Senior year speeds up

Jakob Bergkamp (12) and Sadie Williams (12) stand together after being crowned king and queen at the fall homecoming coronation. Berkgkamp said homecoming was one of the most memorable moments in his high school career.

Lindsay Baugher, Managing Editor

May 13, 2019

At the start of freshman year, students felt like graduation was never going to arrive. Then, all of a sudden, boom, graduation is in six days. High school is four years full of studying, countless tests and memories. “The most memorable time for me was winning homecoming king because my brother wo...

Isabel Rivero (10) was chosen as this week's Spotlight.

Isabel Rivero (10)

April 18, 2019

Favorite Color: Blue Favorite Food: Pizza Favorite Class: Spanish Least Favorite Class: Geometry "No lo cumples si no lo intentas." - Isabel Rivero (10) Translation: "If you do not try you will not succeed." Rivero is a foreign exchange student from Spain....

Noah Stevens (12) was chosen as this week's spotlight.

Noah Stevens (12)

April 9, 2019

Favorite Color: Blue Favorite Food: Im'pasta'ble to decide Favorite Class: AV Production Least Favorite Class: Do not have one, none of them are hard Noah Stevens (12) is involved in choir, specifically Barbershop. Stevens plans to go to Butler Community College after he graduates to stud...

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Artificial intelegence uses algorithms to create fake faces

April 3, 2019

During a newspaper lunch break, reporter Maegan Morrison (10) told me about a website that uses algorithms to create faces. The website is https://thispersondoesnotexist.com/ Every time the page is refreshed, a new face appears. Some faces have obvious glitches and others look like real people. A few of...

An Oriole News survey asked parents, on a scale of one (not satisfied) to five (very satisfied), how satisfied are you with how the school/district communicates with you when it comes to situations that occur during school.

Parents want more communications from school

April 1, 2019

In the age of technology and social media where information can be spread to the masses quickly, parents wish they more informed and the school communicated more often with them. Policies on what is communicated to parents are the responsibility of the Board of Education (BOE). According to Superint...

Wyatt Timsah (11) was chosen as this weeks Spotlight.

Wyatt Timsah (11)

February 13, 2019

Favorite Color: Blue Favorite Food: Steak Favorite Class: Advanced Strength and Conditioning Least Favorite Class: Chemistry "The wall is coming," Wyatt Timsah (11) said. Timsah is involved in NHS, band and jazz band. In concert band, he plays the trumpet, he also plays the bass gu...

Carly Condella (11) practices lines with Amber Braddy (12), Ariana Ramseyer (9) and Katelyn Moore (12) during auditions for the play in the auditorium. Auditions were held Jan. 31 after school.

Spring play brings Poe to life

February 13, 2019

The spring play, which will be performed April 5-6, it will be a drama called “Tell Tale,” explaining the life of Edgar Allan Poe. It will be performed April 5-6. The play also consists of one 15 minute intermission and two short stories “Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Fall of the House of Usher,” ...

 Martin Luther King's memorial statue stands tall and strong in the West Potomac Park in Washington D.C. The Statue is named

Schools should focus more on pivotal moments in history

February 1, 2019

The third Monday of every January, federal offices, banks and some schools close to observe the day in honor of Martin Luther King Jr (MLK). The day is to not only honor him but his birthday, his life and his work with Civil Rights. I feel the Civil Rights movement would not have gotten as far as...

Jaron Stone (10) was chosen as The Spotlight for the week of Jan. 14.

Jaron Stone (10)

January 14, 2019

Favorite Color: Red Favorite Food: Pizza Favorite Class: Biology Least Favorite Class: Geometry "After high school I kind of want to go to college for an engineering degree; I am not sure where I want to go," Jaron Stone (10) said. In his free time, Stone enjoys playing video games....

From the classic 1998 movie

Criticism of classic holiday songs unnecessary

December 18, 2018

This holiday season, people have taken to social media to talk about Christmas songs such as “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “Baby, it's Cold Outside” promoting offensive topics. The Indianapolis Star newspaper website published an article explaining each song that can be deemed offensive...

Summer Newberry (9)

Summer Newberry (9)

October 5, 2018

"Love myself, I do" - Summer Newberry Favorite Color: Blue Favorite Food: Chicken Nuggets Favorite Class: Lunch Least Favorite Class: English

Oriole spirit soars over cold, rainy day

Oriole spirit soars over cold, rainy day

Lindsay Baugher and Ivory Rightnar

September 28, 2018

It was a chilly afternoon at Augusta’s 150th Homecoming Parade. The citizens gathered on the sides of State Street to watch as the cities school district and other organizations’ floats pasted. Many children stood on the street screaming for candy and waiting for sight of the candidates. The para...

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