Marching band captains lead on and off the field

Lexi Petroi and Lexi Petroi

October 17, 2013

By Staff Writer: Lexi Petroi Every team has a captain, every captain has a coach and every coach has a team. No matter what it is, everyone needs a little guidance now and then. The captain’s job is to lead the team, to be their role models, to show what the coach expects from each teammate. The coach keeps everyone together by motivatin...

Howell High School ‘cutting footloose’ in November

Marissa VanDaelen and Marissa VanDaelen

October 9, 2013

By Staff Writer: Marissa VanDaelen Howell High School drama students have just been cast into their roles for the well-known movie, Footloose. There will be added musical elements to the play but it will definitely be similar to the movie. “It’s a little bit different from the movie since it’s a musical as well. There’s more singing but they are going to be very similar. ...

HHS seniors taking on drama tradition

Madison Deadman and Madison Deadman

October 9, 2013

By A&E Editor: Madison Deadman Every year, Howell High School’s drama department holds a two-act, student led show. This year’s student directors are seniors Tori Poloski and Kathleen Traskos, both of which have always enjoyed the art of theater for one aspect or another and are grateful to ...

New musical artist making waves

Jada Boprie and Jada Boprie

October 8, 2013

By Staff Writer: Jada Boprie Lorde is creating history as one of the youngest music artists to have a #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100. Her hit “Royals” reached the number one spot on Oct. 2, elbowing aside Miley’s two week streak with “Wreaking Ball”. And Lorde is only 16 years old. Howev...

Emmy awards show rich in history

Rachel Brauer and Rachel Brauer

October 3, 2013

By Staff Writer: Rachel Brauer The 65 annual Emmy Awards aired on Sunday, Sept. 22. With How I Met Your Mother’s Neil Patrick Harris hosting the formal event. Previous hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon also made an appearance on stage. According to the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences website, state...

Fall television shows draw in teen viewers

Kayla McClain and Kayla McClain

October 3, 2013

By News Editor: Kayla McClain The transition back from summer to fall can really take a toll on teenagers. Many aspects of the tranquil vacation are taken away from them, such as sleeping in until noon, but more importantly, their beloved summer television shows. Luckily, they do not have to go thro...

Fanfiction for Dummies

Amber Lee Carnahan, Managing/Health & Tech Editor

September 27, 2013

Website provides entertainment, creative outlet for writers By Managing Editor: Amber Lee Carnahan Fanfiction is known by few and understood by fewer. Those who have heard of it associate the genre with gruesome images, harsh ideas, and unintelligent writing. This is, however, a common misconception. While...

Community Theatre of Howell to present monstrous show

Marissa VanDaelen, Staff Writer

September 24, 2013

By Staff Writer: Marissa VanDaelen ‘IT’S ALIVE!’ When this line is heard, most people think of the scientist who created the notorious Frankenstein or Mary Shelley who created the best-selling novel itself. However, in the beginning of November, Howell residents will be thinking of that line differently. Young Frankenstein is a...

Insidious sequel rakes in the dough

Alexis Klask, Staff Writer

September 24, 2013

Written By Staff Writer: Alexis Klask With a budget of a mere estimated five million dollars (being that Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End was 300 million dollars), Insidious: Chapter 2 has made eight times that and has only been in theaters for a little over a week. Director James Wan has done it again ...

Ben Affleck has big wings to fill

Natalie Dunn, Editor in Chief

September 23, 2013

By Editor in Chief: Natalie Dunn Though Batman is a character commonly passed from actor to actor, it’s always a controversy when the next descendent is chosen to take over the role. This time around, Ben Affleck is getting the bad press for being cast as the iconic superhero in the Man of Steel sequel, scheduled for release in 2015 as Batman vs. Su...

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