Monthly Archives: March 2018

What’s Going On?


Spring break is approaching fast, and around this time some may be getting ready to go on a trip to somewhere in Florida or even to another country. Others may be preparing for Easter with their families. Some are just simply staying home and relaxing without a care in the world. If you’re not doing anything extravagant for spring break or Easter, Kenosha has a lot to offer these next couple weeks for you. Continue reading What’s Going On?

Timothy Weah Gets First Team Call Up


Paris Saint-Germain’s Timothy Weah has received his first call-up to the United States national team, as caretaker manager Dave Sarachan continues his youth movement by naming a 22-player squad for the March 27 friendly against Paraguay. Weah is the son of one-time World Player of the Year and current president of Liberia George Weah. After scoring a hat trick against Paraguay at the Under-17 World Cup last October, the 18-year-old made two first-team appearances with PSG this month, and Sarachan is keen to get a look up close. Continue reading Timothy Weah Gets First Team Call Up

The Death of Middle-Ground Speech


In making this case I must state that I am fully cognizant of the classic example of the old generation complaining about the “Kids these days!” However, it is my hope that any reader would accept the following as more criticism of modern culture than a petty complaint, and not liken me to an old codger when I am still a child in the eyes of the law. It is with that in mind that I make my case for the murder of the neutral sentence at the hands of the average teenager. In some Orwellian culling of language, I have noticed fewer and fewer instances of adjectives that are not one of the “big four“ as I think of them- “love”, “like”, “hate”, and “kind of” in the speech of my peers. My generation has noticeably become more and more polarized in speech, and the more descriptive and precise sentences that describe the footings in between have suffered. Continue reading The Death of Middle-Ground Speech

March Sadness


Every year as March comes around, basketball fans rejoice as it is time for the annual NCAA College Basketball Tournament, March Madness. People across the world fill out brackets trying to predict the winner, some for leisure, and some for betting. The odds are filling out a perfect bracket is 1 in 9.2 quintillion. However, there are pretty much four “givens” while picking a one seed over a 16 seed. A 16 has never beaten a one, that is until this year.

As the Sweet Sixteen begin, there has been numerous upsets, some of which are very shocking. Brackets were ruined as of the first day of the tournament. Following that, 16 seed UMBC defeated the number one nationally ranked team, Virginia Cavaliers. This was the first 16-1 upset in NCAA history. This came as a shock to all. As the weekend progressed there were many more uncalled for upsets, like Syracuse upsetting Michigan State. It is March sadness for these teams, their fan bases, and bracket makers. This year is lining up to be a very exciting Final Four. Let the Madness continue!

The Nightmare

a short story by ANALICIA TORRES

The car windshield cracks into a million fragments. My hands lose control of the wheel. I slam my foot down on the brakes, listening to the tires squeal against the road. The seat belt stops my head from smashing against the wheel, but my hands shoot out anyway, gripping it with bleach-white knuckles. My breathing is labored, and for a moment I just stare into the black night ahead of me, completely horrified at that trails of glowing crimson smeared across my shattered window. Steam bellows out from the front of the car, a massive dent in the center of the hood. One of the headlights flickers on the dark street.

My phone blares loudly on the dash, the small device pinned beneath the bent glass. Slowly, I unlatch my belt and open my door. My legs quake as I make my way to the crumpled body thrown on the side of the road. His arm is twisted at an odd angle, his legs jutting out in unnatural directions, and a pool of blackness ooze from his face. He’s young, I think, possibly no older than myself and in good shape. Why would he be running in all black clothes on a road with no lights?  Glass crunches under my feet. Tears burn my eyes and bleed down my cheeks; I cover my scream with a clammy hand. “I’m so sorry,” I cry, but I know he can’t hear me will never forgive me.

His eyes shoot open and he screams Continue reading The Nightmare

I am sorry, Sam



The phone began to speak, its voice emotionless as ever, One new message… Today February 18th at 2:06pm.

A frail voice came out of the speaker. The voice sounded sad with hints of frustration.


