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Marching Band’s 2015 show announced

Kelsee Ha

May 10, 2015

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Friday evening, hundreds of people crowded the school’s auditorium for the 2015 Band Banquet. Parents and students, all waiting for the Flynns to announce the next show for the Portage Central Marching Band (PCMB). The following...

Reaching the elusive fourth floor

Brian Taggett

May 1, 2015

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It took me nearly four years. Finally, I made it to the ever-elusive fourth floor of Portage Central High School. In response to my column published in the paper copy of The Stampede about my previous oblivion of what is on the...

Ideas for a spring break staycation

Lucy Forster

April 1, 2015

Filed under Opinion

The most exciting place I have ever been to on spring break is Indiana. All my life my spring breaks have been staycations. To some this may sound boring and uneventful, but for a glass half full kind of person, a staycation could...

Advice for college admissions

Scott Solomon

February 19, 2015

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Applying to college is one of the most stressful and important decisions in high school, if not your entire life. As a senior who has completed the application process and is in the ever so dreadful waiting period, I would like...

Brianstorm Issue 3.5: The teacher vs. student basketball game

Brian Taggett

December 19, 2014

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With time ticking down in the 3rd quarter, I scrambled to find the ball skip across the old hardwood floor. In a continual motion of picking up the ball and shooting, the dull roar of the crowed hushed to that of a pin hitting...

Understanding Mental Health

Lucy Forster

December 18, 2014

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The statistics and facts of mental health are well known and easily accessible to all people. Yet, most people do not understand what goes on while treating a mental disorder. Not only can it be scary for someone suffering a mental...

The Brianstorm: reliving middle school basketball as an assistant coach (Uncut)

Brian Taggett

December 14, 2014

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It’s 2:50 p.m. Students race to their cars and recreate Tokyo Drift in a small Midwest city parking lot covered in more ice than Mr. Chambers’ heart. The school day concludes in the hasty attempt to get home as soon as possible...

Michigan’s future column

Scott Solomon

November 7, 2014

Filed under Opinion

For the state of Michigan, Tuesday night brought little to no change for the makeup of Michigan’s government. Gov. Snyder won re election, and both chambers of the state legislature remained in control on the Republican Party. Whether...

Is Santa ruining Christmas?

Brian Taggett

January 18, 2013

Filed under Opinion

As this year’s winter break approaches, so does the expedition of jolly ole’ St. Nicholas to children worldwide. ATTENTION: if Santa and his nine magic reindeer still visit your house, I advise you to stop reading this column ...

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