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Richmond Road Tiger King

Carson Sanders next to Joe Exotic, commonly known as the 'tiger king' on the popular Netflix show. Photograph of Carson and his cat taken on the night of him getting her at the Richmond Road Walmart gas station.

Carson Sanders, Reporter

May 7, 2020

With the new Netflix documentary series “Tiger King” gaining so much popularity, I was thinking I could be deserving of a similar title… just on a much more domestic level.  One day last October, I had to fill up on gas after getting back from a cross country meet late that night. I pulled u...

My language makes me who I am

Leslie is bilingual, speaking both Spanish and English.

Leslie Reyes, Reporter

May 5, 2020

 English wasn’t my first language. With both of my parents being Latinos, I was exposed to a whole different culture. When I started school, my palate only increased. After living all of my life surrounded by the Spanish language, going to school exposed me to a different culture and language.   Th...

Where I came from is a complicated question

Sadie has traveled the country and gone far and wide -- which makes determining where she is from a difficult situation.

Sadie Moore, Reporter

May 2, 2020

When someone asks where I’m from, I never know how to answer them. I’ll ask them, “Do you mean where I lived the longest or where I was born?” It’s the perks of being a military brat.  After my dad retired from the army, we moved to Texas and it was the first time I didn’t live on a milit...

Quarantine vibes

A picture of Conner's avatar in Animal Crossing.

Conner Payne, Reporter

April 27, 2020

With the world unfolding all around us, I have reverted back to my ‘emo phase’. I’ve logged back on to my old social media accounts and abandoned all playlists that don’t include My Chemical Romance, Paramore, All Time Low, Panic! At The Disco, Falling in Reverse, Papa Roach, the list goes on....

Before it’s too late

All citizens are advised to stay indoors, with strict curfews being enforced.

Delia Tuttlebee, Print Editor

April 21, 2020

As the COVD-19 pandemic sweeps across the nation, I think a lot of us are wondering how we didn’t understand how good we had it. My soccer season is gone, I can only talk to my friends through the internet, and it's not looking so good for the end of my junior year.  Because of this, I’ve spent mo...

Change by 7,907 Miles

Change by 7,907 Miles

Nistha Neupane, Reporter

April 8, 2020

Cell Phones. Computers. Even airplanes. For most Americans, these are casual day to day things. But for me, experiencing those for the first time 13 years ago felt like entering a completely new world.  Even as a four-year-old, my parents say I had the “most bewildering ideas and curiosity.” O...

2020: A (Not So) Great Year

2020: A (Not So) Great Year

Cadence Pov, Reporter

April 6, 2020

Seriously, what is going on with 2020? This has got to be one of the worst years of my life, and I’m a teenager. I started off the year looking at all the WW3 memes on social media. And the fact North Korea warned us about a “Christmas gift” beforehand didn’t help either, though the memes gave me a laugh or two. Across the w...

Delay the day

Alexandra Norton battles with procrastination while doing online schoolwork at home.

Alexandra Norton, Print Editor

April 2, 2020

The first week of online school is done and what can I say other than the obvious: this is going to be rough.  Now I’ve always considered myself a good student. I have a 4.0 GPA with honors, Dual Credit, and AP classes, I’ve won many academic awards and achievements, and I’m responsible about...

Hope for today comes from the past

Sophomore Jazmin Hever nears the end of her race.

Jazmin Hever, Reporter

March 31, 2020

I’m pretty sure everyone can agree that this virus has put the world on pause, has caused us to be strapped unwillingly on a roller coaster of emotions, going up and then flying back down again. Just over this past week, I have experienced extreme highs and lows. On Friday evening I found myself s...

Cats: How Can A Movie Be This Bad?

The movie had a $95 million budget, but is estimated to lose $70 million as it debuts.

Conner Payne, Reporter

January 22, 2020

    Despite a promising, talented cast including stars such as Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, and Idris Elba and a $95 million budget, Cats (2019) was a cinematic fever dream. The film lacks a sense of direction, any basic storytelling, and all visual appeal. While the Broadway musical remains th...

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