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The logo of the American pharmaceutical company Pfizer. They're working with German company BioNTech to produce the new COVID-19 vaccine.

Pfizer releases COVID-19 vaccines from their facility in Portage, Michigan

Melissa Preston, Chief Copy Editor February 5, 2021

Amidst a global pandemic, American pharmaceutical company Pfizer has been working alongside German company BioNTech to make a vaccine to combat COVID-19. Now, we are seeing that work pay off as the vaccine...

How the pandemic has affected me

How the pandemic has affected me

Perla Santiago, Photo Editor June 14, 2020

During this pandemic, a lot has changed around the world. We’ve had to be more cautious about everything we do. We have been on a stay-at-home order since March 13th, which is now being lifted as the...

The Trump administration must do more to protect the environment, areas such as the Great Lakes

The Trump administration must do more to protect the environment, areas such as the Great Lakes

Finn Brent June 5, 2020

The Great Lakes are one of the most well known landmarks in the midwest United States. According to the EPA; Lakes Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior are home to, “84% of North America’s surface...

Junior Lily Stickley is showing the proper side of the road for bikers. With the traffic or the right side of the road.

The proper side of the street for when you are riding a bike or walking

Lily Stickley, Feature Editor May 20, 2020

As people are now home because of the Stay at Home Order, they are able to get outside a lot more. People are playing in their yards and are going on walks or bike rides more frequently.  As someone...

Michigan’s COVID-19 Stay at Home Order brings new perspectives on school life

Michigan’s COVID-19 Stay at Home Order brings new perspectives on school life

Maya Crawford, Graphics Editor May 19, 2020

It’s no secret that many kids say that they don’t like going to school, even though it’s necessary. Students often complain about having to get up early or how much homework they have to do. Now...

D&W Fresh Market in Kalamazoo clearly defines social distancing and ensures the safety of staff and patrons.

The end of quarantine drawing near: What will be the new normal?

Samantha Shaffer May 18, 2020

The end of Michigan’s quarantine period is in sight. However, as we get closer to reopening the state, many wonder how normal will be defined.  Governor Whitmer announced in late April that she has...

Standardized testing places high levels of stress on students and teachers

Standardized testing places high levels of stress on students and teachers

Hannah Locke, News Editor April 4, 2020

School is meant to be a safe and healthy environment where we are able to learn new things and express ourselves. However, the amount of standardized testing that happens in our schools puts an enormous...

A 2,145 mile move: Kayle Trujillo and her family move from Los Angeles, California to Kalamazoo, Michigan

A 2,145 mile move: Kayle Trujillo and her family move from Los Angeles, California to Kalamazoo, Michigan

Sophie Grover, Arts and Entertainment Editor April 2, 2020

From four million hot, sweaty bodies in a 503 mile radius, down to only 75,807 freezing bodies in a 25.21 mile radius. To people who’ve lived in Kalamazoo most of their lives, 63 degrees is a day...

The intricate designs from the original 1919 Michigan Union were replicated in many features of the building, including the railings that overlook the newly enclosed courtyard. These wrought iron railings add a nice feature to the eye of students as they visit the building.

U of M Michigan Union building gets a face-lift

Jessica Kanipe, Guest Writer March 9, 2020

The University of Michigan was erected August 26, 1817 and is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. U of M is highly known for their creative architecture and is always busy expanding their campus and renovating...

Southwest Michigan schools partake in different academic systems

Southwest Michigan schools partake in different academic systems

Ourania Alexopoulos, Staff Writer February 12, 2020

Most times as students, we follow the rules and regulations throughout the school without much questioning. We trust the adults and people working behind the scenes to make each day function without fail....

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