Students, Staff Wear Blackbelts, Get Honor

Students, Staff Wear Blackbelts, Get Honor

By Matthew Schwanke, Reporter

March 12, 2020

Millions of people all over the world practice martial arts. A fraction of those people actually stick with it. An even smaller amount of those people achieve the status of a blackbelt.  According to the Japanese Martial Arts Center in Southeast Michigan, their new attendance system reported the following...

Lil Baby Releases Ninth Studio Album, “My Turn”

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By Connor Lucich, Reporter

March 6, 2020

Atlanta rapper Lil Baby has released his ninth studio album, “My Turn.” The album has 20 songs on it and runs for an entire hour; it also has features from artists such as Gunna, 42 Dugg, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Wayne, Moneybagg Yo, Rylo Rodriguez and others.  Alot of those musicians are lesser...

XFL Starts Out Strong

XFL Starts Out Strong

By Connor Lucich, Reporter

February 28, 2020

The XFL, yet another football league  introduced to the public, was introduced just two weeks ago. After a 19-year absence, the XFL has been re-birthed since 2001. A similar league had failed just last year after eight weeks, the Alliance of American Football, or the AAF. But after two shor...

’70s Tunes Worth Listening To

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By Mateo Vega, Reporter

February 20, 2020

Today’s music space is dominated by artists whose names always seem to start with “Lil.” This is an exaggeration, but I do see a lot of the explicit “E”s, a lot of rap and a lot of “Lil”s in front of many artists' names on Apple Music's "Top 100: USA" list. When I browse over this...

Gun Violence: What the Government Should Fix

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By Ian Davis, Reporter

February 18, 2020

Gun violence is sadly a part of everyone’s lives today; whether it is from experiencing gun violence first-hand or hearing about it, this needs to change. The government should try to restrict the right to bear arms to keep guns out of unsafe civilians’ hands. According to 112 Congress Public ...

Review of ‘Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez’

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By Blake Ramey

February 18, 2020

The case of Aaron Hernandez still remains strange ever since his arrest in 2013. The case is so strange in fact, that a documentary was made on Netflix called “Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez.  Former New England Patriots football player Hernandez was arrested and charged with the ...

Why Trump’s Impeachment Trial was Weak from the Start

John Bolton (right)  poses with Fred and Cindy Warmbier. Photograph Courtesy of @AmbJohnBolton on Twitter

By Mateo Vega, Reporter

February 6, 2020

The Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump has demanded nearly two weeks’ worth of attention from the media and the American people. Regardless of all the media attention, most people could predict the outcome before the trial even began. The trial was almost a mute movement ...

World Shocked by Kobe Bryant’s Untimely Death

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By Connor Lucich, Reporter

February 6, 2020

The entire world recieved a shock on Sunday, Jan. 26. NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter, Gianna, and seven others suffered an untimely death after a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Kobe was 41, and Gianna was 13. Altogether, nine lives were taken in this tragic event. Kobe and ...

Bieber and Gomez: The Highs And Lows

Rapper Roddy Ricch and singer Justin Bieber's beef starts to rise up. Photo courtesy of @XXL via XXL Mag

By Connor Lucich, Reporter

February 3, 2020

Music nowadays has taken a dark turn. Two of the most established musicians in today’s society, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, are targeting  a new-age rapper by the name of Roddy Ricch. Roddy Ricch released an album last year on Dec. 6, and its most successful single as of recently is “...

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