The student news site of Utica High School


The student news site of Utica High School


The student news site of Utica High School


Senior Bassam Qadri takes a selfie with the Smoky Mountains in the background in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. photo by Bassam Qadri

Michiganders catch Spring Break Fever

Austin Lamphier, Reporter May 26, 2022

As temperatures begin to increase and daylight gets longer, anticipation builds up to spring break vacation. The week-long leave of absence serves as an escape from the stresses and pressures of school...

Senior Antonio Capelj
photo by Natalie Garwood

Mr. Chieftain

Austin Lamphier, Reporter March 30, 2022

Utica High School held the Mr. Chieftain annual event on Feb. 16. After a yearlong hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, the memorable pageant returned for the 2021-2022 school year. The event is run...

photo by Natalie Garwood

Wrestling season wrapping up

Austin Lamphier, Reporter March 10, 2022

Utica Wrestlers played hard and had fun in the season this year. The team finishes out their season with a score of 13-15. On Feb. 12, the team went to the M.A.C white championship, resulting in both junior...

In a given year, about 5 percent of the U.S. population experiences seasonal depression, according to Mental Health America. photo illustration by Natalie Garwood; model by Savannah Vanpamel

Seasonal depression on the rise

Austin Lamphier, Reporter January 28, 2022

When the holiday season dies down, seasonal depression kicks in during the winter months. When the seasons shift, many people can feel like they have a loss in energy, that they have trouble concentrating,...

“Spider-Man: No Way Home,” stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker, and Zendaya as M.J. photo by sony pictures / mct campus

New Spider-Man movie takes the world by storm

Austin Lamphier, Reporter January 14, 2022

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” came out Dec. 17, 2021. The movie broke records earning $260 million at the domestic box office. It made the third biggest box office opening of all time, despite the worries...

GameStop, popular video game store that sells games, consoles, and other electronics. photo by mct campus

New holiday video games released for 2021

Austin Lamphier, Reporter December 9, 2021

For this holiday season, stores will be packed with the newest and latest video games. This year has had some heavy hitters so far, such as “Hitman 3”, “Resident Evil Village”, “New World”,...

Seniors show off their class colors at the pep rally with student Alyssia Johnson holding a Class of 22 sign. Photo by Natalie Garwood

Competition Day Returns

Austin Lamphier, Reporter October 29, 2021

An old tradition returned on Tuesday, Oct. 5, when competition day moved to Swinehart Field. Last year, the annual event was cancelled while students learned remotely due to COVID restrictions. When...

Senior Jacob Joseph is lifted for the cheering crowd after the boys won the tug-of-war during the 2018 competition assembly.

Competition day returns, kicking off homecoming week

Austin Lamphier, Reporter October 1, 2021

When COVID-19 forced schools to move to a virtual platform last fall, homecoming week was just one of many activities that were shut down. Although the senior class was the only one to experience the annual...

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