It’s Sophie…

I know you haven’t answered my calls since January…

January 5th…

I wanted to check in on you again-”

She paused and whisper to herself, “Why am I doing this?” then continued with her speech.

“Please call me back so I know…

You didn’t miss much in class today, everyone misses you.”

“Yeah, right. I won’t believe that for one second. Way to try to lie to make me feel better. They look at me like I am a monster!” I said aloud. Continue reading I am sorry, Sam



Overpopulation is a global issue that is getting increasingly more worrisome as years pass and natural resources become fewer and fewer. Overpopulation is the cause for environmental and social issues all over the globe including: loss of freshwater, species extinction, the depletion of natural resources, the increased emergence of new epidemics, more intensive farming practices, restraints on freedom, increased habitat loss, increased global warming and climate change, violence, and deforestation. Expanding at an uncontrollable rate, the population of humans will exceed the carrying capacity of the earth in the not so distant future. Continue reading Overpopulation

At Our Beach

BY JAROD STURYCZ- The Abstract Section

At our beach
It is midway freezing,
Yet paparazzi sill aren’t leaving.

At our beach
My yesterday friends wear their new clothes,
While my new friends sew their own.

At our beach
Love and Ash meet,
And nothing sweet is ever discreet,
At our beach.

Mango Street: A Quirky Couple On the Rise


Imagine a world full of simplicity which only contains subjects worth value. It sounds good right? Dream no longer, because the idiosyncratic Mango Street exists and is definitely here to stay. Mango Street, deriving their name from a popular Spanish book, uploaded their first video to YouTube in the dark beginning of 2017 showing off their wedding photography skills and the gear they like to use. Throughout the video there are jokes, tips and aesthetics forming a visual masterpiece that pulled in over 50,000 views in the first week. Incredibly outstanding results considering it was the first video posted on the channel! So far it seems that Mango Street was the puzzle piece that YouTube was missing. Continue reading Mango Street: A Quirky Couple On the Rise

Skin Care Tips!


High school students generally have lots of problems with their skin due to stress, overworking themselves, and not really eating the right foods. Believe or not, a majority of high school students are on a pretty tight schedule. While trying to balance work, school, a social life, and homework, students may forget to take care of themselves. Continue reading Skin Care Tips!

It’s Sad But True


Although scientists estimate that there could be upwards of 30 million animal species on the planet, a number of those species are teetering on the verge of extinction due to man’s thirst for consumption or entertainment. Hunted for meat, for fur, and for other materials governments around the world are cracking down on poaching and illegal hunting practices. Unfortunately, some of the animals have already been completely eliminated, but here are three animals who still have a chance. Continue reading It’s Sad But True

Teen Suicide:  An Eye Opener


Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens. In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt useless and joyless surged 33 percent in large national surveys. Teen suicide attempts increased 23 percent. Even more troubling, the number of 13-to-18-year-olds who committed suicide jumped 31 percent.The reasons behind a teen’s suicide or attempted suicide can be confusing. Although suicide is somewhat rare among children, the rate of suicides and suicide attempts increases greatly during adolescence. Continue reading Teen Suicide:  An Eye Opener

Who Exactly Is The Next Bachelorette?


As many people know, this past season of The Bachelor was the most controversial and dramatic season yet. The finale concluded with former bachelor, Arie Luyendyk, proposing to contestant Becca Kufrin. All of bachelor nation became ecstatic as they believed Luyendyk and Kufrin finally received their happy ending. Little did bachelor nation know, Luyendyk broke off the engagement with Kufrin several months later as he was still in love with runner up, Lauren Burnham. At first, this left Kufrin absolutely devastated, but after time, she realized she deserved better. Continue reading Who Exactly Is The Next Bachelorette?

