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Khan Academy offers online SAT prep

Khan Academy offers online SAT prep

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2016


Filed under News

Students don’t have to worry about paying for SAT prep anymore. The College Board teamed up with online educator Khan Academy to offer free preparatory resources. Junior Gina Peruzzi is one of many who can sign up on Khan Academy’s website SAT portal. Since the revised test will be administered star...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 28-March 5

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 28-March 5

By Erin Kaled and Asia Simmons

March 1, 2016


Filed under Keeping it brief, News

1. Breaking down the Oscars During a night featuring ball gowns and velvet tuxedos as some of the main events, Chris Rock delivered a fair share of jokes about the lack of diversity surrounding the award show. Movies like The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road picked up multiple awards, while Spotlight received best ...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 21-27

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 21-27

By Montana Paton, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2016


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. Kalamazoo shooting leaves six dead On Saturday, Feb. 20, Jason Brian Dalton’s rampage left six dead and two injured. An investigation into this event led  police to conclude on Sunday that the victims were random. Though the shooting was intentional, the victims were killed at various locations: t...

DECA members qualify for state competition

DECA members qualify for state competition

By Anna Post, Assistant Editor

February 21, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

After competing in the district competition, qualifying DECA members will be traveling to downtown Detroit for the statewide convention on March 11. Junior Adam Schade qualified for states for his second year in a row in the Hotel and Lodging Management category. Although he didn’t advance his fres...

Interact Club donates over 1,500 children’s books

Interact Club donates over 1,500 children’s books

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Instead of leaving their unused books in a corner to collect dust, students donated them. On Feb. 11, participants donated over 1,500 books to Ghesquiere Park and the Head Start Program in Detroit through Interact Club’s annual Book Drive. According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, 42 per...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 14-21

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 14-21

By Alex Harring, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2016


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. Long-time justice passes Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia died at age 79 on Feb. 13, 2016, in Shafter, Texas. Appointed by Ronald Reagan in 1986, Scalia’s death brought controversy over whether President Obama or his successor should appoint the new justice. President Obama commented...

Shakespeare class plans trip to Chicago

Shakespeare class plans trip to Chicago

By Michal Ruprecht and Montana Paton

February 10, 2016


Filed under News

An annual trip to Chicago has opened new opportunities for Shakespeare students to expand their knowledge outside the classroom. The trip will be March 18-20, and for just under $300, students will get the chance to learn more about Shakespeare and his plays. English teachers Jonathan Byrne and Geoffrey Yo...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 7-14

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Feb. 7-14

By Emma Puglia, Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2016


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. Denver Broncos beat Carolina Panthers Super Bowl 50 In the third most-watched program in TV history, only behind the Super Bowl XLIV and the Super Bowl XLVII, the Carolina Panthers fell to the Denver Broncos 24-10 during Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7. Though quarterback Peyton Manning continued his strong...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 31- Feb. 6

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 31- Feb. 6

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2016


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. Zika virus spreads The Zika virus spreading through mosquitoes is connected to thousands of cases of brain damage in Brazilian babies. The World Health Organization has predicted the virus will spread to most countries in the Americas. As a result President Obama is taking action by implementing...

Time Magazine brings attention to calorie intake

Time Magazine brings attention to calorie intake

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

Have you ever wondered how your daily diet compares to other diets worldwide?

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Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 24-30

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 24-30

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2016


Filed under Keeping it brief, News, Showcase

1. Sarah Palin endorses Donald Trump On Jan. 19, Sarah Palin, former vice presidential nominee and governor of Alaska, announced she would be supporting Donald Trump. After her announcement, Palin appeared alongside Trump at his campaign event in Ames, Iowa. Palin’s endorsement put Trump at the top...

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 18-24

Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 18-24

By Lauren Sexton, Multimedia Editor

January 19, 2016


Filed under Keeping it brief, News

1. Michigan governor plans to fix toxic water in Flint In April of 2014, the state switch of Flint’s water source from Lake Huron to Flint River caused the government to save money for the state and city. However, citizens complained that the water was tasting funny and didn’t look right. Research...