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Should We Give Our Kids Participation Trophies?

Should We Give Our Kids Participation Trophies?

Amanda Mazzuchi, Editor

March 28, 2019

Growing up participation trophies were a normality in many little league sports. Opinions on participation trophies are across the board. While some love the idea of the reward, others are very opposed to getting a trophy for merely showing up. This brings up the question, should athletes receive praise for ...

The Mystery Behind Lasik Eye Surgery

The Mystery Behind Lasik Eye Surgery

Samantha Moilanen, Editor

March 27, 2019

Who would not want to experience the elation of finally being free from the confines of glasses and contacts in order to see? Lasik eye surgery appears to be the magic solution, but recently, this surgery has turned out to be a nightmare for numerous people who simply wanted to have clear vision...

Prioritizing Mental Health

Prioritizing Mental Health

Josie Wenzell, Staff Writer

March 27, 2019

Mental health may seem obsolete, but in fact, speaks great volumes in individuals lives’ as something that should be prioritized. One’s mental state affects mood, interactions with others, performance in activities, and overall personality. There are numerous ways to combat negative energy and o...

A’s Achieved by Anyone

A’s Achieved by Anyone

Laura Kapolka, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

Bad grades are equal to failure in many teens’ minds, making school a high-stress environment, but the pressure is not just on teens to get good grades, it is on schools and teachers to have overall good ratings. This phenomena leads to one thing: grade inflation. By definition, grade inflation, taken from t...

Potholes take over Michigan Roads

Potholes take over Michigan Roads

Sophi Noll, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

Is Michigan weather a contributing factor to why the roads are so bad? Is Michigan the only mid-west state suffering from these dangerous holes in the roads? Why is it that Michigan only seems to put temporary band aids on the recurring potholes covering the roads? Potholes are a natural underground cavity formed ...

Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse Review

Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse Review

Ant Bruley, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019

There have been many adaptations of Spiderman in television and film throughout the lifetime of Marvel, a publisher of American comic books and related media. Many of which share very similar stories of various Peter Parker. This time Sony Animations pushed Spiderman to never before seen heights. ...

School Uniforms: Love or Loathe

School Uniforms: Love or Loathe

Lexi Borraccio, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019

Private schools have paved a way for school uniforms leaving public school questioning there dress code. School uniforms enhance school pride and demonstrate unity and spirit. However, it has been proven school uniforms do not improve attendance, academic awareness, or exam scores, according to p...

Are You Part of the Stereotype?

Are You Part of the Stereotype?

Samantha Moilanen, Editor

March 4, 2019

Have you ever seen a television show and formulated stereotypes based on what you saw? TV and the media portray people in any way they see fit to acquire the most views, but what are these representations doing to people’s perceptions of different cultures and ways of life? Stereotypes are a majo...

How Ultimate is Smash Bros Ultimate?

How Ultimate is Smash Bros Ultimate?

Luke McQueen, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

In 1999, Super Smash Bros for the Nintendo 64 was released. With a total of 12 completely unique playable fighters, it was no wonder that the game received such high praise. It’s hard to believe that it has only been nineteen short years and the franchise has grown so much. The Smash Bros games ha...

Struck By Cupid’s Arrow

Struck By Cupid’s Arrow

Josie Wenzell, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

Mid-January, local grocery stores and shops start to decorate for what some singles view as the loneliest day of the year. Valentine's Day is the day celebrating love. Red and pink fill the aisles with heart-shaped chocolate boxes, stuffed animals, and other trinkets for couples to exchange. Today, the...

Does your homework help you learn?

Does your homework help you learn?

Amanda Mazzuchi, Editor

January 18, 2019

There is a difference between a teacher that falls back on habit, and those who stray from the norm. Teachers now are finding ways around the typical “we have always done it this way,” and instead are finding new approaches to homework. “Most of what homework is doing is driving kids away from lear...

Tear Gas at Tijuana

Tear Gas at Tijuana

Jane Fisher, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019

The correct form of border control has been highly debated during Trump's presidency, and the United states has resorted to tear gassing protestors. On Sunday November 25th, a peaceful march at the border of Mexico turned into a violent scene when United States border protection agents began firi...

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