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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


Filed under Column, Feature

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...

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


Filed under Column, Feature

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...

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


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Column

  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 ...

O’mya, what a book: All the bright places by Jennifer Niven

O’mya, what a book: All the bright places by Jennifer Niven

Amya Case, News Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Column

  All the bright places by Jennifer Niven    This New York Times bestseller is a about a boy named Theodore Finch and a girl named Violet Markey. These two students meet when they are assigned to do a project together. They then travel around their state of Indiana when their project begins to...

Adam’s Analysis: Justice League fails to meet expectations

Adam’s Analysis: Justice League fails to meet expectations

Adam Staudinger, Asst. Web Editor-in-Chief (Opinion)

February 12, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Column

Warner Brothers studio released their newest superhero movie, Justice League, and received a mixed reaction from audiences worldwide. The film debuted on Nov. 16, grossing $278.2 million opening week. This is more than 20 million less than the budget of 300 million. The film is the fifth movie to...

Fork in the Road: Discovering one’s place in school

Fork in the Road: Discovering one’s place in school

Sydney Bowler, Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2018


Filed under Column, Opinion

Entering sophomore year, I had the greatest friends I could ask for, yet I felt as if I did not have a place in school. I had no passion or goals, and attended school only because I was raised to do so. I worked for grades that my family would approve of even though I knew I had more potential. Feeling...

Adam’s Analysis: Critical and commercial success of ‘It’ movie

Adam’s Analysis: Critical and commercial success of ‘It’ movie

Adam Staudinger, Asst. Web Editor-in-Chief (Opinion)

December 21, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Column

The newest horror film to get a revamp is Stephen King’s It, a film that has created a lot of buzz from movie goers. The first onscreen appearance of standout character Pennywise, the Dancing Clown, was way back in 1990. It was originally a two part television miniseries which aired on the Amer...

Outstanding Athlete: Staying prepared for college sports

Outstanding Athlete: Staying prepared for college sports

Kaitlyn Grier, Sports Editor

December 20, 2017


Filed under Column, Sports

For the past 11 years, sophomore Jake Race has been a wrestler. Since Race has been in high school, he has competed for the varsity team, achieving multiple goals that he had set when he was a child. The person who inspired Race, to what is now his greatest passion was his father. At the age of five,...

Fork in the Road: Distancing oneself from unhealthy relationships

Fork in the Road: Distancing oneself from unhealthy relationships

Sydney Bowler, Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2017


Filed under Column, Opinion

Growing up, I was always told that everything would change in high school. I was warned to be ready for new passions, feelings, friends, and perceptions that were soon to come. I never believed this would be true. At the age of 14, I thought I had everything figured out, but it only took a few days...

Finding the flowers: ‘Father figure’ plays central role in life lessons

Finding the flowers: ‘Father figure’ plays central role in life lessons

Audri Chenoweth, Web Editor-in-Chief

December 8, 2017


Filed under Column, Feature

As I walk into the band room, once so strange, I feel as though I am home. My band family is all around me, and we are comfortable here in this room together. “Dad” is the name that most of us call our band director, not just because he teaches us in rehearsal and spends an enormous amount of...

Pro-Con: Long distance relationships

Pro-Con: Long distance relationships

Audri Chenoweth and Sydney Bowler

March 15, 2017


Filed under Column, Opinion

   Saying goodbye always seems to be a challenge. Couples get into a relationship for the reason that they love one another. Why end it over something as meaningless and workable as distance? Seeing yourself without them is just not going to happen. Knowing you will be together again and that...

Pro-Con: Getting a job in high school

Pro-Con: Getting a job in high school

Sydney Bowler and Audri Chenoweth

March 7, 2017


Filed under Column, Opinion

Throughout high school, students gain positive attributes that colleges and careers will be on the lookout for such as time management, responsibility and grit. As teenagers work alongside adults in the workplace, they prepare for the “adult world”. Adolescents acquire work experience most ca...

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