Immigration to U.S. changes students’ lives

Ashton Moreland, Reporter

December 8, 2016

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At eight years old, junior Pablo Manon’s life was uprooted and planted in the dirt of a foreign country- one that promises prosperity, growth, and opportunity. The bustling streets and ancient architecture of Mexico City were replaced with the hills and valleys of Northwest Arkansas, and over time, the smell of chicken coop...

Four’s Company: Layman Quadruplets share they are more than just siblings

Riley Neil, Features Editor

December 5, 2016

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Fourteen years ago, David and Susan Layman woke up and found the walls of their house painted bright, hot pink with four guilty looking four year olds with pink paint stained on their fingers. Seniors Aaron, Ally, Dawson, and Stephen Layman have been getting into trouble and helping the others out of it since birth, seeing t...

#Fayettevilledetestweek Brings the Heat

Kirsi Grafton, Reporter

December 5, 2016

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Junior Kami Carpenter scrolls through her Twitter feed and she stops to click on a video. The hashtag #Fayettevilledetestweek appears at the start of the video followed by senior Jake Lance fumbling a football while wear a purple Fayetteville bulldog shirt making fun of Fayetteville’s football and student section. “Faye...

Exchange student displays talent

Holland Primm, Editor in Chief

December 5, 2016

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In an auditorium filled with expectant students, parents, and grandparents, exchange student Helen Weber takes a seat at the piano at the center of the stage. The crowd hushes excitedly in recognition. “She’s the girl that sang that awesome song during PrimeTime. Just wait, this song is incredible,” students whisper. Yet Weber rea...

Write On: Students’ express creativity through fiction writing

Riley Neil, Features editor

December 1, 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 writing something real...

Football moms paint fieldhouse doors

Emma Kate Bockelman, Reporter

October 21, 2016

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It is September 24, Saturday night, when the tragic news of Kyler Williams’ car wreck hit the city of Springdale. When Laura Scirto and Lucy Arce, two moms who painted the Har-Ber field house doors, heard about the news, they decided one way to honor him was to scrap their original game day idea and pay tribute to him thr...

The emotion that October runs on

Riley Neil, Features Editor

October 21, 2016

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Fear: thick, uneven breathing and sweaty palms. The sound of a woman's scream that is played in every horror film and a forest at night covered in shadows. It is an emotion that everyone can picture with the way that is captured in October through haunted houses, scary movies, and recently, clowns running up and down the streets...

Fashion week 2016

Holland Primm, Editor in Chief

October 21, 2016

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  Senior Mattie Boortz can be seen on nearly any given day sporting the latest and trendiest clothing as she walks down the hallways. Going to her closet to choose her stylish combinations becomes much easier with the help of this year’s fashion week. “The fashion trends that I’m incorporating into my wardrobe ...

Homecoming evolves over time

Payton Primm, News Editor

October 20, 2016

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Library Media Specialist Cathy Vernor stands beside the punch bowl, dressed in a long formal gown, surrounded by the sound of a live band playing a lineup of dance-worthy hits. Vernor is a junior in high school, and she is enjoying her school's annual fall homecoming dance with her date and friends. “When I was in high schoo...

Drumline teaches discipline

Malorie Wiederkehr, Review Editor

October 20, 2016

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As her pencil drops on the desk repeatedly, creating a beat that continues to aggravate the kids around her, junior Peyton Wilson taps out a piece playing in her head. The band is large community that is made up of 250 students, with 20 students participating in drumline. The drumline is a known, fun spirited part of this commun...

Debate competes in New Orleans

Will Crotts, Riley Neil

October 20, 2016

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Hours of preparing and revising cases led to senior Anna Cook taking the stage and leading her team to successfully qualifying for a national qualifier tournament in New Orleans. In New Orleans, Louisiana the debate team faces new challenges from teams all over the nation with debate styles they have never seen before. “I...

AR pride

Riley Neil, Features Editor

October 19, 2016

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  “I am thrilled! I have been waiting this day for my whole life!” Junior Maddy Oakley screamed with her hands covering her face while jumping around the living room. Her excitement matched the excitement on the television in front of her as the 2016-2017 Miss America was announced to the world. Savvy Shield...

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