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Fighting For Her Life

Despite her illness, Shelby Walter was still able to attend her junior prom.

Jaidyn Lehman, Reporter

May 23, 2016

“I’m sorry to tell you this, but you have stage one cancer.” That statement shifted junior Shelby Walter’s life forever. At 16 years old, Walter was diagnosed with Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma at the beginning of March. Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma is a rare uterine cancer with an average of...

Staph Found In Locker Room, No Soap In Bathroom

Staph Found In Locker Room, No Soap In Bathroom

Makayla Schnaufer, Reporter

September 28, 2015

There have been three confirmed cases of staph out of the athletic department, causing the health department and the school district to take action and protect students and faculty. “This is staph,” said school nurse Kim Hagy. “Nothing has been confirmed MRSA.” MRSA is a more aggressive...

Flu Season Officially Here

Flu Season Officially Here

Alyssa Matthews, Reporter

December 18, 2014

Flu season is officially here. Flu and flu-like symptoms have been filing in the Wichita Falls Public Health District offices for weeks. “The health district is highly encouraging everyone to be vaccinated as soon as possible,” The Wichita Falls Health District said in a public news release....

As spring continues, flu numbers increase

Amelia Dever

March 29, 2011

Flu shots, hand sanitizer, and Kleenex to the rescue. That's right. The flu is back. Rider nurse Kristi Lane said flu symptoms have been seen every day over the past couple of months. Doctors have confirmed cases of Type A and Type B for some students. According to a survey in Gallup-Health-ways...

Swine Flu: Student stories

Jordan Campagna

November 23, 2009

Swine flu; the pandemic that's sweeping the nation. Junior Ben Cummings originally thought he just had strep. "I went to the school nurse who then told me to go to a doctor who told me I had swine flu," Cummings said. "I got the medicine early enough so I wasn't sick as long." The average person has...

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