2018 Senior Mock Awards – Our Thought and Votes


Boy – 3 Peas in a Pod: Thomas Sachen, Matthew Udry, Zander Huang
Girl – 3 Peas in a Pod: Alexis Kessel, Morgan Garski, Lizzie Wellman

Boy – Best Car: Mikey Kok
Girl – Best Car: Sierra Lyon

Boy – Best Dancer: Jordan Squires
Girl – Best Dancer: Brianna Gesiorski

Boy – Best Dressed: Mitchel Hudrick
Girl – Best Dressed: Nia Daniels

Boy – Best Hair: Mateo Cotto
Girl – Best Hair: Corinne Springer
Continue reading 2018 Senior Mock Awards – Our Thought and Votes

Senior Banquet



The end of the high school is near for students in the class of 2018. As they approach graduation, there are some activities seniors attend, specifically the senior banquet. Seniors have to nominate one student for mock awards, such as Class Clown, Most Likely to be President, and Biggest Scrub. We asked a sample of students their process of deciding their vote. Continue reading Senior Banquet

Fifth Harmony Announces Break Up


On Monday, March 19th, 2018, Fifth Harmony announced that they are going on a indefinite hiatus to pursue their own solo endeavours. The group promised to still do their planned scheduled shows that remain on their PSA WORLD TOUR. Their last show as a group will take place on May 11th in Miami, this is also where their first performance as a group took place. Many American fans are upset about the hiatus because they never did a US leg of the PSA tour, but rumors say they will announce a farewell US tour that will take place this summer. The group was together for six years, so hiatus was inevitable. Fifth Harmony was never built to last due to the lack of support from their record label. Going solo truly is what’s best.




Lollapalooza is a music festival held in Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois, from August 2 to August 5. On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, four day tickets went on sale on the Lollapalooza website before the lineup was released one day later. Four day tickets were a total of $332. Twenty four hours after tickets went on sale, the lineup was released and had music goers screaming at how many great artists are performing within the four-event. Artists include Odesza, Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, LANY, A R I Z ON A, Post Malone, and many more. Although it is four and a half months away, hotels and Airbnbs are getting booked faster than Wisconsin weather changes. Lollapalooza is definitely the music festival of the year in the Midwest. It is highly recommended that anyone and everyone goes, even for one day. It is an experience that is unforgettable.

Space Fantasy


As a race, the thought of venturing out to space is always intriguing. To think that humans are in space right now is absolutely astonishing. As more humans begin to think about living in space, we think about fantasies. Even before Yuri Gagarin got in the Soviet rocket and entered Earth’s atmosphere, we had movies about space travel such as Le Voyage dans la Lune which was produced in the year 1902. This film was, of course, a French film, a silent one at that. Many other movies have come out highlighting the beauty, the terror and hardship that space may have. In the modern society the biggest concern about space is going to Mars which may not be a fantasy. Continue reading Space Fantasy

The Blacklist


The show The Blacklist is about an FBI agent Elizabeth Keen.  She is unexpectedly contacted by a criminal who is number three on the FBI’s most wanted list on her first day on the job. The criminal, named Raymond Reddington, insists on only talking to her. The first day she is brought to a secret location called the post office. Although she is hesitant talking to an alleged criminal, she know its her job so she does it. Continue reading The Blacklist



South Korea is an East Asian nation of some 51 million people located on the southern portion of the Korean Peninsula, which borders the East Sea and the Yellow Sea. South Korea was once part of North Korea, but after the Korean War, that changed. South Korea declared independence in 1950 led by North Korea to invade its neighbor to regain control of the entire peninsula. U.S helped the South Koreans fight until it ended in 1953 with the loss of two million lives. Continue reading Korea

The Sporty Daily


Volkswagen, one of the first car brands to truly create the daily driver’s car, has once again rolled out a new model that satisfies every need of a driver who wants efficiency, style and speed. The Volkswagen Jetta 1.8t Tsi Sport comes equipped with front wheel drive, a 5-speed manual transmission and creates 191 horsepower at 5,000 RPM with 93 AKI fuel, assisted by the uncapped turbo which can be heard whistling from down the street. When put to the test, the Jetta Tsi Sport reaches 60 mph in 6.8 seconds and when needed for simply getting from point a to point b, the engine delivers 28(Street)/39(Highway) mpg. The car also comes with two-tone leather seats and a touchscreen bluetooth display with Apple Carplay compatibility. With all of these features, the Volkswagen Jetta 1.8t Tsi Sport offers the flexibility desired by any individual  who occasionally likes to allow their vehicle to test its abilities.

