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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....

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...