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Skylines Tribal Dance. Credit: Carrie Haliburton.

Appreciating our History and Culture through African American Humanities

Simone Chin May 18, 2024

Are you a junior looking for a class that dives deeper into history? Want a fun and engaging course that prepares you for a college setting? You should take African American Humanities (AAH).  AAH...

Leif TenBrink (25) reveals the secrets of the rest of the characters to each other. Credit: Molly Stewart.

Skyline Theater Lights the Stage Once Again: Here’s a Clue on How

AJ North May 6, 2024

When it comes to Skyline Theater, the shows range from serious to comedic on a year to year basis. Clue, the spring play for this year, is no exception from the comedy and craziness the program brings...

Josh Lee Practicing His Solo for Solo & Ensemble. Credit: Jonathan Chen (24).

Skyline Band and Orchestra Compete in MSBOA Solo & Ensemble Competition

Jonathan Chen April 5, 2024

For orchestra and band kids all over the nation, the Solo & Ensemble competition is a big deal. For students in Ann Arbor and surrounding areas, District Solo & Ensemble, hosted by MSBOA (Michigan...

Thrill of Fight by Sealost Interactive LLC on standalone Quest. Credit: J. Chen and Sealost Interactive LLC.

What Are the Best VR Games?

Jonathan Chen March 18, 2024

Virtual reality (VR), or “Spatial Computing,” was sci-fi fantasy decades ago but is now reality. According to eMarketer, about 17.7% of the US population owns a VR headset.  Almost every tech company...

New Movie Boys In the Boat: What Does our Crew Team Think About it?

New Movie Boys In the Boat: What Does our Crew Team Think About it?

Page Bazzani March 14, 2024

  There have been a tremendous number of movies out this new year and over the holiday break: Mean Girls, Wonka, Anyone But You.   But what about The Boys in the Boat? This movie is a true...

Cover of Solitaire. Credit: Alice Oseman and Scholastic Inc.

Solitaire: A Compelling Commentary on Student Mental Health in a Flawed Education System

Veronica Terry March 14, 2024

Solitaire by Alice Oseman is a book speaking on the social struggles at school through the perspective of the asocial and awkward Tori Spring. Solitaire is absolutely worth the read. Osemans’s storytelling...

The cover of Beasts of Prey. Credit: C. P. Putnams Sons Books for Young Readers.

Beasts of Prey #1 by Ayana Grey: Unique Setting with Recycled Plot

Dominic Marroni March 13, 2024

Before I say anything else, I want to make it clear that Ayana Grey’s  first-in-the-series Beasts of Prey (2021) is not a bad book. I very much enjoyed it while reading. The characters were unique,...

Mean Girls (2024) poster. Credit: Paramount Pictures.

Mean Girls: Did it Really Need a Reboot?

Ember DuPont March 12, 2024

Are you a fan of wearing pink on Wednesday? Got a love of showtunes? Maybe a fondness for the modern day classic? If you answered yes to any of those questions, and even if you didn’t, have I got a movie...

Naya Loftus and Matthew Christansen performing in their band, Perfect Average. Credit: L. Loftus.

Students Create Music Outside of School: Here Are the Details

Roman Gattuso March 11, 2024

Some Skyline musicians perform before crowds of fans, some make music in their room.  They create in a spectrum of genres, including experimental, jazz, indie, and more. “I make jazz-inspired...

The cover of The Blue Fox. Credit: Amazon

The Blue Fox is a Testament to Icelandic Literature

Ian Saucer-Zeoli March 9, 2024

Sjón’s The Blue Fox (2008) is gloriously good — if you don’t know whether or not to read it, you should. It’s a magnificently made modern myth which has wriggled its way deep into my heart, and...

A2 Local Clothing Stores

A2 Local Clothing Stores

Oliver Pung March 8, 2024

Discover five unique local clothing stores redefining style in our community. From historic corners to modern boutiques, these spots offer curated collections for every taste. With a blend of timeless...

Cover of Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell. Credit: Andrews McMeel Publishing.

Pillow Thoughts: Poetry to Comfort You From Your Bed and Beyond

Maisie White March 7, 2024

Imagine – it’s late at night, and the lights are dimmed. You’re wrapped in a blanket, there is a cup of tea by your side, and you’re reading. If that sounds nice, I have just the book for you:...

Wonka promotional poster. Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures.

“Wonka”: A Sweet New Addition to the World of Chocolate

Kate Wolfe March 4, 2024

Golden tickets, a huge factory, and tons of chocolate. Have you ever wondered how Willy Wonka started it all and rose to fame?  Wonka, the amazing new prequel to the Willy Wonka movies we all know...

Linsday CieChanski acknowledges Bel Canto after a performance. Credit: Richard Rupp Photography.

CieChanski! Skyline’s Lindsay CieChanski Named 2023 UMS/DTE Educator of the Year

Grace Yao March 4, 2024

The Skyline choir director Lindsay CieChanski (pronounced “see-chan-ski”) has been named the 2023 DTE Energy Foundation Educator of the Year by the University Musical Society (UMS). This award is given...