Do Not Smoke


Smoking is very bad for your body, the environment, and your physical, emotional, and mental health. Many people get harmful diseases from smoking, chewing, or any other type of tobacco. About 1.69 billion pounds of cigarette butts end up as toxic trash each year which makes cigarettes the more littered item on Earth. In 2011, an estimated 19% of U.S. adults were cigarette smokers, and in 2012 18.8% of Americans, 18 and older, were current smokers. More than 16 million people already have at least one disease from smoking. Nine out of 10 smokers start before the age of 18, and 98% started smoking by the age of 26, also 1 in 5 adults and teenagers smoke. People can get diseases like throat cancer, mouth cancer, bladder cancer, lung cancer, heart disease and more are all caused by smoking. Smokers can also increase the likelihood of having a stroke by two to four times. This concludes the dangers of smoking and the risks people take.


Curry Time


The Golden State Warriors have announced that All-Star point guard Stephen Curry has been cleared for full-contact practice after examination by the team physician on Tuesday. Curry tweaked his right ankle on March 8 at home while playing the San Antonio Spurs. It was his fourth ankle injury of the season. He did not travel with the club for its three road contests. Injuries have been a common theme for the Warriors over the past month. Curry has been sidelined with an ankle sprain, Klay Thompson fractured his thumb, and Kevin Durant was recently sidelined with a rib injury. The Warriors are looking to get their star players healthy as the playoffs are quickly approaching.

Certified Nursing Assistant Test


Certified Nursing Assistants, also known as CNAs are essential to the healthcare system. CNAs take care of the dirty work that majority of people cannot imagine performing. They are the caregivers that perform personal cares  and activities of daily living for people. There is a one semester course that people go through and learn how to perform this tasks safely and efficiently. The students then go through clinicals and gain hands-on experience in the hospital. After the course is over, students are encouraged to take the state test to officially become a CNA. Continue reading Certified Nursing Assistant Test

Baseball SZN


The start of this week marked the beginning of baseball tryouts and the bright new future of the Tremper Trojans baseball team. Almost every year we lose in the second round of the playoffs, but this year the team is hopeful to turn that around and get past that hump. Working harder and smarter, the team has been putting in time to get better personally and as a team. Continue reading Baseball SZN



There are exactly eleven more days until the beginning of spring break, and as the days pass, students as well as staff begin to become more and more excited. This also means that, if no prior plans have already been made, families are starting to scramble to find their well deserved vacation locations. Many families in this position will most likely settle for the notorious sunshine state, Florida. It isn’t too far to the point where it is indrivable, but at the same time it is far enough from the state of Wisconsin so that the temperature change is quite drastic. The beaches there are absolutely beautiful and there is always things to do because it is a tourist state and there are many tourist cities within its borders. Indeed, the eighteen hour drive may be somewhat unbearable, but the location and weather makes it worth it.

Making a Difference


For some, this past week at Tremper has been more memorable than most. On Wednesday March 14th, schools nationwide took a stand in remembrance of yet another tragedy at a high school in Parkland, Florida. At exactly 10 a.m. students across the country walked out of their classes and stood outside of their schools to gather together for 17 minutes of silence– a minute for each life lost in Parkland. Tremper High School was very accepting of those who wished to participate in national movement; other schools, however, forbid it. Though schools cannot prevent students from expressing their constitutional rights to assemble and speak freely, many administrations threatened participants with detention and truancies, even going so far as expulsion. Whatever the price, it was seemingly worth every minute. Continue reading Making a Difference

Nationwide Walkout Draws Estimated Crowd of 375 to Tremper Rally


The tension and emotion was thick enough to cut with a knife at Tremper’s silent walkout supporting gun reform and commemorating the lives of the seventeen slain students of Parkland’s school shooting one month ago. Students stood in silence around Tremper’s infamous painted rock for seventeen minutes, one for each student at Parkland, as administrators looked on at a distance. Prayers, condolences, and murmurs of change rippled through the crowd before and after the vigil, all asking the same question: “How will we change the future?”

