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Hitting it out of the park

Hitting it out of the park

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

October 20, 2017


Filed under Featured, Sports Features

To continue to the next level of sports for high schoolers requires the three important factors of time, dedication and hard work. Committing to a college to continue their sport is the goal of many. Lions have gone all over the country to play the game they love. However, for one freshman, it led to...

Working her tail off to work with tails

Working her tail off to work with tails

by Rebekah Hui, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Careers & Academics, Features, Spotlight, Student Life

She is an officer in FFA, works at the New Hope Animal Hospital, and is raising a goat and pig. Since she could walk, she's had a love of animals that drives her to work her tail off to become a future large and small animal veterinarian. Senior Brieanna Damron started working at the New Hope Animal...

Around the world in 87 days

Around the world in 87 days

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

September 4, 2017


Filed under Featured, Features

Over the summer, Lions travelled near and far enjoying the break from school. Here are five of the most unique destinations visited. Austria and Slovakia Sophomore Trinity Vasquez visited Vienna, Austria and Prešov, Slovakia with her family to visit her stepfather’s family. While there, she...

Amans lingua Latina

Amans lingua Latina

by Taylor Key, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


Filed under Featured, Features

Although it is considered a dead language and not spoken by any one country, Latin has managed to maintain the rich Roman history and culture that surrounds it, while giving glimpses into the past of a civilization has long since past. It is a tie to a world that is gone, but not forgotten.  It was th...

Run to live, live to run

Run to live, live to run

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports Features, Varsity Track

She is running to get to class on time, running to release stress, running to improve her time, running towards her future.  As she crosses the finish line, she knows she’s one step closer to breaking her personal record. Freshman Elizabeth Roca is on the Varsity track team. She runs the 400 meter ...

Living with Leukemia

Living with Leukemia

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor

April 5, 2017


Filed under Featured, Features

Three years old. There are strange people standing around the hospital bed that she is laying in. There beady eyes are all on her and the doctors say a bunch of words that she doesn't know.  She hears "Leukemia" float around in the confusion as everyone looks down on her with worry and pity. This...

Number one, IB and all

Number one, IB and all

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

March 3, 2017


Filed under Featured, Features

Being number one in your class comes with high expectations from your peers, stress after getting a high A but not a 100, and constantly getting questions for help. However, it can help lead to a world of opportunities and rewards as one junior has already seen. Since freshman year, junior Emma Aldred...

Seeing America

Seeing America

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


Filed under Features

It’s the tiny details that catch you. Talking about Instagram instead of Weibu or introducing yourself as Lisa instead of Jinghuan. Sophomore Lisa Xu is an exchange student from Qingdao, China. The exchange program allows students to travel and stay with a host family as they attend school and expe...

The experience of a lifetime

The experience of a lifetime

by Kyle Gehman, Editor-In-Chief

February 17, 2017


Filed under Featured, Features

Waking up in a stranger’s house and walking downstairs to hear a different language. Wondering why on your history test they give you the answers behind the letters A, B, C and D. Wanting to call your parents because you haven’t heard their voice in your ears for a whole month but realizing that...

Made by the Hart, for the heart

Made by the Hart, for the heart

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor

February 15, 2017


Filed under Features

Holding three awards for swimming, and being the captain of the swim team, senior Tanner Hartwick may just be seen as a swimmer, but there’s more to his story than that. Hartwick was struck with a bolt of creativity as a kid when he realized his last name would be great for a candle business, Hartwicks...

Creating love

Creating love

by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer

November 11, 2016


Filed under Features

Jared Bouloy has a full day. He writes a last minute prompt for Youth and Government. Once done with that his next item is helping children with PALS, but suddenly he is running off at cross country and track. When practice is over, he ends his day with a job at Lifetime Fitness, but something stops hi...

Just for kicks

Just for kicks

by Amanda Nguyen, Staff Writer

November 5, 2016


Filed under Features

She goes to dance every day and gives her all in each move she makes. Even though sleep and her AP world history homework are calling her name, she continues to move. As she dances, all of her worries escape her body. Ayanna Zachary started dancing when she was ten years old. Dancing just came natural ...

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