Call of Duty Has Changed For the Best

Call of Duty Has Changed For the Best

Andrew Notaro, Staff reporter

November 30, 2017


Filed under Current Media Buzz, Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase, Soft news, Student Life

Have you ever heard young adults or children in their teens complain about the past four games called Call of Duty? Well, l being at the age of seventeen, I hear kids complain all the time about how unrealistic the past few games have been. The latest Call of Duty is based on World War II. The games ...

The Long Road to Freedom

The Long Road to Freedom

Abby McDonnell, Staff reporter

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

After  having a permit for at least six months, New York State teenagers are finally eligible for a driver's license- well, a class DJ license (Junior Operator License), that is. But the wait for total freedom on the roads isn't over yet, at least for most. NYS teens are given a DJ license until they...

Turkey Thursday, Black Friday

Turkey Thursday, Black Friday

Sarah McDonald, Staff reporter

November 30, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Opinion, Showcase

The beginning of the country’s Christmas shopping has begun on the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, since 1952. The first use of the term “Black Friday” relates to retailers. After a year of “being in the red” (operating at a loss) stores earn a profit, or go “into the black” when...

The Life and Death of Net Neutrality

The Life and Death of Net Neutrality

Alexander Senft, Sports editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase

Every morning millions of Americans access the internet within seconds of waking up. Whether that be Gmail or Facebook, most Americans have easy and reliable access to the internet on a daily basis regardless of what they want to see. What if I told you that may not be a thing anymore? The basis of n...

Hunter Lobur Cummins’s Buffalo Bills mid-season review!

Hunter Lobur Cummins’s Buffalo Bills mid-season review!

Hunter Lobur Cummins, Sports Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Hello everyone, it’s sports editor Hunter Lobur Cummins here again with the 2017 Buffalo Bills mid-season review and predictions.  Let’s get right down to business!   The Bills enter week 10 of the 2017 NFL season with a 5 win and 3 loss season so far, better than many or even most e...

The Players vs. the President

The Players vs. the President

Alexander Senft, Sports editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Who would have thought? Some celebrities in America and abroad have open disputes with the President of the United States of America. The events unfolding in almost every sporting league in the United States seem to have some objections to Donald Trump. However, the two most prominent are the NBA and ...

To Drive or not To Drive: the driving debate

To Drive or not To Drive:  the driving debate

Katherine Merkel, News and Opinion Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

How important is it to have a driver’s license? If this question would have been asked to a group of teenagers twenty or thirty years ago, the response would have been overwhelmingly positive in favor of earning that plastic card that symbolized maturity and independence. However, most teenagers today d...

Movie Throwbacks: The Shining (1980)

Emily Lewicki, Entertainment Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Student Life

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick Genre: Thriller/Drama film Rating: 4.5/5 stars Running time: 2 hr 40 min.     In his thriller film The Shining, Stanley Kubrick shows the true effects of psychological madness that one can undertake when in severe isolation. Although its setting may seem li...

2017 Orchard Park Quakers Varsity Football Season Predictions and Results

2017 Orchard Park Quakers Varsity Football Season Predictions and Results

Hunter Lobur-Cummins, Sports Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Hello everyone, it’s Hunter Lobur Cummins here with regular season game-by-game predictions for the 2017 Orchard Park Quakers Varsity Football Season.  It should be a fun one, so without further ado, let’s get down to business!   Week One: home vs. McKinley Macks (Friday 9/1/17) ...

Early FEMA Cuts Could Have Killed Thousands due to Hurricanes

Early FEMA Cuts Could Have Killed Thousands due to Hurricanes

Alex Senft, Sports Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Current Media Buzz, News, Opinion, Showcase

Alexander Senft Harvey and Irma In the tail end of our summer vacation, a new season was catching full stride without most really knowing: Hurricane Season. During the early weeks of September to about mid-October, the hurricane season reaches its peak; this year,  a pair of terrifying storms cast a ...

“Screen Activist Guild” Awards

“Screen Activist Guild” Awards

Olivia Sferra, Layout and Design editor

February 14, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Just over two weeks ago, renowned actors and actresses assembled in Hollywood for the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, commonly referred to as the SAG Awards. This award show is different from complimentary ceremonies such as the Academy Awards or the Emmys in the sense that this production is...

Libraries are slowly becoming a thing of the past

Libraries are slowly becoming a thing of the past

Dillon Janca, Staff reporter

February 6, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion, Student Life, Uncategorized

Libraries bring people knowledge and information from all areas of life right into one spot for all to use. As a society, libraries are slowly becoming unpopulated and unused, especially for the younger generations. The use of libraries will never come to a complete halt, but in the coming years we will...

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