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Low Paying Jobs That Can Pay Lower Than Minimum Wage

Student workers are often overlooked as the most common group of workers who make below minimum wage.

Ramya Raja, News Editor

April 23, 2019

Based on the national average, one in four high school students over the age of 16 are employed with some type of part-time job. While there are many high school students earning an income and attending school simultaneously, not all of these student workers are paid reasonably for their labor because...

PSAT: What To Expect From Those Who Have Taken It

The PSAT is a great way to prep for the real SAT, so here are some tips and advice for preparing!

Melina Vergilis, Opinion Editor

November 2, 2018

Every year when October comes around, students begin preparing and studying for the PSAT. Freshman, sophomores, and juniors are all able to take it; however, sophomores are the only grade required to take it. It is a great way to prepare and know what to expect on the actual SAT. When preparing ...

Students are Under Too Much School Stress

Students these days do not have enough hours in the day to complete everything they are expected to do. They are then labeled as failures when they cannot achieve these impossible standards.

Danielle Stone, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016

High school students are placed under a ridiculous amount of stress. They are expected to go to school for seven hours, do two hours of homework, and have many forms of extracurricular activities. This doesn’t even include important socializing time with friends or family. When students barely have...

Tattered Hands

Walking through the dimly lit, vacant house of Killian Beck, rosaries could be found hanging and strewn across a desk within his old work room in Slidell, Louisiana. Beck passed away at the age of 87 on September 19, 2014 leaving his many crafts and memories behind. He would construct new rosaries from old ones as a hobby and generously give them away to all who wanted one.

Erin Dickman, Tattered Hands

September 29, 2014

Old, Tattered, and Tethered, His hands work with ease and rhythm As they construct only beauty from the broken. They flow from part to tool, Solving the puzzle of perfection, But who knew beauty could come From a humid, steel box Filled with various scraps of my past? I watch...

Jogging Songs

Strap on your running shoes and book it down the road.

Jack Fleming, Staff Writer

May 15, 2014

Here are a couple songs to get you through your run. When I run, I like to have a lot of fast tempo, exciting songs to keep me moving. If you pick the right albums, jogging can be the part of the day you look forward to.   Heaven- Emile Sande Although it sounds pretty “showy” at first, this song...

How to Merge Spring and Schoolwork: Study Skills for Spring Weather

How to Merge Spring and Schoolwork: Study Skills for Spring Weather

Caitlin Shelby, Poetry Editor

April 18, 2014

As spring break has passed and our notions of a week off are replaced with dreams of summer, we must remember that the most crucial part of the high school year remains to carry out in the next several weeks. Luckily, the pieces of the season which tempt us to ditch endless homework and overbearing study time are ju...

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