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No strings attached

No strings attached

Liam Walsh '18, Page Editor
March 22, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features, Sexual Harassment, Special Edition: Sexting

The late-night Snapchat, the 3 a.m. text message and many other forms of communication all to say, “Do you want to hook up?” The conversation about hookups and sexual encounters have become less of an enigma and more commonplace, according to sociology teacher Sandi Siemaszko. “Years ago, you d...

STD’s: Sexts, Text and DM’s

STD’s: Sexts, Text and DM’s

John Francis '18 and Anton Mikolowski '17
March 22, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features, Special Edition: Sexting

Eight-time Grammy winner Rihanna makes it look sexy.   Former NFL quarterback Brett Farve’s lawsuits make it look messy. Disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner makes sexting look down right criminal. Sexting, or sending someone sexually explicit photos via mobile device, is a phenomenon t...

Grosse Pointe stores with healthier alternatives

Grosse Pointe stores with healthier alternatives

Bianca Pugliesi ’19, Copy Editor
March 9, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

As they say, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. “I think healthy eating is a great thing to get into,” MaryClaire Diamond ‘19 said. “It makes you feel so much better not only physically, but mentally.” Diamond has been following a healthy diet regimen since this past summer. Her diet ...

How social media is used as a bullying platform

How social media is used as a bullying platform

Claire Koeppen '19, Staff Writer
March 9, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, and more are apps that teenagers commonly use mindlessly and harmlessly. However, sometimes these accounts can turn more dangerous and more harmful when used incorrectly. According to the Cyberbullying Research Center, 34% of students had experienced cyberbullying in thei...

Students go to the Florida Keys and study marine biology

Students go to the Florida Keys and study marine biology

Lauren Thom '18 & Kaitlin Nemeh '18, Staff Writers
March 9, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

“I learned a lot of things that I didn’t know before and it expanded, in my mind, the complexity of all those things,” Frazer said

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Shining light onto Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Shining light onto Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Sarah Bellovich, Staff Writer
March 3, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

Kind. Witty. Intelligent. Musical. Generous. She made friends everywhere she went, and was memorable to the many people she influenced. Martha Watson used these details as ways to describe her daughter. “Every parent thinks that their kids are fantastic so that’s not any different in our c...

The costs of being a hockey player

The costs of being a hockey player

Adam Cervone '17, Staff Writer
February 27, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

Snap. As the player is smashed into the boards, the spectators hear a loud noise as the player’s hockey stick breaks clean in half. What it really should sound like is 250 dollars being washed down the drain. But that’s just a part of the sport, Bantam Youth Hockey Coach Tim Washburn said. ...

Six ways to celebrate Black History Month

Six ways to celebrate Black History Month

Sylvia Hodges '19, Copy Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

Visit the DIA Collection of Art by African Americans From Feb. 1-28, the DIA will be doing a special tribute to African American artists in honor of Black History Month by displaying its collection of African art.  They will also offer guided tours, workshops and short film screenings.  According ...

How to spot teen depression and what to do about it

How to spot teen depression and what to do about it

Harper Mccellan '18, Staff Writer
February 16, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

During adolescence, teenagers can be at a higher risk of depression due to hormonal changes. According to National Institute of Mental Health, 12.5 percent of all teenagers have depression. 19.5 percent of teenage girls and 5.8 percent of teenage boys have depression. For Taylor Laney ’17, s...

Freedom of the Press

Freedom of the Press

Ray Hasanaj '18, Supervising Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances,” according to the United States Constitution.

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One in Five

One in Five

Lily Kubek ’17 and Emma Russell ’17
February 9, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

“There’s a lot of pressure involved, sexual pressure, not so much hazing, but some of them (fraternity members) definitely take advantage of some girls,” Nathan Bolis, an MSU student said

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Rob Smith moves mountains as he accepts LGBTQ award

Rob Smith moves mountains as he accepts LGBTQ award

Mary Grace O’Shea ‘17, Staff Writer
February 8, 2017
Filed under Featured Content, Features

“There are so many kids, in general, living on the fringe of society, being marginalized and not having access,” Rob Smith said.

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