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Stressful Spring

Stressful Spring

Samantha Fisher, Web Editor

April 30, 2019

With spring finally here, high school students are doing everything from cramming for finals to deciding what college to go to. Many students are under immense pressure to finish the school year off strong and to push through the last couple months. Students have many activities and commitments to k...

Earth Day Not Good Enough? Try Earth Week.

Earth Day Not Good Enough? Try Earth Week.

Murryum Farooqi, Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

Monday, April 22 marked the first day of Earth Week. The week was filled with activities for students to participate in during and after school hours. There was a packed schedule for the school’s first Earth Week.           Senior Mahnoor Imran, one of the students who helped get Earth week o...

VIDEO: Frustration Mounts Over Parking Lot

VIDEO: Frustration Mounts Over Parking Lot

Tracy Cabej, Feature Editor

April 24, 2019

Mental Health Club is Created

Mental Health Club is Created

Patti Kubota, Staff Writer

April 20, 2019

Following a model created by the University of Michigan’s Depression Center, social and emotional learning interventionist Mrs. Elizabeth Gumbis and social worker Mr. David Guzak started a club called Here4U. They started working on it in the fall of 2018 and just recently recruited some students to join...

Ford and GM: Big Cuts for a Brighter Future?

Ford and GM: Big Cuts for a Brighter Future?

Vanita Seed, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

Within the past year, Ford and GM, two of America’s biggest automobile producers, have announced massive layoffs as part of a “restructuring process.” According to Detroit News, GM will be laying off 6,000 workers on five plants, in addition to laying off 2,250 white-collar jobs. The operation is alrea...

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha Talks to Students About Flint Water Crisis

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha Talks to Students About Flint Water Crisis

Annie Smuts, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2019

On Monday, April 15, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha spoke to students in the Troy School District about her work regarding the Flint Water Crisis and her book, "What the Eyes Don't See." Hanna-Attisha spent hours one through three at Athens and then four through six here. Teachers could elect to have their st...

Podcast: Seniors Feel College Admissions Pressure

Podcast: Seniors Feel College Admissions Pressure

Annie Smuts, Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2019

In the fall, many seniors applied to various universities all over the country. When many sent in their applications, they knew they had to wait until the spring to get decisions back. Now that time has come around. National College Commitment Day is May 1, but some seniors—like senior Jahow Yu—have known wh...

VIDEO: IASA Celebrates Indian Culture Through Dance at Hyaat

VIDEO: IASA Celebrates Indian Culture Through Dance at Hyaat

Gabrielle Francois, Co-Editor-In-Chief

March 28, 2019

The Indian American Student Association, or better known as IASA, hosted it sixth annual event, Hyaat which is Hindi for “life.” This organization choreographs and performs various dances to Indian music, including genres such as Bollywood, Bhangrah, Raas, Hip Hop, Southern Indian, classical and...

PSAT Testing is Approaching

PSAT Testing is Approaching

Megan Wallace, New Editor

March 26, 2019

Coming back from spring break starts off with a bang with PSAT testing. Freshman, sophomores and juniors will be testing the first couple days everyone comes back to school. Luckily for seniors, that means an extended vacation. For the rest of the school, however, this means hours sitting in the same...

May the Best Book Win

May the Best Book Win

Vanita Seed, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019

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

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

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...