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Last Ditch Effort

Last Ditch Effort

Lauren Bluthardt, Tom Tom Staff
May 12, 2017
Filed under Features, Lifestyles

Like a hammer on a nail, humans have the viability to force certain conceptions and ideologies into their minds. Wanting to have the best prom dress, the perfect hourglass figure or just to fit into society’s preconceived notions of health, the temptation to change oneself can take a heavy toll. T...

Like Father Like Son

Like Father Like Son

Peter Boeh, Tom Tom Staff
May 12, 2017
Filed under Features, Lifestyles

A kid’s first role model is his or her parents. Some kids feel like they need to be just like their parents, and they that if they are not like their parents that it would disappoint them. Parents are a great role models because they know more than kids know. They have some of the answers to the f...

Loose Cannon

Loose Cannon

Nico Chiappetta, Tom Tom Staff
May 12, 2017
Filed under Features, Lifestyles

On battleships it was important that sailors made sure the cannons were tightened safely and securely because they could become loose and start sliding around the ship during a battle or a storm. If the cannon became loose, it would be tossed in unpredictable directions, wrecking the ship and hurting t...

Land of Milk and Honey

Land of Milk and Honey

Jared DeBoer, Tom Tom Staff
May 12, 2017
Filed under Features, Lifestyles

There are many concerns to be sad about in today’s society, forcing some into what they see as a depressing or unpleasant life. But when thinking about life in a different more positive perspective, reality becomes easier and more enjoyable. High school students live very busy and stressful, yet informati...

Like Oil and Water

Like Oil and Water

Branden Gallimore, Department Editor
May 12, 2017
Filed under *Sequoit Media Highlights, Features, Lifestyles

Polar opposites. Positive and negative. Black and white. Up and down. Love and hate. Oil and water. The inability to combine because indifferences are simply too strong to overcome. For oil and water, the two are unable to mix together because water molecules are more attracted to each other than oi...

Lightning Never Strikes in the Same Place Twice

Lightning Never Strikes in the Same Place Twice

Griffin Hackeloer, Tom Tom Staff
May 12, 2017
Filed under Features, Lifestyles

Every person at some point throughout his/her life is faced with an opportunity. When that lightning strikes, it is up to that person to decide if they want to let that opportunity pass or if they should roll with it and let it blossom into something amazing. For junior David Yaris, he rolled with a...

Let Bygones be Bygones

Let Bygones be Bygones

John Petty, Tom Tom Staff
May 12, 2017
Filed under Features, Lifestyles

Over the course of one’s life, there will be exciting times that make wonderful memories for the future. Happiness is unlimited and can be the result of any type of satisfaction, whether it is a small occurrence or a life-changing event. Happiness gives life meaning and makes everyday efforts worth...

Luck of the Draw

Luck of the Draw

Emily Hanes, Tom Tom Staff
May 12, 2017
Filed under Features, Lifestyles

Everybody endures struggles in their lives. They are going to face a predicament that can make or break them. As these situations unravel, they depend on certain elements to help guide them along the way, maybe even make the decision for them. Luck. Success or failure apparently brought by chance ra...

Left at the Alter

Left at the Alter

Kaylee Schreiner, Department Editor
May 12, 2017
Filed under Features, Lifestyles

Quitting, resigning, giving up - there are many different names for leaving something behind because it is easier in the long run. This inability to stick with an activity or person can take form in multiple ways: fear of failure, fear of not being enough or even fear of doing the same thing every d...

Long Arm of the Law

Long Arm of the Law

Jessica Lamberty, Tom Tom Staff
May 12, 2017
Filed under Features

The evening started out just like any other Friday night. A car full of teenage boys made its way down the dusty back roads of Wisconsin minding their own business until the whirring of sirens and beams of red and blue disrupted the subtle silence of the moment. What does one do when they’ve been...

Lipstick on a Pig

Lipstick on a Pig

Monica Wilhelm, Tom Tom Staff
May 12, 2017
Filed under Features, Lifestyles

Who are you? If you cannot promptly answer that question, you do not have a comprehensive view of who you are, who you want to be, or what your purpose is in life. Having a clear picture of yourself is essential in not only relationships, but self confidence and growth as an individual. It is impossi...

Long Time No See

Long Time No See

Alexandra Rapp, Tom Tom Staff
May 12, 2017
Filed under Features, Lifestyles

The portrayal of people in media is a complex and intense issue facing our society today. All people consume media on a daily basis; from movies to tv shows to magazines, people use media to get their fix of action, adventure and romance. However, many don’t think about the long term impacts media...

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