High school students blow savings on graduation

Eliza Bengala, Staff Writer

November 20, 2013

By Staff Writer: Eliza Bengala They parade us into the auditorium and make us sit down and stay quiet. We all watch anxiously as a man gets up onto the stage to speak. He begins by introducing himself, and then the real show begins. Different images pop up onto the projector behind him as he talks abo...

Rise in technology: Is it helpful or harmful towards society?

Amber Lee Carnahan, Managing/Health & Tech Editor

November 12, 2013

By Managing Editor: Amber Lee Carnahan In recent years, the amount of technology available to us has risen sharply, from touch-screen iPhones to social media access. Advances in technology have been great and have spread across the globe, but whether or not this surplus of technology is helpful or harmful has yet to be fully determined. “I think the amount of technology we have...

Christmas in October: Ads really necessary?

Kayla McClain, News Editor

November 11, 2013

Shopping year-round is the key By News Editor: Kayla McClain Towards the end of October, you have your witch's costume on, friends to accompany you with trick-or-treating, and scary movies lined up for a terrific Halloween. You expect to encounter countless ghosts, monsters, and the occasional child princess. Then, in the fall weat...

Age is more than just a number

Rachel Brauer, Staff Writer

November 8, 2013

A student’s perspective on what age makes a teenager an adult By Staff Writer: Rachel Brauer There’s always a big hype on turning 18 years old. It’s one of life’s greater age milestones: becoming an official adult. But lately, there seems to be confusion on what age actually makes one an adult.  According...

Students’ cafeteria habits show disrespect, immaturity

Cassie Bondie, Social Media Editor

November 8, 2013

By Social Media Editor: Cassie Bondie When we were in elementary school, students used to be released from the cafeteria for recess based on whose table was the cleanest. Lunch ladies would wander around the room and point out trash that we missed. We were told to recycle our milk cartons, and be polite to those working in the cafeteria. And, ...

Tanning law sparks controversy

Marissa VanDaelen, Staff Writer

November 1, 2013

By Staff Writer: Marissa VanDaelen Being tan is something most people want and strive for. Tanning can actually turn into an addiction for some people. Currently in the state of Michigan, people of all ages can tan in tanning salons. Minors can even do so as long as they have a signed note from their parents giving them consent. However, due to a lot of thinking, Michigan wants ...

Struggling for soft pretzels

Rachel Cichon and Rachel Cichon

October 28, 2013

A student’s perspective on lunch line productivity By Staff Writer: Rachel Cichon The option to purchase a soft pretzel at lunch has been available to students at Howell High for the last two years. Until recently, they were only available in the Kilt Shack, where the purchase of both pretzel and tub of hot chees...

Grasping the concept

Alexis Klask and Alexis Klask

October 28, 2013

Ideas on how to save money, create a budget By Staff Writer: Alexis Klask If someone told me that I could be a millionaire by the time I'm 55, I would tell them there's no way. There is no way that I could save that much money with all of the expenses I have to pay and especially not when I have to pay...

NMU provides welcoming environment for future students

Hannah Snyder and Hannah Snyder

October 23, 2013

By Feature Editor: Hannah Snyder Located in Marquette Michigan, Northern Michigan University is one of the most interesting universities in the Midwest. NMU is home to over nine thousand students and has been a public, four year university since 1899. Deciding on a future career can be one of the hardes...

Video game violence strikes controversy after release of Grand Theft Auto V

Logan Tesmer and Logan Tesmer

October 17, 2013

By Staff Writer: Logan Tesmer The first Grand Theft Auto game was released as a top down game by Rockstar Gaming. The first two titles the company published were not successful, but after Rockstar released GTA III, the platform was a 3D open world game, bringing a whole new way to play and enjoy the game. The GTA games are based in fictional cities, where you play as a character who lives his...

The Power of One

October 14, 2013

By: The Main Four Staff Saving a life isn’t always pulling someone from a burning building. Sometimes it’s just taking time to notice someone else’s problem besides your own. With Howell High School’s sadly consistent losses over the past few years taking a toll on the entire student body, it’s time to fully ad...

Looking at the style of Howell High School

James Edwards and James Edwards

October 8, 2013

By Staff Writer: James Edwards Alright, I may not know much about style, but I will tell you what I think you should and shouldn't do. You will also learn, from my point of view, what looks good for guys and what looks good on the women. So far this school year, I have seen a lot of new fashion fad...

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