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CUDDLES: One of Jaxs signature moves is staying calm and allowing students to pet him when they need his support. He also will often instinctually lay at their feet when they meet with Rinkevicz to discuss their mental health.

CHS emotional support dog brings comfort and joy to students

Camille Berko, Editor In Chief March 5, 2022

The ability to sense emotions and know exactly how to help is a skill many humans might never master, but is one that most dogs are born with.  Jax, a 10-month-old English Cream Golden Retriever, has...

I just want student to know to not give a crap about what people are saying, a sophomore who wished to stay anonymous said. You have to be very brace and I feel like if you dont have what it takes to stand up to people giving you dirty looks, then its not worth it. I have been hiding in the dark for too long and Im ready to be out to this high school.

Despite policies aimed at inclusiveness, LGBTQ students still report harrassment

Camille Berko, Editor In Chief February 1, 2022

“Tranny!”  "It!”  These are the words hurled at freshman transgender male Cas Wunder by a group of eight students as he headed into White Pines Middle School for a band event last year. They...

Spring Lake teacher, David Theune, uses professional recording equipment when interviewing students. While he has these materials available for use, teachers from other schools that contribute do not. Many use a phone to record and then send it into Theune.

David Theune elevates empathy with Share Chair Podcast

Camille Berko, Editor In Chief November 12, 2021

It started with bullying.  It wasn’t obvious, or violent, or so blatantly antagonistic that everyone around stopped to watch. It wasn’t like what they show you in the movies.  Instead, it was...

HARD AT WORK: Future PREPd members collaborate to finish the slideshow for an upcoming presentation. I think it is important to be in this club because it gave me a lot of chances to work on a group project that isnt school, Ritter said. Learning how to work well with others is important.

Future PREP’d collaborates with Health Pointe to revise virtual health care system

Grace Montgomery, Editor In Chief May 21, 2021

A room filled with eight upperclassmen might not seem like enough to revise a virtual health system. But as juniors Cambelle Cleveland, Alison Doerr, Gavin Hubner, Samantha Ritter, Zoie Russell, Brooke...

ALL SMILES: English teacher Angel Dean lightens the mood during a round table discussion in order to create a welcoming environment that provokes thoughtful discussions. Kids want to be seen, they want to be understood and they want to be cared about and you cant get them to do the things you want them to do until they know that theyre safe and cared about, Dean said.

Teachers John Josephson, Angel Dean and social worker Katie Havey work to mend mental health following periods of virtual learning

Camille Berko, Editor In Chief April 1, 2021

You lost interest in the lesson five minutes in. Your camera and mic are clicked off, you’re still laying in bed and you haven’t changed out of the clothes you slept in. Although you’re well aware...

Paraprofessional Mike Feasby helps staff find vaccination appointments

Paraprofessional Mike Feasby helps staff find vaccination appointments

When paraprofessional Mike Feasby heard that it might take a while to get his COVID-19 vaccine through the school he started looking into quicker options. He came up empty-handed until noticing a Facebook...

BIRDS EYE VIEW: Schaub poses in BDG black jeans with a yellow long sleeve shirt and a pair of Nike shoes. I dress the way I feel comfortable. I like fashion because it makes me feel confident, Schaub said.

Senior Karlee Schaub shows uniqueness through fashion

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor February 26, 2021

From Urban Outfitters to thrift stores, senior Karlee Schaub collects pieces of clothing to add to her unique collection of clothes. “I think those places have the most unique clothes,” Schaub said....

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