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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...

Marching band ends, concert band takes first step

Marching band ends, concert band takes first step

November 26, 2019

Augusta will always remember the sound of intense, thundering Queen music played by the marching Orioles, filling the stadium stands on home games.  The marching band season came to an end after their final competition (southern plains). This ending can cause a strange transition period between mar...

Health CPR curriculum required for graduation

Health CPR curriculum required for graduation

November 22, 2019

It feels good to be a hero. Ever since cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was invented, it has been used for decades in the United States to revive victims of cardiac arrest.  “Heart, breathing, and life,” health teacher Cynthia Phillips said.  According to the Kansas State Department o...

The Salem Witch Trials: The deadliest witch hunt in North America

The Salem Witch Trials: The deadliest witch hunt in North America

October 31, 2019

326 years ago, folks who had been imprisoned for the accusation of witchcraft were released, but for some men and women it was too late their judgment day had already come. 20 women and men were hung for the crime of witchcraft, others died while in prison and one victim was crushed to death. The Salem...

Emotions run high on senior night

Emotions run high on senior night

October 23, 2019

Fall senior night is a big deal to most student athletes, band members and for color guard. Feelings are overpowering and parents and seniors shed tears during the emotional night. This is the last home football game of the year and the night seniors are recognized for their fall activities. For...

Facebook changes worldwide

Facebook changes worldwide

October 21, 2019

Facebook is a social network service that founder Mark Zuckerberg launched in February 2004, founded by Mark Zuckerberg. The site was initially going to be used by Harvard students, but over two years, the idea expanded into a worldwide network. People who were 13 years of age or above could eventuall...

Opinions vary on Apple’s new iPhone

Opinions vary on Apple’s new iPhone

October 15, 2019

The latest edition of the iPhone, the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, was released to the public Sept. 20. The update included a new camera system....

School spirit within students gives a sense of family

School spirit within students gives a sense of family

September 26, 2019

Cheers of joy from the O’s Zone, laughter from the color guard, goofy jokes from the band, cries of celebration from the football team, chanting from the cheerleaders, and lighthearted conversations from the dance team are common sounds to high school students at a football game. People become close to th...

Actions affect school image

Actions affect school image

September 5, 2019

Students and teachers play a role in the development of the high school image. As others observe AHS they can see how the students represent themselves. The students in the school come in varieties and all of them represent different parts of the school, such as band, sports, art, and more Each g...

Marching band puts in the work

Marching band puts in the work

September 5, 2019

Being apart of the marching band takes determination, focus and hard work.  Many practices out of class take place during the year to ensure the band is prepared. Sectionals are practices where leaders practice with their section during ACE.  The leaders can schedule sectionals for any day, but ...

Starting school affects teenagers’ social lives

Starting school affects teenagers’ social lives

September 5, 2019

On the last day of summer, students reminisce on all of the memories they had made. All of the fun and exciting moments had finally come to an end. Some teenagers and children are sad, while others were excited. Some teenagers were excited to start school again, but only for the reason that they ...

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