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“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

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

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,

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

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

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

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,

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