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Junior hosts Operation Cinderella

Junior hosts Operation Cinderella

December 20, 2018

Operation Cinderella was an opportunity to assist those who want help getting ready for Jingle Bell Ball (JBB). It helped those who can not afford to purchase a dress, shoes, jewelry and helping with hair and makeup for the dance. “I decided to put on Operation Cinderella because, at summer cam...

Late Jason Befort honored on anniversary

Ivory Rightnar, Reporter

December 20, 2018

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Jason Befort, a former Augusta science teacher and Oriole basketball coach, was murdered Dec. 14, 2000. Befort was at his house with three other men and his girlfriend Heather Muller. On this night, the group of friends was heading to bed when they heard loud yelling. Two brothers by the names of Reginald Carr and Jonathan Carr had broken into their house. That night, one of the brothers sat all the friends in the living room and watched them while the other brother robbed the house. That brother found a ring inside a...

Las Vegas too crazy for Thanksgiving

Las Vegas too crazy for Thanksgiving

November 30, 2018

Bright lights, showgirls with gaudy peacock feathers, the iconic nightly fountain show and casinos as far as the eye can see. Welcome to Las Vegas, Nevada. For Thanksgiving, I traveled on a 2-hour flight to Nevada with my family. Since Las Vegas is a party city filled with large crowds, I was not ha...

Regier officiates for 40 years

Regier officiates for 40 years

November 28, 2018

Calling traveling, fouls, double dribbles, net violation and side outs have been a constant part of Social Studies teacher Jeff Regier's life. Regier began refereeing (KSHAA) volleyball and basketball games 40 years ago. He chose to start reffing because he really liked sports, and felt it was...

The centenary of the end of WWI arrives

The centenary of the end of WWI arrives

Daniel Doell, Reporter

November 19, 2018

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World War I changed much of how we view conflicts and war. “It was one of the most important events in history,” Conner Casteel (10) said. When the news came in that Germany signed the proposed armistice, the world erupted with joy. Citizens marched through their neighborhoods, welcomi...

Croft trilogy finale leaves fans wanting more

Croft trilogy finale leaves fans wanting more

November 8, 2018

-Editors Note: This story contains plot details that can be considered as spoilers. Fighting jaguars, escaping tsunamis, solving puzzles and raiding tombs. The third installment in the reboot of the Lara Croft franchise is action-packed and keeps players on their toes. “Shadow of the Tomb Raider...

Librarian expresses underutilized resources

Sydnee Kuhn, Reporter

October 24, 2018

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School librarian Eileen Dreiling wants the students to be more inspired to read books for fun. Dreiling enjoys books by authors Dan Brown and John Grisham; however, she also enjoys non-fiction literature. Dreiling wishes students would use the library to check out a book they would enjoy reading. “I try to make the library warm and welcoming as well as safe, and a bit decorative,” Dreiling said. Most students go into the library solely for printer use or to checkout books over skill building or history. Each day 20 ...

Seniors beat underclassmen during Powderpuff game

Seniors beat underclassmen during Powderpuff game

October 3, 2018

The Powderpuff game resulted in a score of 28-26 with the seniors taking the win. Fifty-three seniors, and 60 underclassmen signed up to play. “We are just out there to have fun,” Kenzie Childers (11) said. Allie Timberlake (9) played as a corner with shirt number 6. “I played during ...

Drum line and color guard improve

Jonathan Doss, Reporter

October 1, 2018

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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...

New, returning staff joins school

Aubrey Stueven and Michael Carter

September 14, 2018

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The 8 a.m. school bell rings and class has begun. Everyone's a little nervous to start their year, and that doesn’t just mean the students. Just as nervous, the teachers, especially newcomers, stand at the front of the class, ready to take on the year. Quite a few teachers have joined staff this year, or have moved positions as faculty members, taking the place of teachers who have left. Physical education (P.E.) and health teacher Nathan Towns joined the high school staff. Before coming to Augusta, Towns taught a...

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