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Finley Wiseman, Reporter

The only thing keeping me going this year is my paycheck.

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A colored illustration of a character from The Matrix, with a black background and blue lines of text that resembles coding lines.

REAL LIFE IS A VIDEO GAME?

Glitches in the Matrix might explain why we live in a computer simulation
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
February 15, 2024
A traditional lined drawing that features a person in the middle, looking panicked with their hands on their head. In the background, two boxes of Froot Loops loom. One has the spelling Froot Loops, while the other has the spelling Fruit Loops.

SORRY, YOUR BRAIN IS LYING TO YOU

The Mandela effect is a phenomenon that relates to your memories
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
February 8, 2024
A colored image of a shadowed man, flashing a light at four characters: a man wearing a plague doctor mask, a man wearing a paper bag over his head, a nun, and a man wearing an Easter bunny suit.

HORRORS AND THE CLAIM TO FAME

The final part of a series that brings its focus this time to Puppet Combo
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
February 2, 2024
A sketch of a dark room with a couch, a table, and a tv, with a dark figure looking at the camera from behind the couch.

INDIE HORROR IN THE COMMUNITY

The second part of a series covering horror games that have affected the community: I’m On Observation Duty
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
January 18, 2024
A digital colored drawing that features, from left to right, Bonnie, Chica, and Freddy, in their pose upon their stage in the first game.

HORROR GAMES AND THEIR IMPACT

The first part to a series about certain horror games and what they’ve done for the horror community: Five Nights at Freddy’s
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
January 11, 2024
A black and white drawing split into three; the left column is a video of a girl, the center is an eye surrounded by all black, and the right is a person with a bag over their head and a gun drawn to their temple. In the top center of the image, the logo of TikTok sits.

THE STARS IN THE SCREEN

The final part in a series that dives into the depths of horror and the psychological effect that TikTok has on our youth
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
December 14, 2023
A black and white drawing split into three; the left column is a video of a girl, the center is an eye surrounded by all black, and the right is a person with a bag over their head and a gun drawn to their temple. In the top center of the image, the logo of TikTok sits.

CONSPIRACY AND PARANOIA

The second part to a deep dive on TikTok and its effects on its audience.
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
December 6, 2023
A black and white drawing split into three; the left column is a video of a girl, the center is an eye surrounded by all black, and the right is a person with a bag over their head and a gun drawn to their temple. In the top center of the image, the logo of TikTok sits.

DEEP DIVE INTO TIKTOK HORROR

When something as large as TikTok starts to delve into horror and the psychology of our brains it brings a myriad of good and bad.
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
November 30, 2023
A drawing of Russ McKamey smiling at the audience, with a girl in the back holding a sign that says HELP!.

THE GREATEST HAUNT

A view of the inside of America’s scariest haunted house.
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
November 17, 2023
A picture of fruit loops in a mug that says Lets Get Cozy in dim purple lighting.

TASTE… THE RAINBOW?

How we perceive taste is actually a blend of complex uses of our senses.
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
November 13, 2023
A drawn image of Slenderman, Ben Drowned, and Jeff the Killer looking at the camera.

THE WORLD OF CREEPYPASTAS

What is a creepypasta and what does it have to do with horror?
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
November 3, 2023
A drawing of an alien, with exaggerated red circles and arrows and REAL?? surrounding it. A small figure at the bottom says He did it OFFICER!

ALIENS ARE REAL?

Whistleblowers took their claims to a Congressional hearing.
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
October 13, 2023
A VHS-style image of a close-up of a man staring into the camera. The image is from the Mandela Catalogue.

ANALOG HORROR: WHAT IS IT?

Enjoy the horrific thrills of analog horror in the comfort of your own home.
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
October 9, 2023
A photo of the Scream mask and a kitchen knife atop a kitchen counter.

HOW TIME TELLS THE TALE

Like everything else horror has a rich history if you care to notice.
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
September 29, 2023
A wallpaper screen for ARK: Survival Evolved featuring many different dinosaurs and human characters.

ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED BRINGS A LOT TO THE WORLD OF GAMING

The game published by Studio Wildcard has brought in a lot of positivity, and it’s easy to see why.
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
May 18, 2023
A drawing of Zooey Zephyr with a microphone surrounded by red and blue stars.

TRANSGENDER MISSOULA LEGISLATURE BARRED FROM THE HOUSE FLOOR

One of Missoula’s transgender representatives was banned from the House floor.
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
May 15, 2023
A drawing of Tucker Carlson on Fox News.

