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The Future of 5G
The Future of 5G
Aidan Hsia 21 hours ago

In 2019, the 5th generation mobile network, known as 5G, rolled out to the public, allowing high-speed data coverage around the US. And while...

Make Womens Soccer a Fall Sport
Make Women's Soccer a Fall Sport
Ellie Fife 2 days ago

Currently, Michigan is one of the few states that offers women's high school soccer in the spring. Most states offer a fall season or, in the...

A Missing Melody
A Missing Melody
Lila Fetter November 17, 2021

I wiped my sweaty palms onto my black jeans and headed to the edge of the stage. Looking out into the audience, I was able to make out the dimly...

Schoologys Midnight Deadline
Schoology's Midnight Deadline
Reagan Masek November 12, 2021

The process of turning in assignments has completely changed following the virtual school year. The online learning platform used from last year,...


The ranked-choice system is more commonly used internationally, but it is also used by some large American cities, including San Francisco and New York. Alaska is the second state to implement it. (Dreamstime/TNS)
Ranked Choice Voting
Scarlett London

Picture this: you are a high school senior, applying to college. There’s an ultra-competitive school you have dreamed about attending since you were a little kid. The campus is beautiful, the teachers are brilliant and the cafeteria is a fivestar restaurant. There are plenty of other colleges that you would be okay with, but nothing quite like this...

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Failure of "2020 Mentality"
Tai Tworek

Undoubtedly, 2020 brought unprecedented hardships. As we rang in the new decade over a year ago, it was almost impossible to imagine the full ramifications of the coronavirus and subsequent pandemic. But here...

A group of migrants wearing T-shirts that read, Biden, please let us in, kneel and pray at the border crossing on March 2, 2021 in San Ysidro, Mexico. The group gathered and marched up to the border post to petition the new U.S. administration for asylum. U.S. Border Patrol (CPB) agents conducted a heavier operation at the border crossing with the goal of preventing a stampede. (Stringer/dpa via ZUMA Press/TNS)
Unmuted: At the Border
Scarlett London

Joe Biden has been in office for about six weeks. He has already signed a slew of executive orders reversing many atrocious Trump-era policies. But any sense of profound relief or celebration at having...

An empty classroom at Monta Vista High School in California. Photo by Julia Satterthwaite.
An Open Letter to the Ann Arbor Board of Education and Ann Arbor Youth
Cate Weiser

I want to start this piece off by saying that it is a bylined opinion article. I speak for myself, as a 17-year-old journalist with opinions. I am not an expert, and this article is written from my feelings....

Tyranny of the Minority
Tyranny of the Minority
Anjali Kakarla

Throughout our history, the role of the electoral college in American democracy has been a disputed issue. In 2016, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the electoral college to Donald Trump....


Make Womens Soccer a Fall Sport
Make Women's Soccer a Fall Sport
Ellie Fife 2 days ago

Currently, Michigan is one of the few states that offers women's high school soccer in the spring. Most states offer a fall season or, in the south, a winter season when high school soccer does not conflict...

A Missing Melody
A Missing Melody
Lila Fetter November 17, 2021

I wiped my sweaty palms onto my black jeans and headed to the edge of the stage. Looking out into the audience, I was able to make out the dimly lit faces of friends and family. Trying to remain focused,...

Sexual Abuse in Gymnastics
Sexual Abuse in Gymnastics
Lucy Cassell-Kelley November 10, 2021

  “Tighten up,” my coach says, poking my butt. I squeeze my muscles harder and concentrate. This is a usual day at practice. After years of training, being touched by coaches is something I...

When In Doubt, Choose C
When In Doubt, Choose "C"
Noah Bernstein November 3, 2021

I walked into the testing center half an hour earlier than instructed. Met by an administrator who stood up to my shoulders, I told her my name. “Noah … my name is Noah Bernstein,” I said, pointing...


People react outside the Hennepin County Government Center after the guilty verdicts were announced in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Minnesota. (Carlos Gonzalez/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)
Unmuted: The Verdict
Scarlett London

Well, it happened. Derek Chauvin was found guilty of George Floyd’s murder. CNN reports that Chauvin faces up to 40 years in prison for second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.  It feels like this moment was a long time coming. In many police killings like this one, the officers who pull the trigger...

A Worthy Part
A Worthy Part
Sebastian Oliva

My Latino and Black brothers’ and sisters’ continuous antipathy has gone on for far too long. As a Black and Latino high school young man, I have been discriminated against countless times....

Activists march through Chicagos North Lawndale neighborhood during a rally to defund police on Friday, July 24, 2020. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Black Death
Eliot Klus

As a mixed child in a white family, I simultaneously learned about my Blackness and its danger. I remember when my white step-father first exposed the health risks my Black existence invites. There were...

The Issue With #AllLivesMatter
The Issue With #AllLivesMatter
Taylor Tucker-Gray

This article was originally published on Dec. 14, 2015. We are bringing it back today.  Still relevant.  It is of paramount interest to be informed and have an understanding of the difference between...

Wheres the allyship?
Where's the allyship?
Tai Tworek

Recently, my white aunt reposted someone’s photo on Facebook. It was a picture of two officers in riot gear coaxing a police horse with a bloody bandage on its nose. The caption read, “WOW!!! RIOTERs...


Add Mental Health Days
Add Mental Health Days
Jadyn Taylor

Mental health is very important for a person. It is what drives how we feel everyday. Some days it’s great, other times it’s not. Since school has begun, complete with homework and extracurriculars,...

The Body Goals Illusion
The "Body Goals" Illusion
Emmy Chung

When I was 12 years old, I learned the phrase thigh gap. I had no idea what it meant, but it didn’t take me long to find out. Edited or not, people on social media have the ability to produce an impression...

Get Vaccinated, Heres Why
Get Vaccinated, Here's Why
Jadyn Taylor

COVID-19 remains a dangerous threat in 2021. Not just for the elderly, but for children as well. All ages have been affected for almost two years now, but there is a way for this to end––the vaccine. Vaccines...

Students Need Sleep
Students Need Sleep
Izzy Stevens

  “I haven’t slept in three days,” said Moose Gultekin, a sophomore at CHS. Gultekin’s exhaustion is largely due to stress from school. She has had to stay up extra late to finish her...


In this screenshot taken from a congress.gov webcast, Sen. Josh Hawley, R- Mo., speaks during a Senate debate session to ratify the 2020 presidential election at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (congress.gov/Getty Images/TNS)
Some Nerve
Charles Solomon

On Jan. 6, 2021, what I like to call ‘rioting insurrectionist state-sanctioned domestic terrorists’ breached the U.S. Capitol.  I had left a Zoom call and joined my parents in the family room to...

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The Numb Reality
Jenna Jarjoura

I sat on my living room couch drinking my coffee as I burst into laughter over TikToks about the events that took place at the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6. But then I took a step back and my bliss...

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A Taste of Our Own Medicine
Eliot Klus

"This is how election results are disputed in a banana republic — not our democratic republic,” said President George W. Bush, yesterday. American democracy is esteemed in a way few things in our...

A supporter of President Donald Trump sits inside the office of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as he protests inside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021. Demonstrators breached security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)
Deeper Than Privilege
Grace Wang

“This is not America.” “I am shocked to see this.” “Why is this happening?” Words of surprise covered my feed yesterday afternoon.  Those words confused me.  Have you not been listening?...

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