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The Grammys: Who will win, who should win and the underdogs

The Grammys: Who will win, who should win and the underdogs

By Maxwell Murray, Intern
February 12, 2017
Filed under Features

This Sunday CBS will host the 59th annual Grammy Awards. These awards usually carry the same results: deserving artist getting robbed of what they earned (throwback to last year when Taylor Swift beat out Kendrick Lamar’s, “To Pimp A Butterfly,” an album that possessed mass social and cultural awareness a...

Valentine’s Day for the thrifty student

Valentine’s Day for the thrifty student

By Amber Braker, Staff reporter
February 9, 2017
Filed under Features, interactive, Showcase

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, the hunt for candy hearts and chocolate has begun. Need to find the perfect gift for that special someone, all while on a budget? Take a look at this infographic for ideas on how to come up with the perfect gift for your significant other, all while saving...

Faces in the crowd: Freshman Will Aufdemberge

Faces in the crowd: Freshman Will Aufdemberge

By Sofia Ketels, Staff Reporter
February 7, 2017
Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features

To freshman Will Aufdemberge, soccer has been a steadying force in life since almost before he can remember. His soccer career began when he was only4, and while he doesn’t see himself playing professional soccer as a career, he wouldn't trade the past 11 years for the world. Aufdemberge plays so...

Faces in the crowd: Junior Anna Elliott

Faces in the crowd: Junior Anna Elliott

By Sofia Ketels, Staff Reporter
February 7, 2017
Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, Showcase

Junior Anna Elliott and her horse, Scout have been riding and jumping together since she was 11. Over six years and many competitions, the two have successfully ridden through difficult courses and taught each other how they can best work as a team. To Elliott, jumping provides an adrenaline rush that no other ac...

Live-tweeting through life

Live-tweeting through life

By Abbey Cadieux and Trevor Mieczkowski
February 3, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

When watching one of those critically acclaimed teen-angst movies from the 80s, one may come to a very important realization: being a teenager was somewhat simpler back then. In “The Breakfast Club,” a group of unlikely friends were forced to spend hours together in detention, with nothing but their own aw...

Faces in the crowd: Senior Jacob Foulkrod

Faces in the crowd: Senior Jacob Foulkrod

By Tarun Sanikommu, Staff reporter
February 3, 2017
Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, Showcase

Sports are a big part of many people’s lives, and many students play for high school teams. Senior Jacob Foulkrod does something a little different. Foulkrod plays federation baseball. This type of baseball involves travelling around the state or even the country. Foulkrod started the sport wh...

Senior leads school orchestra

Senior leads school orchestra

By Lyndsay Kluge, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2017
Filed under Features

After motivation struck the summer of her junior year, Senior LaSean Patton earned her spot as the concertmaster of orchestra. Her love for playing throughout her musical career is what pushed her to reach for her goal. “I really practiced my scales every day. My goal was to be concertmaster, so I w...

Faces in the crowd: Junior Katie Sauget

Faces in the crowd: Junior Katie Sauget

By Bella Lawson, Staff Reporter
January 18, 2017
Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features

Between 11 hours of dance a week, assistant teaching 10 hours per week, school, clubs and other extra curriculars, junior Katie Sauget has a lot on her plate. She said her favorite part of dance are all of the opportunities she’s been able to experience and the people she has met throughout the year...

Faces in the crowd: Junior Lilly Reinhard

Faces in the crowd: Junior Lilly Reinhard

By Bella Lawson, Staff reporter
December 11, 2016
Filed under Faces in the Crowd

Junior Lilly Reinhard’s love for music began during car rides with her mom jamming to Dixie Chicks when she was a young girl, whose concert they attended this summer. Reinhard has been in choir since fifth grade and enjoys playing guitar and writing music and lyrics to accompany it. “I’ve b...

Faces in the crowd: Senior Bianca Jason

Faces in the crowd: Senior Bianca Jason

By Zoe Graves, Intern
December 1, 2016
Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, Showcase

Music and the arts are two very important parts of senior Bianca Jason’s life. Art has been one of her passions ever since she was a kid. “When I was little I always had my hands in some sort of art material.” Jason said. “I’ve been more serious about painting since like 6th grade.” ...

Faces in the crowd: Sophomore Polly Fitzgerald

Faces in the crowd: Sophomore Polly Fitzgerald

By Michal Ruprecht, Assistant Editor
November 29, 2016
Filed under Features, profiles, Showcase

Miles of beaches line the coast and sail boats skitter up and down the sea shore. Sounds a lot like a Michigan, right? Maybe, but this place is 10,000 miles away and where sophomore Polly Fitzgerald was born: Melbourne, Australia. “It’s happy. It’s friendly. It’s warm,” Fitzgerald said. “It’s...

A tale of two businesses: student entrepreneurship

A tale of two businesses: student entrepreneurship

By Amber Braker, staff reporter
November 21, 2016
Filed under Features, interactive, Showcase

Editor's note: The originally published story mispelled junior Kirstin Bessette's last name Besset. A common misconception of teens today is that they are thought to be lazy and unwilling to do things for themselves. In fact, the opposite is true. In many cases, this generation of young people are even...