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The Occidentalist

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The Occidentalist

Delaney Cram

Delaney Cram, Assistant Editor

Delaney Cram is a senior and in her second year of newspaper. She is a writer and took the class to strengthen her skills. Delaney is involved in Math and Chess Club and Key Club at school. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and rowing. Delaney is left-handed.

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While some students have have over four cords at graduation, others who have been heavily involved in academics can have one

The Two Sides to Graduation Cords

Delaney Cram, Assistant Editor May 22, 2023

  Every year, the month of May seems to have an extra layer of energy in the atmosphere, as though a glass is fizzing over or a taut string is thrumming in anticipation. The sharp pull of backpack straps...

Senior Lola Piper reading her poem during an NWS spoken poetry event. Photo courtesy: A. Stanton

National Writers Series Provides Unique Opportunities to Community

Delaney Cram, Assistant Editor March 20, 2023

  For some students, writing is a dread, one of the unavoidable miseries of school. The moment an essay is assigned, the body trembles and the blood cools, fingers stiffening and thoughts withering, all...

Movie poster for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

A Small Addition to the MCU

Delaney Cram, Editor March 6, 2023

  Since “Ant-Man” first debuted in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in 2015, the small superhero has had an ironically small fanbase. Compared with the clashing titans that dominate the MCU, Scott...

Students focus on specific parts of weight lifting depending on the day

Students Battle Off-Season Drowsiness Through School-Run Training

Delaney Cram, Assistant Editor January 6, 2023

  Though it is far from dusk, the obsidian clouds above cast shadows over the land as they unfurl across the sky. The air is bitter and sharp, like blades against the skin, a rough grip pinching over...

The mens eight launches off the dock, heading toward their race.

Rowing Through Regattas and Passing Goals

Delaney Cram, Staff Writer October 28, 2022

  On Saturday, Oct. 8, students were rushing to get ready for the long-awaited homecoming dance, the first one of normalcy since the pandemic. But, long before the sun even came up that day, athletes...

The MCU Just Got Stranger: A Review of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

The MCU Just Got Stranger: A Review of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”

Delaney Cram, Editor May 20, 2022

  “Doctor Strange: The Multiverse of Madness” reached theaters on May 6, and of course the anticipation for this movie was overwhelming, an electric crackling among the audience as the lights dimmed...

Peter Pan and Wendy cast at curtain call. Photo courtesy M. Nyquist.

“Peter Pan and Wendy” Takes the Stage at West

Delaney Cram, Opinion Editor January 19, 2022

  It was over a century ago in 1904 when Sir James M. Barrie’s "Peter Pan" first took the stage in London and since that time, Neverland has touched the hearts of children and adults alike, whether...

Promo poster of You Courtesy of Netflix

Review of Netflix’s Third Season of “You”

Delaney Cram, Opinion Editor October 25, 2021

*Spoilers for Seasons One and Two in the following review. Read with caution.*   It’s been quite some time since Netflix has released any new seasons of well-loved shows. Following coronavirus shutdowns...

Two rowers practice on Lake Leelanau to get ready for the season. Photo courtesy: D. Cram/staff

Local Rowing Teams Fire Up for The Fall

Wave Spence and Delaney Cram September 30, 2021

  Though autumn has just barely grasped the edges of the calendar, the sky has already grown darker and the air more frigid. Yet, in spite of the rougher weather ahead, local athletes are preparing for...

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