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Change

by Gigi Allen, Staff Writer

August 31, 2016


Filed under Columns

I come to school, walking through held open doors, and realize everything has changed. The lunches. The pride system. The councilors. Having someone to look up too.   Freshmen come in and think, ‘I’m here.’ New and looked down at in a school where everyone knows whats going on...

Publications adviser says farewell

Publications adviser says farewell

by Danielle Bell, Adviser

June 1, 2016


Filed under Columns

15 years. 11 schools. 4 states. Everyone thinks we're in the military. Or crazy. Everywhere I went, whether I stayed a year or on the rare occasion two, I bought every spirit shirt I could. I went to every event I could. I showed up early, stayed late and did whatever it took to show those kids they...

Alumni give out tips to graduating students

Alumni give out tips to graduating students

by Garrett Gage, Staff Writer

May 27, 2016


Filed under Columns

Since graduation is right around the corner, alumni from previous years gave out tips to help the seniors move from one stage of life to the next. 1. “You don't need anything more than food, water, and shelter everything else is just for you; so don't worry about how everyone else is living life.” -Brianna...

Entertainment Review: TopGolf

Entertainment Review: TopGolf

by Kyle Gehman, Assistant Editor

May 27, 2016


Filed under Reviews

TopGolf is a golfing entertainment complex located around the world with the nearest one being situated in the Domain. As well as tee off spots, they also have pool, a bar and a delicious menu. TopGolf receives a 4 out of 5. TopGolf was invented by two English brothers who wanted to make driving ranges...

Book Review: Me Before You

Book Review: Me Before You

by Natalie Ditsler, Staff Writer

May 27, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Reviews

After seeing the trailer for the movie based on Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, I was expecting a love story reminiscent of A Walk to Remember. I was expecting the tears and to rate it 4.5 stars. When I read the book, which kept me reading till 4 a.m., I was hit with a quirky, funny, and heartbreaking book that just...

May celebrates salads and hamburgers

May celebrates salads and hamburgers

by Brianna Sabrsula and Aimee Bozoudes

May 25, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

While salads continue to be one of the healthier options on any menu and have ingredients such as nutritious greens that are great for your body, some people find them disgusting and boring. Burgers please meat-eaters, but they are not the best thing you could be eating all the time. In honor of the m...

Video Game Review: Hyper Light Drifter

Video Game Review: Hyper Light Drifter

by Garrett Gage, Staff Writer

May 18, 2016


Filed under Reviews

With an atmospheric score, engaging but sometimes unfair gameplay, and a mysterious story Hyper Light Drifter gets a 4.5/5 and is highly recommended for anyone with a decent computer and $20 to spare. Hyper Light Drifter is like a rough diamond. It looks great, but upon closer inspection, you begin ...

Music Review: Lemonade by Beyonce

Music Review: Lemonade by Beyonce

by Bri Branscomb, Staff Writer

May 12, 2016


Filed under Reviews

Beyonce has followed up the release of her single Formation, a powerful ballad attesting to the beauty of black culture, with a visual album that showcases pain, anger, and strength that can resonate not only with people of color, but with any person who has experienced heartbreak of any kind earning i...

Album Review: Home by Blue October

Album Review: Home by Blue October

by Lyn Cheely, Staff Writer

May 12, 2016


Filed under Reviews

Blue October is an alternative rock group based in Houston whose music serves as therapy to it’s extensive number of fans. Blue October recently released it’s newest album, titled Home, on April 22 and earns a 4.5/5. Unlike Blue October’s previous albums, Sway and Foiled, Home brings to light w...

Library budget issues

Library budget issues

by Michelle Parker, Staff Writer

May 12, 2016


Filed under Columns

A library conjures images of tall oak bookcases and overstuffed leather chairs to curl up and read a book in. Our library is far off from that warm haven of literature. With stiff plastic chairs, covers falling off books, and bookshelves half full, the library can be less than inviting to students. In...

Top 10 Twilight Zone episodes

Top 10 Twilight Zone episodes

by Garrett Gage, Staff Writer

May 11, 2016


Filed under Columns

Of any television show, few have stood the test of time quite like the Twilight Zone. Not only does it have an amazing cast and a charismatic host, but it also hits hard with it’s social commentary that still cuts today. Here is a list of my personal favorite episodes from this fantastic series. 10....

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