Students across the country began to answer that question all across the country Wednesday, as walkouts at 10:00 a.m. began on the Eastern Seaboard and rolled across the nation, drawing media coverage at the largest rallies. The nature of the walkouts varied in both size and intent- from small clusters of students leaving school to rallies of thousands in major cities and Washington DC, students either remained silent in respect for the dead, or made their intentions clear by raising their voices against the organizations and legislators they feel have allowed the rampant killing of innocent Americans. According to The New York Times, students were heard chanting “Hey, hey, NRA, how many kids have you killed today?” as they marched through New York. Continue reading Nationwide Walkout Draws Estimated Crowd of 375 to Tremper Rally

Our Town Modern Relevancy and Review


Now more than ever there seems to be a lack of connection between people.  This lack of connection has been a part of human existence for so long that it seems like individuals have forgotten how to actually build a relationships and the issue continues to damage society daily.  Thornton Wilder, the playwright of Our Town, highlighted this problem back in 1938 with his work.  The lack of connection between people has been a pressing matter for quite some time, and society’s behavior today suggests that there is not a solution in the near future.  A major reason for the lack of connection can be found in the core of individuals themselves; people are not fulfilled by what they have. Continue reading Our Town Modern Relevancy and Review

Food PSA


With food obsessions on the rise, the positive attitude and marketing surrounding fast food chains is becoming more prominent. One can hardly breathe without being interrupted by food campaigning. The Merriam-Webster definition of a foodie is “a person having an avid interest in the latest food fads.” Social media is crawling with these “foodies” whose food cravings can include charcoal ice cream, pink toast, avocado lattes, sushi burgers, rainbow grilled cheese, and mac n cheetos. Continue reading Food PSA

Verse: Part I of VI

BY JAROD STURYCZ – The Abstract Section

Do you know why is —– so quiet today?

                                                                                   He said his dad is gone.

He died?

                                                                                     No, on the way to school, I heard his mom say

                                                                                     “Your father’s still picking you up after school

                                                                                    and taking you home.”

Oh, well hopefully he’ll be alright for

rehearsal later.


Do you know where —– is today?

                                                                                     I’m not sure. Nobody came to pick me up this                                                                                               morning and he texted me that his parents didn’t                                                                                       come home last night.

Woah. He mentioned something about

that in his new verse he showed us

yesterday, I think.


Hey… my mom told me that there was a

fire at —–’s house last night.

                                                                                          What happened!?



Verse: Part II of VI

BY JAROD STURYCZ – The Abstract Section

It’s been five days! Not a word from —–!

Why won’t anybody tell us anything?

                                                                                Who knows how bad that fire was? I just want to                                                                                        see  him. I can’t focus on anything.


—–! You’re OK! Oh my god, we were-! —–,

your face…your hair…oh.

                                                                              [—–’s voice has become strained and raspy. Part of his

                                                                                 neck and head have been badly burnt.]

It’s good to see you guys….I got a haircut, I guess.

                                                                           Ha ha ha ha agk agk! [a nasty-sounding cough comes

                                                                               over him]

Hey, woah, are you alright? Be careful.

                                                                            Yeah, I’m OK. I just have to keep drinking water and it

                                                                            should get better–not gone–but less painful.

That’s good because we need you on these new

tracks, man. We’ve been worried sick about you

and, well, the nerves sort of pushed us to make

this beat that we think you could say your piece on.

                                                                                …I’ll try.


Congratulations Mrs. Pacetti!!


