Howell’s bands are recognized at local festival

Howell’s bands are recognized at local festival

Megan Killop, Business Manager

March 24, 2015


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Howell’s band program had a stellar weekend at Walled Lake Northern’s band festival Saturday, March 14, against their district 4 competitors. The three bands that competed were Concert, Symphonic, and Wind Ensemble. Since December, the bands have been assembling, in and out of school, to perfect their performances. There is only one festival a year, so the past few months for band students are important and slightly stressful.

Coffeehouse Blues

Coffeehouse Blues

Kyra Moen and Kathleen Isenegger

March 18, 2015


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This past Saturday March 7, at the popular hangout spot Uptown Coffeehouse, a magical musical performance occurred. A man who introduced himself as Cameron played acoustic bluegrass; a chill alt-rock band from Brighton, A Hero Falls, then performed; and finally the band Era of Peace--made up of ridiculously...

HHS students being featured in art show

HHS students being featured in art show

Jordan Pudvay, Social Media Editor

March 17, 2015


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Have you ever wanted to go to an art show, but never had the time? The Howell Opera House will be holding the 16th annual art exhibit of county-wide student artwork called “Got ART”. It will showcase some of Howell High School student’s artwork. This will include work from photography, digital imaging, drawing, and all other art classes offered at HHS, along with artwork from middle school and elementary students.

Upcoming CTH play “Honk Jr” promotes acceptance

Upcoming CTH play “Honk Jr” promotes acceptance

Rachel Chan, Guest Writer

March 17, 2015


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Have you ever heard actors and actresses go honk? Well now you can, because starting on Friday, March 20 you will be surprised to see a gaggle of cast members, including former Howell students, Rebecca Chan and Abbey Bean, and current Howell students Julia Coulier and Jordan Chantaca perform with grace, style, and flutter their hearts out. That’s right it’s the Community Theatre of Howell’s (CTH) production of Honk Jr.

Shakespearean play coming to HHS this spring

Shakespearean play coming to HHS this spring

Megan Killop, Business Manager

March 4, 2015


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Every four years, Theater Director Amanda Malo brings the community members of Howell a Shakespeare performance. This year’s specialty play is “Comedy of Errors.” This Shakespearian journey is the tale of two brothers separated at birth, trying to find their way back to each other.

HHS senior directs play

HHS senior directs play

Evan Webster, Staff Writer

March 3, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Feature, Showcase, Student Highlight

Directing takes heart, determination, and of course, these three words: Lights, camera, action. A Howell High School senior, Brooke Lys, will be taking on the challenge of directing an entire two act play by herself. The production she chose to put on is called The Apartment and will be shown in the drama room, K-5, at the high school. It will be shown over two days from March 10-11, at 7p.m. Tickets will only be available at the door for $5. There are a maximum 100 seats per show.

“American Sniper” gives interesting portrayal of a soldier’s life

“American Sniper” gives interesting portrayal of a soldier’s life

Michael Gottschalk, Staff Writer

February 6, 2015


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Walking around the halls of Howell High, one would be hard pressed to find a person who has not seen the movie that has swept the nation this past month, American Sniper. The true story stars Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, a US Navy SEAL sniper who is the deadliest sniper in American military history, with 160 confirmed kills.

Singing valentines go on sale

Singing valentines go on sale

Kyra Moen, Staff Writer

February 5, 2015


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Valentine's Day is fast approaching and if you're looking for a cheap gift for a special someone, look no further: Classicality and Calamity are once again selling their singing valentines. For two dollars, Classicality or Calamity will deliver a carnation to the recipient along with a romantic song, however, no note can be written. The valentines are on sale February 9th, 10th, and 11th.

Freshman team compete in Poetry Out Loud

Freshman team compete in Poetry Out Loud

Kira Cleer, Staff Writer

February 4, 2015


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Poems were recited by 17 freshmen at the first annual Poetry Out Loud National Recitation contest. Armed with only a microphone and their chosen poems, students competed for the chance to move on to compete in the state finals in East Lansing for a prize of $200, an all expense paid trip to Washington D.C. to compete in national finals, and a $500 stipend for their school to spend on books.

Fall in to Fall Out Boy’s latest album

Fall in to Fall Out Boy’s latest album

Lindsey Saba, News Editor

February 4, 2015


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Fall Out Boy’s discography is vast, spanning years, styles, and even generations. Many of their songs were chart-toppers, and some have achieved what could be considered a “cult classic” status. With their newest album American Beauty/American Psycho released on Jan. 20, 2015, Fall Out Boy adds another layer to their musical history bedrock.

Shakespeare hits the HHS theater this spring

Shakespeare hits the HHS theater this spring

Kira Cleer, Staff Writer

January 28, 2015


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Twins, magic, Shakespeare and more is in this year’s production of the Comedy of Errors. Drama teacher Amanda Malo and ‘08 alumni Annie Dilworth, will be co-directing this year’s production.

The Hunger Games Part 1: Mockingjay receives mixed reviews

The Hunger Games Part 1: Mockingjay receives mixed reviews

Jada Boprie, Feature Editor

January 23, 2015


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For anyone who hasn’t read the books: the entire Hunger Games trilogy is depressing. It’s about death, oppression, and romance that is doomed to fail. But it’s also an incredible story. The problem is that most people loved the first film, tolerated the second, and are now unfairly bashing the third; The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. By Jada Boprie

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