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Across the campus, many teachers found their passion while sitting in the same desks that their students sit in now.

From teens to teachers

Story by Stephanie Jumper, feature editor January 13, 2021

Four long, grueling years of memorizing textbooks cover to cover, navigating social settings and tirelessly clawing at the top class rank. All for a printed sheet of paper allowing young adults to move...

Everyone has a name. It is one of the many things that connects all humans.

Behind the name

Story by Emma Allen, staff writer January 7, 2021

Everyone has a name. It is one of the many things that connects all humans. What do people do when they get attached to something? Be it an animal or an inanimate object, they get named when bonds form....

Students are finding the act of keeping up with online school mentally draining. While many students have been told that they don't face the same on campus stress, but many students disagree.

The mental impact of being remote 

Story by Margaret Mutoke, staff writer December 21, 2020

It's 11:59 P.M., the computer reads “12 MISSING ASSIGNMENTS” while you frantically try to turn them all in. Your heart races and your breathing becomes louder as the thoughts of failure linger in your...

On March 13, 2020, senior Randi Noah had many changes happen in her life all through the course of six months.

Home away from home

Story by Makenzie Hofert, staff writer December 17, 2020

Randi tosses the clothes in a bag on her bed ready for the move. She grabs her most valuable items and packs them away for sad storage.  On March 13, 2020, senior Randi Noah had many changes happen...

Autism is defined as a serious neurodevelopmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact.

Love is all you need

Story by Katey Pappas, staff writer December 16, 2020

Autism is defined as a serious neurodevelopmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact. Symptoms can vary widely, and common symptoms include difficulty with communication, difficulty...

Math teacher Cathryn Diaz sits behind her desk surrounded by disinfectants. Diaz recently battled COVID-19 while also fighting cancer.

On the frontlines

Story by Phoebe Neff, copy editor December 14, 2020

To math teacher Cathryn Diaz, Room 228 has been the place of her passion for five years. She loves her job and her students. However, this year brought something unprecedented: a deadly pandemic which...

The school dress code has long been a topic met with debate and frustration.

The dress code doesn’t bite

Story by Maria Rangel, staff writer December 10, 2020

The school dress code has long been a topic met with debate and frustration. To students discontent with dress code, it never fails to leave them feeling ashamed and angry. To them, it may feel like teachers...

Junior Beth Dietze takes notes during an in-class lecture. Being diagnosed with dyslexia ever since she was young, Dietze is faced with challenges on a daily basis.

Adapt and overcome

Story by Graci Henard , staff writer December 2, 2020

Dyslexia is a disability that affects one's ability to read, spell, write and speak. Approximately one in five students are affected by this disorder, varying in severity. Among them is junior Beth Dietze. “I...

Life long hours of  practice and weekends of tryouts help form how band teachers impact students lives.

The ins and outs of DCI

Story by Emma Allen, staff writer November 30, 2020

Brandon Sams marches onto the field with the other members of the Blue Devils, equipment in hand— flag, rifle and sabre. The stadium lights are glinting over the freshly polished brass scattered around...

While many students’ heads are in the clouds, junior Jessie Gamble’s thoughts are engulfed in the stars.

Planeting her future

Story by Stephanie Jumper, feature editor November 25, 2020

While many students’ heads are in the clouds, junior Jessie Gamble’s thoughts are engulfed in the stars. Her life’s mission is to study astrophysics, a math and theory-based branch of astronomy....

Custodian David Ames fogs a room that a symptomatic student has previously been in. When someone tests positive for COVID-19 or leaves campus due to an unidentified illness, the rooms that student attended are sanitized with disinfect.

Operation sanitization

Story by Peyton Sims , editor in chief November 14, 2020

No one's routine is the same amidst this chaos. When the last bell rings, students storm off campus. However, there are people staying behind so students can safely return the following day. In order to...

English teacher Jordan High poses in her new classroom. High began her teaching career this August alongside being a Radio DJ, dance teacher, an author and a mother.

Let’s begin

Story by Zoe Rushing, staff writer November 11, 2020

A teacher waits anxiously for the school bell to announce the beginning of the new day. Minutes race by as she finishes the final preparations for her classroom. As she finishes preparing, the bell rings...

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