Uncaged

  • March 25Puppy chow sale at all lunches March 25-29 to support NHS.

  • March 22Pancake dinner at McDonald's to support the Robotics team Tuesday, March 26, 4 -7p.m.

  • March 21Jackson College visit for juniors and seniors, April 22, 9a.m.-1:30p.m.

Become aware of your surroundings

Become aware of your surroundings

Samantha Stitt, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2019


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Seemingly, every day a story runs about human trafficking in the local news. It happens at stores, parking lots, on the street, even in parks. Human traffickers do not just prey on children, but also mothers, young teens and sometimes even older men. In 2017, 309 cases of human trafficking were repor...

Online classes rising up

Online classes rising up

Morgan King, Content Editor

April 15, 2019


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When you first walk into the room, the only sound you can hear is humming of the air through the vents. After you take a seat, the low mumbling of students talking rises. They are slumped over their computers doing their work. Yet, there are a few hiding in the corners playing on their phone and list...

Student body shrinking, class size increasing

Student body shrinking, class size increasing

Hannah Bolton, Assistant Editor

April 15, 2019


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Veteran English teacher Pam Gower teaches classes that are filled to the brim. She tag teams her biggest class with special education teacher Julie Shotwell, but her first block, freshman English, she instructs all alone, working with 30 students as one teacher. “I have a hard time getting to helping all...

Teens feeling unlovable, inadequate

Teens feeling unlovable, inadequate

Abigail Douglas, Creative Editor

April 15, 2019


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More often than not sophomore Peyton Killinger can be seen smiling and glowing with confidence. It shines through on the field and in the classroom, but her smile hasn't always been so bright. “I was bullied,” Killinger said. “I had to grow up and learn that what people say doesn't matter, but...

Body image affects mental health of adolescents

Body image affects mental health of adolescents

Jacey Gustafson, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2019


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After a rough breakup, sophomore Melanie Eskew felt like her self-love vanished because she let it depend on her ex-girlfriend. “I pinpointed the things that I did not like about myself,” she said. “I wasn’t seeing a change in my self confidence as fast as I wanted to.” She explained that i...

The brain on social media

The brain on social media

Hannah Bolton, Assistant Editor

April 12, 2019


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Companies like Wendy's and schools such as our own use social media. New medical terms such as “Facebook depression” and “Facebook addiction” have come to use. Social media keeps users hooked, giving a hit of dopamine to keep them contributing content on the site. The site gives posts likes and ...

Ahead of her time

Ahead of her time

Bella Roberts, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2019


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A teacher has been excelling in her job. This teacher is Kathleen Riley. I observed Riley when she was team teaching in U.S. History with Corey Baird. She was doing what she loves: helping students. I learned later that her focus is to help students as much as she can. She turned that classroom passion into a for...

New legalization brings new discussion

New legalization brings new discussion

Morgan King, content Editor

March 18, 2019


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In early December 2018, over 55 percent of Michigan voters passed Proposal 1 and started a whole new debacle across Michigan. At 12:01 a.m. marijuana became legalized. The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs will have guidelines and regulations, but those ground rules may not c...

Kesha’s new lease on life breathes hope in youth

Kesha’s new lease on life breathes hope in youth

Chris Kaltner, Staff Reporter

March 15, 2019


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In a highly judgmental culture, today’s youth have an immense amount of pressure on them, which can lead them to develop mental illnesses that can add on pre-existing conditions. One Singer who has been in their place, however, has stepped up to bring these teens a positive message. Kesha Rose Sebert, bet...

Restorative Justice becomes the new RTR

Restorative Justice becomes the new RTR

Abigail Douglas, Creative editor

March 1, 2019


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On a typical Wednesday during third block, 16-year-old Nathan McDaniel could be found in  RTR rather than in his science class. “I didn't learn anything. When I came back from being suspended, I became defiant and it even affected my mental health,” McDaniel said. “They called it a ‘rehabilitat...

America’s education system dims in Chinese shadow

America’s education system dims in Chinese shadow

Frederick Choate and Christopher Kaltner

February 25, 2019


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One four hour stretch predicts the course of a high schooler’s life into adulthood. Seems ludicrous, because we are told to believe in second chances. Yet, the weight of the college entrance exams can crush college hopefuls. “The SAT is extremely important to me,” junior Andrew Carriero said. “I...

Switching schools: Impact on the teenage mindset

Switching schools: Impact on the teenage mindset

Jacey Gustafson, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019


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Walking into a new school, noticing glances coming your way, hearing whispers from every direction. Entering your first block, wondering if there’s a seating chart or where you’ll be sitting. You wonder where you’re sitting for lunch. Oh, the joys of being the new kid. According to attendance...

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