Student finds love, acceptance in his community

Riley Neil, Features Editor

May 10, 2017


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Born biologically as a girl, junior Seth Wirtz was always considered a “tomboy” as a kid. He played with dinosaurs in the dirt, and never played with the Barbies that his sister did. Always wearing masculine clothes and keeping his hair short as he got older, he realized something was not right. On...

extracurricular activites require dedicated hours outside of school

Malorie Wiederkehr, Review Editor

February 22, 2017


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After finally getting home from an exhausting yet productive debate session at ten o’clock, junior Andrew Wiederkehr throws his backpack on the ground and passes out on the couch without even making it to his bed. Activities, clubs, associations and other academic opportunities fill the building...

EAST puts on pageant for young girls

Caroline Cain, A&E editor

February 22, 2017


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Junior Peyton Wilson thinks back to when she was in fifth grade and recalls her vision being flooded by bright lights as she stepped up on stage to compete for the title of Miss HBHS. Rehearsed answers flooded through young Wilson’s mind as the host rattled off questions for the line of girls. “I...

Coach Viera

Hunter Cloud, Sports Editor

February 17, 2017


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It is the year 1965. Out on the open ocean, the eyes of a little boy look out and see nothing but blue, unable to see the land he once called home. Night falls over the raft and over the group of Cubans trying to make it to America. The next morning he hears the cries of families who realized som...

Brittan Wittschen

Emma Kate Bockelman, Reporter

February 17, 2017


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As 6th grader, Brittan Wittschen walks back into his grandma's house on Christmas Eve, his sister, senior, Micah Wittschen runs up to him and says “Britt! You’re on Rihanna's instagram page!” He immediately checks his phone to see it for himself. He goes to type Rihanna's username in the searc...

Write On: Students’ express creativity through fiction writing

Riley Neil, Features Editor

December 8, 2016


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It all started with a blank Microsoft Word document and a few cool fonts on a bulky 2008 computer that got senior Andrew Gillihan into creative writing. He had wanted to try out all the different fonts, so he started messing around and typing out words. His messing around soon turned into him actually w...

The Sally Factor

Amanda Thattanakham, Business Manager

December 8, 2016


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Friday nights are synonymous with bright lights, football, the upbeat band, and the roaring student section. Found leading the student section is the Blue Crew, a club for the most dedicated, pepped up students. Of those dedicated students is senior Sally Roach, who can be found dressed all out for ea...

The Leandro Factor: student models perservance and the American Dream

Riley Neil, Features Editor

December 8, 2016


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Senior Leandro Munoz-Lazo stands in front of his Theater III class, and having completely memorized a monologue, loses himself into his character. He is confident with his speaking and draws the attention of his classmates. Looking at Munoz-Lazo, one could never guess that back in 2008 he knew not o...

The Kinlee Factor: Nalley shares fashion inspiration

Holland Primm, Editor in Chief

December 8, 2016


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Standing among a maze of hanging clothes, junior Kinlee Nalley surveys her options, searching for the trendiest items. Upon finding a combination of pieces that she likes, she tries them on together, snaps pictures at various settings around town, and uploads them to her fashion account on Instagram. ...

Thanksgiving sparks traditions among families

Malorie Wiederkehr, Review Editor

December 8, 2016


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Gathered around the table surrounded by appetizing and mouthwatering food such as turkey or ham, stuffing, or various types of pies and desserts, many families take the time to sit down for a sizable Thanksgiving meal with their loved ones. Thanksgiving, a holiday always commemorated on the last Thursday...

Thanksgiving: More than just a holiday

Payton Primm, News Editor

December 8, 2016


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Blueprints and seating charts line the tables, and the itinerary for the week is emailed out to the entire family a month in advance. Junior Megan LaMendola and her family load up their Honda Odyssey minivan with snacks, games, and people in preparation for the annual eleven hour trek to Columbus, O...

Speaker Series allows debate students to showcase knowledge

Payton Primm, News Editor

December 8, 2016


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Junior Olivia Moore steps up to the podium, full of excitement, nervousness, and confidence. She has spent weeks preparing for one of the biggest debates of the year: the Speaker Series. Hours of work have all led up to this moment, and as she takes the floor with a wide smile on her face, she is elate...

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