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In Person vs Distance Learners

Online learning creates struggles for students

October 15, 2020

Some students choose to learn at home while other students attend school in-person.  This decision is affected by many factors outside of school such as family, work, and other social events.  Sophomore Abbie Cline chose to learn from home to prevent spreading the disease to her father. Although...

The band practices  for their homecoming halftime routine playing “Spirit in the Sky” by Norman Greenbaum and “Escape” by Rubert Holmes. Co-band director Todd Hollis and drum major Madeline Natvig led the band in their warm ups.

Band performs at homecoming game

October 1, 2020

The marching band attending and playing at homecoming night Friday, Oct. 2. The band was unable to perform at the first two football games.  Co-band director Todd Hollis, is excited and anxious about his students returning and attending the football games again. Although he did not expect to be a...

Debate tournaments move online

Chadd Brown, Reporter

September 9, 2020

Debate has always been a face-to-face activity with a team from one school going against the other. Due to the coronavirus debate has been changed to 100 percent online. All debate tournaments will be online with each team staying at there school to complete the tournament. “Debates not a typical class because the topic is different every year,” debate teacher and coach Tim Laner said. “It’s good to teach students to see both sides to a story instead of teaching them to be one-sided.” With debate typically ...

Sophomores Kallie Smith and Reese Ratcliff build a rocket while science teacher JD Hand assists their experiment. This form of learning would be considered tactile, due to the hands-on experience these students are facing.

Learning styles affect students

April 9, 2020

Despite all the controversy stating that learning styles have 0 effects on students along with the years of educational debates, I do believe learning styles have effects on student’s academic performance and success. Generally, people are aware that everyone’s brain functions differently.  “...

Durning her Trip to Rome, sophomore Trinity Tisdale performed in a New Year's parade. She was joined by all the other All-American dancers

Sophomore dancer travels to Rome for performance

January 24, 2020

From rescuing a toy car under the feet of the people packed into the Sistine Chapel, to taking pictures with excited children, educating a waitress about Dr. Pepper, and having to use toilets without a seat, sophomore Trinity Tisdale experienced a lot on her trip to Rome, Italy over Christmas break.  ...

Winfield basketball game

Savannah Athy-Sedbrook, Managing Editor

January 24, 2020

Art and Vocal department host third annual Fine Arts Night

Jaden Laing, Reporter

November 26, 2019

Pablo Picasso once said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Take two and the Art department host a night filled with live performances and student artwork. Along with the art work there is a silent auction with all proceeds going towards take two.  Art teacher Ryan Swayne and Choir teacher Jarred McNutt organize the whole event.  This year is Swayne’s third year of helping with the fine arts night.  “I love displaying all the diverse artwork by various ...

Marching Oriole earn Ⅰ rating

Savannah Athy-Sedbrook and Haley Jeter

November 1, 2019

The Marching Orioles competed in Arkalalah Saturday, October 26. They received a Ⅰ rating for their field and parade performance. For their overall parade performance, they placed 2nd out of the schools that participated.  “[Arkalalah is] a band festival where all these bands meet in Ark City to compete, and you get a rating on your parade and your field competition,” senior Wyatt Timsah said. Unlike home football games, where the marchers perform at halftime, this event is specifically a marching band compe...

Juniors attend a class meeting Oct. 9 to discuss fundraising, themes, and setting up.  This year was the first time in over a decade that a vote was not necessary to determine the prom theme.

Juniors begin planning prom

November 1, 2019

Prom sponsor Kelly Groom and assistant Audra Shelite lead the planning of the junior and senior prom each year. This year began with a fundraiser meeting Oct. 9 and a meeting Oct. 30 to present themes. Juniors sold “Food for the Soul” which included various comfort foods. The student who sold...

Senior joins bull-riding community

Sydnee Kuhn, Reporter

November 1, 2019

Senior Austin Breed started his bull-riding career last summer when his father and him made a bet for Breed to ride a bull. “I had a fear of getting on the bull because it was big and weighed like 2000 pounds; I was just scared at first, then he told me to face my fears and just get on it,” Breed said.  One person Breed looks up to is his mentor Brice Loyde who has taught him how to ride a bull.  “I look up to him because he’s been doing it for a long time, he’s just really good at it,” Breed sai...

@CollegeBoard tweeted their own meme saying “The shell has spoken. #PSAT/NMSQT”. It received 183 retweets and 1,213 likes as of Oct 30.

College Board cancelling scores over memes is unfair

November 1, 2019

As a two-year PSAT veteran, I find the memes made about the test comforting. It takes away the nerves of waiting almost two months to get scores back. The long and mundane passages are made bearable by the unexplainable memes fellow test-takers made. I see no problem with the memes that are made. The majority of t...

Athletes shocked by cold front

Bren Pittman, Reporter

October 17, 2019

Weather, for some athletes, can be an issue for sports that are played outside, especially for sports played in the fall. When fall sports started, the high temperatures impacted athletes who have to play and practice outside.  As the fall season progresses, temperatures are expected to drop, but are athletes prepared for it? “It’s hard having to move quickly when I’m wearing more layers,” sophomore Gracie Perez said. Perez plays for the girls tennis team. “I start to feel numb, and it is harder to move,” Per...

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