November 4, 2018 Vol. 68 Issue 1

Joel Smith: Teacher, Coach and Much Admired

November 13, 2018

Social Studies teacher and head football coach Joel Smith believes that his players are “students be- fore they are athletes.” “Coach, just motivates us to get better everyday.” said Jayden Casarez (10) about Coach Joel Smith, the new head coach for the football team. Casarez’s views are echoed by nearly everyone on team.By all accounts, […]

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The Effects of Vaping

November 13, 2018

By Henry Stowell: With smoking becoming more obsolete, a new trend has taken its place: vaping. But does vaping affect a student’s schoolwork and productivity? There are differing studies on the question. Some say workers who smoke are absent more often and work less, whereas others show that nicotine can improve concentration and memory. So […]

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A Scholarship in Memory of Jordan Jeffs

November 13, 2018

By Myah Cunningham: Jordan Jeffs created many adventures and fun memories. Jordan could be a clown who could make anyone laugh with his love of donuts, his dedication to studying vocabulary terms for Biology, or his “space pants.” I remember one summer when Jordan was in a relationship with my older sister. He was over […]

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The Academies Train Leaders

November 13, 2018

Rebecca with her father, Curtis Peasley. Naval Service is a family tradition. Rebecca Peasley spent the summer following her graduation being yelled at, sweating, working out and learning what being a “Middie” is all about. Peasley earned an appointment to the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD. This rare hon- or meant the hardest summer […]

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Maddy Woodward takes District Title in Cross Country in 3A Division

November 13, 2018

Maddy Woodward takes District title in Cross Country in 3A division with a time of 20.04 seconds over 5,000 meters. “I run because I like the feeling of power it gives me. It’s a stress reliever. I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t run again.”

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Firefighters

November 13, 2018

Maddy Lyda (11) and Faith Huff (11) learn to fight fires and serve the community

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Taking a Knee: Free Speech or Disrespect?

November 13, 2018

By Dylan Hammond: To some he’s a hero. Others despise him. But it is undeniable that NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has become one of the most influential and controversial people today. In the past few years Kaepernick has started a protest movement against racial inequality, especially to that of police shootings of unarmed black men. […]

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Keeping our Friends after High School: A Matter of Convenience or the Heart?

November 13, 2018

By Skylar Hoffman: Imagine the fall after graduation. Seniors are all going their different ways, some off to college, some to work, and some to the military. Do people lose touch with their high school friends after graduation? Most people might say yes, but it really depends on each person and how good they are […]

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Fun Teachers Find Fans

November 13, 2018

While this picture at an assembly does not accurately capture the fun that Mr. Jay Gray and Ms. Jessica Jampolsky bring, it is obvious to anyone in their classes. Or out. Gray’s hearty laughs and Jampolsky’s hyper dramatic stories make every class an adventure. By Danielle Stone: Our teachers are the basis of our school. […]

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Community College is a Smarter Choice

November 13, 2018

By Emilio Ziolkowski: It’s not easy being 17 or 18 and having to decide what to do for the rest of your life. Should we go to a University and pay anywhere from $40,000 to $100,000 for an education, then spend countless years paying it off? Oh wait, there is another option. COMMUNITY COLLEGE. It’s […]

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