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How to recover from your exams

How to recover from your exams

Jillian Cadieux, Reporter

January 28, 2016


Filed under LIFE

Large amounts of coffee, Red Bull, bloodshot eyes and tears flooding students’ review sheets are common occurrences as January 21 quickly approaches. Here are a few tips for sleep deprived students to redeem themselves from the horrors and stress of final exams. Get rest. Most high school students are depr...

The shrinking mitten

The shrinking mitten

Emma Lockhart and Jacob Hudson

June 5, 2015


Filed under LIFE

Our students walk on dirt strewn floors, use cheap tissues that rub their noses raw and place their belongings in lockers that open without entering a combination. Students are forced to go without receiving basic necessities from the school, leaving the responsibility of providing supplies to fall on...

How to: college edition

How to: college edition

Kaylee Barker, Editor-in-Chief

June 3, 2015


Filed under LIFE

Admit it: most of us have played the Game of Life at once during our childhood. While we played, we laughed and we got excited about the possibilities of winning. However, when it comes down to our own lives, many of us don’t think about how hard it might be to win in our own lives. Because of ...

Students vs. online classes

Jacob Hudson, Assistant Top Stories Editor

June 2, 2015


Filed under LIFE

“Fun,” “exciting” and “interesting” are not always the words that come to a student's mind when it comes to online classes. They might be more like “stressful,” “late” or “night work.” With the use of technology growing in schools, the number of online classes being ta...

Experience beyond the classroom, get some

Experience beyond the classroom, get some

James White, Senior Reporter

June 2, 2015


Filed under LIFE

We all want to get experience in our fields of interest to be prepared for the jobs we want, but we don’t know where to start. However, we have expert alum teeming with words of wisdom on how to do just that. Get out there and meet people that already have experience in your area of study. If you wa...

Insults and inspiration

Insults and inspiration

Rachel Culver, Life Editor

May 27, 2015


Filed under LIFE

Walls of pencil marks to knife carvings fill public space everywhere, including the school bathrooms. There are sayings like “Nobody has the right to say your [sic] not beautiful” on the girls’ stall wall. The mens’ bathroom walls have names with numbers scribbled across them. The only difference...

Calling all creators

Calling all creators

Kaylee Barker, Editor-in-Chief

May 22, 2015


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Today, a miniature robot. Tomorrow, a heart. With increasingly smarter technology, printing a live heart could be tangible within the next couple of years due to 3-D printing. Senior Kaleb Losey has worked closely with art teacher Jay langone since his freshman year. He has taken four of his classes,...

Are parent-teacher conferences still relevant?

Are parent-teacher conferences still relevant?

James White, Senior Reporter

May 12, 2015


Filed under LIFE

Empty chairs line the area next to classroom doors. Expectant teachers wait for the space to be filled. Abandoned hallways during parent-teacher conference nights raise into question the usefulness of having the meetings at all. According to high school staff spring conference summary data, the average...

It’s just a number

It’s just a number

Beverly Santos, Entertainment Editor

May 6, 2015


Filed under LIFE

Again, Michigan was ranked the 42nd, being left in the top 10 saddest states for the third year in a row according to Gallup Healthways polls. However, students like junior Jennifer Boland is not letting that statistic ruin her outlook. “I don’t let the weather get in the way of all my plans,”...

Adderall for all

Adderall for all

Kaylee Barker, Editor-in-Chief

May 4, 2015


Filed under LIFE

Study, write, read. Study, write, read. Check the clock and it’s 3:00 a.m. Night after night, day after day, students are staying awake until the early morning just to finish their schoolwork.  To get through the countless hours of studying, some students will look for an extra boost to finish their...

No snapbacks on Snapchat

No snapbacks on Snapchat

Rachel Culver, Life Editor

April 28, 2015


Filed under LIFE

She stands in front of the mirror with cold feet on the floor, staring down at the picture she just took and thinks to herself, “Once it’s gone, it’s not really gone.” She then asks herself, “Should I press send or delete?” Internal dialogue far too frequently debated by the teenage g...

‘That was Trevor Jenks’

‘That was Trevor Jenks’

Brianna Gomez, Editor-in-Chief

April 28, 2015


Filed under LIFE

Fear, excitement, joy, and peace filled his insides as the scoreboard-keeper stood in the sweaty air of the gym while the varsity boys basketball team headed out for a second half of court play. After the information he received, he couldn't help it; he wanted to explode in happiness. He picked up the...

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