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City council votes to increase fines for underage vap possession

City council votes to increase fines for underage vap possession

March 12, 2020

After a presentation from Superintendent Matt Ward and Augusta Police Cheif Bob Sage March 2, the city council decided to raise the fine for underage pod possession from $25 to $200.  “In 2019, Goddard school district partnered with our city to create an ordinance change that specifically targeted...

Coronavirus spreads worldwide

Coronavirus spreads worldwide

Savannah McMichael, Reporter

February 13, 2020

The Coronavirus has recently become an issue starting January 2020 in Wuhan, China and has spread worldwide. The World Health Organization confirmed 60,416 cases of the virus and 1,370 deaths in the world. Recently, the Coronavirus has entered the United States, which has caused an uprise in the new...

Influenza outbreak across U.S.

Influenza outbreak across U.S.

February 13, 2020

This flu season has had a major outbreak as there have been approximately 20,000 deaths this far, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The first symptoms usually begin with a fever, sore throat, fatigue, body aches and more. “I started out having horrible body weakness...

Oriolettes host dance clinic

Oriolettes host dance clinic

February 13, 2020

The Oriolettes, performed a routine Jan. 17 at the boys varsity basketball game. Oriolettes performed this routine with Augusta elementary students. All participants were in kindergarten through sixth grade. They prepared this routine with full practices Jan. 13 and 16. During the practice, they played...

Fourth lunch lacks food

Fourth lunch lacks food

February 13, 2020

Students drift through the hallways toward their third block, noses lifting at the smells wafting from the lunchroom. Their stomachs rumble at the thought of the appetizing food awaiting them.  Except for those who have fourth lunch. They know that the food they receive was cooked before lunch ev...

Mystery Behind the Great Kindness Challenge

Mystery Behind the Great Kindness Challenge

February 11, 2020

The Great Kindness Challenge or Kids for Peace is bullying prevention that brings positivity in improving school climates and student engagement. The proactive challenge is one-week devoting kind acts among schools. the Great Kindness Challenge came as a shock to Counselor Harmony Davis, she decided ther...

Newspaper staff hopes more people join next year

Newspaper staff hopes more people join next year

February 11, 2020

A year ago, I walked into the newspaper lab as part of the staff for the first time. Me, being a newbie and a freshman, was scared out of my wits. I could already feel the judging stares, wondering why I was intruding their sacred space.  When I finally sat down and was introduced, all of the scenari...

JAG-K teaches students about future goals

Sydnee Kuhn, Reporter

February 7, 2020

JAG-K  is a class that provides students the opportunity to see what they want to do after high school.  Thursday, Jan. 23 JAG juniors and seniors went on a field trip to WSU Tech to explore the classes available.  “JAG-K is a career expedition class. We work on getting ready with not only our personal skills but our employability skills,” JAG specialist Christy Pray said. Both Pray and JAG vice president Carly Condella have similar opinions on what JAG-K is.  “JAG is a class that teaches you employability ...

Casey’s supports Augusta Schools

Casey’s supports Augusta Schools

Chadd Brown

February 5, 2020

The Casey’s General Store created the Casey’s Reward System to generate donations for children to get what they need. Getting people signed up for the program leads to more money for schools. Casey’s wants to give back to the community by starting this program, so two times a year they cash...

Student Press Freedom Day 2020

Student Press Freedom Day 2020

January 29, 2020

The Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier Supreme Court decision was made 32 years ago, Jan. 29, 1988; a decision that changed the balance of student press laws.  Student Press Freedom Day is a national day designated to recognizes the work of student journalists that marks the anniversary of the Hazelwood dec...

Impeachment process

Emily LaPlant, Opinions Editor

January 28, 2020

Students use Hoop to meet strangers online

Students use Hoop to meet strangers online

January 24, 2020

Hoop is an app that connects with Snapchat to allow users to meet strangers. Teens link Snap profiles to the app and enter personal information and choose a few pictures to feature to other users worldwide.  In the past few months, freshmen and sophomores have popularized Hoop. With downloads happenin...

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