Sports Confidence

Sports Confidence

Andrew Cooper, Staff Writer

March 17, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

Whether you’re on a recreational team, playing for your school, your state, or even your country, sports are supposed to be fun. The hard part is competing with the other athletes during tryouts. Once you make the team, remember to just have fun and enjoy yourself because there are plenty of other...

Transgender Rights in the Federal Government

Transgender Rights in the Federal Government

Jafira Johnson, Editor

March 13, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

In 2016, President Obama’s Departments of Justice and Education issued guidelines advising public schools to allow transgender students to use the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity. This guidance showed the transgender community that the Obama administration recognized their rights...

Cheating: Old or New News?

Leeannah McNew, Staff Writer

March 13, 2017


Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

Once upon a time, being an honorable person included the notion that your words were yours, and the answers you chose on a test were yours, but today that is no longer the story. Cheating has become more prevalent as the realm of technology has grown, making it easier for students to look up answers to tests. Any AP exam that has been released can be found online with the answers, making it easy ...

The Thrill of Concerts

Serena Roberts

January 25, 2017


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  Concerts are a time when seas of people come together to listen and sing their souls out to bands or singers they listen to everyday. You can be next to complete strangers but the music has a way of bringing people together. There’s a reason people spend hundreds to thousands of dollars on ...

A More Loving Holiday

Jackson Martin

December 21, 2016


Filed under Student Life

The winter holidays have finally knocked on our door, and we welcome them with open arms. We know the holidays are great times for cheer and happiness. This year is will be different, but for the best. What I will ask of you is a small favor, but it is one that will make the world stronger and more...

What to Get Every Single one of your Family Members for Christmas

Burke Harman

December 21, 2016


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From your crazy uncle to your 90 year old grandma, here’s a guide on what gifts to get for every one of your family members: Mom This is the easiest one of all - your beloved mother. The person who washes your laundry, makes your lunch, and takes your temperature when you’re home with a feve...

Battling the Winter Blues

Andrew Cooper

December 21, 2016


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For most people, winter is a time for cookies, Christmas lights, music, and communion. For others, the winter is a very depressing season. The thought of staying inside for a while due to snow, the cold air, even the blinding light reflecting off of the snow can cause people to feel a bit down. This...

Gilmore Girls Revival: A Year in the Life

Leeannah McNew

December 21, 2016


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Coffee and pop-tarts was what I sat down with to watch the Gilmore Girls revival on the Saturday of Thanksgiving break. It was a testament to the years I had spent watching and re-watching Gilmore Girls, laughing at Lorelai’s jokes, cringing through the pain of Rory’s bad relationships, and cheering ...

Junior Year: the Best and the Worst

Nick Testoni

December 21, 2016


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While everyone looks forward to their senior year of high school and all of its glories, like early release and graduation, some can debate that the junior year of high school is the pinnacle of your four years. Many would say you begin to find your way and who you want to be in college further down...

Black Friday Shopping

Black Friday Shopping

Serena Roberts, Staff Writer

December 21, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

The first image that probably pops up in anyone’s head when they think of Black Friday is people trampling over one another to try and get the hottest deals of the year. People stand outside for days or for hours, missing Thanksgiving with their loved ones, for amazing Christmas presents. But as horrible...

A guide to handling crazy family members at the holidays

Leeannah McNew

December 21, 2016


Filed under Student Life

We all have those family members that come around the holidays and are just a little bit off - whether they drink too much, ask you too many personal questions, or give you weird looks. Trust me - I’ve been there, which is why I have written this guide on how to handle these relatives and still hav...

An Interview with Captain Morris

An Interview with Captain Morris

Finn Martel, Staff Writer

December 9, 2016


Filed under Student Life

Local psych-pop artist Captain Morris has spent the better part of the last few years crafting an album, titled Interviewee. At the age of 18, he has had to balance being a musician with being a student at Park High School, but what’s more impressive? He composed, recorded, mixed and mastered the en...

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