• Students who have ordered a 2015-2016 yearbook should pick them up from Miss Hade in Room 106.

  • Opportunity to travel to Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, and Paris in June of 2017, to sign up see Mrs. Hoffbauer or Miss Dryer.

  • Seniors: If you want to earn a red cord for graduation you must donate blood or volunteer at three blood drives this year.

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Spreading love after the election

Sydney Bowler, Opinion Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Throughout this election, there has been more hate than any other election has seen before. Riots have been held and unpeaceful protest is seen everywhere. People have been found burning flags as protest tactics against the outcome of the election. As they are trying to send a message about their... Read more »

Morality of America worsens

Morality of America worsens

Griffin Foster, Journalist
February 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The morality of Americans is being chipped away piece by piece because Americans have chosen to stray from what made us great in the first place. People are in an up rise in the United States for many different reasons and most of them are not being handled inappropriate ways. Americans protesting... Read more »

Animation proves worthy of adults

Animation proves worthy of adults

Caleb Hilliard, Journalist
February 14, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Animation was a much respected medium when it was first created. It was used to inspire people during times of war, distract people from rough parts of their life, and give animators the chance to put their creative works on the big screen. However, when home televisions were invented, their main... Read more »

Keeping it safe

Keeping it safe

Sydney Shafer, Journalist
February 9, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Birth control has been around since the early 1900s. It’s been known for many benefits such as regulation of menstrual periods, decreasing menstrual cramps, treating acne, and lowering risk of anemia and some cancers. As time moves on, the question ‘should birth control be sold over the counter... Read more »

Students pressured into attending prom

Students pressured into attending prom

Ashley Potosky, Journalist
February 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Prom is the night most teenagers dream of or that is what many assume. To many teenagers prom has lost it’s charm. It is becoming just another dance that costs more than the experience is worth. To many, prom is an obligation. If students do not go their junior year, then they feel like they have... Read more »

High school love can prosper in college

High school love can prosper in college

Genna Barner, Editor-in-Chief
January 27, 2017
Filed under Opinion

“You aren’t giving up on your aspirations just to follow that boy are you?” They say, at­tempting to criticize me without know­ing my actual future plans. In today’s age, it is often assumed that just because one is in a relationship while entering college that they are giving up their future... Read more »

Advice for finding the perfect woman

Oli (Abigail) Grenke, Journalist
January 23, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Is Grandma still asking about romantic relationships at family gatherings? The teenage boys searching for acceptance from their female counterparts need not look further than this comprehensive guide to find a perfect woman. Changing a Facebook status to something other than “Single Forever” is... Read more »

Students need to respect the new facilities

Students need to respect the new facilities

Amya Case, Journalist
January 12, 2017
Filed under Opinion

In 2013 a bond was passed that helped improve the school's cafeteria, bathrooms, and more, yet around the school these new facilities have been disrespected. Some of these facilities include the cafetorium and new bathrooms. A lot of hard work and money has been put into these additions. In th... Read more »

Movies provide better story-telling than books

Movies provide better story-telling than books

Caleb Hilliard, Journalist
December 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion

One of the most common arguments among fans of large franchises is whether the book or movie is better. The two are nearly on equal ground. Books allow for more freedom of imagination and are linked to the improving of intelligence, but movies are more visually impressive and provide a greater chance... Read more »

Cell phones frustrate teachers, negatively impact education

Cell phones frustrate teachers, negatively impact education

Taylor Thrush, Journalist
November 1, 2016
Filed under Opinion

   Every teacher has their own policy on devices. Some have a “phone jail”, some allow them in class, and some prohibit phones completely. Teachers now have this added responsibility of controlling cell phones. “My class policy on cell phones is that it is up to each student to know their c... Read more »

New LGBTQ guidelines; providing healthy and equal environment

New LGBTQ guidelines; providing healthy and equal environment

Abigail (Oli) Grenke, Journalist
October 26, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The Michigan State Board of Education (SBE) passed guidance regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ) students. It urges Michigan schools to implement anti-harassment policies, address transgender students by their chosen name and corresponding pronouns, add LGBTQ... Read more »

Mind over body

Mind over body

Maddie Perrin, Video Editor
March 23, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Athletes train their bodies all the time. They consume protein shakes, chicken breasts, spinach; anything to bulk up and keep their bodies able to perform at the highest level. But very few athletes, especially those in high school, take the time to train their minds. The thoughts one produces in... Read more »

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