Do I look like a child?

Do I look like a child?

Elaina McClellan, Sports Editor

April 16, 2015

They tell us to act like adults, to make conscious decisions and prepare for the real world. They lecture and nag about our apparent “obstinance” till we’re both blue in the face. They exceed in pointing out our faults and call it “real world treatment”. When all along, they’ve been treating us like children…

Why pay to watch them play?

Why pay to watch them play?

Ian Stone, Staff Writer

April 1, 2015

Howell High School offers 19 sports for men and 21 sports for women. While there are many athletes in-season at any given point, there are plenty of other athletes in off-season along with other non-athlete students that want to come watch their friends play. This can be difficult, however, as admission prices to every game are five dollars; a small cost that builds up over the course of a year.

“Comedy of Errors” has no errors

“Comedy of Errors” has no errors

Jordyn McConnaughey, Social Media Editor

March 25, 2015

On Friday night I went to see the ever-anticipated spring play, A Comedy of Errors. The play was directed by the drama teacher, Ms. Amanda Malo, and also had a smaller cast than most plays in the past. I had heard very good things about the play from my classmates who had seen it earlier, and had very high expectations. Needless to say, I was not disappointed. The play followed the story of two sets of identical twins from different towns, who arrived in the same place and kept getting mistaken for one another.

Top 3 spring break destinations

Top 3 spring break destinations

Julia Lively and Alexa Skonieski

March 23, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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