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COVID-19 takes precious memories from seniors

COVID-19 takes precious memories from seniors

March 17, 2020

Imagine growing up again, watching “High School Musical”, looking forward to your senior prom, playing your last game and finally walking across that stage at graduation knowing you got through all the stress and all the drama. Now, imagine knowing none of that can ever happen due to a pandemic. ...

Old school trends make a comeback

Old school trends make a comeback

March 10, 2020

Trends have a tendency to be recycled through the years and there are several currently making a comeback. One of the major trends at the moment is from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s fashion, such as high waisted [mom] jeans, denim jackets and bright colors. “I really like the look of mom jeans a...

Surviving the system: the story of Raven Holland

Surviving the system: the story of Raven Holland

February 13, 2020

Imagine not knowing whether your siblings were dead or alive, or not knowing when you would be forced to a new house with a new family. This is the case for many children in the foster care system. One of those children was junior Raven Holland. “I was maybe three or four when we were taken away from my bio...

Old AHS sparks curiosity

Old AHS sparks curiosity

Haley Jeter, Reporter

February 13, 2020

Students all know the feeling of walking into the building every morning bright and early, but 20, 30 or maybe even 50 years ago, it was nothing like it is now. From smoking courts and fist fighting, it was a whole other world. “The whole west wing has been added since I was in school. We had nothing p...

Students have fun in free time

Bren Pittman, Reporter

January 30, 2020

After all the school stress, students like to spend their weekends and free time with activities they enjoy. Students enjoy a wide range of activities. Whether it be sports, spending time with friends or other hobbies, most students have some type of activity they love. “I like to spend my free time playing baseball,” junior Nick Taylor said. “It’s where I spend most of my time and I like it a lot.” When Taylor is not on the baseball fields or at school, he is most likely working at the Country Side Pet Clinic in Andover. “I lov...

Teachers Bring Their Catchphrases to Life

Alyssa Ferrell, Reporter

January 30, 2020

When students stand outside a classroom, they normally expect an average lecture or test when they walk in, but students can learn a lot about their teachers during class.  Science teacher Brian Hallmark calls his students his workers, and he is their boss.  “I like to compare my classroom to a job, and they have things to do, so they are workers in my classroom, and I’m their boss,” science teacher Hallmark said.  He hopes to change their attitude toward getting school work and homework done in class s...

New goals strike the New Year

Haley Jeter, Reporter

January 24, 2020

“I take my New Year’s resolutions very seriously, 100 percent very seriously,” junior Everett Latimer said.  Students opinions vary when it comes to the impact of New Year’s resolutions.  “I really don’t think New Year’s resolutions are too big of a deal,” sophomore Devin Russell said. “I think people can take a dramatic change at any point of their life.”  Resolutions vary depending on the life of each individual student.  “A lot of my friends told me when you set New Year’s resolutio...

Good decisions provide a better future

Good decisions provide a better future

January 24, 2020

“Throughout school I have learned that prioritizing my work is very important and is definitely helping me keep my grades up,” sophomore Hunter Henderson said. When students go through the full four years of high school, teachers help them learn a lot about making better decisions. “I always he...

Parking lot worries young drivers

Adalynn Payne, Reporter

December 3, 2019

Every day students, teachers, and parents drive through the parking lot to come to school or drop off their child. A great number of cars that drive through the school parking lot, so how are students using the lot before and after school.  “I park in the same spot every day roughly because it is easier and I am used to parking there,” Connor Casteel said. Before and After school students sit in their cars and hang out with friends and some are just waiting to leave or till the lines of cars deplete.  “...

Dancers earn All-American Award, one goes to Rome

Dancers earn All-American Award, one goes to Rome

November 26, 2019

Excitement filled the air at the sight of the bright pink ribbons. The dancers all held their breaths, each secretly hoping it would be them that received the ribbon which would label them as and All-American nominee.  Sophomore Trinity Tisdale, senior Maddie Ray, junior Alexis Semisch, freshman La...

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