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Science teacher runs Boston Marathon despite postponement

Over 50 runners joined Michaels in her race through quarantine.

By Gabbi Bielak, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2020

When the Boston Marathon got postponed due to COVID-19, science teacher Elizabeth Michaels decided she was still going to run the race on April 20th. She ran two miles every hour for 13 hours, finishing with an overall time of 3 hours and 39 minutes.  Michaels has been training for a year and a half a...

Positives of athletic trainers

By Abi Murray and Ray Hamilton

January 2, 2019

As a coach for both girls ice and field hockey, english teacher Emma Huellmantel greatly appreciates the provision of athletic trainers. “It's nice to have that reassurance that (an injury is) not a larger problem, because there are cases when you could be pushed,” Huellmantel said. “It's helpf...

PKSA Karate auditions for America’s Got Talent

Instructor Owen Hall does a middle knife hand pose.

By Michal Ruprecht and Tommy Teftsis

November 6, 2015

Karate has led the Professional Karate Schools of America Demo Team all the way to the stage of America’s Got Talent (AGT). For one month the team has been training to impress America and the four eager judges. Demo is based on Tang So Doo, a South Korean form of karate originating in Seoul. AGT...

Detroit Lions bringing back their roar

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By Mora Downs, Assistant Editor

November 6, 2014

After patiently waiting for years, the Detroit Lions are finally a force to be reckoned with in the NFL. Currently their record is 6-2, earning them the top ranking in the NFC North. In the past, losing games at the last moment has frequently disappointed diehard Detroiters, but in the recent games...