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The Blessings Box

The Blessings Box

Cole Campbell, Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under FEATURE

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s leading organizations focused on the positive development of young men across the U.S. Junior Kyler Stevens has been a Boy Scout for about six years and built a “Blessings Box” at First United Methodist Church as a part of a community service pro...

Holiday Traditions

Holiday Traditions

Rosemary Gregg, Writer

December 1, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, SHOWCASE

The holiday season is more than just “Deck the Halls” and “Jingle Bells.” Whether it is cooking in the kitchen, hunting or taking family photos, every family has their own holiday traditions. Passing on these traditions binds families together. Math teacher Kathy Stevens hosts Thanksgiving dinner ...

ROTC Students Attend Cadet Leadership Course

ROTC Students Attend Cadet Leadership Course

Catherine Anderson, Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, SHOWCASE

Caught in the moment, senior Lynzel Dimal could not believe what she heard. How could she possibly be recognized for an award like this out of 168 cadets? Dimal was named a Cadet Training officer is one of the biggest types of recognition in ROTC, at the Cadet Leadership Course at the University of Lou...

Homecoming Court Remains Humble

Homecoming Court Remains Humble

Maxton Preuninger, Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, SHOWCASE

The crowded bleachers fall silent with anticipation while the crowd waits to hear which senior maid will be crowned homecoming queen. Some of the maids have stood here before, and others have never even attended a homecoming dance. After what feels like minutes, senior India Stewart is named homecomi...

Pain Is Temporary, Tattoos Are Forever

Pain Is Temporary, Tattoos Are Forever

Madison Waltz, Writer

October 27, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, SHOWCASE

At 15-years-old, senior Austin Tucker sat down and gave himself his first tattoo: a stick and poke bearing the words “juggalo family” with a matching “hatchetman” symbol. Now, nearly three years later, Tucker says he has too many tattoos to count. After buying his first tattoo gun from eBay ...

Colbe’s Crops: Sophomore Grows Crops for Charity

Colbe’s Crops: Sophomore Grows Crops for Charity

Ryan McKenzie, Writer

October 25, 2017


Filed under FEATURE

Every summer, he goes out, checks the crops, waters the plants, pulls the weeds and tills the dirt. With a few years, a lot of outdoor work and patience, sophomore Colbe Cortez has created the charity garden “Colbe’s Crops.” At first, Cortez just wanted to give his $50 Christmas money away to a ch...

Confessions of a Shoplifter

Confessions of a Shoplifter

Cole Campbell, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under FEATURE

Jane Smith looked at old family photos and told her mother “that’s one of the dresses I stole.” Choosing to remain anonymous, this teacher began shoplifting from Dillard's during her junior year of high school, when she was just 17. “When I stopped during my senior year, I had stolen about $7,0...

Twenty-Six Miles of Torture

Twenty-Six Miles of Torture

Maxton Preuninger, Writer

October 3, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, SHOWCASE

A quarter mile of barbed wire, ten-foot walls, rope climbs, tire flips and hours of running. While this sounds like torture to most, for senior Hawkin Starke, this is a passion. Starke’s mom started running when he was ten-years-old, and he soon picked up after her, running his first half-marathon at 13...

Traditions and Baile

Traditions and Baile

Madison Waltz, Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, SHOWCASE

Crossing the threshold, sophomore Ashley Davis quickly realized she had arrived at no ordinary birthday party. The booming mariachi band and extravagant decorations surrounded her as she took in the sights of her very first quinceanera. Davis attended sophomore Yamilet Montoya’s quinceanera Aug. 12...

AYAA: Aftermath

AYAA: Aftermath

Edith Garcia, Writer

May 18, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, SHOWCASE

The countdown had begun. It was one of the most important competitions for young artists all over the state. For many, the Arkansas Young Artists Association (AYAA), is a chance to hang out with fellow young artists in downtown Little Rock, but for others, it is an opportunity to showcase the months of hard ...

Art Students Make it to Top 50 in Vans Contest

Art Students Make it to Top 50 in Vans Contest

Cole Campbell, Writer

May 17, 2017


Filed under FEATURE

Vans Custom Culture is a contest in which students from around the country can design a pair of Vans for a chance to win a trip to California and $50,000 for their school’s art program. Four students were chosen to be entered in the competition, each designing a different style of shoe. The students had...

Senior Week Preview

Senior Week Preview

Brad Brewer, Print Editor

April 24, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, SHOWCASE

High school is coming to a close for the class of 2017, and the class officers are looking to send seniors to their next destination with a week of fun and games.   Senior week will start on April 24, and will feature roughly 250 seniors competing across four teams. Senior class vice president...