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“Super Smash Bros.: Ultimate” character count imperative to franchise future

Luka Turanjanin, Sectional Editor

September 11, 2019

“Super Smash Bros.: Ultimate” (Smash Ultimate for short), has been a phenomenal success as a video game. It’s sold around 14 million copies worldwide. It is one of the most iconic games currently on the Nintendo Switch, a...

Op-Ed: Technology makes communication easier, but strips us of humanity

Paul Jonas, Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2019

George Bernard Shaw miraculously must have predicted the future when he said the following quote. “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” The man won the Nobel Prize in Literat...

Opinion: It’s time for a change in the grading system

Stephanie Hultgren-Tagliere, Sectional Editor

February 8, 2019

Are grades really as important as we think they are? There is a new outlook on grading, according to Elk Grove High School social studies teacher Mark Heintz. This new method is known as the mastery transcript, as found on Mastery...

Impracticality of imperial units burden U.S.

Christian Tchilikov, Guest Writer

October 3, 2017

Space travel has without a doubt resulted in a plethora of new cutting-edge technologies. Whether you support it or not, space travel and the organizations behind it are known for pushing the boundaries of what is thought to be...

Students are bound to face an artless world

Allison Skiple, Guest Writer

October 3, 2017

Visit any school and walk down the fine arts hallway; there is music being played, children performing and art being made. Choir, band, orchestra, theatre, dance and art programs are now left to fend for themselves financially. ...

Morning practice policy imperfect, must adapt

Nic Baggetto, Editor-in-chief

October 3, 2017

The initial discomfort of having a new schedule has begun to wear off as students have become more accustomed to 48-minute classes and the dreaded four minute passing period. For me, it has been a fairly seamless transition, e...

Liam’s Tragedy of the Month

Liam McCarthy, Sectional Editor

October 3, 2017

As a handful of you may know, I work at a movie theatre, which means two things: customers being annoying, and I get to see a lot of movies for free. As you could imagine, I see a lot of movies which has led me to the conclus...

Star Wars Prequels vs. The Hobbit

Tiffany Kajiwara and Danny Kummer

October 3, 2017

Tiffany: Haven’t we done this one before? No? Oh yeah, we did “Lord of the Rings Vs. Game of Thrones” and “Star Wars Vs. Star Trek.” Man, I knew we were running out of ideas, but this is next level. Well, in that case,...

Spider-Man: Maguire vs. Garfield vs. Holland

Nic Baggetto, Trenton Holmquist, and Liam McCarthy

October 3, 2017

Nic: If there’s one character Marvel has milked more than a prize- winning cow at the county fair, it’s Spider-Man. We’re on movie number six now? Well, Tom Holland may be cute and British and Andrew Garfield may be…...

New daily schedule causes concern, benefits for many

Paige Napholz, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2017

For the 2017-2018 school year and years to come, District 214 decided to make changes to the daily schedules of students and teachers. At Elk Grove specifically, instead of school starting at 8:10a.m. it starts at 8:15 a.m. and endi...

Attack on journalists unjustifed

Staff Editorial

March 10, 2017

Journalistic integrity is an ideal that we, as a student publication, take just as seriously as professional newspapers such as The New York Times. As journalists, our job is to inform and engage readers rather than t...

Kawhi Leonard vs. Kevin Durant

Naomi Wiley and Gaby Perez

March 10, 2017

Naomi: Kawhi Leonard has been in the NBA for 6 years versus Kevin Durant who has been in the league for a decade and has made the playoffs almost as many times as Kevin Durant. He’s also a better defensive player than Du...

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