HOST TUCKER CARLSON FIRED FROM FOX NEWS

The long-time Fox News host was removed from the network, leaving many to wonder why.
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
May 9, 2023
A zombie-like head contorted into a scream as fungus grow all over its body and ants crawl around the page.

ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE COMES FOR US ALL

The popular game and television show The Last of Us shows us what it might be like to live through an apocalypse. But could that really be possible?
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
May 4, 2023
A person in a gas mask stands front and center with a train wreck and toxic chemicals behind them.

IS CHERNOBYL GOING TO BE REPEATED?

Toxic chemicals are not a small matter. Radiation affected thousands of people after Chernobyl. Will these train derailments cause similar effects?
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
April 25, 2023
A drawing of a tornado in a field with trees.

THE DEVASTATION OF TORNADOES

As the southern states recover from deadly tornadoes, climate change is once again a topic coming into play.
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
April 12, 2023
A drawing of a girl sitting on the ground as she thinks about TikTok.

THE MOVE TO REMOVE TIKTOK

The proposal to ban TikTok off of all American phones makes headlines on social media.
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
March 27, 2023
A drawing of a film and projector with the words Film Festival.

20TH ANNUAL BIG SKY FILM FESTIVAL COMES TO SENTINEL

Students at the high school get a taste of a wide variety of documentaries about different people.
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
March 6, 2023
A drawn image of Roslyn Pope.

ROSLYN POPE, CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST, DIES AT 84

One of Atlanta’s biggest civil rights activist dies, and leaves the world to continue to grow
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
February 27, 2023
A drawn image of the Ohio State Flag.

IS OHIO IN DANGER?

A train derailment in Ohio has some people concerned about health and safety issues
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
February 17, 2023
Mr. Laboski gives a thumbs up at his desk.

THE INTERVIEW WITH LABOSKI

The Spartan Scoop gets a unique look into the life of the school’s principal
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
February 16, 2023
Two racers are on the ground as the crowd laughs in the background.

THE GRAND WINTER ASSEMBLY

Sentinel celebrates the winter season with an assembly and assorted games
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
February 10, 2023
A purple background with an assortment of pills.

IS SELF DIAGNOSIS A BAD THING?

People continue to debate whether or not self-diagnosis is valid.
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
February 1, 2023
The movie poster of Puss In Boots: The Last Wish.

I AM PUSS IN BOOTS!

Who is your favorite fearless hero?
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
January 20, 2023
Standardized bubble test with a pencil

SEMESTER FINALS SCHEDULE

As the semester reaches its end, teachers and students prepare for finals
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
January 6, 2023
A bowl of rock salt on top of a white table.

THE EFFECT OF ICE MELT

Is ice melt really as beneficial as it seems?
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
December 15, 2022
Three signs painted in red and black are held, reading Our bodies our stories, No more stolen sisters, and You are not forgotten.

THE DEATH OF SELENA NOT AFRAID

Selena Not Afraid’s death nears 3 years, and Indigenous families are ready for answers
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
December 7, 2022
A photo of the Supreme Court building.

ICWA IN THE SUPREME COURT

ICWA gets questioned in the Supreme Court this month.
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
November 21, 2022
A white silhouette of the state of Montana on a split red and blue background.

MONTANA’S FINALIZED ELECTIONS

With midterm elections passing by, Montana has a few new changes and government officials come into office.
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
November 18, 2022

ICWA and SCOTUS

Finley Wiseman, Reporter
November 16, 2022
A Titleist golf ball lies next to the hole.

GOLF’S WRAP UP

Golf ended recently for Sentinel High School, with a few students qualifying for state.
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
November 2, 2022
Three carved pumpkins on a street surrounded by leaves

HALLOWEEN IS SPECIAL

Here's our top 5 lists from some Spartan Scoop horror fanatics!
Teia Nash, Andrew Buchholz, and Finley Wiseman
October 31, 2022
A picture of a CH-47 Chinook military helicopter from the front, up close.

CH-47 CHINOOK LANDS ON SENTINEL GROUNDS

A CH-47 Chinook military helicopter landed on Sentinel’s soccer fields as part of an aeronautics class.
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
October 19, 2022
A Ukrainian peace flag waves in the wind.

RUSSIA’S ANNEXATION OF UKRAINE

Amidst the war, Russia continues to try and annex more Ukrainian territory.
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
October 14, 2022
Carson Bay (left) and Jaxson Barefield (right) dress up for Country vs. Country Club Day

SPIRIT OF THE SPARTANS

Sentinel High School shows their yearly pride for the Spirit Week and Homecoming events.
Finley Wiseman, Reporter
October 5, 2022
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