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Green for change

Mikaela Moorman, Staff Writer

May 28, 2015

I heard about the Day of Silence the morning of April 21, 2015. As far as I knew, it was a day of silence for those who have self harmed or are suicidal. It made a huge impact on me that there was a movement bringing attention...

Packing for departure

Kurt Erickson, Staff Writer

May 28, 2015

These past few years of high school have taught me quite a bit. I’ve learned that a few friends are all that you need. I’ve learned to be careful with whom I trust and that change is good and necessary for development as a...

End of the year

Josh Hymes, Staff Writer

May 28, 2015

Finals, graduation, and the parties are here. This year has been a bumpy one for some, a sad one for others, and maybe the best year yet for the rest. The end of a school year for high school isn’t like any other graduations...

For Gary

Kassidy Volk, Staff Writer

May 27, 2015

Gary Miley, Jr., was a kind-hearted, loving man who always put family and friends first; every encounter was joyous and joking. Gary was a friend, a father, a son, a cousin, an uncle; he impacted so many lives, and yet, his own...

The end of year slugs

Cheyanne Jockisch, Staff Writer

May 13, 2015

May is here, and with that, so are the annual “end of year slugs.” As seniors prepare for graduation, and the faculty and other students look forward to the relaxation of summer, something strange happens. While August to...

Prom: Why not to go

Cheyanne Jockisch, Staff Writer

May 13, 2015

Around this time of year, girls begin stressing over one of the biggest days in the spring besides graduation. Prom. Dress shopping, date finding, and making dinner reservations become the center of conversation. Money, time,...

The last end of the year

Anna Anderson, Staff Writer

May 13, 2015

The end of the school year has a very distinct feeling. Classes aren’t consisting of much, but we still have to be at school in order to graduate. But for us seniors, the end of the year has a more emotional effect than it has...

How to deal with growing up

Kassidy Volk, Staff writer

May 13, 2015

The world around us is constantly changing-- seeming to grow smaller and smaller with each passing day. Social media draws us closer together while exposing our lives for anyone to see; and this is the most pivotal time in our...

Five ways to celebrate Single Awareness Day

Marrion Ore, Staff Writer

February 24, 2015

When I asked my friend what his plans were for Valentine’s Day, he told me this year was his first year ever being single on Valentine’s Day and he was pretty bummed.  Valentine’s Day – or Single Awareness Day as many...

Packin’ for PAX

Gwyn Barron, Staff Writer

February 24, 2015

The Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) is a series of gaming conventions held in Seattle, Boston, Melbourne and San Antonio. PAX was created by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, the authors of the Penny Arcade webcomic, because they wanted t...

Not a job

Mikaela Moorman, Staff Writer

February 24, 2015

A pen and paper is all a writer needs. Words flow and seem to write themselves. Stories are started with a single word, idea, or dream. Poems written from desperation, sorrow, joy, and love. Being a writer means someone or something...

Theft of our peace of mind

Gwyn Barron, staff writer

February 24, 2015

We've all heard of it, and it’s all happened to one of our friends or family members. Someone left a backpack or purse unattended and later found that valuables are curiously missing. Whether it’s a phone, iPod, or wallet, ...

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