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High School Musical the Musical the Series is the greatest spin off to childhood favorite High School Musical

High School Musical the Musical the Series is the greatest spin off to childhood favorite High School Musical

Sophia Jaeger, Feature Editor

January 16, 2020

I was scrolling through Instagram when I first learned of “High School Musical the Musical Series”, and I was furious at the notion they were recreating the movie series that defined my childhood.  Disney has a tendency to take the things I love, turn them into trashy spin-offs and completely...

The Rise of Skywalker a satisfying end to the three year saga

The Rise of Skywalker a satisfying end to the three year saga

Sophia Jaeger, Feature Editor

January 16, 2020

The Rise of Skywalker was everything I hoped for, everything I  dreamed of and my heart is filled to the brim with emotions. As the credits rolled I couldn't distinguish if my tears were of utter sadness for this trilogies end or joy because of how right the end felt. It was the ageless clash of good and evil. T...

Cats is so bad its good

Cats is so bad its good

Sophia Jaeger, Feature Editor

January 16, 2020

CGI has always unsettled me, I find it terrifying. Frankly, it's the reason I’ve never watched “Avatar”. So I can't tell you why I let my family convince me to go see the new creation of “Cats”, but let me tell you I'm glad I did. Now, don't get me wrong the CGI did terrify me for about three m...

True love shines through in Jenn Bennett’s “Starry Eyes”

True love shines through in Jenn Bennett’s “Starry Eyes”

Macayla Cramer, Reporter

December 5, 2019

After reading Starry Eyes you’ll never see romance the same way ever again.  I mean bathing in rivers by campfires and hiking up mountains and through caves is more Bear Grylls, an expert survivalist, and less the classic romance  Romeo and Juliet. However, similar to the tragic couple, Zorie and Len...

Worst ending to “The end of the F***ing world”

Worst ending to “The end of the F***ing world”

Emily Jarrell, Reporter

November 26, 2019

  As it is said all good things must come to an end and the sequel to anything usually sucks. Maybe that’s not exactly how it is said but the message still holds truth. The show End of the F***ing world was no exception. To say that season two was a disappointment is an understatement.   The...

West plunges into spiritual failure

West plunges into spiritual  failure

Gabi Nadeau, Reporter

November 26, 2019

Kanye West's new album, Jesus is King, is a disappointing release. Not only did it lack culture but it was a completely new genre of music and appeal for his household name.  Kaynes fame started from being such an “out there” artist, not restraining how he felt, and speaking his mind like he did...

Twisting music beyond mainstream

Twisting music beyond mainstream

Adrienne Parcheta, Reporter

November 26, 2019

Two years ago was the first time I listened to Rex Orange County when my younger brother played one of his first singles, “Best Friend” in the car and I’ve been in love ever since. Alex O’Conner, artist behind the one-man music production, does an amazing job with taking music trends and tur...

Starbucks mango dragon fruit refresher will grow on you

Starbucks mango dragon fruit refresher will grow on you

Mercedes Mancilla, Reporter

September 17, 2019

After a dozen photos and a car ride home, the inevitable had come. I had to take a sip of that bright fluorescent pink drink.  The mango dragon fruit Starbucks refresher.  I’ll have to admit the scent was tempting; a powerful fruity odor was emitting from that green straw. Purple chunks of ...

Small Town Sandwich Shop goes beyond

Small Town Sandwich Shop goes beyond

Alexis Tater and Nick Rice

May 29, 2019

Lexi: Just over the bridge in Spring Lake, Small Town Sandwich Shop is a family-owned business that has been up and running since 2015. They are open every day from 11 a.m. to two p.m. It was satisfying to be able to walk into a place for once that was welcoming, along with containing a variety of differ...

Downtown Grand Haven’s new hang out spot

Downtown Grand Haven’s new hang out spot

Alexis Tater, Reporter

May 6, 2019

You may have seen it on your social media feed already, there is now a rustic and warmly-tinted little cafe on Washington Avenue that was opened to the public on Feb. 23. The Michner’s bought the storefront which housed Coffee Grounds, tore down a few walls, and renovated it. The Side Bar is a pa...

Jason Klinger brings world view into classroom to inspire deeper thinking

Jason Klinger brings world view into classroom to inspire deeper thinking

Alexis Tater, Reporter

March 21, 2019

Jason Klinger was 8 years old when he stood in Germany and watched in amazement as the Berlin wall came to the ground. He was speechless as he watched the large concrete blocks fall. Graffiti sprayed on the walls with letters to lost loved ones eventually fell apart, but families and lovers who wer...

Avengers: Endgame trailer continues the suspense from Infinity War

Avengers: Endgame trailer continues the suspense from Infinity War
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Nick Twa, Business Manager

December 13, 2018

So… that happened. That was what I thought when I finished watching the Avengers: Endgame trailer. Sure, all trailers are meant to get you excited for the movie. But this trailer took it to another level. The suspense that was left from Avengers: Infinity War was honed in when Marvel decided to c...