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Going For A Twirl

Going For A Twirl

Mark Northam, Reporter

October 21, 2011


Filed under Feature, Showcase

At the age of four, junior Alexandra Lawson started twirling flags. Twelve years later, she's the co-captain of the color guard. While many band students are first introduced to the band program in sixth grade, because Alexandra's father, Arnie, was the high school band director, her afternoons in e...

Setting A New Beat

Setting A New Beat

Kenzie Floyd, News Editor

September 13, 2011


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Friday night lights beam down onto the football field and reflect off the turf. Conversation and laughter can be heard from a distance, but Senior Jeremy Ramos is in full concentration. He closes his eyes, takes one last deep breath and prepares himself for what he’s been working toward all we...

Looking Forward

Looking Forward

Ashlyn Hurst, Reporter

September 9, 2011


Filed under Feature, Showcase

New family. New school. New language. These are only a few of the challenges Junior Malte Prietz now faces after recently leaving Germany for his new, temporary home in America. Following his dream would be harder than he thought. Interested in American culture, Malte participated in a foreign exchange program...

Making Her Mark

Making Her Mark

Nathan Taylor, Feature Editor

August 29, 2011


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It was only for a second. As she made her final turn around the pole, she could feel her hat barely touch. One touch, and she lost points seconds later, and maybe even her place in one of the top four slots advancing to nationals all together. No spot, no nationals, this couldn’t be all for nothi...

Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Noah Hutchinson

February 7, 2011


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After 15 days of no technology, I shaved off my waist long beard, ate the venison I killed with my bare hands the night before for breakfast, and crawled out of my cave and back into the modern world. No, not really. People heckled me for the entire two weeks about using lights and living in a house,...

In The Kitchen With Noah

In The Kitchen With Noah

Noah Hutchinson

December 14, 2010


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Iced sugar cookies. A staple of yuletide spirit and holiday cheer. The smell from those warm, sugary, homemade treats is second only to scented pine cones in terms of bringing about Christmas spirit.But, not everybody has found their inner pastry chef yet. Never fear, it takes very little effort to pop...

The Privilege of Freedom

Kenzie Floyd

December 8, 2010


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Jiwon Na paused as she picked out her clothes for the school day. She chose skinny jeans, boots, a designer sweater, and jewelery. Fashion to her wasn’t just what she was going to wear for the day-- it was another way she could express herself. Jiwon was finally getting used to having the privilege...

Sleeping in Class

Curtis Zachry

November 29, 2010


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Laura felt her eyes grow heavy, her head tilted down, and the sound of the teacher’s voice grew softer and softer. Soon she was fast asleep at her desk, dreaming of anything but the Algebra II lesson being taught by Mrs. Sylvia Holland. “I sleep at least a few minutes in every class. I can basically...

Putting a thumb down

Putting a thumb down

Sarah Smith

November 24, 2010


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Physics teacher Rene Norton walks into a room and closes the door behind her. She stands in front of a camera and takes her “mugshot.” Then she proceeds to place each finger on a digital scanner so her fingerprints will forever be on record. No, Mrs. Norton hasn’t just commited a crime. She’s...

Sleep Deprivation

Jordan A. Pickett

November 22, 2010


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As the teacher broke off her lecture, the classroom fell silent. Everyone followed her eyes to the desk in the far row. She tacitly walked to the desk’s side and gently put her hand on the girl’s shoulder. Kelsey had fallen asleep again. A student falling asleep in class is a common occurrence in...

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