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Preschool: the Perfect Prep for Future Teachers

Preschool: the Perfect Prep for Future Teachers

Whitney Patterson, Staff Writer
March 31, 2017
Filed under Features

Situated in the main building is a vibrantly decorated room filled with art supplies, groups of small desks and educational posters illustrating types of transportation and the letters of the alphabet. Between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., this already colorful room becomes even more vivid a...

Training With JROTC

Training With JROTC

Michael de Silva, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Features

An incoming generation of young adults is bound to have new leaders. Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) gives adolescents skills they can use to take charge and make the future a better place for each other. “I joined JROTC so I could meet new people with different talents that are...

Students’ Spring Break Adventures

Students’ Spring Break Adventures

Sriya Reddy, Associate Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Features

This spring break, many students traveled and experienced different cultures and adventures around the world. Here are some pictures from their journeys.

Just Swinging Around

Violet Krause, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under Features

The stylish, twirling and dancing students have all joined together to share their passion for swing dance and friends by forming a club under the wing of last year’s teacher of the year winner, physics teacher Jeff Wolfe. The club consists of both juniors and seniors who meet every Monday for prac...

Say Yes to the Prom Dress

Say Yes to the Prom Dress

Sana Hameed, Co-Editor-in-Chief
March 29, 2017
Filed under Features

Cascading tulle and a flurry of ruffles. A shock of colorful gemstones in an array, decorating the bodice or a simple draping fabric. A warmer, deeper tone or a lighter, more airy color. A sleek, sophisticated look or a flouncy ensemble fit for a princess. With so many choices and prom steadfastly approaching,...

Gone But Never Forgotten: Josiah Utu

Leah Martineau, Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Features

After almost a year without our fallen friend, Josiah Utu, close friends and teammates reflect on how they have changed their perspective on life and have been living for Josiah. Words from best friends, football teammates and the guys that dedicated their recreational basketball team to him by naming...

Learn to Teach Young Learners at the Childhood Education Center

Whitney Patterson, Staff Writer
March 1, 2017
Filed under Features

Situated in the main building is a vibrantly decorated room filled with art supplies, groups of small desks and educational posters illustrating types of transportation and the letters of the alphabet. Between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., this already colorful room becomes even more vivid as...

Check and Mate with “Mates”; the Rooks and Rookies of Chess Club

Sana Hameed, Co-Editor-in-Chief
February 13, 2017
Filed under Features

Walking into the windowless room A1167, eyes immediately zero in on the moss green and white checkered placemats strewn in organized chaos across a long stretch of tables pushed together, dining room style. Ears hear playful comments (“I have a vicious pawn army coming to destroy you”) and the sl...

Student Singer’s Musical Drive and Passion Leaves Performances on a High Note

Shriya Senguttuvan, Staff Writer
February 10, 2017
Filed under Features

Her hands trembled as she stepped up to the mic. She could feel the adrenaline rushing through her veins. Her first time in front of an audience, she was flustered by the thought of forgetting the words. However, once the music started playing, those thoughts quickly escaped her mind. The trembling stopped...

Latin Dance Queen

Latin Dance Queen

Sophia Gonzalez, Senior Editor
February 10, 2017
Filed under Features, Top Stories

The dim light of the television glowed gently across junior Lindsay Stapleton’s face as she and her grandmother gazed at the dancers gliding across the screen. While they watched the contestants of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ drift across the dance floor, a suggestion was made by Stapleton’s grand...

Indian Classical Dance: A Cultural Coming-of-Age

Indian Classical Dance: A Cultural Coming-of-Age

Sriya Reddy, Associate Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under Features

Wearing a sleek golden top, bells at the feet and a somber face, junior Apoorva Kakkilaya stood at the side of the stage waiting to begin the “War Dance, Part Two” for the Srutilaya School of Dance Production of “Amrapali” last Autumn at the Granville Arts Center. With exaggerated facial expressions...

Teacher Feature: John Scott

Teacher Feature: John Scott

Whitney Patterson, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Features

What is your favorite part of teaching? “I enjoy having the ability to help students gain an understanding of the world and having the ability to encourage and inspire them to better fulfill their own goals and desires.” Do you enjoy teaching economics or American Studies (AMSTUD) more? “I e...

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