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The Reopening of the Downtown Library
The Reopening of the Downtown Library
Lizzie Graff, Reporter • November 19, 2021

After two long years of waiting, the Saint Joseph County Public Library Main Branch has finally reopened. Was it worth the wait? Yes! Here are all the amenities and fun areas that make it so awesome! When you first walk in, take a turn to the left...

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The Debt Ceiling
Nika Anderson, Editor-in-Chief • November 19, 2021

The debt ceiling, as described by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, is a limit of federal spending that curtails the amount of money America is allowed to borrow. It does not authorize any new spending but allows financing existing obligations. The...

The Impact of Social Media
The Impact of Social Media
Julia Maina, Reporter • November 19, 2021

Social media takes part in people's  day-to-day lives, whether they realize it or not. The positive and negative impact it leaves on them can change their lives completely. Let's look at the positive and negative aspects of social media and how it has...

Travis Scott Concert Turned Deadly
Travis Scott Concert Turned Deadly
Naomi Presler, Reporter • November 19, 2021

Hours before the Astroworld Music Festival even began on November 5 in Houston, Texas, security failed and hundreds of people streamed into the Astroworld venue. People were jumping over fences, security checkpoints had been torn down, and overwhelmed....

Athletes and Mental Health
Athletes and Mental Health
Naomi Presler, Reporter • November 8, 2021

Mental health in sports has always been a center of conversation, but when Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka displayed mental health as a priority, it lit a fire that explored sports and mental health relationships. Both women left major sports events to prioritize...

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Katie Hensell
Katie Hensell
Pike Temple, Sports Reporter • November 19, 2021

Katie Hensell is a senior at John Adams High School. She represents Adams through her many extracurriculars - soccer, diving, track, and mock trial. Hensell “enjoys soccer because it’s a team sport, it’s outside, and I get to cheer loudly for my teammates.” She calls her diving team “my family.” She also adds, “I like the butterflies I get before a big competition.” Hensell is proud...

Connor McKenna
Connor McKenna
Oriane Dancler, Reporter

Connor McKenna is a star student-athlete who will be graduating from John Adams High School this year. Connor is one of the captains of the soccer...

Betsy Leija
Betsy Leija
Lizzie Graff, Reporter

Betsy Leija, a flourishing senior at John Adams High School, has accomplished much over the last four years. Through her rigorous courses and...

Kylie Freymuth
Kylie Freymuth
Julia Maina, Reporter

Kylie Freymuth is a driven and passionate student at John Adams. Over the course of three years, Kylie has participated in many different clubs...

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Why We Create
Marcelina Kukawska, Photographer/Reporter • November 19, 2021

Teenagers use many different forms of art to express themselves. Expression is a fundamental aspect of their lives and it provides them an opportunity...

Top 10 Halloween Movies
Top 10 Halloween Movies
Oriane Dancler, Reporter • October 8, 2021
Going Vegan 101
Going Vegan 101
Marcelina Kukawska, Photographer/Reporter • September 27, 2021
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