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Futures are molded by GPAs and Academic Excellence

Futures are molded by GPAs and Academic Excellence

Madie Gee-Montgomery, Reporter

February 29, 2016


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College is right around the corner and grades are everything. Many students have had their minds set on major universities since they were little, but those dreams are no longer realistic. The lowest GPA to get into Michigan State is a 3.4, when the average high school GPA is a 3.0 according to The U...

Brain development affects students’ decision making

Brain development affects students’ decision making

Natalia Peters, Staff Reporter

February 29, 2016


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After high school, students in an ideal world go to college and after that right into their jobs. Some students have known what they want to become since they were little. However, deciding which way to go for a future job can be not easy and even a real struggle for some teenagers. Those who already...

Psychologically separated

Psychologically separated

James White, Content Editor

February 5, 2016


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Divided, not by a vast sea of genetics, but a barrier of ideas and a fog of misunderstanding. Humans are 99.9 percent genetically similar to each other, regardless of ever so slight physical differences. A fraction of genetic variation is not substantial enough to declare another person a whole new race...

Leaving career center, entering the job market

Leaving career center, entering the job market

Melanie Clark, Reporter

February 3, 2016


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It is not uncommon to see students engaged in rebuilding engines, studying advanced electronics or building entire houses at the Capital Area Career Center (CACC) in Mason, Michigan. They are getting ready for what lies ahead and learning what skills they may need in their field of work. To make learnin...

Human trafficking at home

Human trafficking at home

Kaylee Barker, Editor-in-Chief

January 28, 2016


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A mere 71.8 miles to another country and an hour and 15 minutes to uncertainty. Human trafficking is a real issue, and it exists in areas closer than many realize. According to the Human Trafficking Resource Center, Michigan ranks eighth with the highest trafficking cases, at 114 for 2014. Human traf...

The trick behind social media

The trick behind social media

Kaylin Janeski, Reporter

January 21, 2016


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Waking up early on a wintery school day, the morning sky darkens sophomore Cami Ford’s whole bedroom. Before school is even a thought for Ford, she reaches for her phone tiredly across her bed. When unlocking it, she thinks nothing of it, immediately going to her social media apps, unaware of the trap...

21-years-old and drowning in debt

21-years-old and drowning in debt

Brianna Gomez, Creative Editor

January 5, 2016


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No job, no money and $30,000 in debt, the average 21-year-old struggles to make ends meet. Treading in deep waters of bills and stress, the attempt to keep afloat lies within countless scholarships and financial aid. January 1 is known as Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) season as seniors b...

Minimum wage for maximum dreams

Minimum wage for maximum dreams

Kaylee Barker, Editor-in-Chief

January 4, 2016


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Just over $7 an hour and seven days a week may be the new social connection. For seniors, college is coming quicker than ever before, and for some, parents and financial aid won’t fill the financial situation all students are facing. That means 30 hours a week and $8.15 an hour is their financial focu...

Stockbridge High School alumni venture across new borders

Stockbridge High School alumni venture across new borders

Arianna Gomez, Reporter

December 18, 2015


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98% of college students who study abroad say that studying abroad benefited them by helping them understand their own culture. The most common place to study is Europe. The European lifestyle is very different than the American ways. “I would study abroad. I really want to go to France.” Says...

Fewer choices for the herbivorous and hypersensitive

Fewer choices for the herbivorous and hypersensitive

Cheyenne Strong, Reporter

December 18, 2015


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Chatter fills the slightly chilly air as students rush into the cafeteria to meet up with their friends, get a good spot in the lunch line and start to munch on their food. As students file into the line to pick out their lunch for the day, they have to quickly make a decision on what to get. Some p...

Don’t throw it away, use it in a new way

Don’t throw it away, use it in a new way

Ronin Hackworth and Anna Baird

December 18, 2015


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Imagine if all the paper coffee cups students throw away after long nights were turned into something new. Imagine if all the waste we threw away was recycled and turned into something useful. In fact, this idea is why Americans recovered 34 percent of waste in 2009, research shows, according to Keep Americ...

Swimming in an ocean of rubbish

Swimming in an ocean of rubbish

James White, Content Editor

December 18, 2015


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Pristine blue waves roll lazily off the west coast of the United States. The Pacific Ocean hosts a variety of beautiful wildlife, from seals to turtles, that thrive in the aquatic habitat. At least until the pristine waves give way to a sea of twisted plastic, fishing nets and microscopic contaminan...

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