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It’s a sign

It’s a sign

October 6, 2019

They stand on the corner of Summerhill and Kennedy, out of the way but present. They hold signs of encouragement and reassurance for passerbyers to see on their morning drive. “You are worth it” and “don’t give up” dot the road on Wednesday mornings before the school day begins. Joel and ...

Playing Rooky

Playing Rooky

October 2, 2019

A knight piece glides across the colorless chessboard, reaching for glory. Its milky exterior basks in victory and junior Keenan Thrapp speaks his favorite phrase: “Checkmate.” To Thrapp, chess is more than a pastime. To Thrapp, chess is a representation of the kind of freedom real life could never o...

The age of alcohol

The age of alcohol

September 17, 2019

Sometimes, the most basic of human desires can morph into an unhealthy obsession, impacting one’s psychological or biological state for years, if not a lifetime, to come. Recent THS almuna Jane Doe has experienced this phenomenon first hand in the form of inebriated mistakes, violent encounters, and...

Fits like a glove

Fits like a glove

September 11, 2019

The sweat seeps through her shirt and soaks her hair as she dances around the field. “Never stop moving," she repeats over and over in her head. 15 minutes till her next break. She keeps dancing, and right when she starts to think she might collapse from exhaustion, a little kid runs up to her with...

Her crowning moment

Her crowning moment

July 8, 2019

39 contestants, then 12, then five, and then there was one. Senior Allie Graves was given a new life on Friday, June 28. A life she had been waiting on since she was a child.  “I was in the Lone Star princess program, and so I always saw girls get crowned, my mentors were in the [Miss America] Org...

Bruises and broken bottles

Bruises and broken bottles

October 18, 2016

“We never told anybody. We just said she slipped on the floor. That’s what my mom told us happened. She said she just slipped on the floor.” She remembered the slamming of the door as her dad stormed into the house. She remembered the alcohol on his breath and the anger in his voice. She rem...

Face of the game – Jaylen Rhone

Face of the game – Jaylen Rhone

February 13, 2015

He runs up the court, maintaining perfect control of the ball. He’s always thinking, calculating the best shot before it happens and anticipating the opposing team’s strategies. To junior Jaylen Rhone, basketball is more than a game; it is a passion. Rhone began playing basketball when he was...

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