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Infographic by Claire Pletcher

Halloween candy at AHS

October 30, 2020

Students find racial slurs unacceptable

Graphic by Claire Pletcher

Claire Pletcher, Reporter

October 16, 2020

Where is the line separating harmless jokes and the usage of unacceptable slurs? A few students believe certain racial slurs have come to be seen as acceptable to use in everyday conversation. Derogatory phrases, whether used as a joke or not, are highly controversial and some students believe, unac...

Lei is the Hawaiian word for garland or wreath. Leis are usually made from Plumeria blossoms, Pikake blossoms, Orchid blossoms or Maile leaves.

Hawaiian themed spirit day demonstrates cultural appropriation

September 30, 2020

Some people see Hawaiian Day as a harmless spirit week theme; I see it for what it truly is, cultural appropriation.  Defined as “the act of taking or using things from a culture that is not your own, especially without showing that you understand or respect this culture”, culture appropriation ...

Anxiety runs high as Augusta returns to school

Anxiety runs high as Augusta returns to school

Claire Pletcher, Reporter

September 9, 2020

As students face a pandemic, new academic year and a constantly changing school environment, mental health can be negatively affected.  The staff members want students to know they are not alone.  “Reach out for help, we are always free,” Counselor Audrey Neuschafer said.  Many tactics exi...

Things we said; 5 phrases currently trending amongst teens 

Things we said; 5 phrases currently trending amongst teens 

April 24, 2020

Life around the globe is growing increasingly different due to the coronavirus - so much so that in many countries, including the US, teenagers have created brand new words to describe it. This is not new as unique words have been commonly found across social media, these words gain popularity amongst...

Sims teaching techniques build student-teacher relationships

Sims teaching techniques build student-teacher relationships

Jaden Laing, Reporter

April 10, 2020

“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change,” entrepreneur Jim Rohn said. This is one of many quotes on history teacher Jake Sim’s Wall of Wisdom, seen by all that enter his room. Students say the wall is filled with empowering words that motivate them, but Sims has other ...

Required Electives Prove to be a Waste of Time

Required Electives Prove to be a Waste of Time

Claire Pletcher, Reporter

April 9, 2020

Numerous high schools across America do not demand a physical education, health or fine arts credit in order to graduate, Augusta High School is sadly, not part of this number.  At a nationwide level, 13 states in the nation do not require a fine art or health credit to graduate, and 10 states do ...

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