An inside look into the lives of students who do the unordinary
By Bailey Welshans
Emily O’Keefe (Senior)
Most people know Emily O’Keefe as one of the varsity sideline cheer captains, but what many don’t know is that Emily competes in beauty pageants nationally. When Emily was 13 years old, she started participating in these pageants, and her love for them has increased over the years.
“A lot of people say [the pageants] are all about beauty and looks, but the ones that I do are about building character, confidence, and relationships,” O’Keefe said.
Casey’s Tavern: Ann Arbor’s local favorite since 1986
By Alisha Birchmeier, Bailey Welshans
Tucked away between townhouses and old buildings in Ann Arbor stands Casey’s Tavern, an easy-to-missrestaurant, since the sign is raised so high on the building. Casey’s is known for its authentic, home-style food and, more specifically, their reuben. When we visited the restaurant we were greeted by a manager who told us there was a booth in the back we could sit in. Having to scoot through people, we felt very uncomfortable and claustrophobic. We didn’t like that we could easily hear the conversation of the people not even two feet away from us.
We decided to order onion rings, even though neither of us are quite big fans of them, just to try them out. After about fifteen minutes, we received our drinks and our appetizer. The onion rings were by far the best either of us has ever had!
From the best of the best, these freshmen have excelled on varsity teams
By Bailey Welshans
Rachel Dunklee – Dance
Since Rachel Dunklee was two years old, she’s had a passion for dancing. Other than making it onto the Varsity Dance team, one of Dunklee’s biggest accomplishments is going to National’s with her dance studio, Dancer’s edge, last year. She is an excellent student, keeping her grades up, and turning assignments in on time. Being one of two freshmen on the varsity dance team, Dunklee has a lot to live up to. However, it doesn’t seem to faze her.
“She does a very good job of learning routines quickly, and hitting all of the steps correctly,” senior dancer Evelyn Hawley said.
Hurricane Irma, described as the “perfect storm,” tore through Southern Florida and surrounding islands, devastating families and destroying homes
By Evelyn Maxey & BAILEY WELSHANS
Hurricane Irma wasted no time after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey to start her own path of destruction. On August 30, 2017, the monumental storm struck parts of Cuba, the Virgin Islands, and southwestern Florida. Victims of the storm in the United States stretch from Naples, Florida, all the way to Albany, Georgia. Irma hit Florida as a Category 3 hurricane with winds of 115 MPH.