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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

Canned Food Drive Hosts Mr. AmeriCan

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...

Platko’s Pride and Joy: South’s New Screens

Platko’s Pride and Joy: South’s New Screens

Miah Clark and Pablo Jimenez

September 12, 2017

Students expecting the same old sight of the same old trophy case were most likely shocked on their first day, as the longstanding trophy case was replaced by three television sets during renovations. “...When I walked in I kind of realized that [the trophy case] was all past accomplishments, ...

Construction continues on theatre

Construction continues on theatre

Addie Soyski, Brett Conner, and Lily Wagner

August 23, 2017

New screens. New paint. And most popular of all, a new coffee shop. But away from the bustling lobby and library, more renovations are being done to the theatre. For the first time in years, the theatre entrance was given a renovation. The theatre itself was updated in 2005 with a catwalk and flying...

New Library Offers More Options

New Library Offers More Options

Sophia Belshe, DJ Gill, Weston Glendenling, Abby Cox, Staff writers and photographers

August 22, 2017

This year, major changes to the space formerly known as the library were unveiled. The new Learning Commons features more space for students and a new coffee shop set up. Beyond the surface changes in carpet and general setup, new tables and chairs on wheels were added to the open library space. ...

Recycle changes

Recycle changes

Blake Atkinson, Parrish Mock, and Jillian McClelland

August 21, 2017

Over the last two years the school has seen some changes with its recycling policy. For years, Environmental Education II students gathered the recycling. However, with the start of the new school year the job will be handed over to the custodians for weekly pickup. “This year we are picking up weekly to pre...

Spotlight On: Debate

Spotlight On: Debate

Gini Horton, Nichole Thomas, Madison Holloway, Daniella Campos, Writers

August 18, 2017

With two of last year’s leading seniors gone, the debate team is preparing the new class of freshmen for competition season. Whether they joined with aspirations of becoming a lawyer, or simply to improve their speaking skills, new students have joined this year’s debate team? Teacher Natalie Ki...

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