Volodymyr Zelensky after becoming the sixth president of Ukraine. He will work alongside Volodymyr Groysman, Ukraines sixteenth Prime Minister.

Ukraine elects Comedian for President

May 15, 2019

The Ukraine public elected Volodymyr Zelensky to be their sixth president April 29. Zelensky, who won in what CNN described as a protest vote, won 30.24 percent of the vote in the first round and 73 percent in the second round, which is about 13,438,410 votes, has no experience being a politician ...

Bump stocks are used to increase fire in various weapons including rifles, pistols and machine guns. Bump stocks were owned by more than 520,000 people.

Bump Stocks should not be restricted

April 25, 2019

After the Las Vegas shooting in October 2017, in which a gunman, who was later identified as Stephen Paddock, used a bump stock to rain gunfire down from a hotel room, killing 58 people and injuring more at a country music festival, the Washington post reported that the Trump administration would be r...

Kansas City Royals season starts alongside roster changes

Kansas City Royals season starts alongside roster changes

April 1, 2019

The Kansas City Royals opening day was yesterday at Kauffman Stadium vs. the Chicago White Sox. The Major League Baseball (MLB) season schedule consists of 162 games for each of the 30 teams in the American League (AL) and National League (NL), played over about six months. This totals to 2,430 games, plu...

A deer portraying symptoms of CWD. The disease also affects elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, black-tailed deer and moose.

Zombie Deer Disease on the rise

March 18, 2019

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been on the rise since the late 1960s. The disease, which has recently been named Zombie Deer Disease, has been found in many free-ranging elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, black-tailed deer and moose on north-west hunting grounds in more than 24 states. The most...

Augusta welcomes new Wendy’s

Jonathan Doss, Reporter

February 4, 2019

Augusta welcomed a new addition to the fast food market with the introduction of Wendy’s located at 517 W 7th Ave. Since its grand opening, people have been swarming to Wendy’s. While other fast food restaurants offer grand opening specials such as a free cheeseburger or drink, Wendy’s only offered a $2 off coupon. Wendy’s has presented a new way to urge customers to make purchases on a regular basis. Wendy’s recently marketed their new Frosty Key Tags for the Dave Thomas Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated ...

Groundhog Day reaches 132nd anniversary

Jonathan Doss, Reporter

January 31, 2019

  Punxsutawney Phil will arise from his burrow Feb. 2 to mark the 132nd annual Groundhog Day. When German settlers arrived in America in the 1700s, they brought a tradition known as Candlemas Day, the original version of Groundhog Day, where superstition held that if the weather was fair, the second half of winter would be cold and stormy. The modern day celebration of the holiday began back in 1886, replacing a badger with a groundhog because it wakes from its mid-winter hibernation at around ...

Hayden Jansen (11)

Hayden Jansen (11)

December 10, 2018

"Want a Sprite Cranberry?" Favorite Color: Red Favorite Food: Steak Favorite Class: Barbershop Least Favorite Class: Chemistry  

Fine Arts Night is a success

Jonathan Doss, Reporter

December 6, 2018

  The vocal music program teamed up with several art classes to host Fine Arts Night (FAN), Wednesday, Nov. 29 in the commons. The event had a great outcome with more than 60 people attending. Along with students, many grandparents and parents attended to view the gallery filled with paintings, drawings and photography from classes taught by art teachers Ryan Swayne and Audra Shelite. Artwork from many artists’ had their craft on display, including Savannah Nichols (10), worked hard to make sure her dis...

Daylight Saving Time comes to a close

Jonathan Doss, Reporter

November 13, 2018

Daylight saving time (DST), which began March 11 and ended November fourth, marked the end of the 100th annual DST observation in America. Sunday morning, most of the nation, except for Hawaii and most of Arizona, fell back an hour and gained an hour of morning sunlight  as DST came to a close. First used as a way to preserve energy and fuel in Ontario, Canada in 1908, DST has been observed every year since and has been observed in many other countries including Europe and Brazil and has many positive outcomes. As I see i...

Drum line and color guard improve

Jonathan Doss, Reporter

October 1, 2018

This is a different year for both color guard and band, and a new year means change. Color guard, who works to interpret the band’s music with flags, received new uniforms for the second year in a row. ¨I like them. They are a ton more comfortable than last year’s,” Geoffrey Goff (10) said. Changes were made in the band as well -- especially when performing with the color guard. The main change is seven new members, all of which are freshmen. Seven instruments have joined the drumline, including two cymbals, two snare...

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