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  • May 28Home varsity softball game Thursday, May 30, starting at 4 p.m.

  • May 23Varsity softball game, May 23, at 6 p.m. @ Ranney Park in Lansing.

  • May 21Don't forget to study for your AP tests this week!

Backyard Astronomy

Backyard Astronomy

Chris Kaltner, Staff Reporter

June 3, 2019


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The darkness of night and the warm spring weather made it a perfect night to look upon the stars. With the use of his uncle’s telescope, sophomore Jonah Coffman, gazed up toward space at the bright burning balls of gas that exist millions of light years away. Over time, the clear pictures of the stars t...

FIRST robotics greatest accomplishment: making it to Worlds

FIRST robotics greatest accomplishment: making it to Worlds

Samantha Stitt, Staff Reporter

June 3, 2019


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“Robotics teams ready to start, in 3, 2, 1, GO!” Six teams stand on a platform ready to begin the match hoping for victory, the Panther Powered team among them. With the 2019 theme of space with rockets, cargo ships, hatch panels and more, the 6591 Panther Powered team came in 46th place...

Astrology represented by beliefs of Generation Z

Astrology represented by beliefs of Generation Z

Jacey Gustafson, Astrology represented by beliefs of Generation Z

June 3, 2019


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When sophomore Sidney Keeler gets on Instagram throughout her day, she checks for updates on her horoscope. “I’m a Pisces, and they tend to be super sensitive and caring, creative, emotional,” Keeler said, “I definitely fit into that.” Past, present and future, the horoscope knows how life plays out...

Measles outbreak strikes close to home

Measles outbreak strikes close to home

Bella Roberts, Staff Reporter

June 3, 2019


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“I feel that parents don’t vaccinate due to the misinformation about the MMR [vaccine] causing autism,” recently retired nurse of pediatrics and family medicine, Cynthia Strudgeon said. “There are parents that don’t want to risk seeing their child become affected by autism.” Measles: the epidemic in the U.S. has reached Michigan. As of April 17, ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Into the eyes of Myopia

Into the eyes of Myopia

Sarah Steenbeke and Morgan King

February 18, 2019


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Think about this: According to Ophthalmology Center Barcelona, “6 out of 10 young people have myopia.” That means more than half the young people have nearsightedness. Approximately 34 million people in the U.S. endure eyesight impairment. As stated by American Academy of Ophthalmology, life chang...

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