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Underappreciated sports deserve acknowledgement

Gracie Warda, Online Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

A sport is “An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment,” according to Google Definitions. By this definition, dance, cheerleading and diving should all have the same categorization as football, soccer and baseball....

All-year schooling isn’t an effective way to improve student’s scholastic performance

Amber Kelly, Opinion Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With growing student populations and a lack of funding, school districts across the state of Michigan have switched to a year-round educational program, in which schools receive several breaks throughout the course of a school year as opposed to the traditional summer vacation. Districts such as Davison...

All-year schooling should replace ten-month calendar to benefit students

All-year schooling should replace ten-month calendar to benefit students

Gracie Warda, Online Editor

July 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion

PHOTO Gracie Warda Summer vacation is something that most students have grown up with in the traditional ten-month calendar established early on in American history. However, this schedule isn’t optimal for maximizing student education or giving them an ideal learning environment. Instead, a m...

Over involvement in course load and extracurricular can cause an equal amount of stress to participants

Devon Mann, Features Editor

May 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

One more club, one more sport, one more Advanced Placement class — one less hour of sleep. This kind of schedule has become a reality for some high schoolers today, often resulting in students devoting excessive amounts of time to school in order achieve high caliber grades while staying involved in...

Free or Reduced lunching federal aid program assists low income families to help feed their children

Cameron Mathews, Sports Editor

May 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion

After grabbing a lunch tray and filling it with the options for the day, typing in her student ID and waiting patiently in line, a Fenton student is told that they aren’t able to purchase the hot meal due to the inability to pay. Instead, they are offered the free option for lunch, a bare-bones “alternative...

Staff Ed: The benefits of nationwide gun control outweigh any costs to personal freedom

Carly Riggs, Opinion Editor

May 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Every day in America, 93 people are killed with guns according to the National Vital Statistics System of the Center for Disease Control (CDC). These lives are lost as a direct result of a firearm in the hands of a criminal, police officer or any civilian able to carry a weapon. The complete removal...

Commentary: Climate Change, real and occurring

Amber Kelly and Ellie Vasbinder

May 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The Butterfly Effect: The phenomenon whereby localized change in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere. In other words, a change you may think is miniscule can make a big difference somewhere else in the world. Humans may think we have little to do with climate change, but in fact, 84 percent...

Commentary: Students make mental illnesses light subject with jokes

Gracie Warda, Writer

April 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I want to kill myself. These words are heard almost daily; before exams or tests, after a night of restless sleep, during a boring class and at several other points during a school day. The severity of these words are not shown when they’re spoken so lightly. The American Foundation for Suicide ...

There is nothing mad about March Madness

Lukas Zywicki, Writer

March 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

March Madness, one of the most profound tournaments of its time. On average, 28 million people tune in to watch. It gives 68 teams the chance to prove that they are an elite team in NCAA Men's Basketball. But, in the past couple of years it has not met up to the hype. The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tou...

Staff Ed: Fake News? News integrity is up to the reader to determine

Staff Editorial

March 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

“Fake News.” These words have managed to cement themselves into the minds of news consumers as buzz language that can make readers turn and run in the opposite direction. In light of recent news events, the question of media and news integrity has been brought to the forefront. Credibility has...

MP2 Sports | Disorderly Conduct

Michael Pearce, Sports Editor

March 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

The highest profile athletes often are revered as the standard for beauty and the prototypical body type. When thinking of the ideal body type, individuals often conjure up an image of the most popular athlete in a chosen sport. LeBron James, Bryce Harper, Serena Williams. However, attempting to gain...

Public school systems is not responsible for teaching life skills

Michael Pearce, Sports Editor

March 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

All of the time I hear kids my age talking about how “the stuff we learn in high school is meaningless” and that they wish we “had a life skills class for learning to do taxes.” Teenagers say a lot of unintelligent things, but I think that this is by far one of the most unintelligent things high...