Farewell to Mr. Klee

By Faith Allison After 40 years of teaching, 33 at Snider, Mr. Kevin Klee has left behind a legacy of selflessness and dedication, along with a treasured tradition of Hawaiian shirts and sandals.  His journey as a band director started at the same place it ended. Mr. Klee realized that he wanted to be a band director during his sophomore year at

Opinion Column: Intelligence Not Linked to Political Involvement

By Natalie Mitchell In today’s prevalent “cancel culture,” you often hear various trends, movies, books, social media sites, and brands referred to as overrated, or not as good as they are made out to be. But something that is extremely overrated, but not often called such, is the American ideal of being involved in politics. In America, being involved in the

Sports Column: View of “His Airness” is Overblown

Michael Jordan is widely recognized as the greatest basketball player to ever play. He is certainly one of the greatest, but he is overrated. He had an illustrious career, winning six championships in the span of nine years while scoring the most points per game out of all players for 11 seasons. However, with the release of a documentary known

Sports Column: Calling a Foul on Baseball

By Dirk Hildebrand The term “overrated” in today's culture usually refers to when the success or accomplishments of a person, place or thing are vastly overestimated, over praised, or exaggerated. The term has been used to describe anything from players in various sports, the impact of certain cities, or even the success of social movements and trends. A perfect example of

3 Snider Students Receive Honors in 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Avery Edwards, August Grube and Joel Murillo submitted their artworks to to be judged in the 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the United States. Avery Edwards received a Gold Key and a Honorable Mention. August Grube

Opinion Column: The Grammys are a Sham

By Erin Robinson On Sunday, on March 14th of 2021, the 63rd annual Grammy Awards took place, recognizing artists from all genres for their musical talent and abilities. Notable events, such as Beyoncé now having the most Grammys awarded, or performances from groups including BTS and Black Puma, made the night much more exciting. However, that isn’t to say that the

Opinion Column: Collecting The Past 

By Olivia Rios What most people my age would deem “old” and “worthless” I find to be vintage and priceless. If I could scour the Earth looking for these items, I would in an instant, but unfortunately, I’m stuck in my little Midwest city of Fort Wayne. The only places I have visited with authentic, timeless pieces are antique shops that

Sports Bras Support Women Athletes, Critics do not

The creation of sports bras began in the summer of 1977, as Lisa Lindahl, Polly Smith and Hinda Miller crafted what would become today’s women’s sports bras. These bras were designed to provide support and comfort for female athletes and have revolutionized women’s athletics. Now, 44 years later, sports bras have continuously improved, but the sexualization of women athletes and

Opinion Column: Fort Wayne Philharmonic management hits a wrong chord

  By Faith Allison At a time when the world needs music the most, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic management has been out of tune with the needs of their musicians.  Throughout Fort Wayne, large groups of performers have adapted to the strict mandates that guide large group gatherings. Across the country, many large orchestras have transitioned to virtual performance options, or were able

The Show Must (Carefully) Go On

By Marissa Drew The Covid-19 pandemic has been a universal struggle for all students this past year. Most of all, it’s taken its toll on those of us involved in after-school and extracurricular activities. Last year, the day before the opening night of Snider’s High School Musical, it was announced that the show would not be allowed to go on, leaving the