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Winter Break: A Time For Academic Productivity or Utmost Relaxation?

Enaya Bokhari, Staff Reporter January 8, 2024

During winter break, many students found themselves not taking a full rest from school, with some studying for exams, catching up on late work or trying to get ahead in classes.  “I did utilize the...

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‘The Lightning Thief Musical’ opening

Elise Bowen and Sarah Kelly March 20, 2023

On Saturday, March 11, the 'The Lightning Thief' cast brought the house down with a full standing ovation.  The show centers around a young boy, Percy Jackson, as he learns about his godly parentage...

Faces In the Crowd: Izabella Hortega

Faces In the Crowd: Izabella Hortega

Lilly Hall, Campus & Features Editor February 22, 2023

Many kids imagine becoming an astronaut and seeing space, but sophomore Izabella Hortega is working hard to make those dreams come true. Her passion for space began at the young age of 5 and has only grown...

Students, staff on 2024 Ecuador, Galapagos trip

Students, staff on 2024 Ecuador, Galapagos trip

Lilly Hall, Campus & Features Editor February 16, 2023

An opportunity to go to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands has emerged for students enrolled in Spanish. Spanish teachers Elizabeth Stickely and Erin Boldin are organizing the trip, which isn’t sponsored...

New cafeteria seating elevates lunchtime

New cafeteria seating elevates lunchtime

Elise Bowen, Features, Opinion, & Sports Editor February 9, 2023

On Feb. 8, the cafeteria received all new seating for its students. Replacing the old, standard long tables, this new seating is much more dynamic, with circular tables and high top bars in a sleek, modern...

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Your turn: spirit days

Lilly Hall, Campus & Features Editor February 8, 2023

“I would do jersey day, anything but a backpack day, blackout, neon and white out." Reese Woomer “I would do a jersey day, anything but a backpack day, dress up as your favorite holiday, a...

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Should we read the classics?

Lilly Hall, Campus & Features Editor February 2, 2023

Classic literature can bring a groan from high school students when announced by a teacher for novel study. Typically long and wordy, classic books are often hard to get through. Is it finally time for...

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College is calling

Sarah Kelly, Ginny Hooper, and Maddy Greene February 1, 2023

College applications. To seniors, those words bring to mind the complex, and, at times, difficult process that can affect the rest of their lives. Many seniors may have pressed “submit,” but while...

Breaking stereotypes, New Years resolutions

Breaking stereotypes, New Year’s resolutions

Emma Vann, Media & Opinion Editor January 11, 2023

You know that little voice inside of your head that says,“Oh, I’ll just start at the beginning of the new year,” or, “It’s ok, I’ll start on Monday,” or, “New year, new me.”  But when...

Holiday traditions around the world

Holiday traditions around the world

Sophia Serice and CC dePascale December 19, 2022

During this time of year, the air is chilly and families around the globe are preparing for a winter celebration. Whether it be for Christmas, Chanukah, also spelled Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, this time of...

Solomon Stephen’s point of view at the USA vs. Iran match in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Faces in the Crowd: Solomon Stephens

Scarlet Fetterolf, Sports Editor December 15, 2022

How many teenagers do you know who have traveled to over 40 states? How about peers who have visited almost every single European nation? The list is probably pretty short. Or nonexistent.  Meet Solomon...

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