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Teenagers speak out on Kobe Bryant’s death

Kobe dunks during a game against the Warriors.

Claire Pletcher, Reporter

February 25, 2020

Former NBA star, Kobe Bryant, and his daughter Gianna were among the nine people who died in a helicopter crash Jan. 26 near Calabasas, California. People gathered at the Staples Center in Los Angeles yesterday to honor the lives of Kobe and his daughter; the two now join the growing number of celebri...

Juniors attend a class meeting Oct. 9 to discuss fundraising, themes, and setting up.  This year was the first time in over a decade that a vote was not necessary to determine the prom theme.

Juniors begin planning prom

November 1, 2019

Prom sponsor Kelly Groom and assistant Audra Shelite lead the planning of the junior and senior prom each year. This year began with a fundraiser meeting Oct. 9 and a meeting Oct. 30 to present themes. Juniors sold “Food for the Soul” which included various comfort foods. The student who sold...

@CollegeBoard tweeted their own meme saying “The shell has spoken. #PSAT/NMSQT”. It received 183 retweets and 1,213 likes as of Oct 30.

College Board cancelling scores over memes is unfair

November 1, 2019

As a two-year PSAT veteran, I find the memes made about the test comforting. It takes away the nerves of waiting almost two months to get scores back. The long and mundane passages are made bearable by the unexplainable memes fellow test-takers made. I see no problem with the memes that are made. The majority of t...

In her free time, freshman Claire Pletcher can be found on her family farm taking pictures.

Freshman Claire Pletcher

September 20, 2019

In her free time, freshman Claire Pletcher can found on her family farm taking pictures.

Junior Francesco Latte, from Italy, and senior Albert Kříž, from the Czech Republic, stand out side the high school. Both foreign exchange students are staying with the same host family, and they consider themselves brothers.

School welcomes 2 foreign exchange students from Europe

September 5, 2019

After traveling more than 5,000 miles, two foreign exchange students experienced their first day of American high school Aug. 19. Junior Francesco Latte is from Italy and senior Albert Kříž is from the Czech Republic.  Along with different countries comes different cultures. In America, students expec...

Blake Altenhofen (12), getting ready to play his last basketball game, high fives his teammates. The boys basketball team ended the season placing second in the state tournament.

Seniors end athletic careers with graduation

May 13, 2019

From the butterflies in a stomach, to the adrenaline rushing throughout a body and the feeling athletes get when knowing that they played their best are all unique and amazing experiences that an athlete can get. While some athletes play to get this feeling, others play to simply have fun and get the h...

Participants sit on the gym floor and read the criticisms they received on their mock tryouts. A total of 19 students made the squad.

Opportunity arises for boys on the cheer squad

May 13, 2019

  A maximum of four boys have been allowed to join the 2019-2020 cheerleading squad. Tryouts took place March 22 where JC Bailey (11), Wyatt Timsah (11), Jaden Laing (11) and Cody Cundell (10) were selected to be yell leaders. “The position of the yell leaders as a part of the AHS Cheerle...

Students suffer from suspensions due to their social media usage during school hours. By vetting negative comments online, this can be avoided.

Students suspended due to media content

May 13, 2019

The 24 hour rule: Do not act upon your anger until after a full day. Acting upon this anger could result in stupidity and suspension. This rule, even though it is hard to follow, can help people make smarter decisions, especially when posting on social media. “When, angry the brain makes it ha...

Kyle Scott (11) lines up his shot while practicing at the Augusta Country Club. This is where the JV Invitational was held.

Golf competes at invitaionals

May 13, 2019

Boys varsity golf competed at Wellington and JV competed at home for invitationals April 4. No golfers medaled at either invitational. “You win or you lose, but you're always trying to beat what you did the day or tournament before.  We try and get better every day, that's our ultimate goa...

Juniors met at The Point Event Center Nov. 7. This year's theme,

Junior class organizes prom

March 28, 2019

The junior class is traditionally responsible for everything prom related. Meetings are held year-round until the dance finally happens. Administrative assistant, Kelly Groom has been in charge of prom for eight to 10 years of the 23 years she has been involved with prom. Groom began her involvem...

Art Gallery Feb.-Mar.

March 22, 2019

During an Iraq ceremony to become American citizens, service members pledge allegiance to the country. Men and women of all races stand together with their hands on their hearts to honor America.

Honoring America through song, pledge

February 28, 2019

“O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave,” and “...one nation under God, indivisible…” are just a few lines from the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance most people believe bring our country together. Reasons why we stand during this significant song and pledge inc...

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