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Life on a pumpkin farm

Life on a pumpkin farm

Kali Roskowski, Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2017


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If there is anything to love about living with a field of pumpkins in your backyard, it is being able to use them for socialization, for meals and for decoration according to freshman Samantha Armstrong. “You can use [the pumpkins] for anything,” Armstrong said. “People come and get pumpkins ‘ca...

Michigan finds its grind

Michigan finds its grind

Kali Roskowski and Zabrina Yannella

October 22, 2017


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CLICK ON IMAGE FOR PHOTO STORY What makes you tick? Think about it. Everyone has a personal grind. Motivational speaker Mike Smith inspired attendees to ponder exactly this in his presentation for Josten’s Renaissance Back to School Tour at the Breslin Center at Michigan State University. Tues...

Less stress, more stretch

Less stress, more stretch

Anna Baird, Content Editor

July 15, 2017


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Whether it is school, work or something personal, life can become stressful very quickly. There are different ways to deal with this stress, and for a lot of people, yoga is a major resolver. “It’s very relaxing,” eighth-grader Brianna Hill said. “Like, sometimes it’s a little stressful when y...

How to accomplish any goal you set

How to accomplish any goal you set

Mason Gee-Montgomery, Staff Reporter

July 1, 2017


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 Only three percent of citizens in the United States have written goals. Out of these 3 percent, “only 1 percent rewrite and review their goals on a daily basis” according to Brian Tracy, world renowned personal development guru.   It is interesting how 1 percent of the population makes 96 perce...

A new twist

A new twist

Abbey Salyer, Staff Reporter

June 26, 2017


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Jotting notes down in math class, eighth grader Landon Clark finds it difficult to pay attention. When he and his classmates take notes, he says “I fidget with my pencil, my feet and just about anything I can get my hands on.” Clark, like many other students, has ADHD. “I know I have it because I g...

Left Brain, Right Brain

Left Brain, Right Brain

Zabrina Yannella, Creative Editor

May 26, 2017


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When most people think of twins, they usually think they look alike, dress alike, and act alike but the Lilley twins could not be more different from each other. Juniors Kyle and Colin Lilley are fraternal twins, meaning that two eggs were released at ovulation and were fertilized separately. ...

We get it, you vape

We get it, you vape

Emma Lockhart, Editor-in-Chief

May 24, 2017


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Go out and sit in the student parking lot after school, right near the exit and just watch the cars go by. It is almost guaranteed that you will see the big, billowed clouds of water vapor gusting out of a truck, then a van, then a few passenger cars window. Salted caramel, strawberry, and cream all secon...

Fish in a barrel

Fish in a barrel

Kali Roskowski, Content Editor

May 11, 2017


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  Nearly 30 percent of parents in the U.S fear for their children's’ safety at school. In addition, roughly one in eight students fear for their own safety while in school according to Gallup, a polling company that delivers and analyzes statistics on attitudes and behaviors of employees, customers, students and citizens. Stockbridge teachers have no self-defense ...

Aestheticism

Aestheticism

Zabrina Yannella, Creative Editor

April 20, 2017


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Raindrops on car windows, starry nights, pastel colors, glitter, sunshine coming through a cloudy sky. All are aesthetics, and they impact our generation now more than ever, as our generation's ideals on what is beautiful have become more modernized. Aesthetics is the set principle concerned ...

Spark into art

Spark into art

Rita Alonso, Senior Reporter

April 17, 2017


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The smell of heated metal and the sight of sparks fill the welding shop during first block. In the class, students learn how to stick weld, which uses an electrical current to make an electric arc between the metal and the stick itself. The stick, also called a rod, is used to send electricity from...

Striding for humanity

Striding for humanity

Emma Lockhart, Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2017


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Simultaneously, alongside each other, crowds of women and men of all ages, races and political beliefs flush through the city and sound out in chants.  The Women’s Marches around the country took place on January 21. Following an 11 hour ride on a bus from East Lansing to Washington D.C., Spec...

Speaking up, marching out

Speaking up, marching out

Sarah Barney, Senior Reporter

March 21, 2017


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The metal floor beneath me disappeared, shrouded by the coats and bags of my fellow passengers. My feet fought against the hard stops and jerks to avoid slipping and stepping onto someone else’s feet. I never had issues with personal space, but by the end of the metro ride towards the National Mall, ...

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