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Creek theater held their fall play, “Radium Girls,” from Thursday, Nov. 4 to Saturday, Nov. 5. Senior Molly Grantz, who plays Grace Fryer, the lead, cries as she is offered a hush deal by the watch-making company after filing a lawsuit against them. Fryer, among many other women who painted glow-in-the-dark watch faces with radium paint, fell ill with radium poisoning and decided to speak out against the wrongful actions and denial of responsibility within the company she worked for.
Glowing Skulls and Women’s Rights: Creek Runs Production of ‘Radium Girls’
Quinn Rudnick, Junior Editor-in-Chief & Sports Editor | November 10, 2023

Creek’s theater program, Troupe 1730, hosted their first show of the year last weekend. “Radium Girls” tells the story of Grace Fryer, played by senior Molly Grantz...

The administration added signs to restroom doors last year to try to curb vaping. This year, their next step is installing vape detectors. Vaping is not appropriate to do at school and its illegal, assistant principal Kevin Uhlig said.
Vape Detectors Installed in Bathrooms
Peter Philpott, Managing Editor | October 25, 2023
On Oct. 23, Traverse Academy opened its doors to students. “We really tried to make it a super comfortable place for students to be while they get the treatment they need to get better,” Assistant Superintendent of Special Populations Tony Poole said.
CCSD Opens New Mental Health Facility
Briana Flores, Staff Writer | October 25, 2023
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Creek eSports coach Alexandra Bak talks about Super Smash Bros characters before her students begin a match. Bak coaches 12 separate video game teams in her position. Students appreciate her coaching style. “I love having [Ms. Bak] as the eSports coach, she brings a lot to eSports by helping us communicate and [working on our] teamwork, senior varsity Mario Kart player Satia Baird said.
Dominating the Virtual Arena: How Head eSports Coach Alexandra Bak Trains Her Students
Lina Rakhmanova, Staff Writer | October 31, 2023

How difficult is it to be a coach? Your team’s entire success relies on keeping them motivated and happy, and making sure everyone knows their job and does it well. For most coaches, they do this...

Eaglecrest senior forward Sammy Brennan (#26) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during a game against Chatfield on September 16. Creek lost 4-2
Creek Welcomes first Ever Girls' Hockey Team
Quinn Rudnick, Junior Editor-in-Chief & Sports Editor | October 27, 2023
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Some Jewish students feel the need to disguise their religious identities due to rising antisemitism. This is a societal problem. Can we completely eradicate hate? Campus Middle School Principal Lisa Staal said. Id like to think so. But in order to do that, we need allies and advocates.
"That's What My Grandparents Did": Jewish Students Force to Adapt to Antisemitism in Schools and Beyond
Alex Gribb, Editor-in-Chief | October 27, 2023

“ I was just speechless,” Tammi Gitin said. Gitin, a parent of a Campus middle school student last year, was reacting to an image she saw on Facebook. The picture was grainy, and taken near a set of Campus Middle School’s stairs. It showed two...

In a recent surge of antisemitism nationally, many have pointed towards social media and pop culture as a source of hate. “Many far-right people have gone on [X] and started just blasting all their beliefs, Sophomore Scott Weiner said.
Pop Culture Invites Surge of Antisemitism
Peter Philpott, Managing Editor | October 27, 2023
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The Beatles released Now and Then on Nov. 2 after working on it since 1977.
"Now and Then:" Past and Present Intertwined With Release of Last Beatles Song
Jude Gorden, Features Editor | November 28, 2023

On Thursday, Nov. 2, The (remaining) Beatles gave fans one final gift: a bittersweet farewell duet between Paul McCartney and John Lennon.               The...

Doja Cat released the album Scarlet on September 22.
Doja Cat's "Scarlet" Belongs in the Litter Box
Katya Roudakov, A&E Editor & Design Editor | October 29, 2023
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Junior Neele Werner has traveled 5,082 from Germany to America to do an exchange program here at Creek.
Junior Neele Werner Exchanged 'Gymnasium' for American High School
Sophia Hady, Staff Writer | November 7, 2023

Junior Neele Werner is five thousand miles from her home in Germany, doing an exchange student program here in the US. So far, she's found that Gymnasium, German High School,...

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As students walk through the hallway many have experienced their items being stolen by peers.
Restorative Justice Works Against Theft, So Ditch Useless Suspensions
Staff | October 27, 2023

This year, Creek implemented a new policy to deal with theft: Restorative Justice. “When there’s a situation between two students, whether it’s a stolen item, or...

Constant stress: On many buses within the district, girls continually get harassed verbally and physically. This continues to happen every day, with nothing being done to stop it. The disruptions in the back of the bus not only harm the riders, but distract the drivers as well.
The Bus Ride Home
Sophia Hady, Staff Writer | October 26, 2023
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