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All praise to publications
All praise to publications
Story by Caden Rainwater, Sports editor • May 27, 2021

A teenager gets four years. Forty-eight months jammed full of decisions hurled at us that make or break our future. What we do and think is constantly monitored, what we say is limited, and what we wish for is often denied; however, for these four short years we get our own free trial for “Life.”  At the door of high school we are greeted with a “no pressure”, because one’s entire future...

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Moving Forward
Moving Forward
Story by Abby Elliott , social media editor • May 26, 2021

My chest is tight, my heart is pounding and my throat is closing, all which are restricting me from getting in a single breath. I can feel my tears roll down my cheek as I break out into a cold sweat. At this moment, the only thought in my head is, “why?”  Anxiety attacks: what really causes them? A bad test score here, parents fighting there, or maybe even falling behind on a car payment....

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The reality of senioritis 
The reality of senioritis 
Story by Mikayla Zverina, culture editor • May 26, 2021

“Senior year is a breeze.” “Senior year is so much better than every other year.” I have heard these things in some shape or form all throughout high school. I’m pretty sure everyone has. Everyone walks through these halls, dreaming of the day their senior year starts just so they can finally take a breath and coast right through. I hate to break it to you, but they lied.  I really...

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More than one leading role
Story by Cate Rounds, editor in chief • May 26, 2021

Since I was 10-years-old, acting was my dream. I longed for the chance to be in the spotlight. Everytime the lights enveloped the stage with its warm, inviting hue, my heart filled with glee.The theatre was my home, and I lived to be on stage. In my mind, acting would be my only focus in high school. Little did I know how one spur of the moment decision would change my entire world. It was the end...

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Graci Henard eyes the green as she prepares for her next putt. Throughout her high school golf career, Henard learned many valuable lessons.
Lessons from the tee
Story by Graci Henard , staff writer • May 25, 2021

As I walked down the fairway of my last hole as a Lady Tiger, so many emotions whirled through my mind. I was heartbroken. I had fallen short of one of my biggest goals, sad that it was the last time Huntze would coach me, and disappointed in myself. The moment felt surreal, and I wanted it to stop, just for two seconds, so I could catch my breath and prepare myself for the reality I faced. To say...

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The longest four years of my life 
The longest four years of my life 
Story by Logan Diggs, Managing editor • May 25, 2021

As many know, one's junior year survives as the most important year when setting one's future up for what they will do after high school. However, who someone is during high school is mostly determined by what they do during their freshman year. My reasoning for this belief is due to the fact that what a person is involved in during high school molds their personality. So, I took a look back on my...

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No longer a scared, little girl
Story by Taylor Bayonne, Staff writer • May 24, 2021

The time in a child’s life that feels pure and unchanged is considered the age of innocence. Unbeknownst to me, my vulnerable 10-year-old self wasn’t ready for the shocking revelation that would shatter my childhood.  Waking up on that warm, sunny Sunday felt like all the rest: blissful sleep while wiping the crust from my eye, the smell of bacon wafting through my nose, the annoying sound...

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No explanation
Story by Zoe Rushing, staff writer • May 15, 2021

Unsolved mysteries have always captivated public attention with the desire to understand the truth. As of late, there have been dozens of programs showcasing some of the most famous unsolved mysteries and diving into countless theories and explanations that lead down to several complex conclusions. Here are some of the unsolved mysteries that I personally find the most compelling and thought provoking: D.B....

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When the schoolhouse doesn’t rock
Story by Stephanie Jumper, feature editor • May 13, 2021

Seven hours. Five classes. With nothing but a lunch period to break up the monotony. After those seven hours are over, school begins at home. There are tests to study for, essays to write and energy drinks to down as you begin to grasp that equation you’ve been staring at for half an hour. Eventually, you’ll go to sleep that night, only to repeat that same schedule five more times that week. After...

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College life isn’t as easy as it looks
Story by Maria Rangel, staff writer • May 12, 2021

The second semester just started, and an epidemic is rampant in high schools across the nation: not COVID-19, senioritis. With more late grades than they can count and a streak of tardies due to daily Starbucks runs, seniors are coasting through the last months of their high school careers. Their sights are set on college life: that independent, carefree lifestyle depicted in so many young adult...

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Hey, it’s time to talk about us
Story by Aislyn Echols, opinion editor • May 12, 2021

Dear You, Yes, you. It's me. How have you been? Is everything in school alright? I hope you are doing well and everything is going OK. I know you have a busy schedule, so I would like to start this letter off by thanking you for taking this time and reading and I hope you really consider what I have to say. So, without further ado, I would just like to ask, why? We’ve been together since...

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Rights or rebellion?
Rights or rebellion?
Story by Mikayla Zverina, culture editor • April 26, 2021

Students are taught at a young age the rules to follow to be considered a “good student” in class, including not questioning the teacher, but should this rule still apply to adolescents?  As students become older, their brains are maturing which allows them to be able to feel more confident in displaying their opinions and beliefs. According to social norms, a student trying to explain their...

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The classes are harder, you’re in a different environment and this is probably the first time you have been completely independent.
Breaking the code
Story by Cate Rounds, editor in chief • April 21, 2021

When going off to college, everything is new and terrifying. The classes are harder, you’re in a different environment and this is probably the first time you have been completely independent. The one thing most people can feel secure in is the major that they chose. Sadly, those choosing to go into a career in engineering or technology are in for a rude awakening.  Professors expect students...

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From waste to win
Story by Makenzie Hofert, staff writer • April 17, 2021

Composting is an amazing and healthy way to get rid of your disintegratable “trash,” such as fruits and vegetables. All you really have to do is get a storage container such as a box or cart and fill it with soil, your waste, and maybe some worms to get the process started.  Sonja Hofert, an avid composter, has many composting spots all around her yard, usually around trees and down by her...

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A price to pay
A price to pay
Story by Doug Kyles, News Editor • April 14, 2021

When Capital One asked a thousand adults about the most significant stressors in their lives, 77% of adults cited their worries with money as the challenge that stands out above all else. Since there’s always bills to pay, a determination to make enough to scrape by often occupies one’s mind before all else. But it’s not as simple as getting a job and working hard; it’s smart money management...

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