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The Occidentalist

The Occidentalist

The Occidentalist

Exam Study Suggestions
Ava Nelson, Staff Writer • June 10, 2022

Student Senate Prepares for the Next School Year
Anna Sperry, In-Depth Editor • June 7, 2022

  The school year is coming to a close with summer break on the way and students and staff are preparing for the following school year. Student senate holds a prominent part in organizing school events and inspiring school spirit,...

Letter from the Editor
Letter from the Editor
Ashley McFadden, Editor-in-Chief • May 26, 2022

  When I joined the Occidentalist my sophomore year I had no idea what I was getting myself into. In reality, I only joined because I knew it would look good on my transcript. On our first day when Ms. Humphry asked us what...

Boys and girls track teams smile after winning Regional Champions on May 20, 2022.
Running to New Records
Kate Barnum, Staff Writer • June 10, 2022

  Track and Field overall for both the girls and the boys team were very successful this season. Both were regional champs, Big North Conference (BNC) champions, and placed well...

Girls varsity team photo courtesy: tcwgsoccer instagram
Soccer Heads for a Midland Dow Matchup
Wave Spence , Staff Writer • June 2, 2022

  Most spring sports have finished up their seasons by the end of May, but girls soccer is still going strong, defeating Alpena on Tuesday to bring them to the district finals....

Best Things to do Over Summer Break
Brenna Baldwin and Sela Guiney June 2, 2022

  With summer just around the corner, people are starting to plan their summer activities. With school over and warm weather beginning, finding fun ways to spend the summer can...

Junior Coby Sipple, sophomore Jada Stewart, and senior Xander Shumaker rehearse for Young Playwrights at the City Opera House.
Students to the Stage
Ella Rintala, Editor • May 2, 2022

  Senior Sara Bagley was in the middle of a rehearsal as a performer in the musical “Mamma Mia” when she was informed that the play she wrote would have the opportunity to...


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The End of a Precedent
Shelbie Gray, Staff Writer • June 13, 2022

"Men" Movie Review
June 10, 2022
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Flying High, Top Gun: Maverick, Hits the Big Screen
Flying High, "Top Gun: Maverick," Hits the Big Screen
Eva Lawson and Lauren Tkach June 13, 2022

  After 36 years of anticipation, Tom Cruise returns to the big screen as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in “Top Gun: Maverick.” The film is a continuation of its original,...

Men Movie Review
"Men" Movie Review
Ava Nelson, Reporter • June 10, 2022

Men hurt women. This is the argument that Alex Garland attempts to produce as he stumbles through his 2022 A24 film, Men. Garland presents an “elevated horror” that is seen...