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Senior year speeds up

Senior year speeds up

Lindsay Baugher, Managing Editor

May 13, 2019

At the start of freshman year, students felt like graduation was never going to arrive. Then, all of a sudden, boom, graduation is in six days. High school is four years full of studying, countless tests and memories. “The most memorable time for me was winning homecoming king because my brother wo...

Hacked media causes social concern

Sydnee Kuhn, Reporter

April 29, 2019

According to Statista.com, more than 81 percent of Americans have social media accounts. this includes Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat, all of which can be hacked into. In fact, “Media Genesis” reports that 44 records are stolen every second. “I think people hack because they want to mentally harm someone or to steal private information,” Owen Frizell (10) said. Hackers have different reasons for hacking into accounts. One reason is to obtain personal passwords they can use to hack into other med...

Seniors become impatient as Disney-themed prom draws near

Bailey Pennycuff, Editor-in-Chief

April 25, 2019

Growing up, it is normal for a little girl to watch Disney movies and imagine herself in the princesses shoes. Maybe she dreams of being in the arms of a handsome prince. As girls grow older, they start dreaming of high school and going to prom. Now imagine having both of these combined: A “Beauty and the Beast” themed prom perfectly captures the fantasy some girls grew up dreaming of. “It’s honestly a perfect collaboration of my childhood,” Ashley Prentice (12) said. “I used to watch Disney princess movies all the ti...

Otsuka signs with Cal Poly

Otsuka signs with Cal Poly

April 15, 2019

Noah Otsuka (12) signed his letter of intent with California Polytechnic State University’s (Cal Poly) swim team after the universities recruiter scouted him. “I didn't always know about Cal Poly, but at the time, I started looking for colleges to go to, I found out about Cal Poly, and it defini...

Above and beyond: Junior earns perfect score of 36 on ACT

Above and beyond: Junior earns perfect score of 36 on ACT

April 12, 2019

A student earned the highest score of 36 on the ACT after studying for over a month and taking practice tests. Josh Woodsmall (11) earned 36 after taking the test Feb. 20, receiving the full score on Mar. 6 “[I feel] pretty good,” Woodsmall said. “I’m pretty smart and I studied for a month. I had pret...

Artificial intelegence uses algorithms to create fake faces

Artificial intelegence uses algorithms to create fake faces

April 3, 2019

During a newspaper lunch break, reporter Maegan Morrison (10) told me about a website that uses algorithms to create faces. The website is https://thispersondoesnotexist.com/ Every time the page is refreshed, a new face appears. Some faces have obvious glitches and others look like real people. A few of...

Willmott’s family raises personal zoo

Willmott’s family raises personal zoo

Aubrey Stueven, Managing Editor

April 1, 2019

The squawk of a blue and gold macaw, the whiny of a quarter horse and many more sounds are just part of Grace Willmott’s (10) everyday life. Willmott spends her days at home helping take care of the different animals found on her family’s property. Throughout the years, Willmott has collected animals as smal...

Students celebrate Fat Tuesday, Ash Wednesday

Emily LaPlant, Reporter

March 5, 2019

For many Catholics, the first full week of March is a busy time full of food and trying their best to be virtuous. Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday are back to back celebrations, but they could not be more different from one another. Fat Tuesday is a day full of feasting and sinning and Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting and penance. “I sit, watch movies, and eat; I just eat,” Catie Doell (11) said. In order to get into the Fat Tuesday, festivities Doell likes to watch movies and relax, but above all other festivities, ...

Counselors help students speak out about sensitive topics

Counselors help students speak out about sensitive topics

February 28, 2019

When it comes to teenagers confessing depression, anxiety and stress to a school counselor, most students do not bother because they feel it is not important. Some students might prefer to talk to a friend instead of a trained adult. Counselors try to spend around ten years at college for their jo...

High school Girl Scouts show dedication

High school Girl Scouts show dedication

Savannah Athy-Sedbrook, Reporter

February 13, 2019

When people think of Girl Scouts, the first thing that comes to mind is cookies, crafts and uniforms. The difference between this thought and the reality is the age of the scouts. Even though the troop numbers decrease as girls get older, plenty of high school girls still work toward the awards an...

Groundhog Day reaches 132nd anniversary

Jonathan Doss, Reporter

January 31, 2019

  Punxsutawney Phil will arise from his burrow Feb. 2 to mark the 132nd annual Groundhog Day. When German settlers arrived in America in the 1700s, they brought a tradition known as Candlemas Day, the original version of Groundhog Day, where superstition held that if the weather was fair, the second half of winter would be cold and stormy. The modern day celebration of the holiday began back in 1886, replacing a badger with a groundhog because it wakes from its mid-winter hibernation at around ...

Student teacher joins science department

Student teacher joins science department

January 23, 2019

“Those who know, do. Those who understand, teach,” Aristotle said this in order to demonstrate his philosophy on teaching and learning. Student teacher Leora Seiler, a senior from Emporia State University, is working with the science department as a requirement to graduate and help attain he...

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