Four mentalhealt must reads. Credit: Veronica Terry

These Mental Health Centered Books Say What You Can’t Put Into Words

Veronica Terry February 20, 2024

Trigger warning: This article touches on heavy subjects, such as substance abuse, suicidal thoughts, sexual assault, and abuse.  Remember, there are many resources available to help you. You should never...

The game cover that shows when opening Lego Fortnite. Credit: R. Gattuso/Epic Games

Lego Fortnite Surprised Me, in a Good Way

Roman Gattuso February 19, 2024

Beautiful landscapes, open biomes, and creativity. The Lego game mode in “Fortnite” is worth playing for many reasons. Whether you want an action-packed, boss-fighting survival game with your friends,...

Ella Ricci (24) and Yufei Fu (25) diligently practice their winter serenades. Credit: G. Yao.

How Serenades are Made: Behind the Scenes of the Popular Skyline Tradition

Grace Yao February 19, 2024

Skyline High School would not be the same without the repeated sound of All I Want for Christmas is You playing throughout the halls in the wintertime. Whether people are writing silly letters to friends...

Paul Bäumer from the film adaptation looks back as he walks towards enemy trenches. Credit: Netflix

All Quiet on the Western Front: Senseless Violence for Good Reason

Ian Saucer-Zeoli February 19, 2024

He fell in October, 1918, on a day that was so calm and quiet on the front that the Army Report was limited to the sentence: There was nothing new to report in the West. ─ All Quiet on the Western...

Cover of Rook by William Ritter. Credit: Algonquin Young Readers

Rook, a Paranormal Must-Read

Maisie White February 15, 2024

What would you do if one day, you suddenly became the bridge between two worlds? One being your own, and the other filled with magical beings, and countless mysteries? Well, that’s what Abigail Rook...

Aquaman sitting on his throne in Atlantis. Credit: Warner Brothers Studios

Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom Closes Out DC Extended Universe on Bad Note

Wilson Compton February 15, 2024

Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom (2023) follows Aquaman (Jason Mamoa); as he tries to defeat Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II); once again. Black Manta is back and much more powerful than before as he now has...

A Look into 2024’s Promising Book Releases

Dominic Marroni February 13, 2024

Our new year is still young, with plenty of time to indulge in novels of adventure and drama. The most pressing question for most is simply: what to pick up next? Heartstopper is a graphic novel...

A collage of our favorite Christmas films. Credits: 20th Century Fox Hughes Entertainment, DiNovi Pictures, National Lampoon, Warner Bros, Columbia Pictures, Revolution Studios, 1492 Pictures and Imagine Entertainment.

These Six Christmas Movies are Worth Rewatching All Winter Long

Cecilia Tuczak, Gwen Stotts-Walshe, and Kate Wolfe February 8, 2024

It's officially that time. Radio stations have ditched the festive music, New Year's resolutions are dropping like flies, and February has started feeling gloomier than ever. Although the holiday season...

2023 Winter Holiday Spirit Week Photo Gallery

2023 Winter Holiday Spirit Week Photo Gallery

Ashley Han and Eda Kirca January 21, 2024

Monday 12/18: Holiday PJ Day, Cozy Blankets, Slippers, and Stuffed Animals Tuesday 12/19: Bundle Up Day or Winter Sports Day Wednesday 12/20: Holiday Accessory Day Thursday 12/21: Sparkle Like...

Twilight Photo of Michigan Theater in Downtown Ann Arbor, a great place to watch a movie. Credit: A. Gupta.

Check Out These Must-Watch End-of-Year Movies

Avni Gupta December 20, 2023

The Marvels Following the post-credits scene of Ms. Marvel (2022) where Iman Velani’s Kamala Khan is shown swapping places with Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers, The Marvels brings us back to see the...

Here two popular books are shown, one a renowned classic and one a flash sensational fantasy. Credit: H. Ghani.

Hoover Vs. Hemingway: Is Book Genre Stigma Justified?

Hana Ghani December 5, 2023

Editor's note: this is an opinion piece With the rise of “Booktok” and popular romance and fantasy books such as the sensational It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover and A Court of Thorns and Roses...

Sari Woo (24) excitedly holds The Measure, unsuspecting of the great disappointment to come. Credit: S. Woo.

The Measure: A Must-Not Read

Grace Yao December 2, 2023

What would you do if you knew when you were going to die? This is the question that The Measure by Nikki Erlick (2022) tries to answer as it explores individual and societal responses through eight separate...

The copy of  It Ends With Us from the SKyline Library. Credit: Lia Chung.

The Controversy Around the New York Times Bestseller It Ends With Us

Lia Chung November 29, 2023

Colleen Hoover has become a nationwide best-selling author, rising to fame with her novel It Ends With Us (2016). This book follows the relationship of Lily Bloom and Ryle Kincaid, centering on issues...

One of Us is Lying is the prefect in between for many readers. Credit: Delacorte Press.

I’d be Lying if I said I didn’t enjoy One of Us is Lying

Julianna Bailey November 25, 2023

If Gossip Girl and The Breakfast Club had a baby with a murderous twist, it would be One of Us is Lying. The book’s anonymous gossip website mixed with an almost club-like murder hangout group makes...

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