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  • 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!

  • May 17Field day for seniors decision day, May 22, report to gym at 12:55 p.m.

We say we hate them and yet we still make them

We say we hate them and yet we still make them

Abigail Douglas, Creative Editor

May 20, 2019


Filed under MOST RECENT STORIES, OPINION

Cliques ruin a teen’s sense of belonging. Self-imposed segregation has been going on for decades. Your parents and grandparents went through the same thing in high school. Just because you are nice to everyone does not make you a friend. Changing it won't be easy, but it can happen. It will happ...

Gay means happy

Graham Diffenbaugh, Columnist

May 20, 2019


Filed under MOST RECENT STORIES, OPINION

For as long as homophobia has existed, the love and support for gay people has also been around. Everyone talks about how unsupported gay people remain, but what about the ones who are completely loving their lives? The day-to-day news including anything LGBTQ abides by the mostly negative, discrimin...

Schools expected to provide more security services, access to fewer resources

Schools expected to provide more security services, access to fewer resources

Hannah Bolton, Assistant Editor

May 20, 2019


Filed under MOST RECENT STORIES, OPINION

“During the threat I didn't really feel safe,” said freshman Dalton Barnett. “Someone could come in at any time.” We students live in a constant threat because school funding is dwindling. However, the threat is not our quality of education. The threat is our against our safety. Whether th...

Can students stay off their phones? Research says ‘No’

Can students stay off their phones? Research says ‘No’

Amelia Pulley, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2019


Filed under MOST RECENT STORIES, OPINION

Elizabeth Cyr, a English and journalism teacher, noticed her fourth block students were constantly on their phones. She tried an experiment to figure out how many notifications her students get in her class. The exercise was meant to show students the level of distraction caused by these devices. The af...

Sexuality and gender expression

Sexuality and gender expression

Graham Diffenbaugh, Columnist

April 17, 2019


Filed under MOST RECENT STORIES, OPINION

Some parents remain unaware of the truth behind their own children's revealed orientation or gender. Staying educated on the facts of both topics rests as one of the most important truths caretakers can learn to understand the effect on their queer teens. Our guardians classify as so misinform...

Lines drawn

Lines drawn

Logan Connolly, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2019


Filed under MOST RECENT STORIES, OPINION

The American voters’ biggest enemy is in the size of our nation. This enemy lurks in every corner of our states and takes a new form every 10 years. Its name: gerrymandering, and Michigan is fed up with it. If young voters wish for their vote to count, it is time to up in arms this intercontine...

At the hand of these 3

At the hand of these 3

Graham Diffenbaugh, Columnist

April 12, 2019


Filed under MOST RECENT STORIES, OPINION

LGBTQ+ overlords have been around for years and the clique can't stop growing with the consistency of people coming out. From Michigan to California, LGBTQ+ influencers come from both unsupportive communities, and sometimes, communities with rich, flowing support. The celebrities of our lifetime h...

Video games influence harm

Video games influence harm

Amelia Pulley, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019


Filed under MOST RECENT STORIES, OPINION

Behavioral changes happen to young adults with addiction. The research backs this idea. Specifically looking at video games, teenagers are going into Dr. Clifford Sussman’s office for their addiction help. Junior Justin Stanfield met Sussman, a round physiatrist and a psychotherapist, when he did research fo...

America’s toxic two party system

America’s toxic two party system

Logan Connolly, Editor-in-chief

February 27, 2019


Filed under MOST RECENT STORIES, OPINION

Forced to choose sides in a battle between evil and horrible, American voter options are limited in the voting booth. The easiest approach to most voters in this situation is to pick an option that we don't like or to not vote at all. We are a nation divided. To fix this divide, we need to begin ad...

Deteriorating health caused by vaping

Deteriorating health caused by vaping

Bella Roberts, Staff Reporter

January 21, 2019


Filed under OPINION

So vaping is cool, right? How’s buying second-hand vapes to find out that you were vaping urine? Or getting caught with a vape you bought that tested positive for THC (aka marijuana) and getting expelled for vaping, not to mention getting charged for having drugs underage. In late November there was ...

Just let us eat

Just let us eat

Makenna Allison, Staff Reporter

January 15, 2019


Filed under OPINION

We are constantly reminded that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But, what happens if we aren’t able to eat it? We become distracted learners who are not able to listen and learn. Teachers try to help, but they just can’t seem to make us focus. A survey questioned 28 high schoolers ab...

Education curriculum should include a self-defense class

Education curriculum should include a self-defense class

Staff Editorial

June 12, 2018


Filed under MOST RECENT STORIES, OPINION

In 2014, 65 percent of women reported having experienced street harassment in a survey from Growth from Knowledge, a German research company, and Stop Street Harassment, a nonprofit organization dedicated to documenting and addressing and ending gender-based street harassment worldwide. Students are taught n...

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