Month: February 2014

  • Meryl Davis and Charlie White of Michigan win gold at Olympics

    Stephanie Sokol for The Pit Michigan residents Meryl Davis and Charlie White took home gold today for Olympic ice dancing. The duo was the first in the United States to win the title. Yesterday, the skaters earned an international personal best with a score of 78.89, according to the Associated Press. During the final round […]

  • Iconic child star Shirley Temple Black died late Monday

    Stephanie Sokol for The Pit Shirley Temple Black, one of the most well-known and successful Hollywood child stars, died last night, according to her publicist. She was 85. Known for her signature singing, corkscrew curls, starring movie roles and tap-dancing, Temple Black also served as a diplomat for a majority of her life. The star […]

  • Indie pick of the week: Emi McDade

    Stephanie Sokol for The Pit Self-described as an “acoustic singer-songwriter with soul-jazz influence,” Emi McDade has a strong and emotional voice, almost Amy Lee meets Sarah McLachlan. Music has always been a big part of the 16-year-old’s life. Emi, who grew up in a small town near Glouchester, England, came from a family of classical […]

  • Say it ain’t snow: I’ve had enough

    When I was younger, snow was a novelty. I used to get excited for snow days, doing a “snow dance” of sorts and anxiously awaiting the call that school would be closed. I loved playing in the snow with friends, making snowmen, animals and forts, and having snow ball fights. It used to be fun.…


    Stephanie Sokol for The Pit Things got frisky this afternoon at one of the most important moments in sports history, the Inaugural Hallmark ChannelKitten Bowl. The North Shore Bengals took home the first ever Kitten Bowl Championship, beating the Cedar Cove Cougars 24-20. The first game brought hard work with The Bengals’ Ferrell Owens and […]

  • Indie pick of the week: Rachel and the Kings

    Stephanie Sokol for The Pit Sports & Entertainment The sound of Rachel and the Kings is a dynamic mix of alternative rock with a hint of country and a touch of symphonic soul. Fronted by female vocalist and classically-trained pianist Rachel James, who encompasses the emotional and vocal capacity of Carrie Underwood, Haley Williams and […]

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