The Harbinger

Lose the Snooze

Student pressing the snooze button. Photo illustration by Ruth Cronin.

By Ruth Cronin, News Editor

January 23, 2019

     It’s 6:40 a.m. which means sophomore Kate Davidson’s first of nine alarms just started screaming at her. Without even considering getting up, Kate compulsively whacks the snooze button. Not wanting to leave the warmth of her bed, Kate ignores the remaining eight alarms, each one ringing ...

Finals Week AKA Death

By Anna Murphy, Sports Editor

December 10, 2018

It’s no secret that the worst time of year is almost upon us. Finals week. But for the students in my specific class of 2020, it is our junior year final exams. These tests are arguably the worst and hardest tests of our high school careers. So, I reached out to some intelligent juniors and asked them...

Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

Extreme Black Friday Crowds

By Katie O'Beirn, Staff

December 10, 2018

As Thanksgiving week approaches, so do the great sales that take place shortly after. Many people seeking to get their Christmas gifts early and for cheap prices are all over the deals. With everything becoming available online, the convenience and accessibility of products has made cyber Monday extremely...

Why You Should Join Greek Life in College

By Amy Cordill, Staff

March 29, 2018

In recent years, Greek life organizations on college campuses have become extremely controversial. But the harsh stereotypes and people's negative opinions should not scare you away from some of the best years of your life. The following is a list of positive, life-changing aspects of Greek life. 1.You can bec...

Should Athletes be Paid in College?

By Tyler Gutwein, Staff

March 28, 2018

Colleges recruit athletes to play for them and hopefully win a championship. These athletes put their bodies on the line to win. However, they don't get payed to play. While the NCAA wants to maintain amateurism, many players are wishing to be paid, which we have seen with the Ball brothers going to...

Best Netflix Shows for you to Binge Watch during Spring Break

By Drew Cortopassi, Staff

March 28, 2018

Spring break is just days away and if you don’t have elaborate plans in exotic places, you’re stuck here in Indiana. Other than doing the daily crossword or sleeping, there really isn’t much to do. Browsing social media is torture because nothing is worse than seeing how great of a time your friends...

Soda Can-spiracy

By Becka Bash, Staff

March 26, 2018

There are three types of people in this world; those who think soda from a can tastes better, those who know soda from a fountain tastes better, and those who can’t even tell the difference. It is my personal opinion that if the soda is in a can, it’s gross. It just doesn’t taste the same. Everything...

New Age of Music

By Kieran Shay, Graphic Designer

March 26, 2018

Lately, it seems like there’s been an increase in YouTubers who put out music videos and “diss tracks” (songs that are created to roast another YouTuber or themselves) on their channels. Creators such as Elijah Daniel, Jake Paul, and Gabbie Hanna are on the list of YouTubers that have been put...

Awful Oscars

By Anna Murphy, Staff

March 21, 2018

On March 4, 2018, the 90th Academy Awards Show took place. If you’re like me, you might not have even known they were airing. Last year, possibly the biggest mistake of all time ended the show when they gave the wrong movie, La La Land, the Oscar for best picture when Moonlight was the true winner. That is...

Millenials for the Win- or maybe not

Millenials for the Win- or maybe not

By Claire Brewer, Staff

February 25, 2018

Redmond “Red” Gerard is the youngest snowboarder to win gold at the Olympics for the US at seventeen years old, and his winning day was pretty hectic. Gerard woke up late because he stayed up too late the night before. Apparently, he was on a Netflix binge with a friend. He only woke up 15 minutes...

Your Stickers Are Your Double

By Jack Doverspike, Feature Editor

February 25, 2018

In the mesh pockets of North Face and Jansport backpacks, vinyl decals stick out on Nalgene, CamelBak, and Hydro Flask water bottles, flooding the halls and classrooms of Zionsville Community High School: Yay! Outside. #OptOutside. Indy CD and Vinyl. Along with stickers on laptops, these accessories...

Stormi Weather

Stormi Weather

By Rachel Shultz, Staff

February 16, 2018

    North, Saint, Dream, Chicago, and now Stormi. The KarJenner family has a history of coming up with very unconventional names for their children, but Kylie naming her daughter Stormi takes the cake.     After months of avoiding rumors of her pregnancy, Kylie finally confirmed the birth...