This Black Friday’s hottest sales

This Black Friday’s hottest sales

Julia Lively, Staff writer

November 25, 2015

With the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday, fast approaching, the malls, department stores, and online retailers are wasting no time in releasing their sales for this year. While Wal-Mart, Target, and Best Buy are all focusing on the best deals on the latest electronics, stores like Dick’s Sporting Goods and Macy’s are helping customers find the right holiday gifts for a great price.

Caffeine: fighting the addiction

Caffeine: fighting the addiction

Kaylee Hamilton, InDesign Editor

April 21, 2015

Everyday is the same thing for us students. Wake up, go to school, go to practice, do homework, go to sleep and repeat. We all get stuck in ruts every once in awhile, but what can make us feel lively once again? For some of us, caffeine is the way to go. The smell of a coffee shop can easily put my mind at ease and make me feel great even if it is only for a moment.

Snapchat says “hello” to new update

Snapchat says “hello” to new update

Jackie Keranen, Staff Writer

February 23, 2015

All over the globe, people have been buzzing about the new Snapchat update. On January 27th, Snapchat released an update that sent the world in an uproar. Over all, I would have to say the new update was for the best. I have never been more excited to use Snapchat!

Concerns about concussions

Concerns about concussions

Sarah Cortez, Staff Writer

January 29, 2015

Concussions are a growing problem in today’s society. The average high school lineman takes between 1,000 to 1,500 hits to the head each season, some at forces equivalent to or greater than a 25 mile an hour car crash, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of America.

Beat wintertime sickness

Beat wintertime sickness

Kyra Moen, Staff Writer

November 5, 2014

With the winter approaching rapidly, sickness is quick to follow. One cannot completely avoid becoming sick but taking simple precautions can help shorten the duration of your sickness. Wash hands Though this may seem basic, most people don’t wash their hands as often as they should. After using ...

Howell has no reason to fear an Ebola outbreak

Howell has no reason to fear an Ebola outbreak

Michael Gottschalk, Staff Writer

October 25, 2014

After visiting all of the High School’s three offices and questioning multiple 10-12th graders, the existence of the Movie Club has been confirmed. The club meets every Monday from 2:30-4:30 in Mr. Jason Kane’s room 1-19 at the Freshman Campus. There are no requirements to join this club.

New iPhone update has impressive attributes

New iPhone update has impressive attributes

Kyra Moen, Staff Writer

October 8, 2014

Staff Writer Kyra Moen describes the changes of the new iPhone update and her views on the effectiveness of the change.

Viral video against social media sparks debate

Viral video against social media sparks debate

Amber Carnahan, Managing Editor

May 20, 2014

By Managing Editor: Amber Lee Carnahan “Look Up” is a short, spoken word film which was written, performed, and directed by Gary Turk.  The film has recently been shared throughout social media. The YouTube video was intended to spread awareness of our dependence on technology and social media...

Sunburns: a healthy glow or hidden danger?

May 12, 2014

By Staff Writer: Rachel Brauer While being tan is something most strive for in this era, especially during the summer months and spring break, most ignorantly look the other direction when people warn them of the potential dangers of the sun. Tanning lotion over sunscreen is more harmful to the body t...

Playing an instrument can boost your health

May 6, 2014

By Managing Editor: Amber Lee Carnahan Music has, in the past, been shown to have a beneficial effect on the musician; however what those effects actually are isn’t as clear. It takes a lot of patience and practice to learn an instrument, but it is worth it in the long run for many reasons. In an age of abundant social...

Tips to avoiding spring allergies

May 6, 2014

By Staff Writer: Marissa VanDaelen  Everyone always seems excited when winter ends and spring begins, especially in Michigan. But of course, when spring arrives, seasonal allergies come along. There’s no way to completely cure spring allergies, but there are definitely numerous ways to counteract them. ...

Exercising for the inexperienced

April 23, 2014

By Managing Editor: Amber Lee Carnahan When it comes to exercising, there is always something else that takes priorities. You have too much homework to do, you don’t have enough time, you’re too tired. Daily life is full of hurdles that makes it difficult to set aside time for exercising, and merely...

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