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Benefits of Taking a DNA Test

December 14, 2018 2:26pm | Teegan Gumina

Being adopted, I never had clear answers to my biological history. From what my parents told me they were, I am Sicilian, German, Scottish, Irish and English by association, and for a long time, that was all I could say. However, when I was fifteen, […]

ASL Should Be Offered As A Class

December 14, 2018 1:54pm | Teegan Guimna

In the foreign language hallway of West, there’s a poster on the door of Room 205 that mentions an excellent collection of languages taught in schools throughout the state of Wisconsin, a few of which are not offered in the School District of New Berlin […]

Overrated and Underrated Books

October 4, 2018 1:28pm | Jay Phelps

Books, the foundation of most pop culture currently, have varying levels of popularity ranging from completely overrated to unjustly underrated. Most people who discuss this talk more about underrated books and skip the part of discussion about overrated books. I think every overrated book has […]

The Mass Commercialization of Culture

October 4, 2018 1:20pm | Grant Klusmann

It’s not always often that media appeals to the undercurrents of society, hence the categorizations of popular and counterculture. Commercialism was second to the art form.  Muhammad Ali’s conscientious objection to the Vietnam War, Joan Baez’s musical calls for justice, George Carlin’s social criticism, Matt […]

Solo Flies In As Another Great Film

May 29, 2018 3:10pm | Connor McKenzie

Han Solo is one of, if not the best, character in Star Wars and the love for him is shared by thousands. Ironically, many were doubtful about the film with some even saying, “I’ve got a bad feeling about this”. One of the main reasons […]

High School Jobs

March 9, 2018 10:14pm | Danielle Nudi

As high schoolers, many should start working to help with their future. As juniors and seniors are coming closer to college, they should get jobs to help with their future. On the other hand, for the younger freshmen, getting money is less of a worry, […]

The Sleeping Beauty Review

February 28, 2018 8:41pm | Lauryn Lieske

Looking to entertain, excite, and enchant your younger siblings, cousins, nieces or nephews, or the children you babysit for an afternoon or evening? Cardinal Stritch University presented the play, The Sleeping Beauty, from February 16th to February 25. This university has their students perform a […]

Super Bowl Commercial Review 2018

February 21, 2018 8:34pm | Nicky White-Palkowski

Even if you don’t care for the super bowl, many still watch for the commercials. Super Bowl Commercials are one thing we take away from each Super Bowl, whether they are iconic, funny, or even sad. From the E-Trade commercial with the talking baby in […]

Why School Starts Too Early

February 7, 2018 8:50pm | Molly Thomas

The end of childhood may be increasingly difficult while teenagers try to juggle school, jobs, clubs, and sports all in addition to their social life. It’s no secret that American teens don’t get enough sleep. They constantly have to juggle school, sports, clubs, extracurriculars, and […]

The Cheer Debate

February 2, 2018 8:25pm | Katelyn Kugler

For years, people have been picking sides on the great cheer debate. Some will consider the game of chess a sport, but the performing of stunts, tumbling, and high-energy routines to be the opposite. There is no doubt that cheerleading takes a great deal of […]