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Bring Christ back into Christmas. Photo by ChurchLeaders.

Remember & Celebrate the True Meaning of Christmas

Kiera Walker, Staff Writer December 25, 2021

The most wonderful time of the year, Dec. 25, falls on a Saturday this year. Everyone loves Christmas: the music, the movies, the traditions, the Christmas dinner and, of course, the gifts. According to...

Juniors Dillon Thomas, Cooper Eglian and Andrew Burruss have an in-depth discussion during the SPECKS club meeting, a new club without service hours (Photo by Sarah Treusch).

Service Hours Are Stupid

Sarah Treusch, News Editor December 16, 2021

As the end of the first semester nears, students across the honor societies, other organizations and clubs rush to meet their deadlines for their service hours. Some organizations are very reasonable and...

Sharife Cooper, #2, joined the Atlanta Hawks in the 2021 NBA Draft. (Photo by Adam Hagy)

Sharife Cooper’s Two Way Contract

Emma Simmons, Sports Writer December 14, 2021

The Atlanta Hawks have a strong young core, which makes them “the most fun (team) to watch” according to the votes of 10% of NBA executives. Though they have a higher average age than several...

Why not eat ice cream this year as a Thanksgiving dessert? 
(Photo by: Lonely Planet)

Traditional vs. Non-traditional Thanksgiving Desserts

Kiera Walker, Opinion November 16, 2021

Traditional desserts for Thanksgiving are usually pumpkin pie, apple pie, or pecan pie. Have you ever wanted to break away from the traditions and serve something different? Sweets like chocolate pie,...

Jim Hawkins sitting on the bowsprit of the RLS Legacy. Photo Source: Treasure Planet

After 19 Years, “Treasure Planet” is Still Great!

Kai Shabman, Literature Editor November 15, 2021

On Nov. 27, 2002, the movie “Treasure Planet” was released under the Walt Disney name. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, it was one of the more underrated animated Disney movies in comparison...

Horror movie aficionados Ice Nine Kills return with a sequel to their last album, “The Silver Scream.” “Welcome to Horrorwood” follows a fictional homicide case. Album art by Ice Nine Kills (artist unknown).

A Killer New Album: Ice Nine Kills “Welcome to Horrorwood”

Cynda Allen, Editor-in-Chief October 27, 2021

“Sit back for the sequel of your dreams,” as Ice Nine Kills frontman, Spencer Charnas, puts it. Prepare for a bigger, bolder and bloodier musical project.   On Oct. 15, the Massachusetts-based...

Is homework REALLY helpful? Students already do work inside of school, why should they do more outside of it? Teachers assign way too much work. Students need time for themselves, their jobs, families, friends, sports, or other extracurricular activities. Photo by iStock.

Is Homework REALLY Helpful?

Kinley Waltman, Staff Writer October 26, 2021

Homework. The word that all students dread to hear. Kids already have school work for seven to eight hours during the day. Who wants to do even more work when they get home? A study by Stanford University showed...

The overload of work may end in a successful grade, but the mental state of the student is forever compromised. Photo Source: Pinterest.

Academic Expectations Have Changed for Students; Is It Too Much?

Tori Harrill, Staff Writer October 25, 2021

Growing up, we all hear stories of how high school is the best time of our lives: the football games, car rides and lifelong friendships. As kids, we were excited about the idea of high school we created...

(HOSA) by: Kerri Graczyk

Clubs: Are They Worth It?

Elizabeth Wood, Features Editor October 3, 2021

High School is stressful. A typical student is balancing seven classes and extracurricular activities like sports and jobs. Trying to balance school and activities can lead to stress. It’s not uncommon...

Scaled and Icy’s cover art, featuring Trash the Dragon. Album art by Brandon Rike.

Scaled and Icy: Does it Deserve the Hate?

Emma Simmons, Sports Editor September 30, 2021

On May 21, 2021, the band Twenty One Pilots released a new album composed in quarantine called “Scaled and Icy”, which was received with mixed reviews from long-term fans and casual listeners alike....

The episode two loading screen. We see Alex being moved by an anonymous puppeteer as he edits the news. Source: Not For Broadcast

“Not For Broadcast” Game Review: The Calm Before the Storm

Kai Shabman, Staff Writer May 20, 2021

“Not for Broadcast” was first released in January of 2020, however, the third part or ‘episode’ of the game was released almost a year later with more to come. They update the episodes periodically...

The COVID-19 vaccine being administered. I urge everyone to be vaccinated if they want life to return back to normal. Photo by: Mathew Horwood.

Why You Should be Vaccinated

Steven Gresham, Staff Writer May 20, 2021

Look, no one besides a medical professional can tell you how you should treat your health— which is why you should listen to one. In all seriousness though, there are understandable concerns when it...

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