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Pokémon games updated for 3GS systems

Pokémon games updated for 3GS systems
December 3, 2014

Nintendo has updated its Pokémon series of role-playing video games for the 3DS handheld system, releasing two new games this month. "Omega Ruby" and "Alpha Sapphire" are updated versions of games released...

Why you aren’t too cool to play ‘Pokémon Omega Ruby’ and ‘Alpha Sapphire’

December 3, 2014

Many of us played Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald in elementary school — don’t even deny it. Pokémon was the greatest video game ever in a time where we were too old to play Animal Crossing and...

What is the future of the shootout in the NHL?

What is the future of the shootout in the NHL?
November 25, 2014

It’s one of the hottest debated topics for hockey fans today: What is the future of the shootout? A shootout in hockey is simply a one-on-one between a skater and a goaltender from opposing teams. There...

Dress code has holes of its own

Dress code has holes of its own
Students speculate over the fairness in the school’s policy
October 17, 2014

"If a student has selected a manner of appearance that is beyond mere freedom of expression and disrupts the educational process… they may be removed from the educational setting." — PN Dress Code. It’s...

Beating the odds: Student fights back from near-fatal disease

Sophomore Hanna Rinkevicz survived viral encephalitis, a rare virus that causes swelling of the brain.
September 22, 2014

Sophomore Hanna Rinkevicz lays back on the couch with a smile on her face. A tub of animal crackers rests next to her feet, which are propped up on the family’s wooden coffee table. Movie cases and...

To hover or stand back: Which parenting style proves best?

To hover or stand back: Which parenting style proves best?
September 19, 2014
The term helicopter parents has developed signifying parents who often “hover” over their children’s lives.

Everything she has is dedicated to becoming state champion powerlifter

Everything she has is dedicated to becoming state champion powerlifter
June 11, 2014

The inside of a gym is a familiar sight for senior Crystal Krupp. For four years, she has trained every week to succeed in the sport of powerlifting. Powerlifting at the high school level involves...

Bandito’s will make you return for more than food

Bandito's will make you return for more than food
April 29, 2014

The aroma of the freshly cooked food being prepared in the back will have your mouth watering in seconds, and the bright warm colors will make you forget all about the negative degree weather just outside...

Essay: Why the world should dance more

Essay: Why the world should dance more
April 24, 2014

“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.” -- Friedrich Nietzsche I may not practice dance every day, but I cannot imagine my life without it. Ever since the...

Test stress? Take a study break with these 10 songs

February 24, 2014

Pause.  Stop your studying for just a few minutes to take a break listening to some of Billboard’s Top 100.

Even seniors get cut from the team

Southfield High School senior Ro'Kiya Parker says she didn't see it coming when she was cut from the varsity girls basketball team in her senior year. She says she will still have a spot on the track team.
February 19, 2014

In December senior Ro’Kiya Parker would normally be spending her time after school in the shiny new field house, working up a serious sweat, practicing her free throws, her lay-ups, her dunks. She’d...

Minimum wage debate is part of complex reality

Minimum wage debate is part of complex reality
January 31, 2014

Alex Brown, a Walmart employee, currently lives in an apartment that he shares with his wife and their roommate. He is an out-of-work PC technician laboring for about $10 an hour, which is $2.60 above...

Fat is not a bad word

December 9, 2013

As a child, I was always told to hide. Told to stay in the background, to don myself in blacks, greys, and navy, to avoid stripes like the plague, to never touch a pair of skintight jeans. As a child...

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