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Cuphead worth time and money

Cuphead worth time and money

By Amelia Abraham, Intern

October 20, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, Video Games

Saying that Cuphead is difficult game is an understatement. However, the diverse cast of bosses, interesting characters and the game’s charming style makes it a must-download for 2017. Cuphead was released on September 29th on Steam and Xbox One and already has overwhelmingly positive reviews ...

The lost art of accountability

The lost art of accountability

By Zoe Graves, Page Editor

October 20, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

  If I’m going to be blunt, I’m not the most merciful person. If someone says they’re going to do something, they’re on the hook to get it done. And if it they don’t follow through, any ounce of trust I had in that person is gone. In a way, I start looking at them like they’re a criminal who'...

Fractured seasons

Fractured seasons

By Jonathan Smith, Intern

October 19, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

With 6:57 left in the first quarter of the Chiefs and Texans game Sunday night JJ Watt went down in agony. (JJ watt recived a season ending injury last year after just three games, Watt has had back, groin and hand issues in the past) Watt suffered a tibial plateau fracture Sunday October 8th, and was rus...

Caught in a notification storm

Caught in a notification storm

By Lindsey Ramsdell, Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

My brain is being rewired. Buzz, ping, swoosh, tweet. As soon as I hear the sound or feel the vibrate of an incoming message, my hand instinctively reaches for my phone, no matter the setting. I see red badges floating over apps with numbers higher than 10, and I feel compelled to clear those not...

Close Up trip invitations handed out

Close Up trip invitations handed out

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

October 18, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Select students received invitations on Oct 16 to the Close Up Foundation’s Washington D.C. trip that the school partakes in. The trip will last six days, starting on February 25th, 2018. The overall tour includes a variety of stops at historical landmarks and governmental buildings, including ...

10 binge-worthy Netflix shows

10 binge-worthy Netflix shows

By Zoe Graves, Page Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

“Friends” This 1990s sitcom details the lives of six young New Yorkers, Monica (Courteney Cox), Ross (David Schwimmer), Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow), Joey (Matt Leblanc) and Chandler (Matthew Perry). The show follows their friendship, love, careers and parenthood along with...

“Color Ballz” is challenging fun

“Color Ballz” is challenging fun

By Allison Lackner, Business Manager

October 16, 2017


Filed under Apps, Reviews, Showcase

The player sits there wondering where the time went after playing Color Ballz. The new updated version of this game is highly addictive for all ages. The player just wants to keep playing in hopes of beating their previous score. This app is an updated version of Arkanoid with a colorful twist....

‘TBH’ app proves to be popularity contest

‘TBH’ app proves to be popularity contest

By Emily McCloskey, Intern

October 16, 2017


Filed under Apps, Reviews, Showcase

Only available in certain states including Michigan, TBH is an app used by many high schoolers to see who likes you and why. In the app, classmates can choose students for different polls based on what they think best fits one’s personality. When first opening the app, it generates through your ...

Season five of ‘The Goldbergs’ premieres on ABC

Season five of ‘The Goldbergs’ premieres on ABC

By Hannah Zalewski, Intern

October 13, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

Season five of “The Goldbergs” premiered on Sept. 27th on ABC. Picking up right where it left off in season four, Erica (Hayley Orrantia) is getting ready to go to college. In true Beverly Goldberg (Wendi Mclendon-Covey) fashion, she follows Erica to college and stays the first night in her daughter...

The other F word

The other F word

By Sophie Kehrig, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase, Uncategorized

I am a staunch pacifist. I believe peaceful, indignant protest is the key to being heard over the deafening white noise of injustice. However, I don’t think I’ve ever come as close to violence as I did one day sophomore year. There was a group of boys who would congregate in the corridor. They were an...

Standarized testing to impact student schedules

Standarized testing to impact student schedules

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

October 11, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Students of all grades missed their daily classes on Wednesday, Oct. 11, due to the Preliminary SAT that occurred in school. Unlike most students, seniors did not partake in the PSAT, giving them a day off from school. Due to the testing, the schedules of students were abnormal. For instance, the desi...

“Ship of the Dead” leads with more good than bad

“Ship of the Dead” leads with more good than bad

By Katelynn Mulder, Editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under Books, Reviews, Showcase

The third book in the Magnus Chase series “Ship of the Dead,” leads the reader on a fast-paced, action packed, and often times hilarious quest to prevent Ragnarok, the end of the world. This installment in the series takes place an entire summer after the events of the last book, where Magnus...