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  • April 30Freshmen and sophomore, please check your school email and vote for your StuCo representatives for next year. Votes must be submitted by Friday.
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Disconnected generation, or well informed?

Disconnected generation, or well informed?

Abby Neal, Copy Editor

May 12, 2015

Nearly every teenager has heard the same quote from his or her parents: “Why are you always on that phone? When I was your age, we never just sat down, we went out with our friends.” To members of older generations, current-generation high schoolers are lazy and disconnected from their peers and...

Seniors reminisce on memories as they say goodbye to high school

Seniors reminisce on memories as they say goodbye to high school

Maddie Hays

May 4, 2015

In these four years, we have experienced countless triumphs and failures – severe disappointments, broken hearts, precious friendships and exciting new ventures. When I walked through the school’s doors my first day of freshman year, I had a preconceived notion of what I would enjoy in high school...

State game: Four students, zero spirit

State game: Four students, zero spirit

Maddie Hays

April 3, 2015

The state tournament. It’s what each girls’ basketball player has dreamed of and worked toward all year. Waking up at the crack of dawn in the summers for workouts, the two-and-a-half hour practices and the tough losses endured throughout the season all pushed the girls to this moment. Going to...

Students lose apathetic views of politics

Students lose apathetic views of politics

Keegan Sparks, Web Editor

March 11, 2015

When I surveyed the student body to get a gauge of their political beliefs, I gave them four different ways to identify their political beliefs: Democrat, Republican, Independent, or "I don't follow politics." I fully expected one thing: the overwhelming majority would say "I don't follow politics."...

Senate Bill 56

Senate Bill 56

Abby Neal

March 6, 2015

Two of the things I look forward to most when I think of school are my debate and forensics classes. I enjoy having the ability and the means to learn about things I may not know about otherwise, becoming more well-versed in current events and issues and broadening the amount of topics I have exposure...

Student recounts drive scare

Student recounts drive scare

Katie Comer

February 20, 2015

Picture this: me, in my 2001 Chevy Cavalier driving from my house to the school. There’s really nothing extraordinary about this morning; I’m not running late or anything. The new Lady Antebellum album is playing, maybe a little louder than necessary. Oh, a red light. I stop. Easy enough, right?...

Papa in the Kitchen: German Chocolate Cake

Papa in the Kitchen: German Chocolate Cake

Mikaela Papageorgiou

January 28, 2015

Dieser Kuchen ist köstlich! For those of you who have to use google translate like I do, you most likely do not know the meaning of this german phrase, which means “This cake is delicious”! This week I decided to make the big kahuna, (aka a german chocolate cake). I hold this recipe very near...

School Climate Debate

School Climate Debate

Lauren Klapper

December 12, 2014

How many times have you complained about being too cold in school today? In the last week? In the last month? The answer is probably too many to count. You probably believe the school temperature should be changed, because it’s a distraction to your learning and you’re simply uncomfortable in class...

Stress plagues high schoolers

Stress plagues high schoolers

Maddie Hays

December 12, 2014

A few months ago, I was scrolling through Twitter and came across a seemingly shocking fact. According to Psychology Today, “the average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950s.” Now, many adults who do not have consistent contact...

Sweet Freedom: Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

Sweet Freedom: Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

December 11, 2014

You wake up on Christmas morning with excitement filling the air. But that's not the only thing filling the atmosphere. Cinnamon rolls are baking in the oven, consuming the house with a cozy cinnamon and bread-dough aroma. How could life get any better than this? Now, I know what you're...

Food waste piles up

Food waste piles up

Mikaela Papageorgiou

December 4, 2014

You’re next up in the lunch line. Today’s your favorite: cheeseburgers and french fries. The only drawback, however, is that you’re not a giant fan of processed cheese or sweet potato fries, yet they get piled onto your tray regardless. A lot of people may have never stepped back and thought...

Kill them with kindness

Kill them with kindness

Carly Johnson

December 4, 2014

One Saturday morning, on the way to work, I decided to get a little pick-me-up at Starbucks. I ordered a coffee in the drive-thru, then got my debit card out of my wallet to pay for my large white chocolate mocha. The man in front of me was taking longer than usual, and I saw him point his thumb towards...

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