Top 3 spring break destinations

Top 3 spring break destinations

Julia Lively and Alexa Skonieski

March 23, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Everybody likes to go to a hot destination in celebration of spring break. The question is - which destinations are the hottest? We chose the top three vacations for high schoolers trying to enjoy a week of warm weather.

Hello! We are here!

Hello! We are here!

Mackenzie McDonell, Julia Lively, Jordan Pudvay, Opinion Editor, Staff Writer, Social Media Editor

March 9, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The HHS paper has been around for almost ten years, yet a lot of our own student body doesn't know that we exist. We are constantly writing stories and updating the school with current events. We put extensive amounts of work into our stories and yet not a lot of people know about our stories or where to look for them. Other than our staff talking about the newspaper, people don’t seem to know a lot about us.

Life after sports

Life after sports

A.J. Firsht, Staff Writer

February 26, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

The buzzer sounds at the end of the second period and the score is tied 3-3. This was the first time I was entered into the 2015 Individual wrestling district tournament. In the back of my head, I knew that this could be my last period ever wrestling in my high school career. The opponent and I both...

Extreme feminists taking it too far?

Extreme feminists taking it too far?

Kaylee Hamilton and Jordyn McConnaughey

February 25, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Oscar winner Patricia Arquette’s acceptance speech from this past weekend’s award show highlighted feminism. “To every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all, and...

Snapchat says “hello” to new update

Snapchat says “hello” to new update

Jackie Keranen, Staff Writer

February 23, 2015


Filed under Health & Technology, Opinion, Showcase

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!

The new and improved Winterfest

The new and improved Winterfest

Alexa Skonieski, Social Media Editor

February 17, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It has always been a struggle at Howell High School to get students to attend the formal affair of Winterfest. Winterfest is just like our famous Homecoming dance, but instead of being held in the field house, it is held in the commons area. The Winterfest dance is put on by the junior student council members. The money raised from the dance goes towards the upcoming classes’ Prom and other social activities they choose to participate in during their senior year.

Mr. (and Ms.) Highlander

Mr. (and Ms.) Highlander

Jordyn McConnaughey, Social Media Editor

February 12, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Over the past years Howell High has had a contest which allows 9th-12th grade boys to compete for the title of “Mr. Highlander.” The boys dress up during the Winter Fest spirit week and try to be as spirited as possible while collecting money to donate to the St. Baldrick’s foundation for childhood cancer. The winner not only receives the prestigious title, but a cash prize of $200. However, I see one problem with this contest, it has been only offered to boys.

“Miss Universe” hurts the misses of the universe

“Miss Universe” hurts the misses of the universe

Kathleen Isenegger, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 6, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Sunday Jan. 25 Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe in the 63rd annual pageant. As winner, Miss Columbia will receive an undisclosed salary, a luxury apartment in New York, a wardrobe, a plethora of beauty products, and a one year scholarship from the New York Film Academy. This 22 year old business administration student has been self declared to represent the women of today, but due to to the problematic nature of beauty pageants, I completely disagree.

Michigan standardized tests may switch from ACT to SAT in 2016

Michigan standardized tests may switch from ACT to SAT in 2016

Jada Boprie, Feature Editor

January 29, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The Michigan Department of Education left the state bewildered January 7 when it announced that Michigan’s main college admissions exam will switch from the ACT to the SAT. Since 2007, students have been given the ACT as an achievement test to measure what they’ve learned in school.

Corrupting the nation with TV

Corrupting the nation with TV

Kaylee Hamilton, InDesign Editor

January 23, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Every Sunday, millions of folks across America anxiously await their TV guides in the mail. For the rest of the population, they have the proclivity to search the guide on their TV from which their cable provider provides. The daily watching of television is plaguing our society. By Kaylee Hamilton

Transgender teen’s death draws attention to LGBTQ community

Transgender teen’s death draws attention to LGBTQ community

Kathleen Isenegger and Kyra Moen

January 22, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On December 28th 2014, 17 year old Leelah Alcorn ended her own life due to the struggles she was experiencing as a transgender girl. Alcorn was frequently active on the social media site Tumblr and scheduled her suicide note to post after her passing. In response many people have felt compelled to speak out against the mistreatment of the transgender community. By Kathleen Isenegger and Kyra Moen.

Balancing school and personal life – how do students do it?

Balancing school and personal life – how do students do it?

Megan Killop, Business Manager

January 22, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

To say that students nowadays have a lot on their plate is an understatement. Really, how do students do it? We are required to spend 7 hours at school, plus the demanding load of school work now required for students to get into a decent college, in addition to the expectations of actively participating in clubs and extra-curriculars. By Megan Killop

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