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The ZAYNgel that fell from heaven

The ZAYNgel that fell from heaven

By Mora Downs, Life Editor

April 21, 2015


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Screaming, hysterical fangirls greeted students shuffling down the halls after fifth hour on March 25. They had just received the news that no Directioner wanted to hear: One Direction member Zayn Malik officially left the band. Fans vented on every social media outlet available. Malik’s retirement...

Sexism in sports: not so sexy

Sexism in sports: not so sexy

By Haley Reid, Managing Editor

February 8, 2015


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Moments after Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard reigned victorious as a finalist in the Australian Open, Aussie commentator Ian Cohen spouted rude comments. “Can you give us a twirl and tell us about your outfit?” The tennis champion politely obeyed. However, the sea of angry women on...

Waiting with the weight

Waiting with the weight

By Dora Juhasz, News Web Editor

February 6, 2015


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While the frigid chill of winter has encompassed our bubble of a community and spring tiptoes closer and closer,  I have only one thought on my mind: college. Every day, every hour, almost each minute that thought is bustling somewhere inside my brain. Admission letters, scholarships, campus tours—the...

Indecent disguises change the meaning of Halloween

Indecent disguises change the meaning of Halloween

By Haley Reid, Managing Editor

October 30, 2014


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This Halloween, expect a slew of pretty princesses, bloody zombies and ... Ebola viruses? I didn't misspeak. People are actually doing this. While costume stores don't seem to be taking their usual silly, politically incorrect get-ups to this level, eBay and Amazon are swarming with people buying and...

The great escape

The great escape

By Wendy Ishmaku, Business Manager

October 24, 2014


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Everyone needs a happy place, a place they can go when everyday life becomes a bit too much to handle. Mine happens to be the shore of Lake St. Clair. The ripples of the water are simply gorgeous, and the horizon that looks never-ending enhances the beauty, making it seem as if something so mesmerizing...

Saying no to status quo

Saying no to status quo

By Radiance Cooper, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2014


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Hank Green defines the adolescence period as the struggle between the need to stand out and the need to belong. This power struggle is nothing new to our generation or the generations that came before us. The decision you make in the end could change for better or worse. The status quo is a very popular...

Fluff of a pup

Fluff of a pup

By Mora Downs, Assistant Editor

April 3, 2014


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As I stare into his furry face, my heart melts and I fall even more in love with him, even while he’s tearing my flesh with his sharp, tiny teeth. Puppies are hard work. They believe the world is their chew toy and attack everything close to their faces. Some adventurous pups find ways to have severa...

TBT: Throwback Thursday of video games

TBT: Throwback Thursday of video games

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2014


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There are some real gems in the previous generation of video game consoles. So, I decided to play three games that are well known for being spectacular. These are games I've heard so much about but haven’t had a chance to play until now. I've spent a few weekends playing these games, and I had a good...

Coffee, anyone?

Coffee, anyone?

By Emily Martinbianco, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2014


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Being thrown back into the school grind after a two-week break is hard, but when getting back means immediately being crushed by everything surrounding midterms, well, that’s insane. Some of the more studious students may have started their mile-thick review packets over break, but as for me, I’m j...

Snow much fun

Snow much fun

By Kayla Luteran, Intern

January 14, 2014


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I screamed. My brother screamed. My sister screamed. Even my mom screamed. And then we ran around the house a few times before it set in. We actually had a snow day. All Sunday, we watched the snow flutter to the ground in its white ecstasy. The forecast only said snow, more snow and freezing temper...

Christmas enthusiasm

Christmas enthusiasm

By Haley Reid, Assistant Editor

December 24, 2013


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"Let's just pick up a gift card and call it a day." The words pierce my ears. There is nothing more disappointing to a child than tearing minimal wrapping paper, only to find a plastic card that conveys, "I really don't know what you like, nor do I care to take the time to ask." As I have grown old...

Breaking the bones

Breaking the bones

By Erica Lizza, Assistant Editor

December 13, 2013


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It has been exactly 488 days since I broke my arm. Since I had the misfortune of breaking the humerus (the upper bone), I heard a plethora of puns about how “funny” this “bad break” was. Ha, ha, ha. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, please do not attempt the following stunt at home. (But...

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