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Why some students chose, or chose not to, attend Ivy League schools as the acceptance rates continually drop and the tuition costs continually rise

Why some students chose, or chose not to, attend Ivy League schools as the acceptance rates continually drop and the tuition costs continually rise

By Alex Harring and Lindsey Ramsdell
March 9, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Becoming the picture of a refined, successful Ivy League graduate is the goal of many high-reaching students. However, it's not easy to achieve, and may not be as pristine as it seems. Students apply for and attend Ivy League schools for varying reasons. But no matter how you get there, once in, you joi...

Taste the difference

Taste the difference

By Anna Post, Editor
March 7, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

An American lunch consisting of a fruit cup, tater-tots, mash potatoes and a side of peas isn’t like a lunch consisting of sauteed shrimp, brown rice and fresh peppers from Spain. In the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has doubled in child...

Faces in the crowd: Freshman Abi Murray

Faces in the crowd: Freshman Abi Murray

By Lyndsey Kluge, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2017
Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, Showcase

As a contrast to living through Michigan’s dreary and cold winter, freshman Abi Murray was surrounded by crystal clear water and sandy beaches during this year’s mid-winter break. “We got to relax on the beach. It was really nice to take a break from school,” Murray said. “I went for five d...

Faces in the crowd: Senior Will Fishwick

Faces in the crowd: Senior Will Fishwick

By Ritika Sanikommu, Editor-In-Chief
March 2, 2017
Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, Showcase

After he graduates this spring, senior Will Fishwick’s college journey will be an unconventional one. Unlike many students, who will go on to pursue an education at a traditional college or university, Fishwick hopes to study voice and vocal performance at a music conservatory. A music conservat...

Faces in the crowd: Junior Ellie Frame

Faces in the crowd: Junior Ellie Frame

By Michal Ruprecht, Assistant Editor
March 2, 2017
Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, Showcase

Instead of going home after school on Thursdays, junior Ellie Frame heads to Beaumont Hospital Grosse Pointe where she serves as a volunteer. Frame started at the beginning of the school year. She escorts and discharges patients, delivers flowers and directs visitors. “My grandma was a nurse at Beaumont so she...

Hobbies have unanticipated effects

Hobbies have unanticipated effects

By Katelynn Mulder, Assistant Editor
February 27, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Oscars 2017: Leading ladies breakdown

By Sarah Wietecha, Digital Editor
February 25, 2017
Filed under Features

Before the Oscars premiere, get to know a little more about the careers of the women nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role.  

Faces in the crowd: Junior Lee Daniel

Faces in the crowd: Junior Lee Daniel

By Lyndsay Kluge, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, Showcase

Few students graduate early. However, junior Lee Daniel is on that path, having the required amount of credits. “I’m doing it because my family is moving to North Carolina this summer and I didn’t want to switch schools for senior year,” Daniel said. Daniel plans to attend a college ...

Betsy DeVos and the future of public education

Betsy DeVos and the future of public education

By Katelynn Mulder, Assistant Editor
February 14, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Last Tuesday, Feb. 7, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was confirmed by the Senate. With a large movement to block her confirmation, the Senate had a 50-50 tie that included both Democrats and Republicans voting against her. Vice President Mike Pence broke the tie, making it the first time a vi...

Faces in the crowd: Junior Elijah Manson

Faces in the crowd: Junior Elijah Manson

By Tarun Sanikommu, Staff reporter
February 14, 2017
Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features

Watching characters come to life on page is what junior Elijah Manson has dedicated himself to. While everyone enjoys reading comics, Manson takes it upon himself to make them. Manson has drawn comics for four years, using a digital tablet rather than a pencil and paper. “Sometimes I do funny o...

5 Valentine’s Day gift ideas

5 Valentine’s Day gift ideas

By Anna Post, Editor
February 14, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Faces in the crowd: Sophomore Paul Treder

Faces in the crowd: Sophomore Paul Treder

By Michal Ruprecht, Assistant Editor
February 13, 2017
Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, Showcase

For sophomore Paul Treder, history and politics go hand in hand. “I just find it interesting and I like to kind of see how history reflects the world around me,” Treder said. “I like to just read about the two of them and just kind of connect almost to the two of them in a certain sense....