The student news site of Utica High School


The student news site of Utica High School


The student news site of Utica High School


Shamrock Shakes: Are they worth the hype?

Christian Witte, Reporter April 5, 2024

No. As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, the annual return of the Shamrock Shake to McDonald’s menus sparks both excitement and disgust among customers. For some, this mint flavored green shake is...

Kathryn Newton left sits left of Cole Sprouse as Lisa and “The Creature” in Lisa Frankenstein.

Lisa Frankenstein: Is It Peaceful Down There?

Misty Thomson, Reporter March 8, 2024

What happens when you mix an 80s slasher, a romcom, and a book from the 19th century? You get a horribly funny movie for the girls who get it. It involves a tanning bed, a dead musician, and some cheerleaders...

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

Akiyah Henderson, Reporter February 14, 2024

Valentine’s Day is an expensive and stressful holiday. Stores will market pink, red or heart print items, call it Valentine’s Day-themed and will mark up the price. Stores will also raise prices on...

Lethal Company Steam banner

Lethal Company: Literal Deadlines In Space

Januel J Marquez, Reporter February 8, 2024

Horror content has had a surge in the recent months, with big franchise movies and new games being released every couple of weeks. One of these games, however, has been receiving a lot of attention lately....

The Silent Patient Book cover.

Book Review: ‘The Silent Patient’

Danica Milovanovski, Reporter February 8, 2024

I have a lot to say about "The Silent Patient" by Alex Michaelides. First, if you want to start reading more and don't know where to start, I suggest this book. It is a short read at only about 330 pages....

Graffiti on bus stop mocking Taylor Swift.

The Taylor Swift Phenomenon: Creating a Cult Like Following

Christian Witte, Reporter February 7, 2024

Taylor Swift, the name that divides people into hardcore enthusiasts or aggressive critics. When it comes to the realm of pop culture, few celebrities are able to create such polarizing views. Some view...

Hostile Architecture Doing Its Nasty Job

Hostile Architecture Doing Its Nasty Job

Misty Thomson, Reporter February 7, 2024

Hostile Architecture: a strong word used for a very dangerous or even just annoying type of structure. These creations are an easy out to the increasing homelessness problem, making it so that your regular...

Shamrock shakes

Shamrock shakes

Gracie Wetherington, Editor-in-Chief February 5, 2024

Every year when St. Patrick's Day comes around I am only excited for one thing, Shamrock shakes. They are the highlight of the year. The seasonal drink everyone waits for. Forget Starbucks, forget Dunkin....

The gates to the new parking lot are open weekdays for students,
and close at 4:15pm.

Additional parking lot opens

TeYanna Eades, Editor January 24, 2024

Pulling into the main parking lot behind Utica High, the driver doesn’t see an open spot, so they head down to the lower level. After circling around, reality sets in that they’re most likely going...

Mr. Sader holding a DVD of The Exorcist

Classic vs New Horror Movies

Val Roberts and Natalie Campeau January 4, 2024

Horror movies are a widely discussed topic. Whether you like new ones or old ones, low budget or high budget or even lasher or psychological, horror movies are a great way to get in the fall spirit....

Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown runs against Cowboys cornerback DaRon Bland during the first half at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2023.

Controversial Penalty Robs Lions of Deserved Win in Clash Against Cowboys

Gurman Rai December 31, 2023

In a matchup filled with excitement and anticipation, the Detroit Lions were dealt a crushing blow by a controversial penalty call that cost them a well-deserved victory against the Dallas Cowboys. The...

More than just a job

More than just a job

Gracie Wetherington, Editor-in-Chief December 27, 2023

There he was, sitting around mumbling to himself. Every day he eats the same fried egg and sausage for breakfast, and hot dog with fries for lunch and dinner. While everyone else is sitting with their...

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