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The Problem With Relationships In Entertainment

Orson Codd, Reporter
May 25, 2017
Filed under OPINION

One of the biggest problems with romance movies/TV is that even though the relationship can look good, it’s not real. Sorry to break it to you, but 'Fifty Shades' is fake. Those films are only meant to appeal to people who fantasize about that stuff. Ever see '(500) Days of Summer'? No? I’m not t...

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2

Lizzi Ayers, Reporter
May 22, 2017
Filed under OPINION

The Guardians of the Galaxy returned for a second adventure on May 5th, with new friends and new enemies. With more members, more action and more Baby Groot, the newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings First, Baby Groot was definitely a high point for this movie, and perfectly captur...

Teacher Appreciation: Mr. Rogers

Teacher Appreciation:  Mr. Rogers

Orson Codd, Reporter
May 19, 2017
Filed under OPINION, Showcase

If there’s a category for teachers who let you reach your full potential, Mr. Rogers falls into that category. Mr. Rogers teaches City High’s journalism classes and he does a great job at it because he lets the students do their own thing. Granted, he’s there to help us when we need help, but...

Teacher Appreciation: Ms. Stucky

Teacher Appreciation: Ms. Stucky

Michael Menietti, Reporter
May 11, 2017
Filed under City High, OPINION, Showcase

If I had to choose a favorite teacher, that person would definitely be Ms. Stucky. She has been my orchestra teacher throughout my three years here at City High, as well as a great support system for me and many other students. Switching from Regina to City High was a nerve wracking experience, to sa...

How Liberty High Could Bring an End to West High’s Sports Dominance

How Liberty High Could Bring an End to West High’s Sports Dominance

Quincy Ott, Reporter
May 10, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Imagine if Liberty had been built ten years ago. Many of West’s current star athletes would have gone to Liberty. That includes Michigan football commit Oliver Martin, Creighton basketball commit Rachael Saunders, Northwestern soccer commit Regan Steigleder, Iowa-bound Connor McCaffery, Patrick...

A Student’s Perspective on Teen Recklessness

Elena Lyons-Macatee, Reporter
May 10, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Reckless behavior has always been a deeply rooted part of adolescence. Recklessness, as well as being exciting, can help reveal things about life that one couldn’t learn from a book. Impulsive decisions are what make us human, and by all means can be celebrated. The problem in most cases is that, as teenag...

Teacher Appreciation: Mr. Arp

Teacher Appreciation: Mr. Arp

Elena Lyons-Macatee, Reporter
May 10, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Mr Arp is finishing up his last year conducting City’s Symphony Band, Jazz Workshop, Jazz Lab, and Jazz Ensemble. He will be moving on to be the head conductor at Liberty High School next year. I know I speak for everyone who has been connected to the band or jazz programs in saying we’re extremely sad to see him go, but for me, this being his l...

‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ Review

Orson Codd, Reporter
May 10, 2017
Filed under OPINION

[NON SPOILER ARTICLE] Without giving too much of the plot away, ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ (mostly) revolves around Peter Quill (Star-Lord) meeting his father, Ego, and him learning about his heritage. One of the things the film does really well is capturing the bond between Peter & Ego...

Teacher Appreciation: Mrs. Borger-Germann

Teacher Appreciation: Mrs. Borger-Germann

Elizabeth Ayers, Reporter
May 8, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Last year, Mrs. Borger-Germann was given a Shine Award for her teaching skills. Now, having had her for almost a whole school year, I can say that I would also have given her that title. For one thing, Mrs. B is one of the most relatable teachers I’ve ever had; she’s a vegetarian, a feminist, ...

Teacher Appreciation Week: Dr. Ayers

Teacher Appreciation Week: Dr. Ayers

Phoebe Chapnick-Sorokin and Emmeline Kraus
May 5, 2017
Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Dr. Ayers is our English 10 Honors teacher. We have developed a close, friendly student- teacher relationship. We are able to have an interesting conversation with him that does not always relate to the classwork. Dr. Ayers is happy and available to help all of his students. He goes out of his way...

Teacher Appreciation Week: Gary Glenn

Teacher Appreciation Week: Gary Glenn

Maya Chadwick, Reporter
May 5, 2017
Filed under OPINION, Showcase

There have been many teachers in my school career, but none as influential as my sixth grade teacher Mr. Gary Glenn. I always felt indifferent about elementary school. It was really easy for me, and I was never challenged in my classes, although there was an Extended Learning Program (ELP) that I ...

Teacher Appreciation Column: Mrs. Dickson

Teacher Appreciation Column:  Mrs. Dickson

Claire Edwards, Reporter
May 4, 2017
Filed under OPINION

What makes Mrs. Dickson special to me is her sense of humor, and her ability to be nice while being strict about school rules. She can be strict, funny, and kind at the same time. When I am in her class I feel happy to be around her because I feel safe and able to focus. It’s hard to focus in some...

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