The student news site of Utica High School


The student news site of Utica High School


The student news site of Utica High School


Madalynn Scherer trying on her prom dress

Prom Anticipation

Akiyah Henderson, Reporter May 8, 2024

Prom can be one of the most memorable nights of a teen’s life. A night of laughter, dancing, and fun with the people you love. Seniors tell us what their most excited for their prom. “I’ve been...

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...

Makenzie Waterhouse photographing her favorite Starbucks refresher flavor.

Starbucks or Dunkin

Akiyah Henderson, Reporter December 4, 2023

For years there has been the debate about whether Starbucks or Dunkin is better. Students are diving into the debate bring up points about all aspects 0f each company. Starbucks has more of a variety...

Health academy students parents, and teachers gather and celebrate their success at open house.

Heath Academy for health and human services opens its doors for community

Loriana Mannino, Managing Editor November 7, 2023

The new health academy for health and human services held an open house to honor the first year of health academy students' progress. "This is an event that is giving us an opportunity to open our doors...

Gracie Weatherington and Loriana Mannino standing next to SVSU Love sculpture.

The experience of college visits.

Akiyah Henderson, Reporter October 27, 2023

It is that time of year, seniors are preparing for graduation and thinking about starting college life. Before applying, many students find benefit in visiting colleges they are considering. Students want...

Teacher Clayton Sumner posing to showing his style.

Clothes and shoe trends

Alexa Dawod and Danica Milovanovski October 26, 2023

There have been controversies about the best clothes and shoes. People have debated about the best brands to wear and if something was a waste of money. Shoe brands like Converse and Adidas have been...

MCT photos/graphic by Gracie Wetherington

Pretty in pink for Barbie

Emma Puwal, Reporter October 20, 2023

There have been many new releases of movies this year, but the number one movie by far is “Barbie.” At the time there was a release of another movie called “Oppenheimer.” There was debate on which...

Freshmen Hannah Upchurch breaks her tile.

The girl’s cross-country team smashes their goals

Loriana Mannino, Managing Editor October 13, 2023

  This year the girl's cross-country team has found a new way to set goals. At the beginning of the season coach Chris Scott showed the team a new idea for goal breaking using tiles...

Cheerleaders perform at comp day

Students showing spirit for homecoming week

Zoey Desmond, Reporter September 18, 2023

Motivated by their excitement for the homecoming game and dance, students go all out for spirit week. Things like full face paint, bodies covered in handprints, and DIY-designed shirts prove that these...

Lions fan holding up their creative sign.

Lions win the first game of the year

Michael Rice, Journalist September 8, 2023

The Detroit Lions have beat the Kansas City Chiefs by a score of 21-20 This is the first time Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs have lost the first game of the season. The Lions had a spectacular...

Waiting for the premier to start, Gracie Wetherington and Crystal Kulaga snap a quick selfie to remember the night.

Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret

Gracie Wetherington, Editor-in-Chief May 19, 2023

“Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret” was an amazingly executed movie that perfectly portrayed what it is like to grow up as a girl, as well as what it is like to grow up around so many different...

Senior Zoey Lawrence shows off her collection of band tees. Photo by Zoey Lawrence


Abby Williams, Editor in Chief April 28, 2023

Students choose to express themselves in all sorts of different ways, especially when it comes to fashion. So many different styles of clothing can be found at Utica, from bright and colorful outfits to...

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