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Pain Is Temporary, Tattoos Are Forever

Pain Is Temporary, Tattoos Are Forever

Madison Waltz, Writer

October 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Stranded in Mexico

Stranded in Mexico

Edith Garcia, Staff Writer

April 11, 2017

Every spring break, students visit and explore different states and countries for reasons ranging from mission trips to family visits, and at the end of the week, come back with no issues. However, junior Tony Yerena’s trip to Mexico did not end in an easy trip home. “I went to Mexico to visi...

Veganism Gains Popularity

Veganism Gains Popularity

Dahlia Bray, Staff Writer

March 19, 2017

There are 16 million vegans or vegetarians in the United States, according to the Raw Food World. This leaves 302 million people to eat meat. So why go without meat in a society thriving on it? Senior Robyn Duncan’s life changed when she made the switch from eating meat to being vegan. “This c...

Heading to Miss Arkansas

Heading to Miss Arkansas

Edith Garcia, Staff Writer

March 14, 2017

Beauty pageants attract more than 2.5 million girls every year in the U.S., but only a few can hold prestigious titles. As “Miss Spirit of Arkansas,” senior Jessica Miller plans to participate in the Miss Arkansas pageant and compete for the title of Miss Arkansas 2017. “My instant reactio...

Poems and Parabolas

Poems and Parabolas

Dahlia Bray, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017

Some students are drawn to the humanities, while others are drawn to math and science. Math teacher Dr. Andrea Sadler gives students the best of both worlds by combining math and poetry in her student-made “Math Poetry Sweatshop Journal.” With poetry, Sadler provides a dual learning space containin...