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The Drowsy Chaperone delights

The Drowsy Chaperone delights

Komalpreet Kaur, Associate Feature Editor

December 11, 2017


Filed under All, Local, News, Showcase

“There are so many elements that help hone a good comedy,” said English and Drama Teacher Celia Weeks. These words come from the director of this year’s musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, which opened on Friday, December 1st. The Drowsy Chaperone is about a wealthy woman by the name of Mrs. Tottendale who has to at...

Breadlift 2017 off to smooth start, looks to raise $25,000

Breadlift 2017 off to smooth start, looks to raise $25,000

Lily Antor, Editor-in-Chief

November 18, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Recommended Stories, Showcase

UPDATE: As of 3:00, PN (with PC's donation of $5,285 dollars) has raised over $20,000 for The March of Dimes. A few members of Central's Student Council stopped by around 2pm to help out. "I like working with PN Senate," said PC's Vice President John Hart, "It makes things so much smoother, an...

Oh, Jingle Bae

Oh, Jingle Bae

Mackenzie Brey, Entertainment Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Just for Fun, Showcase

Dear Diary, Skin is drying out, bulky coats are a necessity, and sounds of sniffles are filling the hallways. Cuffing season is here and I, for one, am NOT ready. How could I be? It seems as if cuffing season hit me harder than my feels after watching The Notebook! Seriously… How could I NOT sta...

The current homework load is not reasonable

The current homework load is not reasonable

Jackson Graham, Journalism 1 Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under All, Opinion, Showcase

  We’ve all been there, it’s late at night and we don’t have the energy or the time to finish our homework.  So instead, we write down random answers to questions to get a completion grade and don’t end up learning anything.   Most students are involved in extracurricular activ...

Underclassmen should be allowed to go off campus for lunch

Underclassmen should be allowed to go off campus for lunch

Zach Lewis, Journalism 1 Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under All, Opinion, Showcase

Our school, along with many other schools,  has the policy that only upperclassmen can go off campus for lunch. Almost all reasons as to why underclassmen are unable to go off campus for lunch stem off of age. Some common assumptions or beliefs associated with younger kids are lack of maturity, care...

Never underestimate the power of friendship in high school

Never underestimate the power of friendship in high school

Sarah Maniscalo, Journalism 1 Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under All, Opinion, Showcase

Snigda Narisetty and I met when we were 5 years old at the bus stop. I was alone and had no one to talk to and neither did she. I asked her, “What is your name?” and her answer confused my poor kindergarten self for the next twenty minutes on the bus. I had never met anyone with a name that hard to...

Standardized tests are overvalued by colleges

Standardized tests are overvalued by colleges

November 7, 2017


Filed under All, Opinion, Showcase

Students pile into the same room at early hours in the morning. They bring their number two pencils, their approved calculator, and maybe a water bottle and wait as a teacher reads a set of instructions. The timer begins and students rush to the end, and if they are lucky, they will get the chance to che...

The US needs to end their harsh attitudes toward immigration

The US needs to end their harsh attitudes toward immigration

Arushi Mithal, Journalism 1 Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under All, Opinion, Showcase

When I think of immigration, my mind drifts to the journey my parents took when traveling to America. They had to create a whole new life for themselves for success and opportunity. To travel all this way from another country, work hard for years to even stay in the country, and then have an offi...

SSR shouldn’t be a required part of seminar

SSR shouldn’t be a required part of seminar

Malcolm Gaynor, Journalism 1 Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under All, Opinion, Showcase

Every week, seminar students spend a total of 50 minutes every week reading before they are allowed to start on their homework, adding up to a total of 30 hours of lost homework time. Ten minutes a day may not seem like much, but in a busy student life, valuable homework time should not be spent readin...

A performer’s eye view of a marching competition

A performer’s eye view of a marching competition

Laura Koscinski, Staff Writer

October 30, 2017


Filed under Life and Style, Showcase, Spotlight

On October 21, the PNMB put in an eleven hour day practicing for a participating in the Jenison Marching Invitational. Here's what it was like to be there:

Lunches for Lives raises $1650 for families in need

Lunches for Lives raises $1650 for families in need

Sheila Mwanda, Associate Entertainment Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under All, Local, News, Showcase

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WMU Bronco football gallops through difficult season

WMU Bronco football gallops through difficult season

Carter Landis, Sports Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under All, Showcase, Sports

Shifting the paradigm from the spirited P.J. Fleck, a coach who brought Western Michigan’s football team to prominence and leaving in the same year, has probably been the hardest thing Bronco fans have had to do. Not to mention that this coaching change came alongside also losing who could be the te...

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