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Dedication put into Cinderella production

Dedication put into Cinderella production

Sydney Shafer, Journalist
March 22
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Four hours a day, five days a week. Practicing lines, building the set, and blocking scenes is just a small amount of credit given to the Northwest musical cast. The musical this year is Cinderella. It is about a peasant girl who is surrounded by people who dream about doing bigger and better things. ...

Exchange students experience snow for the first time

Phia Papenbroock, Journalist
February 28
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Even though there are over 650 miles between Petra (Beam) Ekpipattana’s and Jitchaya Dumsuwan’s  homes in their home country Thailand, the two exchange students became very close within the past four months. “I am from Bangkok, which is a very big city and Dumsuwan comes from a small place...

Performance becomes passion

Performance becomes passion

Adam Staudinger, Journalist
February 24
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To many, the idea of standing alone on stage and singing is terrifying, but to senior Madison Collard it is inviting. During the last musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Collard realized how much she loved singing because of the many compliments she received and how fun it was. ...

Strumming after school

Strumming after school

Amya Case, Journalist
February 24
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The Guitar Club has been around since the beginning of the school year but has recently gained more attention. It has become a place where students can learn and grow musically. In the beginning the group had little participation. When junior Adam Staudinger joined, sophomores Zach McEldowney and...

Foreign language, writing system causes exchange student’s struggle

Foreign language, writing system causes exchange student’s struggle

Phia Papenbroock, Journalist
February 21
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Hearing English all the time is a change the majority of exchange students at the high school had to go through. "It can be very difficult," said senior Yuzuki Nakamine, who left Japan five months ago. “Japanese is completely different to English and I have to translate everything in my head or...

A Foreign View: Whining about school needs to stop

A Foreign View: Whining about school needs to stop

Phia Papenbroock, Journalist
February 14
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Americans need to stop whining about school. Visiting an American high school showed me how fun a typical school day is in comparison to my German high school experience. In my German school, students are not allowed to have their phones visibly with them. Teachers are allowed to take it from you whe...

American Sign Language becomes part of teacher’s daily life

American Sign Language becomes part of teacher’s daily life

Sydney Shafer, Journalist
January 18
Filed under Feature, Showcase

Sitting down with her mother at a very young age American Sign Language (ASL) teacher Mrs. Jill Maxwell started learning the basics about sign language by reading the book Ameslan, an introduction to ASL. Maxwell grew up in what would be considered a different family to society. Both of Maxwell...

Fine art college accepts senior Abbigail Nelson

Fine art college accepts senior Abbigail Nelson

Nicole Pier, Journalist
January 10
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Senior Abbigail Nelson has been accepted into the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. She plans to go to the school for three years and re-audition her third year. “The first two years are film acting, and the third year, you re-audition and continue to do more musical stuff,” said Nelson. Annie was...

Hair donations provide hope

Hair donations provide hope

Taylor Thrush, Journalist
December 20
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Students can change someone's life just by changing their appearance. Each year the school has a couple of people donate hair. Junior Brandi Bremiller donated 14 inches of hair in Nov. She was looking for a change and thought she could help someone in that process. “I’ve always been about doing...

Exchange students bond with each other

Exchange students bond with each other

Phia Papenbroock, Journalist
December 19
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Friendship between the exchange students might not be a necessity, but a big help for having a good experience. Every exchange student experiences their year abroad differently, but it can be helpful to be able to talk about feelings and similarities, for example, things both miss or had to learn...

Seniors receive scholarship to SAU

Seniors receive scholarship to SAU

Ashley Potosky, Journalist
November 30
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Many seniors have been filling out the FAFSA, sending in college applications, and waiting for acceptance letters from colleges. For seniors Hailey Baker and Mallory Huff, they were each accepted to Spring Arbor University (SAU) and awarded an academic merit scholarship of $48,000 over the course of...

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