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Students Debate Bond Proposal

Alexa Vincent, Ashlynn Giles, Reporter

February 20, 2014

For Bond Proposal by Alexa Vincent We are American. We were built on taking chances. We are a nation of nonconformists and mavericks. And if we want to continue being able to truthfully tell the world about how unsurpassed we are, we need to step up, because right now the truth is this: we’re being su...

Pokemon: X And Y Review

Austin Doucet, Reporter

December 18, 2013

Pokemon X and Y is an incredible addition to the beloved franchise which, just like the series, has spanned many generations. These two entries bring to the hands of players many things they’ve wanted since the original Red and Blue games back in 1998. X and Y is a great encouragement for returnees...

Morning Without Choice

Jordan Starks, Contributor

November 22, 2013

I lay comfortably in my bed sleep, and then my alarm blares off. I sluggishly roll over and silence the alarm and check the time. Yup, its 5:30am, as I peel back the covers and lift myself out of bed. No one else is awake. I proceed to throw on my clothes, as I groan as I look out the window at the dark...

Rivalry Week

Rivalry Week

Emily Carroll, Co-editor

November 7, 2013

There is something about the first week of November that seems to set it apart from any other week in school. On Monday, when we get to school we expect to walk through the same old drab halls we see everyday. But on this particular first Monday of the month, there seems to be a little more black a...

Generation, Why?

Steven Garcia, Reporter

November 5, 2013

  When you think of the music of 2000s leading all the way up to 2013, what do you think of? Macklemore preaching to us about same love, Green Day continuing to question the status quo to tell us, “Don’t be an American Idiot.” Or do you think of the sight to sore eyes called the 2013 MTV...

Computer Programming Should Be Added

Patrick Klingler, Reporter

October 24, 2013

Computer programming in America is growing rapidly. By 2020, employment of software developers will increase by 30%. Some high schools are starting to reflect this increase in job status by adding a computer programming class to their curriculums which follow the College Board AP computer science A guideline....

Generation Why

Steven Garcia, Reporter

October 24, 2013

When you think of the music of 2000s leading all the way up to 2013, what do you think of? Macklemore preaching to us about same love, Green Day continuing to question the status quo to tell us, “Don’t be an American Idiot.” Or do you think of the sight to sore eyes called the 2013 MTV Video Music...

Main Hall Traffic Jam Easily Fixed

by Ryder Smith

October 18, 2013

Lately, the main stairwell has been the place to be during passing periods. Friends having a conversation on the staircase. A friend on one side of the stairwell yelling across to another. Not to mention, the daily congestion of students waiting to get to their classes. Staircases are not meant...

Presidential Inauguration: ‘I Was There’

Presidential Inauguration: 'I Was There'

Cintia Vickery, Reporter

February 28, 2013

"This is not happening, I am dreaming. It must be a dream, there is no other explanation." My mind was exploding with staccato thoughts. Even though people were crammed side to side with barely room for myself, the cold Washington, D.C. winds blew through my JROTC uniform. I couldn't believe...

The Impossible: Intense From Start To Finish

The Impossible: Intense From Start To Finish

Kiersten Scott, Reporter

February 5, 2013

The movie "The Impossible" opens with bold white words on a pitch black screen that set the tone with a single line, "IN 2004, A DEVASTATING TSUNAMI HIT SOUTHEAST ASIA. THIS IS THE AMAZING TRUE STORY OF ONE FAMILY'S JOURNEY OF HOPE AND SURVIVAL." From there the audience is immersed in the horrific...

“The Crucible” Sells Out, Sets Bar High

Erica Bourland, Assistant Editor

January 30, 2013

The Rider auditorium is filled with light chatter as friends and family members wait for the show to start. Many people (15 to be exact) tap on their iPhones, probably "checking in" on Facebook. Backstage there is a rush as the cast and crew prepare for the show. People run back and forth, grabbing...

Back On The Big Screen

Back On The Big Screen

Austin Doucet, Reporter

January 10, 2013

“The Last Stand” is an action/drama film written by Andrew Knauer and will be the first U.S. film directed by Kim Ji-yong. It stars Arnold Schwarzenneger in his first leading role since “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” and will have a supporting cast consisting of Johnny Knoxville, Rodrigo...

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