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Track vs Cross Country

Track vs Cross Country

Hannah Abner, EMS Press Staff

October 13, 2017


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Cross country and track. These two sports are similar in that they are very competitive running sports and they involve the team. Quite a few people here at EMS do both sports. Kaitie Venhuizen, a seventh grader, does cross country and track, and enjoys them both a great deal. “I love running, a...

What is the Value of a Free Press?

What is the Value of a Free Press?

Mallory Swope, EMS Press Staff

October 13, 2017


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The First Amendment of the United States Constitution states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.” It may seem unthinkable to us, but not all countries have freedom ...

Pros and Cons of Veganism and Vegetarianism

Pros and Cons of Veganism and Vegetarianism

Elzaya Williams and Lauren Stallman

October 6, 2017


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Vegetarians are people who refrain from eating meat, fish, and poultry. Reasons for doing so range from person to person. For some, becoming vegetarian is due to a love of animals. However, others are driven by health concerns. Veganism is a more extreme version of vegetarianism. Vegans cut out meat, fish,...

Food Review on Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Food Review on Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Claire Stachnik, EMS Press Staff

October 3, 2017


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Since 1997, Tropical Smoothie Cafe has been providing customers with smoothies and meals. Yes, it’s been around for 20 years, but the Traverse City branch just opened in the fall. Seventh grader  Isabella Fochtman is a big fan of Tropical Smoothie. Currently she is on a nine-day Tropical Smoo...

Must Try French Cuisine

Must Try French Cuisine

Elzaya Williams, EMS Press Staff

September 28, 2017


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Patisserie Amie is a French bistro located on 237 Lake Ave here in Traverse City. This restaurant is said to have amazing French pastries and brunch items as well as notable dinner options on weekends. They serve breakfast and lunch everyday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and serve dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on...

So Many Oreos

So Many Oreos

Lily Maki and Hannah Abner

September 27, 2017


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Oreo cookies can predict your personality. Kraft did a study of 2,000 Oreo eaters and it revealed that if you dunk them in milk, you are energetic, adventurous, and social. If you twist them apart, you are emotional, artistic, and trendy. And if you bite them, you are easygoing, self confident, and ...

Gum: Good or Bad?

Gum: Good or Bad?

Lauren Stallman, EMS Press Staff

September 26, 2017


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Gum is as much a part of students’ lives as homework. Many chew gum daily and have a pack handy in their locker. Some even say that it helps them think. Gum was first created in 1848 when the Indians started chewing sap from spruce trees. The colonists later picked it up and created the first b...

Life is Strange Review

Life is Strange Review

Caroline Sheerin, EMS Press Staff

September 25, 2017


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“Life is Strange” is an episodic video game series developed by Dontnod Entertainment. “Chrysalis”, the first of five episodes was released on January 30, 2015. “Life is Strange” puts you in the shoes of Max Caulfield, an eighteen-year-old student at Blackwell High School. She has a visio...

The Lunar Chronicles

The Lunar Chronicles

Lily Maki, EMS Press Staff

September 22, 2017


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Marissa Meyer’s four-book series “The Lunar Chronicles” are action packed, filled with suspense and terror. Meyer brings us into a whole new world of fantasy and science fiction in her stories. “The Lunar Chronicles” is a New York Times best seller. 33-year-old Meyer lives in Tacoma, Wa...

Is Dance a Sport?

Is Dance a Sport?

Malia Rogers, Isabelle, and Sophia Hagerty

September 21, 2017


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Many people believe that dancers just prance around aimlessly in tutus. However, according to Dictionary.com, the definition of a sport is  “any athletic activity requiring skill or physical ability and often of a competitive nature.” This means that any activity requiring skill and having a co...

Book Review “Remember Me”

Book Review “Remember Me”

Ella Sherman, EMS Press Staff

September 19, 2017


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In the page-turning novel “Remember Me” by author Christopher Pike, teenage Shari Cooper has a good life. She has a loving family, loyal friends, good grades, and a nice car. The night she goes to her friend´s birthday party, all that changes. The last thing Shari remembers is falling off the balcony, headf...

Pets

Pets

Hannah Abner

September 13, 2017


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Do like having a pet? Do you find pets annoying? Do you continuously ask your parents for one? Animals can be a loving addition to your life, but they also can get in the way of things. Having a companion at home has many pros and cons.   Pros An animal will never judge you for what you do. Som...

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