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Counselor Audrey Neuchafer participates in a Zoom meeting with quarantine students in her office at 10:00 a.m. Students will join if they have any questions and to check in.

Quarantine puts stress on students

October 21, 2020

Since school started, staff and students have been taking many precautions whether it be wiping off desks, staying 6 feet apart from everyone, or only sitting four people at a lunch table. Teachers and counselors have been on Zoom with students making sure they are caught up in their classes. “Our ...

More than meets the eye: Senior Christian Hogan

Senior Christian Hogan and his brothers dress up for the ‘formal night’ during a cruise to Cozumel. They were going to see the Mayapan ruins. “Formal night is where everyone on the cruise is assigned specific dining rooms,” Hogan said. “You dress up and look all fancy for dinner. The staff do a show too. Overall a fantastic experience.”

October 21, 2020

Baseball, basketball, cooking, computers, YouTube, Photoshop. The one person all of these have in common is senior Christian Hogan. “My biggest goal is to be successful,” Hogan said. “There’s a lot I want to do. I want to do YouTube, work on computers, and I do stuff with Photoshop. I like technology and...

Mental health, suicidal thoughts threatens teenagers normal life

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Claudia Stirewalt, Reporter

October 21, 2020

Editor's Note: The stories in this article mention abuse, depression, suicidal thoughts and other sensitive material. The names of these sources have been changed to protect their right to privacy.  Mental health has a large affect on a person and their life. Everyone has a different situation a...

Principal seeks student input with P.A.C.

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Claudia Stirewalt, Reporter

October 19, 2020

Principal Rick Rivera has brought the Principal's Advisory Council (P.A.C.) from the middle school to the high school. P.A.C. is a way for the teachers and staff to communicate with students about their opinions about school-related subjects. P.A.C. is composed of a group of students from varying grade ...

Students find racial slurs unacceptable

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Claire Pletcher, Reporter

October 16, 2020

Where is the line separating harmless jokes and the usage of unacceptable slurs? A few students believe certain racial slurs have come to be seen as acceptable to use in everyday conversation. Derogatory phrases, whether used as a joke or not, are highly controversial and some students believe, unac...

Juniors Lizzie Johnston, Porsha Zweifel, Avery Riedel and Adrian Walker play “Among Us” together after their assignments are done in Spanish teacher Mandy Walker’s class. Adrian was the imposter during the game.

Space video game popularity grow ‘Among Us’

October 13, 2020

While sitting in your third block Spanish class, you look over to see a group of students playing “Among Us” together. Phrases such as “red is sus,” “I saw blue vent” and “I saw him kill on cams” are heard from across the room.  “Among Us” is an online, multiplayer game that was developed...

Senior enjoys advanced-technology, based hobbies

After four hours of building time, senior Christian Hogan rebuilt a computer system from a prebuilt one. He was able to increase the processing speed by enhancing the Central Processing Unit (CPU) and Graphic Processing Unit (GPU).

Savannah Athy-Sedbrook, Managing Editor

October 7, 2020

The air is tense as the moment of truth arrives. Finding the correct parts, installing all of the individual pieces, plugging in the multitude of tedious wires has all led up to this moment. The moment the computer turns on and all the work from the last few hours pays off. “I’ve really liked ...

Choir director Jerrod McNutt dancing in Bella Canto to the Whip and Nae Nae, a popular dance from 2015. McNutt has been a teacher at the high school since 2017.

Music programs make changes as COVID-19 progresses

October 5, 2020

Bell covers, puppy potty pads, 30 minute breaks and more have all been incorporated into the daily routine of these musicians. The school has three music directors, one choir and two band. Jerrod McNutt, choir director, Todd Hollis, band director and James Hollingsworth band director. One of the saf...

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...

Friends of Freshman leaders, juniors Holt Williams and Sawyer Schmidt, show a group of freshmen around the school to give them an idea of where their classes will be. The tours were given Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. through 2 p.m.

Friends of Freshmen program receives makeover

September 29, 2020

Upperclassmen come and go, but the influence they have remains years after they have left.  Friends of Freshman (FOF) is one program implemented to make sure the impact upperclassmen leave is a positive one. This year the FOF program is under construction with new sponsors of the program, counse...

Principal Rick Rivera works at his desk after school. Multiple changes had been introduced during the start of the 2020-2021 school year.

Changes in school create mixed emotions in students

September 25, 2020

“When you’re in leadership, you make decisions based on what is best for people, not so much what is popular,” Principal Rick Rivera said. “I’d rather stand against the grain and make the right decision than make one that people want.” Students have formed opinions on changes Rivera has made since t...

New Staff Profiles

September 25, 2020

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