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We’ve been to 49 states and this is what we noticed

We’ve been to 49 states and this is what we noticed

Elijah Hudson and Emily Hudson

September 12, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Some might say that we have vacationed to 49 states. We say that we had 49 adventures. When you picture a vacation, you think of laying out in the sun alongside of the beach. We picture being cramped into a van for three weeks, sweating from not having any air conditioning. It has definitely been an exper...

Qualities every teacher should have

Dacota Shockley, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Student Life

We have officially ended the first month of the 2017-2018 school year. We’ve had to deal with waking up at the crack of dawn every day, wondering who to sit with at lunch, getting used to our new locker combination, taking chapter tests, becoming familiar with our new class schedule, and most impor...

The North Korean citizens are the real victims here

The North Korean citizens are the real victims here

Jordan Ladd, staff writer

September 11, 2017


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Lately, one of the main events in the news has been about North Korea. In fact, you’d have to be buried under a rock to not have heard of the conflict in North Korea under the tyrannical rule of Kim Jong Un. However, as much as our government and the media leads us to believe that we are the vic...

10 reasons to date a reader

10 reasons to date a reader

Hannah McCleskey, staff writer

August 31, 2017


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Farmers Only, eHarmony, Match. com, and OkCupid are a thing of the past! Now searching for a significant other has never been easier, just date a reader. Here are ten reasons why a reader makes an ideal significant other: We can give you the “perfect” date: books like All the Bright Places, and...

5 Reasons everyone needs to take ballet

5 Reasons everyone needs to take ballet

Emilee Gear, editor

April 27, 2017


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Like many other little girls, my mom put me in dance class growing up. My favorite class was hip hop, of course, but not until recently have I realized the impact the years of ballet have had on my life.  Ballet is a very technical style of dance, with many different schools and practices.  Each s...

“Survivor’s” impromptu lesson on compassion

Bella McGill, Editor

April 24, 2017


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The reality television show Survivor has been on CBS since May 31, 2000. There have been thirty-four seasons, the last of which being Survivor: Game Changers which premiered on March 8, 2017. Survivor: Game Changers featured twenty returning players and took place on the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji. A...

Perks of Small Town Living

Katie Gear, staff writer

April 12, 2017


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After high school, everyone always says that they want to move away and live in a big city like New York or Chicago. But personally, I don’t see why. Living in a small town has so many more perks than living in big cities. Everywhere you go there is a memory from when you were younger. With every t...

Why diamonds aren’t this girl’s best friend

Why diamonds aren’t this girl’s best friend

Emily Hudson, staff writer

April 10, 2017


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Since the 1949 musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, women have been told that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. In 1953, the idea was pushed at women again in the Marilyn Monroe film version of the same title. The idea is that diamonds will always stay constant even when the men waver or the beauty fade...

Rick Riordan is the best children’s author

Carol Johnson, staff writer

February 28, 2017


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In fifth grade, I saw a trailer for a brand new movie called Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.  Just coming off my first time reading Harry Potter, I was eager for more books, so once I got to school, I went to the library and got a copy of the Lightning Thief. It was one of the be...

Grocery store bought cookies are the best

Hannah Alexander, Staff Writer

February 27, 2017


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You all know them: the soft, crumbly sugar cookies layered with a delicious, brightly colored frosting that can be bought at basically any grocery store. Some may say that these grocery store bought cookies are gross, but they are completely wrong! These cookies give joy to anyone who eats them. I ...

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