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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

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

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

An ad for college help featured in a school brochure.

Chloe Beiriger, 21st Century Journalism

November 15, 2017

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

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

Here are some of the colleges that faculty in the school went to, these are only a few of the options.

Katie Hiebl, 21st century Journalism

November 12, 2017

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

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

Also to collect more money,  junior Emma Ross, helps with the penny drop while rocking the chunky beef stew costume.

Brynn Taylor, Reporter

November 8, 2017

  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

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

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...

South hosts Future Focus Fiesta Monday

South hosts Future Focus Fiesta Monday

Addie Soyski, Copy Editoe

October 13, 2017

With college on the horizon for many students, South is hosting a College and Career Ready Night to help with kid's worries. Future Focus Fiesta will be Monday, Oct. 16, so that students have a resource to guide them through the financial assistance process, specifically the Free Application for Federal...

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