Sports Column: Spearheading eSports

By Braeden Lamb “We are Valorant. We are fighters!” Every other match, I feel I hear that voiceline reach out to us before proceeding to attempt to score victories for our team. We give and receive callouts, refine our motor skills and muscle memory. We celebrate our frags, clutches and 1000 IQ plays.  I am a player on Snider’s Valorant Gold eSports team. Snider

Esports Update: Rocket League Esports Team qualifies for national playoffs

Snider’s Rocket League Black Team finished ranked #14 in the nation, which qualifies them for the High School Esports League (HSEL) National Playoffs,  a single elimination tournament beginning Monday Dec 14th.  The team’s opening round match will be at 5p.m. vs 3rd Seed Eno River Academy from North Carolina.  Only the top 16 teams nationally make the national tournament, and there were

Turkey Day Gatherings Pose Risk of COVID

By: Alex Galassini With 2020 finally nearing the end of its reign, it’s on track to being one of the most infamously unlucky years in modern history. Families have been separated for over half a year now, leading to missed birthdays and other celebrations. Luckily this October, many cities, including Fort Wayne, did not cancel trick or treating. Many homes opted

Game Review: Pokémon Sword and Shield Features Creatures in Frigid Wasteland

By Erin Robinson On October 22nd, 2020, the company of Nintendo launched a downloadable content (DLC) update to Pokémon Sword and Shield: a popular role-playing game released on November 15th, 2019. Nearly a year later, the second downloadable content, the Crown Tundra, was released. While not nearly as anticipated as its previous update, the Isle of Armor, the Crown Tundra takes players into

Staff Editorial: Property Damage from Protests

During quarantine the two main things that covered the news were COVID-19 and protests. One of the most controversial topics with the protests was the property that was damaged, stolen, burned or vandalized.  Some argue that these acts were justified because it is the only way to catch the attention of the government, but what about the people on the receiving

Opinion: New Judge’s Lack of Answers Prompts Concerns

By Emma Hedrick No matter what your political viewpoints are, there is one thing that all Americans can agree upon: Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court is a big deal.  Let’s talk about the Supreme Court for a moment. Article III of the Constitution creates the Supreme Court and grants it jurisdiction over certain types of cases, such as suits

The Mandalorian S.2 Ep.1 Review: The Old West and Space Dragons

Pedro Pascal is The Mandalorian in the Disney+ series THE MANDALORIAN. Lucasfilm Ltd. By Ethan Corbin Last Friday the widely anticipated season two premiere of Disney’s The Mandalorian was streamed on Disney Plus, the streaming service much like Netflix used by Disney. The episode kicks off shortly after the cliff hanger of an ending of season one, however it does not follow up on the previous season’s mysteries,

2020 – The Year of the Young Voter

By Zach Kyner With a novel virus ravaging the country, devastating natural disasters hammering the coasts of the United States and civil unrest breaking in the streets of major cities across the country, 2020’s general election is poised to be like none other before.  Republican presidential incumbent Donald Trump is battling democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden for a seat as the president

Halloween Date Change: Trick or Treat?

By Alex Galassini Autumn is one of the most beloved seasons. In fact, a survey conducted by Chicago radio station 94.7 WLS indicates that over 40% of people claim fall is their favorite season.  Between Halloween and Thanksgiving, there is no shortage of fall fun. With “Spooky Season” just around the corner, Americans are already filling up their candy bowls and gearing

Are wE-Learning?

With school in session, teachers and students reflect on how COVID-19 has impacted the classroom.