Students Changing the Lives of Families Brick by Brick

Dana Sung, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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Habitat for Humanity is an organization that gives hands-on experience and a personal touch for the volunteer and the recipients. And everyone in this school is offered this chance through the school’s chapter. “Habitat for Humanity is a service organization,” Sponsor and Advanced Placement Envi...

Teacher Feature: Amanda Tambourine

Avery Klatsky, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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Where were you born? I was born in Cherokee, Iowa. What college(s) did you attend?      Northwest Missouri State, the University of Nebraska, Richland Community College, and the University of Texas at Dallas. Why did you decide to become a teacher? I have not always loved math...

American Sign Language: Speaking with Hands

American Sign Language: Speaking with Hands

Allison Eisenberg, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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The room is quiet but it is not silent. The colorful language of American Sign Language (ASL) fills the room it is an experience happening right on campus. “It is a beautiful language and you would learn it for the same reason that you would learn Spanish or French,” club president, Holly Bourque...

Keep Swimming: A Teacher Swims Across the English Channel

Keep Swimming: A Teacher Swims Across the English Channel

Elizabeth Price, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2017


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With ice-cold water smacking her face and sea salt numbing her mouth, assistant swim coach Amanda Poland attempted to swim across the English Channel Aug. 21. How did you get the idea for swimming the English Channel? Ken Pipkin, a masters swim coach I’ve known since college, told me it would be a good id...

Preschool: the Perfect Prep for Future Teachers

Preschool: the Perfect Prep for Future Teachers

Whitney Patterson, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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