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Students finish history projects

Students finish history projects

by Kyle Gehman and Brianna Sabrsula

May 27, 2016


Filed under School News

A project in the AP World History and AP U.S History classes that has become more of a school tradition are finished. The peeps projects are now finished and have already been up inside the atrium. “The scope and pace of AP World History means we don't get to go in-depth and explore the importance...

Five shows, two nights

Five shows, two nights

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor

May 18, 2016


Filed under School News

The Advanced Productions class has been working on their senior directed plays for the past month. The shows are in their final stages and open tonight. They will began at 6 and be performed in the little theater. Tickets will be $5 for all three shows. “You get this cast that you have picked out...

Top 10 in senior class, scholarships announced at annual awards ceremony

Top 10 in senior class, scholarships announced at annual awards ceremony

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2016


Filed under School News

Top 10 Seniors 10. McKelle Winsor - 5.4193 GPA 9. Lindsay Spitz - 5.42295 GPA 8. Lilian Pham - 5.4428 GPA 7. Morgan Sherry - 5.4661 GPA 6. Hailey Mackay - 5.47759 GPA 5. Anthony Leeber - 5.4933 GPA 4. Joseph Rexrode - 5.5127 GPA 3. Claire Crone - 5.5333 GPA 2. Salutatorian - T...

Final exam schedule, graduation schedule

Final exam schedule, graduation schedule

by Jack Densmore, Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2016


Filed under Featured, School News

Starting next week, students will be taking final exams to close off the 2015-2016 school year. Wednesday, May 25: Underclassmen have a regular B day. Seniors will take their 7th and 8th period finals. Thursday, May 26: Underclassmen have a regular A day. Seniors will take their 3rd and 4th period...

Students react to President’s directive on transgender bathroom decree

Students react to President’s directive on transgender bathroom decree

by Lyn Cheely, Staff Writer

May 16, 2016


Filed under State/Nation/World

As of late, the issue of the use of bathrooms based upon gender assignment has become hotly debated. It has gained the attention of schools and lawmakers alike. As such, many have been inspired to take action. The controversy has resulted in civil disputes and general unrest for the public. North Carolina...

Football hosts movie night

Football hosts movie night

by Kyle Gehman, Assistant Editor

May 13, 2016


Filed under Football, School News

On May 13th at Bible Stadium, the football team will host a movie night to help raise goods to restock the local Food Pantry. “I’m looking forward to going because it is a great way to support a good cause as well as have fun with friends,” sophomore Jenna Abadie said. The gates will be opened...

Kissing the class of 2016 goodbye

Kissing the class of 2016 goodbye

by Austin Graham, Assistant Editor

May 12, 2016


Filed under School News

HOSA has started their fundraiser, “Kiss A Senior Goodbye.” Students can pay 50 cents to have a note and a Hershey’s kiss which the seniors will receive in their bag for graduation practice. They are being sold at both lunches. “It was a tradition at Mrs.Hall’s [HOSA adviser] old school...

A show of their own

A show of their own

by Natalie Ditsler, Staff Writer

May 10, 2016


Filed under School News

Seniors Hunter Jones and Brigham Dunford will be co-directing a show together as part of the advanced productions class’ end of the year project, Senior Directed. Seniors get the chance to fill the role of director by casting and producing a show. “It's awesome because we get to see what our directo...

Patiently preparing for PALS

Patiently preparing for PALS

by Aimee Bozoudes, Staff Writer

May 10, 2016


Filed under Club Notes, School News

The PALS, Peer Assistant of Leadership Skills, classes have recently finished up their interviews for Pal hopefuls and possibles. After weeks of recommendations from teachers and PALS alike, a number of interviews have taken place throughout the PALS’ 1st, 5th and 6th periods. Now, as the inductees ...

Number of student aides to decrease

Number of student aides to decrease

by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer

May 10, 2016


Filed under Careers & Academics, School News

Students have seen them delivering passes and running the attendance check in, but office aides might be cut back on for next school year due to a lack of work for them to help aid with. “When we say cut backs, what we mean is trying to keep it to 2-3 students only per office aid period,” head ...

B lunch eliminated for remainder of year

B lunch eliminated for remainder of year

by Staff

May 10, 2016


Filed under School News, Student Life

Beginning Wednesday, May 11, students will only go to A or C lunch for the remainder of the school year. B lunch will be eliminated to "create a safer environment with increased supervision at lunches and to decrease classroom/instruction disruptions," Dean of Instruction Shandalyn Porter said in...

Uber, Lyft to use fingerprint checks for drivers

Uber, Lyft to use fingerprint checks for drivers

by Garrett Gage, Staff Writer

May 10, 2016


Filed under Community, Trending

The primary elections for positions in the city council was held on May 7th. The election was for Place 1, Place 3, and Place 5. Places 1 and 5 had two people going head to head while Place 3 was unopposed with only Shannan Shepard in the running. However, one of the biggest things that was voted on...

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