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Students preparing for college throughout high school

Students preparing for college throughout high school

By Olivia Riley, 21st Century Journalism

November 16, 2017


Filed under 21st Century Journalism, News

Freshman year and senior year may seem far away from each other, but it is never too early to start preparing for college. There is always something students can do to help themselves prepare for that big step in their life. Taking important classes early can benefit students in the long run. If students sp...

What you can do to help pay for college

What you can do to help pay for college

Juliana Martin, 21st Century Journalist

November 16, 2017


Filed under 21st Century Journalism, News

College adviser Jasmine Morgan’s job is to help seniors figure out the next step or secondary plans in their lives.. Morgan expands their options. She also gives out resources to scholarships and grants, helping people to pay for college. Even for Morgan, paying for college was a challenge. ...

First Generation College Students vs. Second Generation College Students

First Generation College Students vs. Second Generation College Students

Hayden Zeller

November 16, 2017


Filed under 21st Century Journalism, News

Which one is more beneficial, being a first generation college student or being a second generation college student, both of these can have their benefits, both of these can have their disadvantages, so let's find out which one is better. So, what is it like being a second generation student in the eye...

Applying to College

Applying to College

Chloe Beiriger, 21st Century Journalism

November 15, 2017


Filed under 21st Century Journalism, News

Students across the world are applying for college. Whether it’s finding the right time to apply, making sure you have all the requirements, getting credits or writing the actual application, all can be struggles during high school. “Do it early. The earlier the better because that's when the s...

In or out-college

In or out-college

Jenica Kolbeck, 21st Century Journalism

November 14, 2017


Filed under 21st Century Journalism, News

Seniors across America will be deciding on which college they will be attending this fall.  When they decide, not only do students have to take into account tuition, programs and size of schools, but they must also take into account a school's location. “[When looking at colleges] I [look at] th...

Advice for students going into college

Advice for students going into college

Katie Hiebl, 21st century Journalism

November 12, 2017


Filed under 21st Century Journalism, News

Many teens come to high school not knowing much about college, here are some tips from counselors and a student about going into college. “Take the ACT, and apply to as many colleges as you can. You should talk to older students and friends. This to see what you need to do to be prepared,” counse...

In-State Versus Out-of-State

Kelly Johnston

November 9, 2017


Filed under 21st Century Journalism, News, Online Carousel

Deciding what path to take after high school, and choosing where to go to college can be a hard choice. Students are often conflicted when they have to make the choice to go to a school close to home or far away. College adviser Jasmin Morgan often deals with this issue when recommending colleges for ...

Canned Food Drive Hosts Mr. AmeriCan

Canned Food Drive Hosts Mr. AmeriCan

Brynn Taylor, Reporter

November 8, 2017


Filed under News, Online Carousel

  Ten boys, one winner. Come see the Mr. AmeriCan Paegent tonight at 7 p.m. till 8 p.m. to raise money for the Canned Food Drive. It costs $5 or 10 cans to get in. The contestants are... Mr. Choir: Patrick Sturm Mr. XC: Marc Almloff Mr. Track and Field: Harrison Polen Mr. AcaDec:...

Fire Lines and Flowetry

Fire Lines and Flowetry

Addie Soyski, Copy Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under News, Online Carousel

Adorned with flannel and campfire goodies, a platform stands above a sea of students who look eagerly towards the spectacles unfolding in front of them. The little snaps turn into one big noise as students show their appreciation for a particularly impressive line. A performer's cheeks go rosy as she...

Clowns Frown at the Movie ‘IT’

Clowns Frown at the Movie ‘IT’

Pablo Jimenez, Reporter

October 17, 2017


Filed under News

America’s clowns are upset with the airing of the new movie “IT”. The clown business also went down hill last year because of scary clown sightings across the country. The industry is saying that these unfair phobias are causing these problems. Scary movies are only targeting clowns when they aren...

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