The unmistakable click-clack of heels in a school hallway is one usually associated with teachers, but GLHS junior Abigail Holtan has made it her own. Although she doesn’t like the attention the noise causes, Holtan makes sacrifices for style. Holtan describes her personal style as classic. “It’s timeless…with a bit of quirk,” she said. Inspired … Continue reading Student Style Saturday: Abigail Holtan defines her style as classic with quirk
If you’ve frequented the Gull Lake High School cafeteria between January 16 and 19, chances are you’ve seen a troupe of students collecting change for Special Olympics, a “global social movement,” and the largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities. Students involved in the program have been asking for donations at lunches. Gull Lake’s … Continue reading Gull Lake Special Olympics Bowling collects ‘spare’ change
Whether sporting sweatpants or Gossip Girl inspired ensembles, Gull Lake junior Abby Stark’s style, according to her, changes every day. “Sometimes I’ll try to be really fancy and other times I’m really casual–I would say, in two words, [my style is] sweatpants and sometimes I wear heels,” Stark said. What determines the choice between these … Continue reading Student Style Saturday: Abby Stark describes style as ‘try-hard, casual, chic’
In the wake of various student movements forming in response to the Parkland school shooting, local postsecondary institutions have made their positions on the potential protests clear. Western Michigan University (WMU) tweeted a statement assuring students that their admission will not be affected in any way should they be subject to disciplinary action as a … Continue reading Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College release statements regarding walkouts
It's been a minute since I posted anything other than what I've had to for class, and I suppose this is no different in that aspect, but at least this blog post assignment is better as far as creative freedom goes. And would I be myself if I didn't choose to post a lil' bit … Continue reading A little poetry among the portfolio posts
The muffled mulch Springs back into place With each step taken Pinecone beginnings fold In on themselves while Needles yellow at their tips Winter’s owly snow Brings rusty patches to Speckled rock edges
How (not) to turn a page If you find that your padded fingers Loiter within the half inch of page words Don’t occupy--my darling, do not fret. Perhaps a passage calls you back, Having been skimmed over the first skip through, Missed by the stone of your conscience- Go back and read it, … Continue reading College Drivel in Reverse-You get it first!
Ruby Ashby clawed sightlessly at the flimsy dollar-store trellis puttied onto her wall when the parents first moved with late night murmurs of “need more space” and fond cooings over a “growing baby”. Her eyelashes seemed stitched together with tears, tongue coated no longer with saliva but with the singed remnants of her world. Ashes. … Continue reading Overdramatic College Drivel #2: Smoked Sugar