The student news site of Utica High School


The student news site of Utica High School


The student news site of Utica High School


COVID One-Year Anniversary

COVID One-Year Anniversary

Ethan Smale, Business Manager March 31, 2021

It has been just over a year since the large wave of the COVID-19 virus hit the United States, and rapidly spread across the nation. Society a year ago looked much different than it does today, with many...

Senior Brooklynn Hathcock following Covid protocols and wearing a mask while working at Yates Cider Mill located in Rochester Hills, MI


Simmi Singh, Online reporter February 23, 2021

Many students have been essential workers for most of the pandemic, going into work isn't how it used to be there are special precautions that must be taken in order to be able to go. It is already very...

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer talks about the infrastructure for a new Michigan Connected Corridor on Aug. 13.

Michigan extends restrictions amid rising COVID cases

Simmi Singh, Online reporter December 17, 2020

Restrictions that were put in place by Michigan's health department have been been extended to Dec. 20. The restrictions were supposed to end on Dec. 8, but due to rising COVID-19 cases and deaths in Michigan,...

COVID shuts down school and social activities

Joshua Rhodes, Reporter December 15, 2020

COVID already has made strict rules and guidelines and recently the Interim Superintendent, Robert Monroe spoke about why school has been shut down. Governor Gretchen Whitmer also announced a three week...

Celebrating New Years Eve Safely During COVID-19

Grace Leonardi, Editor December 15, 2020

New Year’s Eve. A day to spend with family and friends, celebrating the past year of our lives, while looking ahead to our next chapter. COVID-19 has impacted all of our lives this past year, changing...

This is a drive-up testing site for possible COVID-19 patients. Not everyone can be tested for COVID-19, but in order to get tested, one has to contact a local healthcare provider. These healthcare workers are wearing CAPRs, N95 masks, gloves, and gowns to protect themselves.


Haley Grooms, Editor-in-Chief May 1, 2020

In the time of social distancing and uncertainty, people are trying to make sense of the unknown. Schools are closed, sports are canceled, and people are losing their lives over a virus that is changing...

Hand Sanitizer Stations brought to Utica

Mackenzie Olmstead, Editor April 30, 2020

Germs, viruses, and different kinds of bacteria face the crowded halls of a typical high school day. Now, there are hand sanitizing stations to maximize the cleanliness in the halls. Throughout the...

Utica Community Schools among all districts in Michigan to close due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

COVID-19 chaos and what it means

Haley Grooms, Print Editor-in-Chief March 13, 2020

UPDATED AT 10:00 A.M. on Mar. 13, 2020 As students and staff have witnessed inside and outside of the classroom, one of the only major topics discussed is COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus . This...

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