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Students lack motivation before spring break

Students lack motivation before spring break

Lucas Worden, Web Journalist (Opinion)

March 26, 2018

Finding the flowers: Gaining maturity by learning from parents

Finding the flowers: Gaining maturity by learning from parents

Audri Chenoweth, Web Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2018

Growing up as an only child, my parents became my best friends at a very young age. They have taught me everything I know, from learning to eat and brush my hair to being independent and standing up for myself. Though I have not needed to use it quite yet, my parents have helped me discover my...

Growing brilliant writers

Growing brilliant writers

Lucas Worden, Web Journalist (Opinion)

March 20, 2018

Writing is an essential tool for anyone who desires to aim higher when it comes to management and highly paid positions within a company but it is also a forgotten form of expression. Much like music, painting, or drawing, writing can be used as a way for teenagers to escape the stress of high school...

Making waves: the third wonder of the natural world

Making waves: the third wonder of the natural world

Sydney Boulter and Oli Grenke

March 20, 2018

The Great Barrier Reef is the World’s largest coral reef stretching 1,429 miles along the Queensland coastline in Australia, covering an area of 132,973 square-miles. With it stretching such a great length it is named the world’s largest living structure on the planet, it is so big that it is visible...

Northwest students create awareness project

Northwest students create awareness project

Sydney Bowler, Editor-in-Chief

March 19, 2018

  On Mar. 14, at 10 a.m., schools across the nation participated in a walk out protesting for more gun control. This was impacted by the students strength after the shooting in Parkland, Florida that happened earlier this year. This event inspired a group of students at school to create a movement ...

Fork in the road: Gaining responsibility throughout high school experiences

Fork in the road: Gaining responsibility throughout high school experiences

Sydney Bowler, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2018

Junior year is said to be the hardest time for a student. With the pressure of college applications, the SAT, scholarships, and AP classes, this is potentially one of the first adult situations that a student can encounter. During this point in life, the decisions being made will heavily impact the rest...

Establishing confidence in others

March 16, 2018

In the year of 2018, we are seeing a prominent problem in society: body standards. These have always been around, but with the year just beginning, it is a bigger issue than ever. Body standards are an idea that society expects people to look like. Most standards include being thin with curves for...

Obesity and starvation in the United States

Obesity and starvation in the United States

Shealyn Paulis, News Journalist

March 14, 2018

In 2017, 14,788 people died from obesity and 4,983 people died of starvation. This happened because of social and economic status, diet and exercise, and what has become the “norm” of physical appearance in our country. Hunger in America is an important and prominent problem in which one in six...

Changing lives one book at a time

Changing lives one book at a time

Lucas Worden, Web Journalist

March 13, 2018

People will oftentimes pick a movie or a video game over a book or a novel. Senior Emily Simone has spent most of her life reading. She enjoys exploring characters and worlds unknown and has managed to use these fables and fictions to shape her mind into something greater than before. Aside from expanding...

O’mya, what a book: Looking for Alaska by John Green

O'mya, what a book: Looking for Alaska by John Green

Amya Case, News Editor

March 9, 2018

  Looking For Alaska by John Green   Though this tearjerker was published in 2005, it still remains a best seller. This story takes place at a boarding school in Alabama with a boy named Miles Halter, who is done living his safe life at home.   This 283 paged novel shows Miles’ journey ...

A fight for equality

Makenna McCollum, News Journalist

March 8, 2018

Women should not be aloud to vote! Absurd, right? Citizens often pride themselves in the idea that all people are treated equally. If so, why are citizens unwilling to put an end to body shaming and sexual abuse toward women? Society has put labels on women for years by saying they need to look a...

Outstanding athlete: Campbell proves to be trustworthy wing

Outstanding athlete: Campbell proves to be trustworthy wing

Kaitlyn Grier, Sports Editor

March 7, 2018

For the past 12 years, freshman Owen Campbell has been playing hockey. He was first put on the ice at three years old and has been skating since. Campbell joined the Jackson B&M Towers hockey team and is currently playing for them. “When I first joined the team it was hard, as I wasn’t very...

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