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We should read for pleasure outside of class

We should read for pleasure outside of class

Carsten Savage May 25, 2017

BY CARSTEN SAVAGE (’17) As high school students, it may seem like there is not enough time to read books for English, let alone novels for fun. In Advanced and AP classes, we have enough to read;...

‘Fidget spinners’ take the world by storm

‘Fidget spinners’ take the world by storm

Carsten Savage May 19, 2017

BY CARSTEN SAVAGE (’17) First came the Silly Bandz, distracting students as they stretched, organized and traded the bracelets. Now, ‘fidget spinners’ have invaded schools. The fidget spinner...

Our political divide strengthens us in preparation for the real world

Our political divide strengthens us in preparation for the real world

Carsten Savage April 27, 2017

BY CARSTEN SAVAGE (’17) California and Texas are known for being overwhelmingly Democratic and Republican, respectively. At Granville, many students may wish that the student body was similarly homogenous;...

Picture courtesy of Avery Bennington

Winter Formal exceeds Homecoming in all aspects

Carsten Savage February 23, 2017

BY KENZIE CHESROWN (‘18) Everyone knows the buildup to Homecoming freshmen year. Girls need the perfect dress, shoes, hair and the picture time is both mandatory and precisely planned with enough...

Cheerleading squad tumbles into 5th place at Disney competition

Cheerleading squad tumbles into 5th place at Disney competition

Carsten Savage February 20, 2017

BY HANNAH MUSICK ('18), ASHLYN BROCKWAY ('17), KARISSA HARRIS ('17) AND CARSTEN SAVAGE ('17) The competition cheerleading team placed fifth at Nationals at Walt Disney’s ESPN Sports Arena on Saturday. The...

Tilt Brush establishes itself as revolutionary virtual reality software for artists

Tilt Brush establishes itself as revolutionary virtual reality software for artists

Carsten Savage January 25, 2017

BY CARSTEN SAVAGE (’17) While there is a myriad of games for the HTC Vive, there isn’t much else. Google’s Tilt Brush, however, proves that virtual reality is the perfect platform for creating...

The Vive is a fantastic virtual reality headset that offers many enjoyable experiences (Carsten Savage/BluePrints Photo).

HTC Vive offers affordable virtual reality to the masses

Carsten Savage December 19, 2016

BY CARSTEN SAVAGE (’17) Virtual reality, or immersion within a simulated world, made a comeback in 2013 and has been one of the hottest peripherals in the technological world ever since. While there...

American politics descend into barbarism

Carsten Savage November 10, 2016

BY CARSTEN SAVAGE (’17) The Pledge of Allegiance states that we are “one nation” and are “indivisible” as a united people. While we have been divided in ideology, gender, race and wealth,...

Opinion Editor Carsten Savage believes that Bernie is still too involved in the Democratic Party, and has thus neglected the health of the nation as a whole.

Bernie’s new organization fractures from within

Carsten Savage September 1, 2016

BY CARSTEN SAVAGE (’17) Bernie Sanders launched a political movement called Our Revolution this August, which relies on a nonprofit 501(c)(4) organization to elect sympathetic politicians into office....

Control bards and barons in iPhone app Reigns

Control bards and barons in iPhone app Reigns

Carsten Savage August 23, 2016

BY CARSTEN SAVAGE (’17) Video game developer Devolver Digital released the app Reigns on the iTunes and Android markets this August. Set during medieval times, Reigns sees the player role-playing...

Nick Unkefer poses in front of novel background.

Student writer encourages multilingualism

Carsten Savage August 17, 2016

BY CARSTEN SAVAGE (’17) There are only three languages offered at the school: French, Spanish, and Latin. Yet, that did not stop Nick Unkefer from investing himself in the Russian language and creating...

Judy and Nick endure a sloths sluggish service

Zootopia stampedes onto the big screen

Carsten Savage May 20, 2016

This year, director Byron Howard utilized the talent at Disney Studios to create “Zootopia,” an animated film in which animals are the main characters. While it can be easily mistaken for a children’s...

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