The Emery

The reading epidemic

Jiajia Huang, Cougar Star Staff

February 13, 2020

The library at Clague middle school has quite an arsenal of books. Yet, few visit it on a daily basis of their own accord which is rather disappointing in many aspects.  The number of hours the average American reads compared to the n...

Clague’s music program begins the year with a bang

Satvika Ramanathan, Cougar Star Editor

February 13, 2020

The audience was full. Vibrant colors flashed on the choir. Lights were shining on the stage.  On Jan. 23, the sixth graders at Clague had their very first Band, Orchestra, and Choir concert in the Clague Auditorium. About 750...

California Pizza Kitchen: The place to be

Lola Valentin and Katherine Chladny

February 13, 2020

Have you ever been to Briarwood Mall? Do you ever want a nice place to eat after a long day of shopping? Well, you’re in luck! California Pizza Kitchen is just that! It is a four-star Italian restaurant also known as CPK, a...

Has our privacy been compromised by our phone?

Serena Chang, Claire Wang, and Flora Wu

February 13, 2020

“Hey Alexa, what’s the weather today?” In the modern world,  Amazon’s Alexa, Google Home, and Homepod, among many other smart speakers, are very common. But while these AI helpers certainly are, well, helpful, is it possi...

Five books you MUST read

Kathryn Bowers, Cougar Star Staff

February 13, 2020

“Esperanza Rising” by Pam Munoz Ryan.  This book is about a little girl, whose life was turned upside down going from a life full of riches to a life of working poor. Esperanza learns to not rely on others but to help others,...

From California to Michigan: how my life changed

Isha Savi, Cougar Star Staff

February 13, 2020

In the summer of last year, I moved from Sunnyvale, California (which is close to San Francisco) to Ann Arbor, Michigan. This was a big change for me considering the fact that I had only lived in one place my whole life. For ab...

What the Humane Society of Huron Valley does

Katherine Ma and Grace Song

February 13, 2020

Each day, The Humane Society Of Huron Valley (HSHV) receives animals to live at the shelter until they get adopted. The HSHV accepts homeless animals, surrendered animals and strays. Seventh-grader Kirsten Choi and her friends ...

The impact of Youth in Government

Emily Hu, Cougar Star Staff

February 13, 2020

Did you know a kid helped you get a dime every time you recycled a bottle can at the store? Well as a matter of fact a kid who joined Youth in Government thought that not enough people were recycling bottle cans, so he wrote a bill...

The Young People’s Theatre put on “The Drowsy Chaperone”

Alex Hannah, Cougar Star Staff

February 13, 2020

Lights, singing, acting, dancing and much more. The Young People’s Theater (YPT) is a group that puts on plays and productions three times a year, and this winter they put on the show The Drowsy Chaperone. The cast and crew w...

Student Spotlight: Evan Ochoa

Joaquin Moore, Cougar Star Staff

February 13, 2020

After the Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly, which took place on Jan. 15, many were wide-eyed at the performance of Evan Ochoa.  “I was already ambitious and really that's just gotten me to the point I am now,” Ochoa said.  ...

A lifetime of basketball

Owen Gregg, Cougar Star Staff

February 13, 2020

Kobe Bryant will forever be a basketball legend. He had scored 33,643 points, made 8,378 free throws and completed 4,010 turnovers. At the time of his death, around 10 a.m, I was sitting on my couch, watching a movie, when...

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