“The Cranes are Flying”: Hope Amidst War

By Henri Oo Although the average Snider High school student presumably hasn’t seen many films from Eastern Europe, it is interesting to understand the significance of Mikhail Kalatozov's 1957 contribution to Georgian and Russian cinema. Kalatozov’s “The Cranes are Flying” is regarded as one of most well-known Soviet films outside of the former Soviet Union, being critically acclaimed for its realism, and for being patriotic

Staff Editorial: The Power of Online Learning

Some people are viewing the current social distancing period as an extended spring break, a time where they can relax and forget about their responsibilities, particularly those involving school. However, the truth is quite the opposite; it’s more important now than ever before to keep up on classwork.  Even though our prolonged absence means we cannot have daily, in-person classes, many

Keep Checking PowerSchool!

By Kennedy Westfall Some people are viewing the current social distancing period as an extended spring break, a time where they can relax and forget about their responsibilities, particularly those involving school. However, the truth is quite the opposite; it’s more important now than ever before to keep up on classwork. Even though our prolonged absence means we cannot have daily, in-person

Make connections to alleviate stress

By Dylan Mast  Pressure. Part of life, part of nature. What can seem as to be an insurmountable obstacle when applied to the psyche of a teenager. The fear of not succeeding, superseding all other thoughts and emotions. High school is full of expectations from a variety of people and figures: coaches, teachers, parents, friends, girlfriends, boyfriends, all contributing to the formation of a mental breakdown. I

Ms. Hayes’ passions include African culture, Vans and tattoos

By Victor Song  An expansive Vans shoe collection makes an impression on Ms. Hayes' classes, according to her students.   “I think I started collecting Vans this summer,” Ms. Hayes, English teacher, said.  Currently, she has 52 pairs. Ms. Hayes credits her massive collection to her desire to keep them in pristine condition.  “I only wear them once,” Ms. Hayes. said “But it’s hard to

Snider senior wins second place at PFW Science, Engineering Fair

Senior Dezaray Clawson competed on Saturday in the Northeast Indiana Science and Engineering Fair held at PFW.  She presented research on acoustic interference as a preliminary to work she’s doing on acoustic levitation. Clawson won the following awards: Outstanding Achievement in the Physical Sciences from Huntington University, the Naval Science Award from the Office of Naval Research, Regional Water Prize Award from the

Staff Editorial: Just Stay In

COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus, has been plaguing news channels and social media feeds for weeks, overtaking the struggling economy and the 2020 presidential race.  Medical professionals have advocated for self-isolation, saying that by staying home and only going out when necessary, we can diminish the virus’s impact. Politicians have implemented regulations that will help decrease the spread of disease, including President Trump’s European

Column: PDA PSA

By Josh Bryan  Congratulations to all the adults out there. You’ve survived high school and maybe even college, if you’re into all that.  Odds are, that if you went to a public high school, you probably witnessed some PDA. For those who don’t know what that means, get out from under your rock of solitude and go get some sun.  PDA stands for: Passionately

Column: Speculating on FWCS’ Next Leader

By Jared Mitchell  Who will replace Dr. Wendy Robinson as the superintendent of Fort Wayne Community Schools? That’s the question every thoughtful constituent of FWCS is asking as Dr. Robinson’s pre-announced retirement inches ever closer.   FWCS has gone on record and said “The public won't know until we've made a decision,” according to the Journal Gazette.  This is quite the predicament for knowing who

Staff Editorial: The play’s not the thing, but crowded cafeteria is

By the Editorial Board On Wednesday, March 11, the cast and crew of  "High School Musical" were informed that the show was cancelled until further notice. According to Mr. Hissong, all FWCS events with an expected attendance of at least 100, scheduled through April 11,  have been cancelled due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, also known as corona virus.  Many universities in Indiana have cancelled in-person lectures for

Sports gear companies gouge Bryant fans

When a sports legend dies, most fans see "R.I.P." However, some big corporations see "$$$."  Basic economics would lead one to believe that when there is a high demand for a product, the seller should raise the price of said product. But there are some social limits when it comes to making profits from someone who has recently died.  Shortly after basketball star Kobe