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Grammy Predictions

Grammy Predictions

James Lobza, Staff Writer March 1, 2023

TikTok is one of the most popular social media apps and it determines what becomes trendy. It’s no different for music on the app. When judges vote for the Grammys they are told to pick whoever is most...

Jackson Bowers from Fort LeBoeuf  High School matches up against Lloyd Fountain from Northwestern High School (all black uniform).

Wrestling with Body Image

Ryleigh Heasley, Staff Writer February 22, 2023

Just like any other sport, wrestling cares about the overall well-being of the athlete, but the pressure of cutting weight to participate in a specific weight class takes a toll on not only the athlete’s...

Mental Health in Winter

Emmaleigh Dorau, Management Editor/Staff Writer February 22, 2023

As long amounts of daylight come to an end, snow falls to the ground, and another year has ended, mental health seems to dim. Winter, the deadliest of all four seasons, has officially arrived in Erie. What...

MEP students fishing at Water Works with the S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie in the summer.

Migrant School

Mckenzie Pauli, Staff Writer February 15, 2023

The Migrant Education Program, #MEP, is a program for students who have immigrated to Erie from many different countries. The main purpose of MEP is to simply “provide supplemental education and support...

Student grown plant in Garden Club.

Upcoming Club Activities

Natasha Markham, copy editor February 15, 2023

Attention McDowell students, if your new year’s resolution was to meet new people or find a hobby, McDowell has more than 50 clubs and activities to offer. Most clubs are open to grades 9-12. Yearbook...

New Year, New You

New Year, New You

Lurissa DeJesus, Writer February 15, 2023

It’s a new year, yet you wake up feeling the same as you always do. Same routine, same hobbies, nothing new or exciting in your life. But there’s a tradition that happens every year at the beginning...

A dad wears a WATCHDOG T-shirt while interacting with elementary school kids.

Who Let the Dads Out?

Izzie Nicewonger, Writer February 15, 2023

When watch dogs sense danger, they don’t just bark, they protect. So when a Millcreek elementary school wanted to add another layer of security to its campus, it combined the idea of watch dogs with...

Spreading Kindness to ELL Students

Camilla Sauer, Staff Writer February 15, 2023

Over the past few years, there has been an influx of different cultures and ethnicities move to the Millcreek Township School District with many of them learning English as another language (ELL). From...

Elly Hardesty uses tutorial to socialize with Giana Herman and Jordan Johannesmeyer.

Survey asks: What is the Perfect Day at McDowell?

Meghan Longo, Editor in Chief (magazine)/Layout Design February 15, 2023

A few months into the 2022-2023 school year, students and staff at McDowell High School were invited to participate in a Google Form survey regarding the current schedule. In the survey, participants were...

Perry Square Ice Skating

Camilla Sauer, Staff Writer January 6, 2023

Erie Downtown Partnership has opened a synthetic ice skating rink in Perry Square this winter season. The 30 by 50 foot arena has allowed beginners into the art of ice skating and still provides them to...

Treats To Make Your Mouth Twinkle

Mckenzie Pauli, Staff Writer January 3, 2023

No Bake Oreo Truffles No Bake Oreo Truffles ½ package Golden Oreo's, 12 cookies, finely crushed ½ package regular Oreo's, 12 cookies, finely crushed 18 oz. package cream cheese, halved and softened...

How Snow Effects Christmas

Natasha Markham, copy editor January 3, 2023

At the end of September, the leaves on the trees start to fall and the environment starts to change. Cold, mild and foggy days start to form. This year, on Nov. 13, the first blanket of snow appeared on...

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