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Debate: Should parents tell their children that Santa is real?

Debate: Should parents tell their children that Santa is real?

Avery Woods and Tess Conley

December 14, 2016


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Pro: Avery Woods Christmas is all about that childlike wonder that manifests itself through presents and fantasies about a jolly old man who lives on the North Pole. Letting your children believe in Santa is an integral part of that wonder. Growing up, we all knew that one kid who didn’t believe in San...

Finding Self-Confidence

Finding Self-Confidence

Nichole Thomas

November 27, 2016


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Now more than ever women feel pressured to change their appearance. Isn't our appearance what makes us, us? Your mom has probably said "you are your own harshest critic," and she is right. Changing the way we view ourselves is a huge challenge in itself. Over three million women, according to the National...

America Voted, South Spoke

America Voted, South Spoke

Lily Wagner, Web Editor, Infographics Editor

November 10, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, Online Carousel, Opinions

Gloria Carson- Freshman “I think that both candidates were terrible, I’m not happy with the outcome.” “If the had let young people have a say that definitely would not have been the outcome.” Colin Kerr- Freshmen “I think he’s [Donald Trump] gonna make America great again....

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’: A Spin-off Textbook of the ‘Harry Potter’ Series

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’: A Spin-off Textbook of the ‘Harry Potter’ Series

Avery Woods, Copy Editor

November 2, 2016


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When J.K. Rowling wrote "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" for the charity Comic Relief in 2001, I doubt it was expected to be made into a movie. The novel is based off the best-selling book series "Harry Potter", about a boy who discovers he is a wizard (although I'm sure almost everyone knows ...

Birthdays: An Excuse to Eat Cake and Be Fake

Birthdays: An Excuse to Eat Cake and Be Fake

Jill Propst, Staff Writer

October 21, 2016


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Birthdays are celebrated differently around the world, but all parties and traditions serve the same goal. This goal being to celebrate making it through another year. Some people make a big deal out of their birthdays, while others do not. Sophomore Zeb Lyons, made a great deal of his birthday and...

Dewey’s Does Pizza Right

Dewey’s Does Pizza Right

Faith Danaher, Staff Writer

October 17, 2016


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Walk into Dewey's Pizza on 95th and Mission Road to catch a whiff of wonderful smelling gourmet pizza and to find a variety of people talking and enjoying their meals. The atmosphere was fun and the menu was somewhat diverse. The menu included six choices of salads, calzones with up to three ingredi...

Denouncing the Donald

Denouncing the Donald

Hannah Underwood, Writer

October 13, 2016


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Everyone knows The Donald as a successful businessman who started his legacy from a "small loan of a million dollars," notorious for his unfiltered thoughts on American life. It almost seems as if every time he gives a comment at a debate, forum or event, his most controversial thoughts are poked, prodded, an...

The 2016 Debates: Blatant Lies and the Desire to Cry

The 2016 Debates: Blatant Lies and the Desire to Cry

Lily Wagner, Web Editor, Infographics Editor

October 5, 2016


Filed under Election 2016, News, Online Carousel, Opinions

The First Debate– 9/26/16 Thought the debates consisting of childish name-calling and arguing about anything but the given topics were over? Well, as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said 11 times during Monday’s debate; “wrong.” The first of three presidential debates took...

Worth the Stress?

Worth the Stress?

Carlee Alexander, 21st Century Journalism

April 22, 2016


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Prom is supposed to be an enchanted evening for junior and senior high school students. Depending on how much money you spend on prom and how much time you end up actually spending at the dance, the night might be much less than you expected. The pressure of “Who’s going to ask me?”,“Where do I g...

High school can be most memorable time of your life

High school can be most memorable time of your life

Javen Pouncil, 21st Century Reporter

April 22, 2016


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The last months of school are always the best part of the school year to students. This affects students and especially seniors because they’re under lots of stress looking for scholarships, taking tests and signing up for internships. Also, students work harder to focus and bring up their grades. They...

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