Music review: 30 by Adele is a beautiful tribute to maturity

Taliya Moore Staff Writer On November 19th, 2021, English singer songwriter Adele released her fourth studio album, 30. This album was different compared to her past works. Listeners hear topics of divorce, motherhood, and the scrutiny that comes with being in the spotlight – not only from the world, but also from yourself. Along with…

Work never ends with Schoology: every day is a school day

Gianna Smolock Associate Staff Writer One of the largest debates in technology today concerns the prominence and adverse effects of advanced technologies in our lives. This often pertains to the notion that increased time on cell phones and social media platforms has caused teenagers to become disengaged from their friends and surroundings.  For instance, parents…

Dune: A modern blast from the distant past

Finnur Oddsson Cricco Movie Review Columnist Zachary Paine Movie Review Columnist There are certain timeless movies – for instance, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, or The Matrix – that all hold a special place in our hearts. They make us wonder why we never see those kinds of movies out in the theaters anymore….

Fix the Winton road free-for-all

Unsigned As a student who has been at Brighton High School for four years now, I’ve gone from getting dropped off to driving myself here. In my freshman year, I always desired to be behind the wheel: to get my own car and be an independent girl who could drive anywhere. However, the excitement I once had to drive to school every morning has turned into a monotonous dread of morning traffic. Now, the drive to school…

Right Angle: Facebook has no responsibility over individuals’ mental health and social media usage

Colin Karpinski Associate Staff Writer Social media have not been around long enough for us to truly understand the long-term issues or side effects of constant connection. After a while, conversation and messaging starts to feel synthetic.   Many of us, including myself, spend hours scrolling and scrolling through Instagram, TikTok or Snapchat. Why is that?    For the most part,…

Left Field: Facebook and other social media need government regulation to protect mental health

Corban Vogler Associate Staff Writer Recently, a former Facebook product manager named Frances Haugen leaked the contents of many incriminating documents that she had found while searching through the company’s employee database, called Facebook Workplace. Her whistleblowing was received by the Securities and Exchange Commission, certain members of Congress, and lawyers at Whistleblower Aid and…

Trapezoid features Humans of Brighton HS

Meredith Reynolds Staff Writer Q: “After the mandatory shut-down at the end of the 2019-2020 year and the hybrid schedule in the 2020-2021 school year, how are you liking being back in school full time?”  A: “I think that school full-time is educationally a much better program than the hybrid system. It is the appropriate…

“The Pack” has first undefeated season since 1999

Lucrezia Pavan Associate Staff Writer Many students at Brighton High School are jam-packed with extracurriculars, and with backpacks bursting at seams with textbooks and pages of homework, it is almost impossible to imagine how they find time for anything other than schoolwork. Yet, many students here in Brighton find the time in their busy schedules…

Amelia Adiutori chases her dreams, on and off the field

Phoenix Crosland Associate Staff Writer For more than half of her life, Amelia Adiutori has been acquainted with the rush of playing soccer. She started the sport when she was four years old, playing at Brighton Recreation. By the age of seven, she switched to club soccer. From age 12 to the present, she has…