View from the Cloud

Hunter Cloud, Sports Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Each day I glance over at the clock, the minutes tick off faster than before, and there is absolutely nothing I can do to stop it. My career as a highschool student started with the clock as I raced against it each day trying to improve my running abilities. I traveled to Dallas, St. Louis, Memphis, ...

Growing up, moving on

Payton Primm, News Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Opinion

It is a warm Saturday afternoon in May and we sit on a log by the lake, watching the water swirl into loose waves at the mercy of the wind. Your short blonde curls surrender to the rhythm of the wind as well, and the bow in your hair matches your outfit perfectly. In fact, your bow matches my clothes to...

Medical Marijuana: The fear of a name

Riley Neil, Features Editor
February 17, 2017
Filed under Opinion

“Fear of a name increases the fear of the thing itself.” The quote written by J.K Rowling expresses the argument of medical marijuana today. Although the quote is being used to describe an evil wizard, the idea is still valid and comes to play into American politics today. Medical marihuana: one...

Attendance

Caroline Cain, A&E editor
February 17, 2017
Filed under Opinion

I lie in my bed and tug the covers further up over my head. My phone continues to buzz on my bedside table and I contemplate the ultimate question: “Is the attendance incentive really worth losing some extra hours of sleep?” Free days dance through my mind but extra minutes of sleep fight against ...

Ashley Judd Speech

Ashton Moreland, Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Pink hats and cardboard signs decorate the space above impassioned faces huddled together against the cold, all awaiting one woman to appear onstage and voice their cries of injustice and yearn for change. Every person of every color, body type, age, size, sexuality, and place of origin can be found in...

Ancient ideals expressed in the 21st century

Ashton Moreland, Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The term American exceptionalism is one that has recently been brought to my attention, due to the inauguration of our 45th president and an AP Lang discussion over the topic. By definition, American exceptionalism is understood to mean the “special character of the United States as a uniquely fre...

What we eat can make up who we are

Chloe Mangham, Opinion Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion

As you eat your dinner, you may not think twice about what it is or what it was. Maybe it once was a chicken or a stalk of celery. Others may indulge into  their food as they think about the turkey they saved by switching it out for soy, or vise versa. The turkey they could be eating might have been...

Vine’s Six Seconds of Fame

Chloe Mangham, Opinion Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion

It’s 2013, your friend just showed you a hilarious six second video from this new app called VIne. You decide to hop on the band wagon and create your own vine account. From there you lose yourself in a whirlwind of videos of cats and relatable content. News spreads a people start to become famous...

Students opinions on gun laws

Will Crotts, Reporter
December 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Every other weekend, junior Caden Davenport heads to the gun range to practice his aim. Davenport does not support strict gun laws, as his family owns multiple guns and shoots them often. Donald Trump's unwavering support of the second amendment means that big changes to gun laws may be to come. Don...

In the midst of it all, I believe in humanity.

Holland Primm, Editor in Chief
December 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion

I believe that people will always have a bit of truth within them that tugs their hearts in the right direction. No matter what, people have the ability to stop and listen, even if they do not believe in the argument of the other person. That ability to listen is founded in an innate respect that human...

Trump gets Trumped

Kirsi Grafton, Reporter
December 5, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The recent allegations that are surrounding Donald Trump and his sex scandal have been wavering the voters’ decisions so close to the election. Two women accusing Trump of sexual harassment decided to bring these instances to the public eye. The allegations were from several years ago, so it is ina...

Spirit week

Payton Primm, News Editor
December 5, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Curly afro wigs, sports jerseys, and Hawaiian leis fill the hallways as students pause to snap pictures with their friends. Spirit week is here once again, and this time, it is to prepare for Friday night’s rivalry game against last year’s state playoff opponent, Fayetteville High School. Spirit week is...

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