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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...

‘American Made’ engages viewers with dramatic history

‘American Made’ engages viewers with dramatic history

By Lindsey Ramsdell, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2017


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

“American Made,” a movie inspired by true events, keeps viewers constantly engaged through fast-paced action and periodic, comedic breaks. Tom Hanks stars as Barry Seal, a commercial pilot who gets recruited by the CIA to take clandestine images of Central America during the Cold War. However, looking...

Faces in the crowd: Freshman John Favenyesi

Faces in the crowd: Freshman John Favenyesi

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

October 4, 2017


Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, Showcase

Resigning from both the school year and his hobbies of playing video games and reading books, freshman John Favenyesi recently experienced a cruise to the Bahamas in July. Traveling with his brother, aunt and uncle, he was able to involve himself in a variety of activities on the boat, most notably...

‘Gotham’ breathes new life into story-line

‘Gotham’ breathes new life into story-line

By Savannah Burguron, Intern

October 3, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

     Season four of “Gotham” premiered Thursday,  Sept. 21 on FOX. The episode was action packed from start to end and was overall really good.        This season they brought back a lot of older character but also introduced many new ones. They created the Scarecrow, Catwoman, P...

Faces in the crowd: Senior Stephanie Korte

Faces in the crowd: Senior Stephanie Korte

By Sofia Ketels, Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, Showcase

In the midst of the beginning of the school year and spirit week, senior Stephanie Korte has been looking forward to what the year has in store, but says she has been a little distracted from the nostalgia it usually brings. “I feel like so into my schooling right now,” Korte said. “I can’t ...

Faces in the crowd: Senior Colleen Corbet

Faces in the crowd: Senior Colleen Corbet

By Sofia Ketels, Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, Showcase

For many, Girl Scouts was a short-lived activity that occupied free time during elementary school. For senior Colleen Corbet, the program has become an 11-year-long hobby that allows her to spend time with friends and prepare for the future. “We go camping and normal girl scout type stuff,” Corbet sai...

Faces in the Crowd: Freshman Benjamin Bania

Faces in the Crowd: Freshman Benjamin Bania

By Adam Schwartz, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2017


Filed under Faces in the Crowd, Features, Showcase

For freshman Benjamin Bania fishing is an activity that is relaxing and fun for him to do. He started fishing when he was very young, but has found more of a passion for it in the last few summers. Not only is the action of pulling his fish up, but fishing also has other perks for Bania.   “Watc...

Spirit week overview

Spirit week overview

By Allison Lackner, Business Manager

October 1, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Monday: Sophomores wear their spirit shirts to set an example for the freshman class. The sophomore’s theme is spooky sophomores to represent the celebration of Halloween. Their class shirt is based off the Netflix original series, “Stranger Things.” Tuesday: Freshman wear their spirit shirts and their cele...

“Younger Now” Travels Back to Cyrus’s Roots

“Younger Now” Travels Back to Cyrus’s Roots

By Anna Post, Editor

October 1, 2017


Filed under Music, Reviews, Showcase

From being a puerile and bubbly childhood country star to becoming a more vulgar persona in early 2014, Miley Cyrus has proved to be dynamic. Her eclectic poppy undertones and electric vocals have changed, but Cyrus’s musical origins have always resided in country. In her new album “Younger Now,” Cyrus gr...

Super Mario Run shows potential

Super Mario Run shows potential

By Hannah Zalewski, Intern

September 29, 2017


Filed under Apps, Reviews, Showcase

If an addicting game that requires little effort on the player's part is what people are looking for, then Super Mario Run could be the perfect match. Super Mario Run consists of four intertwined games: World tour, Toad Rally, Kingdom builder, and Remix Ten. Campaign mode, or World Tour, allows players t...

The value of a bullseye

The value of a bullseye

By Colin Haroutunian, Intern

September 28, 2017


Filed under Ideas, Showcase

Without the tradition of archery, many of the achievements and values that I have would be hindered or non-existent. There would not be a first-place league trophy of an archer, quiver equipped and bow in hand on my bookshelf. The material possessions, though,  are not worth more the weekly occurrin...