Junior Kassidy Miller prepares for Halloween by placing the candy in a bowl for trick or treaters. Miller plans on having hand sanitizer available after every child has grabbed a piece of candy.

Halloween safety during COVID-19

October 29, 2020

This time of year, temperatures drop, leaves change colors and children's joy grows as Halloween is around the corner. Thoughts of children walking through neighborhoods in costumes and going up to different houses to receive candy race through the minds of the community. Although Halloween is a joyful ...

Graphic by Savannah McMichael

Locker rooms need better security during sports practice

October 12, 2020

When it comes to being in high school sports, the locker rooms become the safety area for all school items. Nonetheless, the locker rooms are not as secure as they should be.  When I was a freshman and sophomore, I had volleyball practice every day after school. Going into the varsity locker room, a...

Teens face unusual work experiences in high school jobs

Senior Everett Latimer’s x-ray of his hand due to a work-related injury. Latimer’s fingertips were not able to be reattached after his accident with a gate at work, so instead, doctors pulled the skin over the bone and sewed the fingers back together.

Savannah McMichael, Reporter

October 5, 2020

As teens progress through high school, the more likely it is that a job opportunity will arise. Working part-time jobs as a high school student gives limited opportunities of where to work for those wanting to make extra cash after school. With limited jobs come rare experiences that students face while workin...

CNA classes shift due to Covid-19

Junior Zoë Sullivan studies her CNA textbook on how germs spread throughout people. Sullivan takes extra time outside of class to study to be prepared for the exams and any topic related to the clinicals.

Savannah McMichael, Reporter

September 11, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, students in the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course will not be allowed to go to clinicals, a series of supervised interactions with patients in local healthcare facilities, because of the lockdowns in retirement homes.  2020 graduate, Cheyenne Pohlman, participate...

Coronavirus spreads worldwide

Coronavirus spreads worldwide

Savannah McMichael, Reporter

February 13, 2020

The Coronavirus has recently become an issue starting January 2020 in Wuhan, China and has spread worldwide. The World Health Organization confirmed 60,416 cases of the virus and 1,370 deaths in the world. Recently, the Coronavirus has entered the United States, which has caused an uprise in the new...

Students shouldn’t be required to go to school on Fridays

Students shouldn’t be required to go to school on Fridays

Savannah McMichael, Reporter

February 13, 2020

In comparison to other schools, our school has five days of school each week. This leads to stress because of the amount of homework handed out throughout that week.  Being able to have three days to relax and get caught up with homework would help students be less stressed and be more prepared on ...

Students use Hoop to meet strangers online

Students use Hoop to meet strangers online

January 24, 2020

Hoop is an app that connects with Snapchat to allow users to meet strangers. Teens link Snap profiles to the app and enter personal information and choose a few pictures to feature to other users worldwide.  In the past few months, freshmen and sophomores have popularized Hoop. With downloads happenin...

McMichael children gather around their cousin and grandparents after a Thanksgiving feast. The last time they were in Minnesota for Thanksgiving was in 2017.

Thanksgiving breaks are too short

November 22, 2019

Thanksgiving break is a time where families are able to join together and be thankful for those around them. Being close to family during the holiday is a special moment where memories, that can last a lifetime, can be made. The break is a good way to be with those we love, but since it is a short t...

Books, erasers, pencils and other items were sold during the book fair. The unsold products get returned to Scholastic.

Librarian welcomes first book fair

October 30, 2019

During elementary and middle school, Scholastic Book Fairs took place every year; however, when students came to high school, book fairs never happened. Librarian Casey Penner wanted to switch it up this year and try a book fair for the high school. “To get the book fair approved and started, I spoke with Mrs. ...

The Augusta lake is a practice place where Terry takes LLFOA for the fishing unit. Fish mostly caught during the fishing class are crappie, bass and carp.

A fishing team is being rumored for the high school

October 17, 2019

Fishing teams in schools have become popular in recent years. Teams compete for state and scholarships, and students are wanting to join in the sport. This fall, a new class Lifelong Fitness and Outdoor Activities (LLFOA) offered an opportunity for students to try their hands at fishing. Students en...

The Culinary building located on the south side of the school. In previous years, it was used only for preparing school lunches.

Augusta High School hosts Butler Culinary Arts Academy

September 4, 2019

A new Culinary class that takes place in room 104 and in the culinary building, started on Aug. 16th to give more opportunities to high school students. Opaa! Food management, the food service provider for the district, collaborated with Butler Community College to create a two-year track that puts pas...

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