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Cast, crew prepare for romantic dramedy

Cast, crew prepare for romantic dramedy

Hayley Koontz, Co-Student Life Editor
March 4, 2016
Filed under Student Life

"Love can be expressed in many ways,” Daniel Wilson, 11, said when asked what people should know about “Almost, Maine.” The production is composed of several storylines that converge in the fictional town of Almost, Maine on a winter Friday night, according to almostmaine.com. Show times are...

Life hacks: Simplifying students’ lives

Life hacks: Simplifying students’ lives

Kara Ragan, Co-Student Life Editor
March 4, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Those individuals looking for time-saving ideas do what most high school students do, they Google it. Shortcuts, or life hacks, are used to save time and can solve problems. For example, in the absence of a mini speaker one can place their phone in a cup to amplify the sound. “I save a lot of...

Pep band encourages spirit

Pep band encourages spirit

Hayley Koontz, Co-Student Life Editor
March 3, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Basketball players shoot threes, free throws, and layups to warm up. However, the players aren’t the only ones preparing to play. Above the court, musicians filter into the gym carrying instruments from flutes to sousaphones. The spectators might not notice the group of kids in the pep band quietly...

After-school jobs provide learning experiences

Kara Ragan, Co-Student Life Editor
February 8, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Finding balance is an art some say is difficult for high school students with an after school job. The workload created by doing homework and creating time for friends are obstacles some working students face. “It’s really cramped (schedule). I don’t get time to hang out with anyone. I go to...

Resolutions motivate students

Kara Ragan, Co-Student Life Editor
February 8, 2016
Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

A new year can serve as a fresh start. New Year’s resolutions are considered by some to be a positive way to kick-off 2016. Not everyone makes a resolution, but some may say it is never too late to start. “This is actually pretty much the first New Year’s resolution I’ve ever made. I didn’t...

Teenage girls highlight their natural beauty

Kara Ragan, Co-Student Life Editor
January 12, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

“Vanity, vanity on the bathroom wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” Depending on the girl, makeup may be her best friend. Makeup is often used to highlight points of beauty. “It’s fun to sculpt your face the way you want it to because it takes a little bit more time. Every girl wants...

Every soul has a sole

Gavin Carson, 21st Century Journalism
January 11, 2016
Filed under Student Life

Different shoe styles are trending all of the time.  A number of students are interested in what's in style and follow the trend. Students have followed different fashion phases for a long time, but it is the guys who concentrate on the shoes in schools today.  Prices vary to many amounts when it...

Cars need car before frigid winter season

Cars need car before frigid winter season

Hayley Koontz, Student Life Editor
December 4, 2015
Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

This time of year brings flurries of snowflakes and the hope of days off from school due to the weather. However, snow and sleet are often present with icy roads and dangerous driving conditions. Preparing vehicles for wintertime can decrease one’s chance of having an accident or car trouble. Winterizing...

Suessical: colorful cast strives for excellence

Kara Ragan, Student Life Editor
November 6, 2015
Filed under Student Life

The fall musical is “Seussical,” a production about Horton, an elephant, that hears a “who” from a speck on a clover, his secret admirer Gertrude McFuzz, and Jojo, a Who that isn’t accepted by his community. About 80 students are participating in it this year. The musical is based on the...

Students experience culture while studying abroad

Hayley Koontz, Student Life Editor
November 6, 2015
Filed under Student Life

Different. The word is used by exchange students to describe the customs, dissimilarities of language, and some aspects of American culture. However, they also use words like opportunity, independence, and growing up when discussing their experiences. Leaving familiarity to study in a new place may be...

Flag and sticks, half-time kicks

Hayley Koontz, Student Life Editor
November 6, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

  Half-time brings a flurry of activity as the football players leave the field and members of the marching band take their positions to entertain an expectant crowd. Flags twirl and swell in the wind, framing rows of brass and wind instruments. Defiant and clear drum beats add rhythm. Ma...

Hobbies encourage student expression

Hayley Koontz, Co-Student Life Editor
October 8, 2015
Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Imagine the feeling of accomplishment after successfully creating a computer program that took hours to perfect. Think about looking through the visor of a helmet, with the noise of a four wheeler revving up before a jump. Picture winning a card game through meticulously planned moves and a little luck....

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