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Women’s History Month Spotlight: Lynn Flesner

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Lynn Flesner

by Kyle Gehman, Assistant Editor

March 21, 2016


Filed under Features

She’s seen in class subbing or teaching, cheering on the tennis team or volunteering at school. What isn’t always seen is that she is President of the Booster Club for tennis, Communications Director for Project Grad and a strong woman who is active in the community. She is Mrs. Lynn Flesner. “I...

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Hailey MacKay

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Hailey MacKay

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2016


Filed under Sports Features, Varsity Softball

She steps up to the plate, bat in hand. She clears her mind of all distractions, she’s focused. She looks at the pitcher, waiting to hit the ball over the fence. Senior Hailey MacKay has played softball nearly her entire life. From tee-ball to coach pitch to selective softball to high school. Now,...

A different approach to art

A different approach to art

by Lyn Cheely, Staff Writer

February 29, 2016


Filed under Fine Arts, Spotlight

A quiet room, the silence like white noise, formed by the sound of pencils working carefully on craft paper. It is broken only by the questioning of a curious student unsure of how to proceed, in need of artistic direction. More than happy to help awaits Mrs. Chelsea Cason. Mrs. Cason teaches I.B....

Time dedicated to a greater purpose

Time dedicated to a greater purpose

by Lyn Cheely, Staff Writer

February 24, 2016


Filed under Spotlight

Many students feel both excited and relieved in anticipation of the coming weekend’s events; parties, sleepovers, plays, roadtrips. They will participate in after-school activities such as sports, art classes, and self-defense classes. These hours of freedom will be dedicated to self improvement and...

AVID’s new coach

AVID’s new coach

by Matthew Grissom, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016


Filed under Features

Every teacher has a story to tell. Jones’ story is a story of determination, hard work, and his love for his favorite sport, basketball. Coach Curtis Jones grew up in Detroit, Michigan. After he was done with high school he got a scholarship at Huston Tillotson University. After graduating with...

A man who runs “Ford”ward

A man who runs “Ford”ward

by Garrett Gage, Staff Writer

January 28, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, Sports Features

Running is something that humans do just about every day of their lives. It helps get from Point A to Point B quicker for when people don’t have other modes of transportation. For some people, running isn’t just a tool for faster travel, it’s a hobby. Nick Ford is a senior who has been a part...

Wearing the crown

Wearing the crown

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief

January 27, 2016


Filed under Spotlight

Teaching. Mentoring. Managing. All of the responsibilities of an assistant principal. With all of these skills, and the love of the job, achievements come naturally. Assistant principal Melissa King-Knowles is the new assistant principals that came for the 2015-2016 year. King-Knowles has been an...

From across the world

From across the world

by Matthew Grissom, Staff Writer

January 7, 2016


Filed under Spotlight

He likes to take long hikes outside with his friends, he enjoys watching movies, and his favorite sport to watch and play is Tennis. However, Mozaidze has something unique and special about him. While the majority of students can say that they were born and raised in the country, and some can say that...

Doing it all

Doing it all

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2015


Filed under Sports Features

Volleyball. AP. Student Council. College. Nursing. Faith. This many things could stress out anyone, but not one senior. Senior Sierra Stevenson balances all these things in her life. She plays for the varsity volleyball team, works on her Advanced Placement classes, prepares for college to go into...

Extended essays near due date

Extended essays near due date

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor

December 2, 2015


Filed under Features

A combination of intense researching, critical thinking, source citing and strong writing can only mean one thing, especially for seniors in the IB program. When taking the diploma route of the IB program, students are required to write an extended essay. It is a 4,000 word research essay that cove...

Changing lives around the world

Changing lives around the world

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief

November 22, 2015


Filed under Features, Spotlight

Traveling and changing. Traveling from San Diego to Boston on a bicycle. Traveling to the furthest regions of the world. Traveling to change the lives of the future. To give the opportunities to anyone. To learn from others how to value life. To learn who one is supposed to be. President and CEO for...

Tackling the attention

Tackling the attention

by Kyle Gehman, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports Features

The Friday night lights are shining. The ball is snapped. The linebacker rushes toward the ball carrier. He blows past his blocker, gets low and tackles him. Making tackles like these has become something high school fans have gotten used to watching this year from a sophomore linebacker. Growing...

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