Twenty-Five Days: The Mackenzie Baldwin Story

Twenty-Five Days: The Mackenzie Baldwin Story

Elizabeth Price, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2018


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Every fall, tens of thousands of high school seniors across the country go back to school shopping, cheer at football games and attend prom with their friends. These are rites of passage nearly every student looks forward to. The memories made are ones that they will cherish forever, but alumni Mackenzie B...

Future Professionals Changing the World One Patient at a Time

Future Professionals Changing the World One Patient at a Time

Juliette Uncovsky, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


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The sky is still dark when the alarms go off at 5:30 a.m. Only a few cars roam the streets as students in Clinical Rotations put on their grey scrubs and white sneakers. They leave the quiet of their homes at 6:15 and head to the nursing home. Clinical Rotations is a challenging and selective program...

Preschoolers Paving the Way for Future Educators

Preschoolers Paving the Way for Future Educators

Juliette Uncovsky, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


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In the midst of a high school environment filled with tall students roaming the halls, taking hard classes and the stress of school in the air, there lies a special place at the heart of the school. The Early Learning Center is a preschool that serves to educate young children from the ages of three...

Students Tackle the Medical Field Head On in HOSA

Students Tackle the Medical Field Head On in HOSA

Malvika Mahendhra, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


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On an average school day, it is likely that one student will be wearing a blue shirt adorned with a medical pun. However, these shirts are more than a comical joke, but a symbol representing the members of Health Occupations of Students of America (HOSA) who want to spend their lives saving others. ...

Teacher Feature: Mrs. Covalt, Advanced Placement Science Teacher

Malvika Mahendhra, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


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What inspired you to teach chemistry and Advanced Placement Environmental Science? I've always loved science. I was a research scientist before I became a teacher, and if I can help encourage students to love science as much as I do then I can go home with a smile on my face every day. I want to ...

Peyton Stilling

Peyton Stilling

Johanna Svensson, Staff Writer

January 21, 2018


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Sitting down with Peyton Stilling is a dream. Her joyous laugh is infectious and her bright smile is welcoming. Stilling has a way about her that makes you want to stay and talk for hours. She is highly involved in school, focuses on her grades and spends a lot of time with her friends, but she does ...

Women in STEM: Succeeding in a Male Dominated Field

Women in STEM: Succeeding in a Male Dominated Field

Gina Quatrino, Production Editor

December 12, 2017


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A recurring idea in contemporary society is the empowerment of women. Especially in the growing generation, the social barriers and stigmas surrounding women in the workforce are being attacked from all angles. Feminism is once again a prominent movement that is pushing our society towards a brighter f...

New Rap Group Broke Boy$ Break into Music

Bryce Jones, Senior Editor

November 29, 2017


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Today’s rap stars headline the biggest music festivals, wear the hottest brands, date the most popular models and have all of the kids looking up to them. With social media platforms such as Soundcloud and Twitter it is easier than ever for up and coming artists to be seen and heard by their fans....

Teacher Feature- Dr. Croman

Johanna Svensson, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


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What is an interesting fact about yourself? I’m a “has been” biker. I always wanted to ride and at 21 years old, I decided it was time. I bought a Yamaha and worked my way up to a Harley. I got a 1938 Indian that I started to restore, but then I got married, had kids, and got new things to wo...

West Marching Band Sweeps at Recent Competitions

Johanna Svensson, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


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A loud whistle chimes through the air and the sound of the Mighty Wolf Band begins. With quick movement and careful steps the music of their show “Colors of the Classics” comes to life. The show has three movements, each representing a different composer, that are performed with pride. On Sept. ...

Bright Minds Playing a Role in the Future of Technology

Juliette Uncovsky, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


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Students are finally settled into the new school year. The stress and anxiety has kicked in, but extracurricular activities, clubs and football games never fail to excite students. The school is known to have something for every student, whether it is the football team, theatre or even the robotics club. The...

A Voice Like No Other: This is Tapiwa

A Voice Like No Other: This is Tapiwa

Whitney Patterson, Associate Editor

November 6, 2017


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Perhaps you have stumbled upon one of her Hozier cover videos on Twitter, distinctly marked with colorful, artistic graphics. Maybe you have noticed the hashtag #VoteTapiwa trending on social media. Or you might have watched her sing Adele’s ‘One and Only’ at the last pep rally of the 2016-2017...

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