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Graduation: Tears, fears, and peers

Niki Patel, Staff Writer

May 17, 2016

Filed under Opinion

High school graduation is an exciting chapter for all seniors as well as their close ones. It is a moment to celebrate accomplishments, share memories, and plan the future. It is an emotional time, packed with important life decisions...

Giving thanks to educators

Niki Patel, Staff Writer

May 6, 2016

Filed under Opinion

How are you showing your teachers how much you appreciate their efforts? Teacher Appreciation Week offers principals, students, and parents a special opportunity to recognize the hard work teachers do all year long. Teachers are...

The End

Samuel Hutchcraft, staff writer

May 2, 2016

Filed under Opinion

As spring and even summer arrive, the class of 2016 gets ready to graduate and move on to college or a job or the military. It’s time to grow up. Our freshmen year some of us had no idea what we wanted to do when we graduated....

Le Colonial: A Chicago experience

Teri Black, Staff Writer

April 19, 2016

Filed under Opinion

This year on Spring Break I was graced with the opportunity to travel to Chicago with my family, and I was able to sample food from a wide variety of cultures. My family’s favorite was by far was the incredibly classy Le Colonial...

Swinging into spring

Swinging into spring

March 17, 2016

Well being and happiness

Kassidi Welch, Staff Writer

March 10, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Have you ever wondered about what chemical in your body controls your moods, happiness and well-being? Well there are actually twenty plus chemicals in your body that have an effect on your happiness, but Serotonin is one of the...

A game of potato chips

Laurenz Moore, Staff Writer

March 1, 2016

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For the past three years, Lay’s, the potato chip company, has been allowing their fans to decide on a new flavor submitted by other fans. This year, Lay’s has put forth four new combatants going up against four veteran flavors....

Benefits and downsides of writing in public

Teri Black, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

Filed under Opinion

When portraying artists, writers especially, a common image is that of the coffee-addicted cafe hermit. These people lurk in the corners of the shop, sipping their liquid caffeine and typing away on slim, silver laptops. They a...

Former Crimson weighs in on the upcoming presidential race

David Albers, guest writer

February 22, 2016

Filed under Opinion

David Albers is a 2013 graduate of Jacksonville High School. His future plans include working in and writing about politics and eventually running for higher office. The 2016 presidential race is heating up as the candidat...

The greatest family dog

Kassidi Welch, Staff Writer

February 2, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Almost every little kid’s dream is to have a dog growing up; well, at least that was my biggest hope and dream. When it comes to getting a pup when a family has kids, one should always do the research on whatever dog th...

The final semester

Kayla Flowers, Staff Writer

February 1, 2016

Filed under Opinion

After spending the last four years together, possibly even since kindergarten, it’s the last semester of being together as kids.  After graduation we will all go our separate ways whether it be college or the military or whatever;...

New Year resolutions

Kassidi Welch, Staff Writer

February 1, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Everyone is familiar with the “new year, new me” saying that everyone starts busting out around the end of December going into January. Just because it’s a new year doesn’t automatically change the person that you are;...

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