The Dryden Red and Black

November 29, 2021

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Senior Seminar Speaker

Western Michigan University

by Hilary Young

This week we had a speaker from Western Michigan University. I personally have never thought about applying to Western, probably because I didn’t really know much about the school. After the presentation, I had learned so much new information about the school. The speaker, Madeline, was super enjoyable to listen to. Sometimes the virtual presentations can be super boring, but hers was enjoyable and I actually found myself engaged. We got a lot of information in a short amount of time.

I really enjoyed learning about the campus life at Western, and what the school has to offer. I really liked that they have a pharmacy on campus where you can get your everyday prescriptions. Another thing I liked was that every freshman is assigned an upperclassmen mentor that's there for us as we need, but were not obligated to talk with them. Coming into college as a freshman is scary, but having that older classmate to talk to if needed is a huge stress relief. One thing the speaker mentioned was, despite western being a bigger, D1 school, the class sizes are smaller. 85% of their classes have less than 30 students.

She didn’t say much about the professors, but she did mention that 97% (or so) of students said they had teachers that made learning enjoyable. I need teachers like that for me to learn. If my teachers don’t seem excited to teach, why should I be excited to learn? Madeline didn’t mention the staff-to-student ratio, but I would assume it’s small enough that students can form a connection with their professors, and not fall through the cracks. Having a good connection with your professors can make college just a bit easier.

Overall, I learned a lot about Western Michigan University. There are many clubs and organizations to join, some for certain majors, others for different hobbies and interests. I also didn’t know Western was a D1 school, and for being D1 the class sizes are very small. There are many perks for full-time students, and the school really does care about their students' health. They offer free counseling to students to help with their mental and emotional health. In the end, I did really enjoy the presentation and learning all about Western.

Vaccine Clinics

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Leonard's Christmas Extravaganza

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...And Gingerbread House Contest

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Who's Hungry?

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Dryden's National Honor Society & National Junior Honor Society are holding a Little Caesars Fundraiser. If you'd like to order some pizza, please click on the link below.

Need Someone to Talk to?

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Upcoming Events

Monday, November 29

Senior Seminar Speaker - Zack Ballinger, 7:30-8:30 AM

7/8 Girls Basketball @ CPS - Bus departs @ 4:00 pm, 7/8th grade game @ 6:00 pm

Varsity Baseball Winter Weight Training - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - High School Weight Room

Tuesday, November 30

Homework Club - 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM - HS Library

Boys Basketball open gym for 6th, 7th, and 8th - 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM - Dryden Elementary

Wednesday, December 1


Staff Meeting - High School - 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

7/8 Girls Basketball vs Kingston - 7/8th grade game @ 6:00 pm

Thursday, December 2

Boys Basketball open gym for 6th, 7th, and 8th - 7:00 AM to 8:15 PM - Dryden Elementary

NHS Meeting - 7:00 AM to 7:15 AM - Room 331

Homework Club - 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM - HS Library

Varsity Baseball Winter Weight Training - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - High School Weight Room

Friday, December 3

Senior Seminar Speaker - Kim Randolph, Northern Michigan University - 7:30-8:30 AM

7/8 Girls Basketball @ Caseville - Bus departs @ 3:45 pm, 7/8 grade @ 6:00 pm

JV/Varsity Girls Basketball @ Brown City - Bus departs @ 4:45 pm, JV girls @ 6:00 pm, Varsity girls @ 7:30 pm

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Riddle of the Week

Every week a different riddle will be posted in the paper for you to solve. When you think you have the correct answer, submit it to us using the feedback doc at the bottom of that week's issue, along with your name. The first person to submit the correct answer will be given a shoutout in the following week's issue. The answer to the previous riddle and shoutout can be found under each week's new riddle.

by Penelope Spencer

This week's riddle:

What goes up but never comes down?

Last week's riddle:

What question can you never say yes to?

Answer: Are you asleep?

Winner: Mrs. Marta

Runner Up: Are you dead?

Winner: Logan Korth

Random Student of the Week

Note: The process for choosing our Random Students of the Week is truly random. Our staff rolls a letter-covered die to determine the last name of the featured students. We rotate junior high and high school grade levels weekly (7th one week, then 8th the next; 9th, then 10th, 11th, and 12th) and send an invitation to participate via email to the first student (alphabetically) on the class list. Some students do not respond to our request for information or do not wish to be featured. In that case, we roll another letter and begin the process again.

Haley Adamson

by Ariela Perales

Haley Adamson is a Senior who has been a student at Dryden for almost 4 years. She doesn't really play any sports but she enjoys cooking in her free time. Haley’s favorite thing about Dryden is how diverse it is, many personalities, and that you can be yourself. She likes to spend time with her little sister and brother, and hang out with friends when she is not in school. Haley’s dream career is to be an Executive Chef when she gets older. Haley’s plans after high school are to go into culinary school, and she is trying to find the best one for her. Also, Haley loves going on trips and going outside, she's obsessed with animals (especially dogs), and she also likes to snowmobile.

Want To Join The School Paper?

The Dryden Red and Black is looking for new members! If you like to write or think you have something we could add to the paper, then we would love to see you at our meetings. Even if writing isn't your strong suit, members for photography, reporting, and editing are all welcome! If you are interested in joining, hit the button below and fill out the form, or talk to one of the current members. We look forward to seeing you on the team!

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The Team

Ava DeVlaminck - Editor

Nick Abromaitis - Reporter

Raghan DeLong - Reporter

Lily Finnigan - Reporter

Audrey Napolitano - Reporter

Ariela Perales - Reporter

Penelope Spencer - Reporter

Joke of the Week

by Audrey Napolitano

What do you call cheese that isn’t yours?

Nacho Cheese

Quote of the Week

by Nick Abromaitis

"Education is our passport to the future. For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today."

--Malcolm X


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