3 HOSA Students Qualify for State

Last week, a total of 44 HOSA students tested in a variety of medical online individual and partner events. “Overall, we performed well, and I am proud of each one of them for their hard work and dedication,” Jessica Chambers, HOSA sponsor, said. “These are self-motivated students that love to learn about health and wellness….

Exploring Vietnam

     Vietnam is a place known to most Americans as the location of a lost war. This has led to a bitter attitude toward the country by our citizens, which is expected and even understandable to this day. I visited Ho Chi Minh city over Thanksgiving Break, which is the business hub of the…

Santa Claus: the Man, the Myth, the Legend

     Each year when December strikes, holiday spirit dives into the hearts children at full-force, bringing with it an abundance of joy, laughter, and a belief in the impossible. But as kids grow older, this belief becomes further and further out of reach until even Santa Claus is just a distant memory.     …

OPINION: Stop Canceling People

In high school culture, social media is rampant. We use Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter to connect with each other through story times and shared experiences. However, a new trend has emerged among almost all of our social media platforms: canceling. Canceling is the act of boycotting a specific person or brand for acting in a…

Climb to the Top: Junior Competes on Rocks

Rock Climbing has the most some of the most diverse competitions and challenges. You never know what your going to face until you do it. Junior Caden Getty explains the experience he has had with rock climbing so far, and his motivation that keeps him going. Trying new things can help you figure out what…

Feeling the Christmas Spirit

       Christmas has always brought a special feeling for many. The dazzling lights, gingerbread scents, red and green decorations, and the music brings a welcoming feeling. As the cold weather kicks in and December rolls around, it isn’t hard to remember why Christmas is so loved and a favorite holiday for many.   …

Up Here On Horseback

Horseback riding takes more trust and practice then it seems. Building a strong relationship between the horse and the rider can completely change how well they do in competitions. Junior Hannah Mitchell describes the relationship with her horse and the experiences she has encountered. “[Horseback riding] has kind of made me the person that I…

Director on Director Interview

Written by Andrew Spiegel     I recently had the chance to speak with a professional filmmaker and ask her a few questions. She has shot commercials for big brands and companies such as Target, Toms, Beats Music, American Girl Doll, and NASCAR, and she has even given a TEDx talk. The filmmaker is 15-year-old Amelia…

Lend a Paw: Club returns with new efforts

     The Paws club was re-established over summer break by students Rylee Kirkey, Alexis Burch, and Jade Berry. Paws is a club that helps animals in need and animals shelters that may need assistance, allowing animals to have a better chance at life.      “We are focused on helping out dogs and other…