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Seasonal affective disorder is more serious than just the winter blues

Seasonal affective disorder is more serious than just the winter blues

Sophia Timm-Blow, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2020

At this point in the year when we are all counting down the days until we can finally go on winter break, the weather outside becomes bitter and cold. The harsh reality of winter in Michigan means that we essentially say goodbye to the sun and warmth for a couple of months and live cooped up inside,...

Okemos named best place to live in Michigan by ‘niche.com’

Okemos named best place to live in Michigan by ‘niche.com’

Sophie Parks, Editor in Chief

May 14, 2018

It has come to my attention that niche.com has ranked Okemos as the best place to live in Michigan. Shocking. But it gets more surprising when we look at Okemos’ rank in the country: fifth. We are living in the fifth-best place in the United States. Niche awards letter grades for many catego...

Kroger pleases the pickiest of shoppers

Kroger pleases the pickiest of shoppers

Megan Wiseman, Web Editor

May 14, 2018

Spring has finally sprung and brought a flourish of fruits and vegetables along with it. Although Okemos weather is certainly warm these days, farmers’ markets and weekend produce stands have yet to appear, forcing those desperate for a taste of the upcoming season to look elsewhere. Fortunately...

Trump visits MI

Trump visits MI

Aneliese Baker, Staff Reporter

May 11, 2018

On Saturday, April 28th, Trump played hooky at his House Correspondents Dinner for the second year in a row. The more than century-old occasion is arranged by journalists and is filled with platform coverage and entertainment that often involves poking fun at the president. Keeping with his alienation and...

This is not a s***hole, Mr. President, this is home

This is not a s***hole, Mr. President, this is home

Amaeka Effiong, Editor in Chief

February 21, 2018

With the recent backlash President Trump has received after his alleged comments about predominantly black countries, I felt it necessary to share my opinion, being a person from one of those countries. It all began when NBC and several other reliable news networks reported that during an immigration meet...

LGBT athletes face many obstacles

LGBT athletes face many obstacles

Sophie Alegi, Editor in Chief

December 15, 2017

LGBT rights campaigns in the United States have won significant victories in the past three years, including the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and the legalization of same sex marriage. Unfortunately, social acceptance of LGBT people continues to move at a snail’s pace in several sectors: sports...

Is Powderpuff Enough?

Is Powderpuff Enough?

Amaeka Effiong, Editor in Chief

October 2, 2017

With all of the excitement surrounding the current football season and the upcoming powderpuff game, the idea of a potential girls’ football team has been raised. Football has been known worldwide as a “man’s” sport with few women teams that are taken seriously. According to CNN, there is no pr...

AP Tests Hit OHS, But Are APs Really Worth It?

AP Tests Hit OHS, But Are APs Really Worth It?

Zoya Shevchenko, Editor-in-Chief

May 2, 2017

With the first week of AP tests coming up, what a better time than now to talk about all the flaws of this system we’re all suckered into! Nowadays, everyone feels the pressure to “challenge” themselves with, let’s be honest, classes they’re only taking to get into college. By no means am I ...

Donald Trump Starts Media War

Donald Trump Starts Media War

Holden Santi, Web Editor

March 2, 2017

Listen up, sheeple, you’re all being duped. The liberal media is playing you all for fools! Just kidding. But that’s not what Donald Trump would have you think. For the past month, ever since Donald Trump assumed the presidency, a war has been waged. The Trump Administration has attacke...

Movies to Look Forward to in 2017

Movies to Look Forward to in 2017

Johnny Mocny, Entertainment Editor

January 31, 2017

One year passes and another one begins. The eternal cycle that is currently still happening. As I remain on my quest to see every critically-acclaimed movie from 2016 to make a “best of the year” list, I found it opportune to first make a list of the films I’m most looking forward to this year, s...

How to De-Stress After Finals

How to De-Stress After Finals

Hawraa Alsaedi, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2017

Finals have taken a heavy toll on all of us. Distressing from studying, or heavy cramming, can be hard after weeks of anxiety and constant stress. Here are some things to do to feel better after that week from hell Rest-take as many naps as possible and try to get at least eight hours at night. Listen to your...

How Trustworthy Is a Person’s Word?

How Trustworthy Is a Person’s Word?

Ben Hopper, Editor-in-Chief

January 19, 2017

Since the stone age, or so I presume, people have been using their word to hold an unimaginable amount of trust and information. Whether it was swearing on the bible or making pinky promises with your best friend, everyone you know has put trust on their own word and honor. As the leaders of the...

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