He ain’t no false prophet: Dylan’s “Rough and Rowdy Ways”

By Colin Haines “Someday everything’s going to be beautiful, when I paint my masterpiece.” Bob Dylan has sung this song, “When I Paint My Masterpiece,” numerous times. At age 80, though, Dylan has painted plenty of masterpieces, one of his greatest being last year’s “Rough and Rowdy Ways,” an album which examines deeply the mystery of artistic creation and the role

Don’t blame Tiktok

By Kincaid Wilson TikTok is not to blame for the Devious Licks trend. After countless students were arrested and many charged for theft and vandalism, Tik Tok was called to Congress. Congress attempted to shift the blame onto Tik Tok instead of taking a look at schools who cannot seem to enforce basic rules such as “don't steal sinks.” The trend undoubtedly

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: 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: 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

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

Opinion Column: Military should be inclusive

By Emma Hedrick and Tristan Brooks The United States military, from the time of its creation in 1775, has always been a  secluded “Boys Club” with changes for minorities coming slowly. For women, official military service only became available after WWII when the Women's Army Corps, or WAC, was created. For gay, lesbian and bisexual people military service only became available

What Are Snider Students Listening To?

By Emily McCoy With 2021 beginning, many people are looking back on their most watched videos and liked pictures of this past year. Spotify, a popular music and podcast site, is no exception to this yearly trend. A few Snider students submitted their top songs, podcasts, and more. What were your top 3 songs of 2020?  NASA by Ariana Grande, Thank u Next  Boyfriend

Staff Editorial: Bring Back Nutrition and Wellness

Most students enjoy classes that contain information that they can apply to their lives when they are on their own. Classes that provide tips on how to handle money and save it, or classes about how voting works during an election. Nutrition and Wellness is a class that teaches students how to cook different foods and how to do it

Civil Air Patrol and Wreaths Across America

By Tristan Brooks A select few members of the Snider student body are actually members of the "US Air Force's best kept secret", Civil Air Patrol. The CAP was started in 1941, 6 days prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, as a way for people not eligible to join the military to assist in the war effort. The CAP's mission