New Year, but is it really a new you?

New Year, but is it really a new you?

Madie Loebig, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

When a new year comes around, it's almost as though it’s a new beginning for some people. Resolutions are made throughout the holiday season leading up to the first of January to attempt to change bad habits or add a few good ones. Yet, are these goals made reasonable to those who make them? From we...

Halloween: Is it weekend worthy?

Halloween: Is it weekend worthy?

Maegan Bandemer, News Editor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

For the past 2,000 years in the United States, Halloween has been a widely celebrated holiday every Oct. 31. This holiday urges people to go to haunted houses, carve pumpkins, and most of all, go “trick or treating”, which is the activity of going door to door, asking for candy. Unfortunately, when ...

The pros and cons of Columbus Day

The pros and cons of Columbus Day

Elliott Lassitter and John Wirt

October 26, 2017


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The con for Columbus Day written by Elliot Lassitter. While Columbus Day is not a widely celebrated holiday, the question of whether or not to celebrate it are definitely up for discussion. As known by many, Columbus Day commemorates the discovery of the New World by none other than Christopher Col...

Attacked by the man in charge

Attacked by the man in charge

Alyssa Donahoo, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


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Bone chilling accusations have risen from the dust of fear and shame; Harvey Weinstein, movie producer and co-owner of Miramax and Weinstein company is being accused of rape, sexual assault, and harassment. “He physically lured me. There was huge asymmetry of power and control in that room,” Hol...

Land of the Free takes a knee

Land of the Free takes a knee

Aedin Seck and Elliot Lassitter

October 23, 2017


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Pro for the protests written by Aedin Seck. As Americans, when we hear the soft notes of the national anthem cut through the air, it’s customary to rise and press your hand on your chest until you feel the familiar rhythm of your heartbeat line up with the patriotic song. It’s a moment of quie...

Battle of the Orchards: Spicer’s Vs. Parshallville

Battle of the Orchards: Spicer’s Vs. Parshallville

Skylar Dye and Ricky Gottschalk

October 19, 2017


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Whether you're in the mood for Michigan grown apples or fresh and delicious cider and doughnuts, then Spicer’s Orchard or Parshallville Cider Mill are both good choices. You can find the two cider mills in Fenton, Michigan, both about 20 minutes away from Howell. While they’re both considered prett...

A letters to the juniors taking the SAT

A letters to the juniors taking the SAT

Lindsey Barnett, Opinion Editor

April 7, 2017


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Dear juniors,   It’s coming to be that dreadful time of the year, the moment you’ve been preparing for throughout all your years in public schools. This may be considered the most important test of your life, one your teachers have warned you about for years.   That test is t...

The penny pinchers guide to a perfect prom

The penny pinchers guide to a perfect prom

Cayla Maki, Feature Editor

April 6, 2017


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Prom can be one of the most exciting, yet stressful times for all seniors. Whether it’s the dress shopping or the endless search for a date, prom is full of worries. To have a perfect prom, everyone believes that means spending a lot of money, but here are some ways to save money and still have a ...

Main Four March Madness predictions

Main Four March Madness predictions

Makayla Sapenzia, Staff Writer

March 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

This year NCAA’s March Madness starts on Thursday, Mar. 16 with Princeton vs Notre Dame at 12:15 p.m. Gonzaga, Villanova, Kansas, and North Carolina are all one seeds. The championship game will be played on April 3 in Phoenix, Arizona. I predict that Gonzaga, a number one seed, will take on number t...

Lady Gaga killed the superbowl half time show

Lady Gaga killed the superbowl half time show

Sophia Trump and Makayla Sapienza

February 19, 2017


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Super Bowl 51’s halftime show was exciting and was much more positive than last year’s show that latched onto more negative ideas. Things like the police brutality were referred during the show last year. But this year Lady Gaga gave a grand performance eliciting positive energy and creating an energeti...

Trump’s immigration ban: protection or protest?

Aedin Seck and Liz Machnak

February 10, 2017


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Pro immigration ban: Protecting our citizens Liz Machnak, Staff Writer On Sept. 11, 2001, our nation was faced with a day that will forever stick in the minds of everyone who was involved. That day, 19 terrorists hijacked four commercial airplanes. Two were crashed into the North and South towers ...

Woman’s March takes a global stand

Woman’s March takes a global stand

Sarah Trudeau, Staff Writer

January 24, 2017


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On Jan. 21, people across the world participated in the Women’s March. This peaceful protest was a response to the inauguration of President Trump and for those who fear that their civil rights will be threatened.   Marches took place in cities all over the world such as Washington D.C., Chicago, L...

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