Special Olympics Survives Threats From State and Federal Levels

Special Olympics Survives Threats From State and Federal Levels

Abbey Black, News and Opinion editor

April 18, 2019


Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase

People who have been impacted by the Special Olympics were devastated when news broke that the Trump Administration would be slashing the programs federal funding. For those unfamiliar with the charity, the Special Olympics allows kids and young adults with disabilities to compete in a variety of spo...

Journey to Endgame

Journey to Endgame

Em Rush, Managing Editor, Marvel Expert, All Around Fun Kid

April 2, 2019


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

  The internet, if you haven't noticed, is a big crazy place where people can pretty much say anything to anyone anytime. So, be safe out there kids. More to the point, people want answers to their biggest questions, and today I'm going to be answering some big Endgame questions that I found ...

Justice League: Find Your Lane

Justice League: Find Your Lane

Em Rush, Managing Editor. Film Fiend. All Around Cool Kid.

March 22, 2019


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

Last night, I was bored. I was sitting on my couch, scrolling through the near-endless program options on demand, and nothing was calling out to me. But then I saw it: Justice League. The name is inspiring, I'll give it that-so inspiring that I decided to press play and lock in for what the media ha...

“Bee” mindful of the importance of our butterflies and other insects

“Bee” mindful of the importance of our butterflies and other insects

Katherine Merkel, News and opinion editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under Current Media Buzz, News, Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

After a long Buffalo winter, spring is finally coming, bringing warmer temperatures and new life to our frigid town. Everyone is ready to welcome the sunshine, the flowers, the birds, and the bunnies that always come with the springtime. However, when it comes to caring for or even knowing about the...

Journey to Endgame

Journey to Endgame

Em Rush, Managing Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Opinion, Showcase, Soft news, Uncategorized

Superbowl Weekend was about a month ago, and I don't know about you, but I thought the game was lackluster at best-but that wasn't what I was watching for; instead a barrage of fun entertainment wrapped up in a million dollar commercial spots was what I was sitting on the couch hoping to see. Of course,...

Is the NCAA is Failing its Athletes?

Is the NCAA is Failing its Athletes?

Jack Schmelzinger, Staff reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Uncategorized

Every year college basketball fans eagerly await the matchup between Duke and  UNC. Whenever the two teams face off, it promises to be an excellent game. This year the contest was surrounded by even more hype than usual. Both teams are thought of as legitimate title contenders, and each has some of the most m...

So Who is Actually Running for President in 2020?

So Who is Actually Running for President in 2020?

Abbey Black, News and Opinion editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase

Boy, is this a time of excitement for all the political junkies out there! As the 2020 presidential election inches closer by the day, candidates continue to add their names to the long list of individuals seeking a path to the White House. Although it will be hard to beat the drama, division, and down...

“Why Austin, Texas was not the Best Option For the Latest MLS Expansion Team”

“Why Austin, Texas was not the Best Option For the Latest MLS Expansion Team”

Hunter Lobur Cummins, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Uncategorized

On January 15, it was announced that Austin, Texas would receive the next MLS (Major League Soccer) team, the 27th team in the league.  While the citizens of Austin are quite ecstatic about this, I personally do not believe that it was the best choice of a new city for a team for a multitude of reaso...

Journey to Endgame: A Series

Journey to Endgame: A Series

Em Rush, Managing Editor, Ravenous Reviewer, Anxious Audience Member

February 5, 2019


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

Now that we are finally in 2019, there is a lot to look forward to in the coming months as it relates to blockbuster movies.  Movies like Shazam, Toy Story 4, The Joker, and Frozen 2 are sure to stun, but none more than Avengers: Endgame. As the days inch closer and close to April 26 audiences can...

The dangers of electronic cigarettes

Katherine Merkel, News and Opinion editor

January 15, 2019


Filed under News, Opinion

Don’t vape, kids. There are so many risks that accompany young adults and teens as they navigate through these formative years that authors write entire books on the subject, warning parents about and giving advice on how to best raise their child to avoid those risks. They warn about the dange...

Buffalo, NY: a pizza destination

Buffalo, NY:  a pizza destination

Kate Hennessey, Zach Mecca, Molly McGowan, and Marnique Oliveri-Panepento

January 15, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase

Coming straight from Italy, pizza has been an influential food since 997 CE in Gaeta. Some of the most famous cities for pizza are Chicago and New York, but Buffalo has been gaining more and more deserved fame. It is praised for its underrated quality and tastiness. In a recently published ranking, Tr...

Senioritis: Does it actually exist?

Senioritis: Does it actually exist?

Emily Lewicki, Entertainment editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase, Soft news, Student Life

High school can one of the most stressful times in a person’s life, especially when it comes to grades. By working hard, studying for tests, and getting extra help, students can get good grades that will look good on their college applications. However, there is a time in a high school student’s li...

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