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Reading is Underrated

Harry Bouche October 17th, 2018 Hot take: Reading is Underrated Reading is an underutilized medium of entertainment, especially in this day and age. Beowulf , the oldest story ever written in English, can still be read and experienced today at its full capacity. If we created a tool that lets us share ideas throughout our existence, why is its medium of entertainment falling out of style? Now, take a look at your phone in your hand. Will that YouTube video you just watched—yeah, that one about the funniest vines of all time—matter to you in the next twenty-four hours? Possible, but unlikely. Epics, stories, poems, even comics, it doesn’t really matter what is being read. Reading can conform to whatever form required, and English is a perfect language for it. If languages were students, English is the scummy kid who steals other languages’ lunch money. Ironically, we benefit from this by having the ability to be more expressive, diverse, and extraordinary with our words and

Music and Education

October 16, 2018 Ben Campbell When people hear the words “music” and “education,” things like high-pitched plastic recorders often come to mind. While the animosity towards these squeaky instruments is understandable, music holds a much more important place in education than just recorders. The introduction of music to children under age five can already improve coordination between the body and the brain as well as communication skills. As children grow and progress, music also aids with the development of language skills. This advancement in language affects how students perform on tests; students with more musical background often perform better on the ACT and SAT. Simply playing soft music in the classroom can improve student productivity. During high school, getting involved with fine arts programs gives students the ability to strengthen their social skills, experience leadership opportunities, and engage in larger activities outside of the required curriculum.


Laura Sliva Ocrober 18th, 2018 Throughout the month of October, artist and creators around the world participate in an event called Inktober. Created in 2009 by an artist that goes by Mr. Jack Parker, Inktober serves as a challenge to artists to improve their art skills and develop good drawing habits.   At the end of September, a list of thirty-one prompts are released. Artists use these prompts to draw at least one drawing a day. Prompts are usually one word and can range anywhere from “whale”, “slice”, “expensive”, etc.   While Inktober was originally meant to include simple ink and paper drawings (usually not colored), many different types of artists have joined in. From writers and poets to animators and makeup artists, Inktober has spread across multiple platforms.   For more information on Inktober and its creator, check out

Post-Secondary Options

Donald Carlson October 11th, 2018 College, Trades and Other Options After High School Ever since you were a little kid, you have probably been asked by adults, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Your answers have probably changed since you were nine years old, to where you are now, and they will probably change by the time you graduate. In this article, I hope to help those who are undecided on what they want to pursue as a career field and to provide information on all the options you have after high school. College Some of the main reasons to go to college are an increased average income over time compared to non-degree holding peers, the prestige of having a degree, higher employment rates, and the overall university experience. These points are enticing on paper, but when you start looking further, college may not be the option for you. College is expensive, with the average graduate being $30,100 in debt after graduation. Most people don’t pay off their loans until ten

Robomos Interview

Don Carlson October 18th, 2018 I had the opportunity to interview Dylan Bourdeau who runs the media department for the Robomos. What is Robomos? Dylan: The Robotics Escanaba Robotics does more than just drive robots, we do alot for our community including highway cleanup as well as broadcasting of highschool events like concerts and graduation. What is your specific job in Robomos? Dylan: My job for the robotics team is in the media department; I am in charge of broadcasting our competitions along with being the web master and keeping up with our social media accounts. What other jobs are there on the Robomos team? Dylan: Other jobs or subteams on the robotics team include the build team, electrical, drive, safety, marketing, Human Resources, and fundraising. The build team is in the name, they build the robot. Electrical comes in after the robot is built and runs all of the wiring to make the robot run properly. The drive team is the group of three or four t

Donating Blood

Kenadie Dagenais 6 February 2018 Donating blood can seem like a daunting task, especially if you’ve never donated before or are uninformed about the process. The whole-blood donation process is actually quite simple and fairly quick. In fact, registration and testing to ensure you are eligible to donate takes longer than the actual blood donation. There are four steps to donating blood: registration, health history and mini physical, the donation, and refreshments. donating you must read an information booklet about donating and donation requirements. Then, you must take a survey about your recent behaviors, health, and medical history. If you pass the survey, a quick prick on the finger with a sterile needle determines your hemoglobin levels. The normal hemoglobin levels for an adult male are from 13.5 to 17.5 grams per deciliter and for an adult female, it ranges from 12.0 to 15.5 grams per deciliter. When your hemoglobin level is determined and you pass, the nurse will che