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Midterm Madness

Midterm Madness

Savannah Baugh, Writer

January 11, 2019

November 6th, the midterm elections unfolded in the U.S., creating excitement for new leadership across the nation. Voter turnout for these races hit a 50 year high, surpassing recent midterm elections by a landslide. In some areas of the country, more people voted early than the number of people who v...

The Fall of a Hero

The Fall of a Hero

Becca Clark, Writer

January 11, 2019

On Monday, November 12th, Marvel lost one of their most iconic employees: Stan Lee. Lee was the co-creator for many of Marvel’s best-known heroes, including Iron Man, Thor, Spider-Man, The X-Men, and The Fantastic Four. In 1939, a 17-year-old Lee took up the job of being an assistant at Timely Comics, w...

Flickering Flames of California

Flickering Flames of California

Makayla Capilla, Writer

December 21, 2018

In November 2018, multiple wildfires rapidly spread across the state of California. These fires forced thousands to evacuate their homes and leave their normal lives behind. The fires had hit the Sierra Nevada foothills and the shoreline near Los Angeles. At least 88 people have been found dead with hundr...

KKK Kookout

KKK Kookout

Delaney Collier, Writer

October 31, 2018

An organization called the Ku Klux Klan (the KKK) has cast a menacing shadow over the United States since December of 1854. The forming of the group was stimulated by the loss of the Civil War the South suffered. It was created by six Confederate veterans from Pulaski, Tennessee. Following the Ci...

Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a Legacy

Delaney Collier, Macie Crawmer, Writers

October 30, 2018

Those who knew Mr. Hawkins remember him as a man who always wore a smile, was patient, understanding, and inclusive of all people.

Popping Pipes

Popping Pipes

Becca Clark, Writer

October 25, 2018

It’s a normal day, spending the time outside with friends and family. The day is good, an enjoyably lazy afternoon. However, as you and your family are walking the roads next to what is normally a peaceful river, you’re hit by an awful smell. This is a reality for you right now, a regular and ex...

Goodbye Quizlet?

Goodbye Quizlet?

Hannah Johnson, Writer

October 25, 2018

Many students rely on Quizlet for studying needs, but what would happen if they couldn’t? Word has been going around the school that Quizlet will supposedly be blocked because of cheating. There has been no official evidence of this, but students have been talking about the agony of having to go back ...

When The Unexpected Happens

When The Unexpected Happens

Annie Sichting, Writer

October 3, 2018

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

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

    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

“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

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...

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