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Working for the Weekend

Working for the Weekend

Jake Roedel, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016


Filed under FEATURE, SHOWCASE

The school gives students the opportunity to do something that is commonly fantasized about: leaving school early. Through the Work Based Learning program, some students get to leave campus before the dismissal bell. Work Based Learning helps students to prepare for what life has to offer after high ...

Burchfield Takes The Reigns

Burchfield Takes The Reigns

Abby Hagner, Staff Writer

October 27, 2016


Filed under FEATURE, SHOWCASE

Galloping around the last barrel, Junior Alissa Burchfield releases the feeling of accomplishment as being handed the glittering golden trophy, Burchfield competes in horse competitions all around the state and has been since she was little. “I started riding horses at my aunt’s house, because that...

Spirit Week: Tag Team Tuesday

Spirit Week: Tag Team Tuesday

Sarah Graham, Print Editor

October 19, 2016


Filed under FEATURE

Students and staff members grabbed a partner or group to dress up with for Tag Team Tuesday. Dressed in leather and covered in facepaint, juniors Clay Campbell, Cole Campbell, Dax Clatworthy and Michael Durgach impersonated members from the band KISS. “The best thing was probably the met...

Spirit Week: Punday Monday

Spirit Week: Punday Monday

Sarah Graham, Print Editor

October 18, 2016


Filed under FEATURE

Students and staff started off spirit week with their “punniest” outfit, strutting down the halls to show off their creativity for Punday Monday. Decorating himself in furniture and household items, junior Austin McNeely transformed himself into a “One Night Stand.” “I like to show my creativity...

Perception, Expression, Identity

Perception, Expression, Identity

Jake Roedel, Staff Writer

October 18, 2016


Filed under FEATURE, SHOWCASE

The artist touches the pencil to the blank white paper, beginning the journey of self-expression. An artist’s purpose in any work is to convey and inspire a certain feeling or emotion, whether it be through a drawing, painting or a sculpture. If the artwork invokes previously unexplored feelings from...

Balancing School and Work

Balancing School and Work

Jake Roedel, Staff Writer

October 12, 2016


Filed under FEATURE, SHOWCASE

Right as the school dismissal bell rings, students who have to work rush to their cars, put on their work attire and then fight the heavy afternoon traffic just to make it to work on time. Instead of participating in study groups or other after-school activities, working students are putting in six ho...

New Horizons : Students Summer Trips

New Horizons : Students Summer Trips

Jack Selig, Staff Writer

October 6, 2016


Filed under FEATURE, NEWS, SHOWCASE, UNCATEGORIZED

Bumping up and down in the back of an old covered truck in Central Africa or standing 100 yards away from a pack of wolves are not typical situations for anyone to be in, let alone a high school student during a summer vacation. Junior Madison Treat went to Uganda for two months this summer with the Chr...

Student Senate Tackles the Trash Problem

Student Senate Tackles the Trash Problem

Lauren Wilson, Writer

October 4, 2016


Filed under FEATURE, SHOWCASE

The average American produces 4.3 pounds of garbage per day, according to a 2011 Duke University study. With 2,900 students on campus, that equals 12,470 pounds of trash, and not all of it makes it into the trash can.   Student Senate sent out a survey to students and staff to determine their se...

Diversity Prevails in H&M Ad

Diversity Prevails in H&M Ad

Dahlia Bray, Staff Writer

October 3, 2016


Filed under FEATURE, SHOWCASE

H&M’s autumn 2016 ad campaign not only features the hottest fall styles, but also features some of the most diverse models for an ad this year. H&M’s latest ad breaks away from the typical lean, white-washed, Eurocentric media campaigns to display a more diverse and realistic portrayal of...

Junkins National Honor Semifinalist

Junkins National Honor Semifinalist

Abby Hagner, Staff Writer

September 28, 2016


Filed under FEATURE, NEWS, SHOWCASE

The National Merit Scholarship program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. Senior John Mark Junkins is the only National Merit Semifinalist in Saline county.   “It’s such a great honor and blessing to be a semifinalist,” Junkins said. “I’m really gratef...

Parkour Practice

Parkour Practice

Abby Hagner, Staff Writer

September 27, 2016


Filed under FEATURE, SHOWCASE

Running up to the wall, senior Andrew Shaw flips over and lands like a cat, perfectly on his feet. Practitioners of Parkour aim to get from one point to another in a complex environment, without assistive equipment and in the fastest and most efficient way possible. Senior Andrew Shaw went to Washingt...

Freshmen Look Ahead

Freshmen Look Ahead

Alyssa Jones, Staff Writer

May 18, 2016


Filed under FEATURE, SHOWCASE

As the bell rings, students clutter the halls racing to reach the heavenly gates. The clock ticks, slowly reaching 3:27, marking the end of a year and the start of summer. For students in the Freshman Academy, it signifies the beginning of what will soon be their sophomore year. “I'm looking forward...