Breaking Blue

When The Unexpected Happens

When The Unexpected Happens

Annie Sichting, Writer

October 3, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

In life, anything could happen, good or bad. Julie Presley knew from the beginning that life wasn’t going to be easy, but she knew she would be strong enough to go through anything, no matter how terrible the situation. May 25, 2018 may have just been a normal day for most people, but on that day ...

Jacksonville Shooting

Jacksonville Shooting

Sophia Jackson and Becca Clark

September 25, 2018


Filed under News

Video games: A lovely escape, until that escape becomes a nightmare. For participants of the Madden 19 Tournament, a day of fun virtual competition became just that when David Katz, a 24-year-old native of Baltimore, Maryland, opened fire on participants of the tournament. According to a CNN article ...

The Bloody Virus

The Bloody Virus

Becca Clark, Writer

September 21, 2018


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    Back in 2014, Africa suffered one of their worst ebola outbreaks ever. Now, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, it’s happening again. Ebola, also known as hemorrhagic fever, is a virus characterized by a fever, headache, muscle pains, chills, and internal bleeding which leads to vomiting or coug...

The Queen of Soul

The Queen of Soul

Dylan Archer, Writer

September 6, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

“In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds,” Franklin’s family said. The g...

Take Your Shots!

Take Your Shots!

Becca Clark, Writer

May 15, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

You’re sitting in the doctor’s office, and your knees are shaking against each other as you anxiously await the contact of the sharp needle against your flesh. Needles are most certainly not your thing, but the school requires you be vaccinated. Keeping your head turned away so as not to spot the drea...

The New Space Race

The New Space Race

Becca Clark, Writer

May 15, 2018


Filed under News

Space, The Final Frontier. Where no man has gone before. These are not just the introductions to the long-running Star Trek franchise, they are also a universal truth. Even now, when man has walked on the moon and satellites have orbited planets as far as Jupiter and Saturn, man has not truly been in ...

The Quiverfull Movement : The Scary Truth

Sophia Jackson, Writer

May 15, 2018


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Imagine a world where your home and your church are all you know. You have very little interaction, if any, with the outside world. You are not allowed to know much about it either. You are only taught what your parents, or rather your father, wants you to know. The room is always crowded due to the...

Letters of War

Letters of War

Sophia Jackson and Becca Clark

May 15, 2018


Filed under News

American Women, In 1990, your military became an active option for you. While your men fought battle after battle, war after war, you had to sit home during each of these and wait. Some jobs opened in due time, like working as a Marine or as part of the Air Force, but the military overall remaine...

Behind the Scenes

Sophia Jackson and Leah Fraser

May 15, 2018


Filed under News

When many think of foster care, they do not think of James Dean or John Lennon. The truth is, though, icons such as these were involved in the foster care system. Many tend to put the famous on a pedestal and do not realize that they go through many of the same issues as everyone else, sometimes even...

Tested For Emotions

Tested For Emotions

Leah Fraser and Becca Clark

May 9, 2018


Filed under News, Uncategorized

  It has never been easy being a teenager. Hormones are raging, peers are stirring the drama pot, homework weighs down on your shoulders and you are constantly reminded that your fun, carefree childhood has ended. With the constant blitz attacks of these heavy factors, it’s no wonder that ...

U.S. and Allies Take Action Against Syria

U.S. and Allies Take Action Against Syria

Sophia Finney, Writer

May 4, 2018


Filed under News

As of Friday, April 13, it became known that the U.S., along with their allies (the United Kingdom and France) fired 105 missiles into Syria to combat the use of chemical weaponry. The chemical weapon attacks in Syria started about a year ago by Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. Over the course of a ...

La Senora Jewart Viaja a Barcelona

La Senora Jewart Viaja a Barcelona

Alexa Shrake, Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under News

Four thousand four hundred and thirty-eight miles. That is how far Spanish teacher, Ashley Jewart, will travel this summer. On June 29th, Jewart heads to Barcelona, Spain for a new adventure, except it’s not really a new one, but one she has the opportunity to relive. On September 1, 2017, Jewart applied for a g...