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Changes to ACT/MME week

Madison Jaqua

February 12, 2015

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Non-juniors hoping for a five-day mid-winter break will be seriously disappointed to learn they still must report to school on Tuesday, March 3, after juniors have finished ACT testing. On Tuesday morning, March 3, only juniors...

Student Council Leads Distracted Driving Program

Madison Jaqua

February 9, 2015

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According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, in 2013, 43 percent of teens admitted to having used their phones at least once while driving in the 30 days prior to the survey. Junior Nikki Mason said she often sees drivers...

Animal Welfare Club has successful fundraiser

Madison Jaqua

December 19, 2014

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Last week the Animal Welfare Club hosted their first ever fundraiser, Santa Paws.  This fundraiser was to raise money for a homeless dog named Haley.  Haley is a cocker spaniel mix that has heartworms disease and is also blind. ...

Montage makes its return after six year absence

Nico Schuen

December 19, 2014

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Montage, the creative writing and visual publication, is making its return this year. Following the 2008-2009 school year, the publication ceased to exist. However, with the help of advisor Tyler Baas, Montage will begin to meet...

Change in Michigan’s Gas Tax Policy

Scott Solomon

December 19, 2014

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There were multiple pieces of legislation at the state level that would aim to fix the problem of paying for the reconstruction of Michigan’s roads, that were being debated on during the lame-duck session before the holidays...

New Water Street to Open in Portage Centre Plaza

Malak Ghazal

December 18, 2014

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Water Street Coffee Joint opened up on Kalamazoo Ave. and Water St. in 1993 where a service station was originally located. In the past twenty years, the company has expanded to Oakland and Borgess and even has a roasting house...

Information on “Movie Night”

Madison Jaqua

December 16, 2014

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On Wednesday night, the first “Movie Night” in two years, hosted by Student Council, will take place in the Community Room. Cost of entry will be $3, and that will include the student’s admission as well as popcorn. There...

Information on Upcoming Fall Formal

Gabe Pedraza

November 13, 2014

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This year’s fall formal will be held in the Commons on Nov. 15. The cost is $10 for a ticket and will go from 8 p.m to 11 p.m. Read More »...

‘Midsummer Jersey’ Delivers New Edge to Shakespeare

Shawna Huang

November 5, 2014

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This year’s fall production of “Midsummer Jersey,” directed by Tyler Baas and Laura Huff, is a hilarious retelling of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The play takes the story to modern-day New Jersey,...

New Lockers

Madison Jaqua

November 5, 2014

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Workers installed 100 new lockers on Oct. 30 and 31, to help with anticipated increases in student enrollment in the future. These new lockers are placed at the end of the second and third floor wings because those areas have...

Marching Band Undefeated Season

Lucy Forster

October 30, 2014

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While sports teams are typically praised for their success, the marching band has also received accolades for their impressive sweep of four competitions. According to Band Director Patrick Flynn, the success of this year’s...

Holloween playoff against Northern

Jori Gelbaugh

October 30, 2014

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Friday’s football district playoff against Portage Northern is scheduled for Halloween at 7 p.m. at McCamley Field. The re-match of the cross-town rivals will determine which team will move on in the playoffs. Despite the...

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