Winter formal: An opportunity to step out of your comfort zone

Emma Dale, Reporter
December 11, 2015
Filed under Feature, Opinion

A gym filled with sweaty adolescents wearing sparkly Christmas colored dresses, dress shirts, and khakis, looked at by some as the epitome of a bad night, but for others it’s the night of the season: the winter formal dance. The debate on whether or not to go to this formal event can be so cont...

The ghetto people next door

Aliyah Austin, Life Editor
December 7, 2015
Filed under Opinion

The weathered blue planks of my aunt’s apartment building jutted out at me as I ambled up the grimy steps. Thinking back to our conversation from a few months ago,  I stepped over the browned blood splatter. I could imagine her with her long brown hair pulled back in a lazy pony tail, laying on th...

Rolling towards acceptance

Rolling towards acceptance

Abby Reyenga, Reporter
December 7, 2015
Filed under Opinion

When I first laid eyes on my bright yellow and pink rolling backpack, I wanted to crawl into a hole. The thought of all the judgmental stares mixed with the discouraging words from friends made me sick. Honestly, I love standing out but what my friends think of me still mattered most. The day I wal...

Something for Lions’ fans to cheer about

Something for Lions’ fans to cheer about

Eric Stolarski, reporter
December 2, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Hold on… the Lions might win this ball game! This is what was going through my head on Thanksgiving day. While smells of the cooking turkey wafted towards the living room, most Lions fans, like myself, gathered around the television with apprehension. Leaning on the edge of my couch, turning up the...

Put the phone down at the dinner table

Put the phone down at the dinner table

Savannah Vickers, Reporter
November 25, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Smells of pie and baking rolls in the air. In the kitchen, the aunts laugh with grandma and mom, while your uncles and grandpa reminisce about childhood. But then there's you and your siblings and your cousins slouching on the couch, on your phones ignoring the world. What a beautiful tradition....

Why the drinking age should be lowered

Kevin Swain, Senior Staff Writer
November 23, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Near a heavily fortified North Vietnamese bunker in 1969, Gordon Ray Roberts committed a nearly unmatched act of bravery and maturity: risking his own life in the face of the enemy. Roberts, who was 19, though pinned down by enemy machine gun and grenade fire, charged and silenced a 2-man fortificat...

When is it too old to trick-or-treat?

Abby Reyenga, Reporter
November 2, 2015
Filed under Feature, Opinion

I’m a late bloomer when it comes to trick or treating. At three, I wasn’t dressed up in a Winnie the Pooh costume and at eight, I wasn’t a Disney princess. Until the age of 11, Halloween barely existed to me. My family was in a freaky homeschool phase that was anti-Halloween for most of my...

The high school zone

The high school zone

Kevin Swain, Senior staff writer
October 16, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into...The high school zone. Only enterable once ev...

University of Michigan vs. Michigan State game analysis

University of Michigan vs. Michigan State game analysis

Tyler VandenBrand and Sports Section
October 15, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Sports, Top Stories

Tyler VandenBrand, senior staff writer 2007 will be a year that Michigan football fans never forget. Just one year after an 11-2 season that concluded with a Rose Bowl loss to USC, the Michigan Wolverines lost their season opener. In a game in which they were heavily favored, Michigan fell to the unrank...

Seven years later

Seven years later

Maisy Hoffman, PR Manager
September 10, 2015
Filed under Opinion

Three weeks before the start of my senior year I found myself holding an unopened -rather large- envelope addressed to me. The packet read “Welcome to Montana!”, I tore it open. Inside was a blue folder reading “Montana State University, mountains and minds” and within it I found my acceptance...

Senior mentality

Senior mentality

Brianna Moynihan, Sports Editor
September 9, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

“Senior year, it goes by so fast” I have been sarcastically saying since the last day of junior year. But it is so true. That day seems like yesterday and before we know it graduation will be tomorrow. If you’re like me, you had some close friends leave this summer, to start their next chap...

Forget about likes

Forget about likes

Elizabeth Tibbe, Editor in chief
September 8, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

It took five tries to get the picture just right. You tried every filter snapchat, instagram and twitter had to offer. You tilted your head and squinted your eyes while trying to crop it perfectly. You discarded the draft three times. Finally you posted it. And now you wait. Wa...

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