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  • December 6Senior P Sampson Cogger commits to Albion University

  • December 2Boys’ XC finishes 4th at Nike Nationals in Portland

  • December 2Senior DE Ethan Roesch receives first offer from Grand View University

‘God’s Own Country’: my home

Gayu Menon, News Editor

December 13, 2017

Filed under Columns, Features

India is a diverse country. Within India there are 22 official languages. I am from Kerala, the southern tip of India. God’s Own Country, as Kerala is often referred to, is filled with tall, swaying coconut trees with streams just...

Keeping The Net Neutral

Moises Dominguez, Photography Editor

December 13, 2017

Filed under Columns

The current internet that we all operate on is known as an “open internet”. Making the internet an even playing field for both companies and consumers. Unfortunately, on Dec. 14 there will be a vote in Congress on whether o...

BOY SCOUTS: A program for everyone

Matt Troher, A&E Editor

December 13, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Growing up as a boy without a prominent central male figure in my life, Boy Scouts was an outlet for me to be, well, a boy. Through my six years as a Boy Scout, what I’ve learned is how to be a proper citizen. In my time...

My future career is not a hobby

Isabelle LaBianco, News Editor

December 13, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Jan. 25, 2017: the day I broke the news to my parents that I want to study acting in college. After I told them my news, I winced in fear of the laughter, disappointment, or just a general response from my parents. After a solid ...

Ceasing the cellphone

Sidney Lee, Editor-in-chief

October 8, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

I stop dead in my tracks as the weight of my iPhone seems to disappear out of the pocket of my overalls. I have that moment of panic (you know that moment), where’s my phone?!, my hands searching, quickly patting all my pockets. The...

PUERTO RICO: America’s neglected brother

Isabelle LaBianco, News Editor

October 8, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions, Uncategorized

Hurricane Maria had began its discourse Sept. 20 on the island of Puerto Rico early Wednesday morning. Six days later, the island of Puerto Rico, specifically the city of San Juan, had been destroyed. Electric power shocked, high...

Boys and girls: an uneven playing field

Nick Casey, Staff Writer

June 5, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

The University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team won their 100th game in a row after they defeated the South Carolina Gamecocks 66-55 on Feb.13, the team had not lost in 818 days. This is the first time a NCAA team,...

Early graduation gives opportunities

Kayla Lindberg, Social Media Editor

June 5, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Deciding to graduate early was the best academic decision I have made during my high school career. Freshman year, the idea of early graduation was brought up to me by an upperclassman who was currently in the process. Sophomore...

PSA grabs attention, despite controversial content

Fletcher Peters, Online Editor-in-Chief

June 5, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

On Dec. 2, the Sandy Hook Promise organization released their PSA “Evan” on YouTube. If you haven’t seen it, Evan, a high school boy, writes to a mystery girl on a library desk. The two talk about summer, and possibly meeting...

Low calorie drinks fail to bring health benefits

Sarah Rogoz, Staff Writer

June 5, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Students are only given low calorie, no sugar drink options in the vending machines due to the soda ban in 2006 on elementary, middle, and high schools. Elementary and middle schools aren’t allowed to sell any type of soda,...

SPEAKING OUT: Omega staff members share personal stories on the recent ban affecting immigration and travel

Gayu Menon, News Editor

March 20, 2017

Filed under Columns, Editorials, Features

As the new president of the U.S. took office in early January, many foreigners became tense about the new rules that would be set in place. During election season, President Donald Trump made many remarks towards how he would...

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