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The start of something new… and terrifying?

The start of something new… and terrifying?

Story by Amanda Garmon, staff writer

September 18, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Graduation: caps and gowns and tears and high heels and many, many photos. The tension. The excitement. The never-ending wonder of how your life will turn out after it’s all said and done. You’ve been waiting for this day since you started to create your own ambitions, constantly altering them since ...

New year; new staff

New year; new staff

Story by Autumn Golden, staff writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Each school year comes with a change, but this year, 28 new teachers and faculty members were added. The most asked about addition to the staff will tell you to “have a seat” in the cafeteria. He’ll ask where you’re going during lunch, but he’s not trying to be mean. He’s just doing his ...

A musical rush

A musical rush

Story by Matthew Martin, staff writer

September 14, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

He gets up at six a.m. for an activity that people barely pay attention to. To him, being named “band geek” doesn’t faze him. He was born for this and no one can stop him from what makes him happy. Band has changed his life and he is going to make the best of it. Senior Colin Runnels has been in band since ...

For the love of the game

For the love of the game

Story by Autumn Golden, staff writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Feature

He stands in line in the math and science foyer awaiting his last schedule pickup. As he stands to the side with all of his friends comparing lunches and classes, he notices one thing is different than it has been the past three years of high school. For the first time he does not have football for b...

Inspiring others through music

Inspiring others through music

Story by Jenny Gonzales, staff writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Anxiously waiting for the drum majors to call to set. Replaying in her mind the steps she will take. When to hold and where to stand for the nerve wrecking quartet. She keeps repeating in her head that's it's just another practice, the best one yet.   Freshman Gabrielle Reed will be featured as ...

All things work for good

All things work for good

Story by Langley Leverett, editor in chief

September 12, 2017


Filed under Feature, Multimedia Feature, Top Stories

Lining the halls are small scraps of brightly colored paper with words scrawled on them. They are plastered to the surface, with the intention of transformation. The words, written in faded pencil, voice the opinion of many; something has to change. Even if it takes one word. One person. One bystander...

Knee deep in the water some where

Knee deep in the water some where

Story by Langley Leverett, editor in chief

September 11, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Standing in knee deep flood waters, she stares at the destruction that is slowly building before her. The deluge has swept away almost everything, including the lives of those who were caught in the crossfire. There is nothing remaining, save for roof tops peeking above the water, busted cars and snap...

It never hurts

It never hurts

Story by Cameron Murry, staff writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

He picks up the marker and begins illustrating a function before his students, explaining the mathematical information in simple terms. Colors and mathematical symbols cover the whiteboard before the class. The explanation flows from his mind, his knowledge helping aid the minds of the class to the c...

Submerged in focus and passion

Submerged in focus and passion

Story by Addison Cross, staff writer

August 28, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Waking up at 5 a.m. and leaving the lanes at 6:30 p.m. can take a toll on someone who isn’t passionate. Having an emotional tie to anything can make all of the hard work worth it, but that doesn’t make it any easier. Lucky for him, it has paid off. Freshman John David Cass, who competed for t...

Against all odds

Against all odds

Story by Joseph Asher, staff writer

August 24, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

His hands immerse themselves in a series of plastic bowls filled with beans, rice, paste and sand. The textures send chills down his spine and his pupils enlarge. Growing up, Joseph Rodgers suffered from a developmental disorder that crippled his physical, cognitive and social skills. It was As...

New school, fresh experiences

New school, fresh experiences

Story by Jenny Gonzales, staff writer

August 24, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

They walk through the stage as the teachers call out their names. They receive their folders with a simple paper stating they have completed middle school. They gather outside the auditorium smiling, laughing and taking pictures with their friends. They give a look at the school that is behind them....

Saying “aloha” to new places

Saying “aloha” to new places

Story by Joseph Asher, staff writer

August 18, 2017


Filed under Feature, Top Stories

He takes in one final sigh as he looks around his vacant house. As his eyes linger around the rooms, his mind replays memories of the good, the bad and the unforgettable. He lets out one final sigh as he closes the door, ready to embark on a new adventure 3,564 miles across the Pacific. Sophomore,...