education

By Jo Jackson, Intern

May 29, 2020

My journey through online school during quarantine has been a difficult one. As a person who needs to be in a classroom to keep my routine in line or I lose myself in what I’m doing, I procrastinate a lot. Doing online school can make it harder for me to get up and do work. Sometimes I want to sk...

D&D: The game for everyone

By Robert Maddox, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2020

“Dungeons and Dragons,” a game created in 1974 by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, has again spiked in popularity due to its role in modern retro media, like Netflix’s “Stranger Things.” With the addition of the internet, which allows easy access to the handbook, this complex game has also bec...

Advice to students in quarantine

By Victoria Wittenberg, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2020

Personally, I have found that it is all too easy to fall into languorous habits when you don’t have daily commitments. However, breaking those habits, after a while, is a must. Getting up at a reasonable time and getting ready for each day can give a sense of purpose, and even accomplishment f...

The importance of sports in American culture

The importance of sports in American culture

By Arei Swain, Intern

May 12, 2020

  Sports have always been important to people around the world, specifically, deeply important to American people. Sports like football and baseball have been around since the late 1800s, leading sporting events, professional or recreational, becoming ingrained in American culture. COVID-19 h...

How to stay busy during quarantine

How to stay busy during quarantine

By Marvin Robles, Intern

May 11, 2020

COVID-19 has caused many hardships on people's lives, one of which is the widespread lockdown enforced on everyone. A lot of people have also been struggling with what to do during the lockdown. So here are three activities that can help to keep you entertained and positive. Writing During this lockdown, the best thing that you can do ...

The importance of video games during a pandemic

The importance of video games during a pandemic

By Justin Vaughan, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2020

As a result of  COVID-19, Michigan schools have transitioned to online learning, businesses have shut down, and Americans have been told to stay inside the comfort of their homes to reduce the spread of the virus. In these challenging times, it is essential to protect ourselves and others by wearing...

Quarantine and chill: how the movie industry is working around coronavirus

Quarantine and chill: how the movie industry is working around coronavirus

By Brandon Miller, Staff Reporter

May 5, 2020

Although renting movies from your home has been a convenience for some time, people have rarely had the opportunity to rent a movie that is still in theaters. Until now. With many movie theaters being closed due to the coronavirus, certain movies are being released much earlier. However, these films a...

Should the United States raise the minimum wage?

By Phoenix Archer, Intern

April 14, 2020

Across the world, endless hours of work and customer service for little pay affects the lives of everyday people. Citizens of The United Kingdom, South Korea, China, Brazil, and many other countries, have implemented extensive effort for a short wage that does not help them financially in terms of ca...

The problem with the new park passes

By Micheal Hartt, Page Editor

February 8, 2019

Sitting by the pool and having fun with friends was just one of the few things that I enjoyed doing during the summer when I was younger, and doing it with my friends from Harper Woods made it all the more fun. But, with the newly implemented policy going into effect this spring, children above 8 yea...

The modern truth

By Brooklyn McWhorter, Webmaster

January 17, 2019

We are Generation Z. Old enough to know what VHS tapes are, and young enough to never have needed them. With this worldwide boom of technology, anyone can share their voice, resulting in feelings bleeding into facts. It’s okay to develop feelings that support facts, but it is never okay to support...