Each school year KUSD holds a banquet in which recognizes different educators for various occasions. For the 2017-18 current year, business teacher Mrs. Susan Pacetti won the high school ‘Teacher of the Year’ title. In order to be nominated, letters of recommendation must be sent in regarding the person. A multitude of people, including, current teachers, former teachers, parents, current students, former students, and people in the community entered letters acknowledging Mrs. Pacetti’s dedication and involvement. There is a board then that reads through all of the letters and decides who is most deserving. They also put together a binder consisting of the top ten best letters after awarding Mrs. Pacetti. It refreshing for the Tremper community to see such a humbled and committed teacher represent our school.

The World is Strange


A big part of travelling is turning your head to observe strange customs, to admire people in traditional outfits, to gasp at breathtaking sights or to try to understand why people do what they do. But some customs are stranger than others. Several wonderful places in the world have long been known for their strange practices and traditions. Those who are merely passing through these places might consider these customs to be taboo or inhumane, but those who care to look for the meaning behind these beliefs usually appreciate them, despite their strangeness. Here are just four traditions that take place around the world. Continue reading The World is Strange

Time For a Change


Chief Wahoo is the face of the Cleveland Indians, as well as one of the most controversial logos in sports. Earlier in 2018, the Indians organization announced they will remove the “racist” logo from all merchandise, uniforms, and any appearance in their stadium for the 2019 season. Since 2014 the Indians primary logo has been changed to the traditional “C” ; however, Chief Wahoo is sill seen on the sleeves of their jerseys and on the “home” and “alternate” uniform hats. Much controversy is surrounded over the logo. Hatred from Native Americans and others finally caused the league and the Indians, to take charge of the issue. Many Indians fans believe the logo should be kept, but should the logo be removed? Continue reading Time For a Change

College Protest


College used to be a place of which students were allowed to state their opinion. Now students are starting protests and riots when they disagree with others. Students have been protesting many different topics such as racial inequality, presidential preference, and topics pertaining to the environment. Scholars say the issue begins in the classroom. Students are saying “the freedom of speech” is being threatened since they are being mocked by others for their gatherings.They have found that it is mostly teachers in the democratic party that are participating in controversial topics. Universities try to cover the protest by not acknowledging the issue and addressing the topics they are surrounding.

The Last Donor


As the Tremper student government advisors, board, and members scramble to finish the final touches and confirm last minute details, Tremper students and the Kenosha community gets nervous to donate their blood. Being the largest blood drive in the state, there comes a lot of preparation in putting on a donation center this big. Tremper’s student government has put on this drive year after year saving hundreds of lives with the many pints of blood given to the Blood Center of Wisconsin. Many of the brave Tremper students, Kenosha community, and people from all over Kenosha sign up for this amazing cause to donate to those in need. After donating, there are beverages, food, and free Culver’s pints of custard given to all! Although it does take months and months of preparation to put on, the blood drive is great way to get involved and is an easy way for everyone to participate. Hopefully Tremper will continue to put on this blood drive for years to come!

Key Club: DCON Information


Key Club is a very interactive club in most high schools. At Tremper, Key Club is very important to students and is helping your community. DCON, the District Convention, for Key Club members to attend workshops in order to enhance their knowledge of certain positions within the club. They get to witness who will become the new district for the following year. DCON is March 16-18 this year, and students in the Wisconsin Upper Michigan (WIUM) district go to the Hyatt Hotel in Green Bay, WI to attend the convention. Continue reading Key Club: DCON Information

Brandon Jennings’ Big Night


Brandon Jennings feels a sense of urgency in trying to prove he belongs back in the NBA after signing a 10-day contract with the Milwaukee Bucks. Jennings, who joined the team on Sunday, took a huge step in that direction Monday night, finishing with 16 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds as the Bucks sent Memphis to its 18th consecutive loss with a 121-103 victory. Jennings provided an early spark in the second quarter, scoring 11 points and handing out five assists in the period, helping the Bucks take a 64-50 lead into the break. The advantage would stretch to 19 for Milwaukee in the third. Although Memphis was able to pull within 97-91 near the midway point of the fourth, Bledsoe scored six of the Bucks’ next eight points, then added an assist to Antetokounmpo, running the lead back to 12 with 4:09 left. That was enough of a buffer for the Bucks to claim their second straight win in a row