Writings (and stuff)

Newspaper Tri 2 Reflection

All in all, I truly feel that joining the Reflection staff has contributed immensely to my growth as both a writer and a human being who can now go up to a complete stranger and give an in-depth interview. The painfully shy younger version of myself would never have even fathomed doing such a thing, … Continue reading Newspaper Tri 2 Reflection

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Choices Unlimited gives Richland a choice in alternative and spiritual healing

Since its creation in 1987, Choices Unlimited has prided itself on becoming “Southwest Michigan’s Premier Spiritual Learning and Healing Center. Choices’ staff consists of various on-call readers and healers, who offer their services in massage, energy work, and spiritual readings. The center also hosts many classes and workshops to support patrons on their own paths. … Continue reading Choices Unlimited gives Richland a choice in alternative and spiritual healing

Student Style Saturday: Abigail Holtan defines her style as classic with quirk

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

Gull Lake Special Olympics Bowling collects ‘spare’ change

  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

Student Style Saturday: Abby Stark describes style as ‘try-hard, casual, chic’

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’

Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College release statements regarding walkouts

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

High School Relationships: True love or foolish fantasy?

More than just puppy love: High school relationships should not be written off At the risk of sounding a hopeless romantic, high school relationships aren’t solely a medium for heartbreak and academic distraction, nor should they be looked down upon as such. Love is no less real within the cinderblock halls of an average high … Continue reading High School Relationships: True love or foolish fantasy?

Teacher Desk Profiles: Reggie Walters explains the mess that is his desk

Among the Gull Lake High School staff, math teacher and baseball coach Reggie Walters considers his desk one of the most cluttered. A self-proclaimed ‘sea of papers’ overwhelms most of its surface, but, upon a closer glance, one might discover more unique trinkets amidst the clutter. The objects are varied―some pertaining to teaching, some to … Continue reading Teacher Desk Profiles: Reggie Walters explains the mess that is his desk

BookBug expands into location with a back door…and so much more

BookBug, Kalamazoo’s own independent  bookstore, located at 3019 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo, marks 10 years of service to the community with an expansion into a neighboring location. The building offers a significant boost in square footage–plus an actual back door–both of which were sorely needed for BookBug’s increasing inventory, distribution needs and community events. The local bookstore was … Continue reading BookBug expands into location with a back door…and so much more