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‘A Cure for Wellness’ receives mixed reviews

‘A Cure for Wellness’ receives mixed reviews

Thomas Johnson, Social Media Editors

March 22, 2017


Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

A new horror movie has recently been released and is titled, A Cure for Wellness. This science fiction psychological horror thriller film is directed by Gore Verbinski and written by Justin Haythe. There is an intriguing plot behind the movie and has been an entertaining source of fun for the younger pop...

Cat Clements influences comment with political involvement

Cat Clements influences comment with political involvement

Allison Heintz, Layout Editor

November 10, 2016


Filed under Showcase

As the final election debate comes to an end, many individual's political views and thoughts increase greatly. When thinking of a politically involved person, the image of a high school student doesn't pop into the mind, but for many students, Cat Clements is a junior very politically involved stu...

Powder puff game adds fun to homecoming

Powder puff game adds fun to homecoming

Ryan Berg, SNO Sports editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

  One homecoming activity that people really have fun with is the Powder Puff football game. Senior girls take on the junior girls in a friendly but competitive game of flag football.  It is a homecoming tradition that brings the community together.  This year's game was played on Oct....

Students involve themselves in political clubs

Mira LaNasa, Layout Editor

September 25, 2016


Filed under Student Life

The Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton debate is far from dissipating, and the Young Democrats and Youth Republicans clubs are just as far from agreeing on every issue. However, despite political differences, they are much more alike than many would think. When the Young Democrats and Youth Republican ...

Young Democrats reignite passion in politics

Young Democrats reignite passion in politics

Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor

May 5, 2016


Filed under Activities, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

As the presidential election approaches and many students become of legal voting age, students have become more engaged and passionate than ever. Students have formed a club that they call the "Young Democrats". The club was started by junior Corri Gardner, a student who has been a passionate...

Concert Wind Symphony takes on the Kennedy Center

Concert Wind Symphony takes on the Kennedy Center

Grace Donner, Visual Arts Managing Editor

April 28, 2016


Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Photo Slide Shows

  The high school auditorium was resonating with the sounds of a symphony. The Concert Wind Symphony played their spring concert on April 17, which showcased all their work leading up to this point. The group played music they have been working on throughout the school year. Recently, t...

‘Making a Murderer’: killing it with fans

‘Making a Murderer’: killing it with fans

Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor

February 28, 2016


Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

Since it was released in Dec, "Making a Murderer" has swept the nation. The Netflix original is a 10 part documentary covering the investigation and trial of a murder in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. The documentary is centered around Steven Avery, the man who is accused of the crime. The case is o...

Mental health among teens, an exploration

Mental health among teens, an exploration

Brian Jaap, Layout Editor

February 10, 2016


Filed under Focus, In-Depth

Mental illness is an extremely touchy subject that many prefer not to talk about.  There are many factors that contribute to mental illness, especially in high school students. According to nami.org, as children approach their teenage years, one in five 13-18 year olds have, or will have, a serious mental illness and fifty percent ...

Bieber rises with Purpose

Bieber rises with Purpose

Noah Linder, Podcast Editor

January 15, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music Scene

Canadian singer Justin Bieber is at it again. Coming back for his fifth studio album, Bieber’s Purpose is his way back into the big leagues after a two year album drought. Released on Nov. 13, 2015, Purpose sold 522,000 copies in one week. His comeback album features 13 songs and a total of 48 mi...

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