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Fine arts groups lack males

Fine arts groups lack males

March 20, 2019

Males have lots of involvement in sports groups this year. An Oriole News poll shows, 66.3 percent of Augusta males are involved in sports while 33.6 percent are involved in a fine art. Members of staff, as well as students have their opinions about why. “It shows that guys are weak and guys can...

Zombie Deer Disease on the rise

Zombie Deer Disease on the rise

March 18, 2019

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been on the rise since the late 1960s. The disease, which has recently been named Zombie Deer Disease, has been found in many free-ranging elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, black-tailed deer and moose on north-west hunting grounds in more than 24 states. The most...

New FightSong app promises help

New FightSong app promises help

Michael Carter, Reporter

February 26, 2019

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FightSong is a new app, which helps students report bullying anonymously to their principals and counselors. With the FightSong app, students are able to report incidents using the comfort of their own device. “FightSong empowers students to take back their lives from bullies by giving them technolo...

Augusta Historic Theatre shows classic movies

Augusta Historic Theatre shows classic movies

February 20, 2019

Augusta Historic Theatre decided that this year it will play classic older movies during the second weekend of each month. “We hope that by playing these movies they can draw in viewers from the wider metropolitan area around Augusta, the majority of which are unaware that our theater exists,”...

Spring play brings Poe to life

Spring play brings Poe to life

February 13, 2019

The spring play, which will be performed April 5-6, it will be a drama called “Tell Tale,” explaining the life of Edgar Allan Poe. It will be performed April 5-6. The play also consists of one 15 minute intermission and two short stories “Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Fall of the House of Usher,” ...

Scholars bowl attends state

Scholars bowl attends state

February 13, 2019

The scholars bowl team placed first in their regional meet at Winfield High School Jan. 31, qualifying them to compete in the state tournament Feb. 9. State was held at Wellington High School, the top four teams from each regional attended. The Orioles were undefeated during pool play in regionals with a...

Lewellen, Williams earn scholarships

Michaela Lord, Reporter

February 6, 2019

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Lindsey Lewellen (12) and Presley Williams (12) have received full-ride academic scholarships to the college of their choice starting in the fall. “I am going to Newman University, and the scholarship is a full-ride tuition. I am starting in the fall,” Williams said. On the other hand, Lindsey received a full-ride scholarship to Oklahoma State University (OSU) in Stillwater. She plans on using the scholarship to achieve a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. Then she plans to achieve a master’s in business ...

Augusta welcomes new Wendy’s

Jonathan Doss, Reporter

February 4, 2019

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Augusta welcomed a new addition to the fast food market with the introduction of Wendy’s located at 517 W 7th Ave. Since its grand opening, people have been swarming to Wendy’s. While other fast food restaurants offer grand opening specials such as a free cheeseburger or drink, Wendy’s only offered a $2 off coupon. Wendy’s has presented a new way to urge customers to make purchases on a regular basis. Wendy’s recently marketed their new Frosty Key Tags for the Dave Thomas Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated ...

School participates in Great Kindness Challenge 2019

School participates in Great Kindness Challenge 2019

February 1, 2019

The week started off with a bang as students welcomed the Great Kindness Challenge. The challenge was to perform as many acts of kindness as possible during the week. Counselor Elizabeth Hamblin started the challenge six years ago when she joined the high school staff. “It wasn’t as big as...

Government shutdown impacts federal workers across the country

Government shutdown impacts federal workers across the country

January 29, 2019

According to Time Magazine, around 800,000 federal workers were forced to work without pay during the longest government shutdown in history. The shutdown began Dec. 22 when President Donald Trump and Congress did not come to an agreement on $5.7 billion for the border wall. “Democrats and Rep...

Take 2 purchases new costumes

Sydnee Kuhn, Reporter

January 25, 2019

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Members of the  Take 2 show choir have recently gone through the process of measuring and ordering new outfits, which should arrive before their big competition in Cameron Missouri Feb 15-16. The current customers are more than 15 years old, and are showing their age. Also, he costumes have been altered so many times they don’t fit well. “We just need some more costumes that will be more conducive to fit different girls for different years,” vocal music teacher Jerrod McNutt said. Problems with the curren...

Newly commissioned LCS named after Wichita

Newly commissioned LCS named after Wichita

January 18, 2019

The U.S. Navy welcomed a new surface vessel to their arsenal. The USS Wichita was officially commissioned on Jan. 5th. This new ship is a Freedom-Class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), and as such, it is referred to as the USS Wichita (LCS-13). The USS Wichita is a source of local pride, being the third...

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