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Can Michigan State make a miraculous run for March Madness glory?

Can Michigan State make a miraculous run for March Madness glory?

March 21, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Michigan State has been one of the hard teams to predict this year. It has been a season of lengthy winning streaks and three game losing streaks against mediocre competition. But can it make a deep March run toward college basketball glory? Head coach Tom Izzo’s Spartans have made 22 straight NCAA Tour...

Vouching for the Vols in March

Vouching for the Vols in March

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

March 21, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Sports

It’s mid-March and the snow is finally starting to melt away. When the sun is out and the wind is howling, West Michigan starts to feel like the bearable version again that we remember from months ago. At the same time, March Madness rolls into town. Hate it or love it, you won’t stop hearing...

Head to head: Michigan State edition

Head to head: Michigan State edition

Nick Twa, Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under Briefs, Opinion, Sports

How do you sum up a rivalry? Leaving it all out on the court to make the opponent despise you even more than they already do. Not many rivalries does this better than Michigan versus Michigan State. This season is no different. Michigan State comes into this matchup with a 22-5 (13-3 in the Big Ten) record...

Head to Head: Michigan Wolverines edition

Head to Head: Michigan Wolverines edition

Jack Reus, Sports Editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Who is the true champion of the state of Michigan in college hoops? This is a question we’ve all been asking ourselves this season. It’s been a boxing match in the Big ten race and the two top teams have an opportunity to deliver the knockout punch this Sunday afternoon. in one corner you have the Spar...

Calling It Like I See It: Player Polarization

Calling It Like I See It: Player Polarization

Sam Woiteshek, Sports editor

February 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Sports, Top Stories

As I sat and watched the world’s most lifeless affair - Super Bowl LIII - I couldn’t help but think: Tom Brady is about to get his sixth ring. It seemed unlikely that mediocre quarterback could possibly have a stranglehold on the NFL and its history, and probably its future. So I thought a little dee...

The time is now to begin your own investing journey – even for us teenagers

The time is now to begin your own investing journey – even for us teenagers

Chris Hudson, Editor in Chief

February 13, 2019


Filed under Finance, Opinion, Top Stories

Five years. It equates to 1,825 days and for most of us teens, it’s almost ¼ of our current lives. Pretty big, right? The same goes for fundamental investing: starting just five years earlier than at a later point will typically result in more money earned down the road. It hasn’t been a m...

Top 5 funniest Super Bowl LIII commercials

Top 5 funniest Super Bowl LIII commercials

Sam Woiteshek, Sports editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Sports

Bubly: “Bubly vs. Buble” Michael Buble stars in the sparkling water ad, as he tries to play off the company name as if it were his own. He finds himself distraught that the brand is not pronounced like his last name. Buble wittingly mocks a grocery store worker named “Dave” and even ...

Hot takes from Super Bowl LIII

Hot takes from Super Bowl LIII

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

February 4, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Sports, Top Stories

1. The most interesting part of the game was the Super Bowl record punt Let’s admit it. You didn’t miss much if you only tuned into the commercials or the halftime extravaganza that Super Bowl LIII had to offer. The game set a Super Bowl record low for points and incidentally featured the lon...

Super Bowl LIII halftime show as disappointing as the game itself

Super Bowl LIII halftime show as disappointing as the game itself

Nick Twa, Reporter

February 4, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Sports

It’s widely believed that the halftime show for the big game is one of the best performances for music of the year. Glamorous displays of fireworks and the most popular artists of the time come together to fill a treasured thirty minute time slot. This year’s halftime show, however, is the complete opposite. ...

Science says there’s only two genders

Science says there’s only two genders

Paul Murin, Reporter

January 8, 2019


Filed under Opinion

In the past couple of years a topic that has gained an overwhelming amount of attention in the media is whether or not there are more than two genders. Based upon scientific truths and a moral standpoint, I believe  there are no more than two, but I also respect the contrasting opinion of others. Men and ...

Calling It Like I See It: Tiger Woods is back

Calling It Like I See It: Tiger Woods is back

Sam Woiteshek, Sports editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Let me tell you a story. A story about dominance, failure and triumph. A story of an athlete of firsts and athlete of lasts. A story about a true sports legend. Too revealing? Perhaps a more well-known title to this incredible narrative would be better. How about this: The story of Tiger Woo...

Starbucks holiday hiccup

Starbucks holiday hiccup

Mercedes Mancilla, reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Review

As the seasons change, so does Starbucks’ seasonal drinks. Every year the winter season drinks are the star of winter. Forget the Pumpkin Spice Latte, peppermint and white chocolate are taking over. The newest drink spoke to me instantly, a Toasted White Chocolate Mocha. At first I thought it s...