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May the Best Book Win

May the Best Book Win

Vanita Seed, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019


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Whether it’s a story that transports the reader to an alternate universe or is set in a hometown, novels take individuals on journeys outside their own that they can enjoy and learn from, serving as a means of escape for many. Every year, readers can participate in the Battle of the Books, a contest...

In Our Nature

In Our Nature

Jack Stromberg, Photo Editor

March 11, 2019


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In August of 2015, marine biologist Christine Figgener posted a video of her team removing a plastic straw from the nostril of a rescued sea turtle. Over time, the video went viral, starting a nationwide movement against plastic straws. Some companies, including Starbucks and American Airlines, are no...

LGBT Rights to Not be Expanded

LGBT Rights to Not be Expanded

Patti Kubota, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


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Lee Roberson Chatfield, Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives, said he was facing pressure to expand the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to include those who are LGBT. Currently, this law prohibits Michiganders from being discriminated against in employment, housing, education or access to public accommodations reg...

Government Ends Longest Shutdown in US History

Government Ends Longest Shutdown in US History

Leah Guindi, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019


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From Dec. 22, 2018 to Jan. 25, 2019, the longest government shutdown in United States history occurred. Previously, the longest shutdown was 21 days long making this one 14 days longer. The shutdown happened because of President Donald Trump’s request for $5 million for the southern border wall; i...

Social Media Makes a Mark in Recent Politics

Social Media Makes a Mark in Recent Politics

Murryum Farooqi, Staffer

February 22, 2019


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Often referred to as one of the most charismatic politicians out there, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is commonly recognized today as the democratic socialist. Not too long ago, she was working as a bartender before defeating Joseph Crowley in the midterms to win the House of Representatives seat for New York...

Controversy Sparked Over Zara’s Modified Logo

Controversy Sparked Over Zara’s Modified Logo

Murryum Farooqi, Staff Writer

February 18, 2019


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Zara shoppers beware! The letters that make out their logo—often revered as a timeless classic— and plastered on the front of every one of the fast fashion clothing company’s stores may be on its way out. After a redesign, Zara recently unveiled its new logo, much to the dismay of many of their...

VIDEO: Powerpuff Volleyball Benefits Elementary School in Flint

VIDEO: Powerpuff Volleyball Benefits Elementary School in Flint

Silas Yang, Staff Writer

February 17, 2019


Filed under Carousel, MULTIMEDIA, NEWS, VIDEO

As part of the annual Activist Week benefiting Flint, students participated in a powerpuff volleyball tournament. Junior and senior boys signed up to play against each other one-on-one during an after-school tournament. All the proceeds from the week, including monetary donations, admissions to Mr....

Lock-down Letdown

Murryum Farooqi, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


Filed under HOME, NEWS

After decades of lockdown drills, this year, the way students will be asked to react in an intruder situation will be different. A new training program, called ALICE (an acronym for alert, lockdown, inform and evacuate), will provide students and staff with a number of courses of action. Lockdown is now on...

Cell Phone Stalker

Murryum Farooqi, Staff Writer

December 17, 2018


Filed under Carousel, NEWS

The New York Times recently came out with new information showing specifically how many of the apps on a cell-phone can track you and how detailed the data is. It was reported that the majority of apps don’t disclose that they are tracking their users, except for a mention in the terms and agreements...

Dodging Distracted Driving

Dodging Distracted Driving

Megan Wallace, News Editor

December 12, 2018


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In 1998, Ashley Easterbrook was five days away from graduating from Troy High  when she and two of her friends were killed by a drunk driver. Now, students and staff are remembering Easterbrook and her story. The fourth annual school-wide dodgeball tournament will take place on Dec. 17. The event is ru...

Remembering the 41st’s Presidency

Jonah Scanlan, Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


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          The 41st American president George H.W. Bush passed away Friday, Nov. 30. Some of his major contributions to America include the military strike that caused Hussein to flee Kuwait and helping pave US-Russian relations after the fall of the Berlin Wall.           Government teacher...

School District Shifts Safety Strategy

Leah Guindi, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


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This Tuesday, students had their first look at ALICE, the new active shooter response training that the school district has put in place. During third hour, students were presented a short training video showing the new procedure in case of a code red and were able to ask questions they had afterwar...