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  • WHS Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Concert Dec. 12

  • Wrestling meet at Linn-Mar High School Dec. 13

  • Girls and boys bowling doubleheader against Kennedy on Dec. 14

  • Girls and boys basketball doubleheader at Linn-Mar High School on Dec. 14

  • Boys swimming meet at Mercer Park Aquatic Center on Dec. 15

“Dear Martin” is powerful and enthralling

“Dear Martin” is powerful and enthralling

Edward Keen, Reporter

September 18, 2018


Filed under A&E, Arts, Literary, Reviews, Showcase

“Dear Martin,” written by Nic Stone, is a brutally honest, enthralling novel that expertly discusses and portrays racism in our society. Although the novel is Stone’s first, I found myself thoroughly impressed by the way she simultaneously examined themes of racism and ethnic profiling while als...

Relaxing songs to study to this year

Relaxing songs to study to this year

Lucy Polyak, Opinion editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Feature, Music, Uncategorized

If you’re anything like me, you absolutely cannot study in complete silence. However, too much background noise can also be a big distraction. I’ve compiled a playlist of some calming songs to turn on when it comes time for homework, or when you need to just listen to music and relax. With a carefull...

“Mission: Impossible – Fallout” is the action movie of the year

“Mission: Impossible – Fallout” is the action movie of the year

Edward Keen, Reporter

September 10, 2018


Filed under A&E, Arts, Film, Reviews, Showcase

Seldom does a movie series get increasingly better with each subsequent installment; to be able to maintain a level of consistent improvement over the span of many movies is relatively rare. However, Mission: Impossible has proven to be one of the series that has accomplished such a feat. With the sole ...

Best places to thrift for your fall wardrobe

Best places to thrift for your fall wardrobe

Alex Carlon, Reporter

September 9, 2018


Filed under Fashion, Feature, Showcase

Everyone loves a good deal, and in an era where a logo can cost more than the clothing itself, hunting for the lowest prices is essential to keeping both your style and your budget tight. In fact, hitting the local Goodwill is becoming less of a financial necessity and more of a unique way to express i...

Summer crossword puzzle

Summer crossword puzzle

Ting Gao, Reporter

May 28, 2018


Filed under A&E, Entertainment

Right now, you can taste summer. The air is warm, the sun is shining and school’s almost out. To celebrate summer’s arrival, enjoy this summer-themed crossword puzzle! Link here: https://crosswordlabs.com/view/summer-crossword-43 Click here for the previous crossword puzzle. ...

Summer popsicles

Summer popsicles

Deniz Ince and Kristina Rosebrook

May 25, 2018


Filed under A&E, Entertainment, Food, Showcase

Recipe 1 Perfect Peach Ingredients: 2 cups water 2 peaches 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons lemon juice Directions: Combine water, diced peaches, honey and lemon juice and blend until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and place in freezer. Insert popsicle sticks after about one hour. ...

The Reynolds Year Review

The Reynolds Year Review

Luke Reynolds, Reporter

May 23, 2018


Filed under A&E, Arts, Film, Literary, Music, Reviews, Showcase

It has been one heck of a year. I'd like to take a moment to look back on some of the best things I reviewed this year and other titles I didn't get a chance to talk about but deserve their moment in the spotlight. On a side note, this year on West Side Story has made me appreciate the power of writ...

Missing in action: a “Monday’s Not Coming” review

Missing in action: a “Monday’s Not Coming” review

Luke Reynolds, Reporter

May 22, 2018


Filed under A&E, Arts, Literary, Reviews, Showcase

I remember looking up at the Missing Persons Board at Walmart when I was younger. My mind would always rile up with fear, thinking that one of the kids photocopied on a piece of paper could be me someday. What if I went missing for so many years that I got a digitally-rendered photo of me as an adul...

Breaking world records

Breaking world records

May 21, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Humor, Multimedia, Showcase, Video

Staff member Ethan Goers attempts to break some not-so-serious world records in a not-so-serious video.

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