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 of November, is usu...

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, Ohio. “My family has a maj...

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 elated to finally show the a...

Language Academy

Hunter Cloud, Sports Editor

December 8, 2016

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Students filled the rotunda wearing balloons tethered to their ankles for a game of last man standing, or in this case, the last man with a balloon. Kids ran around, avoiding challenges, often spinning in complete circles to save their balloons. They screamed as each balloon popped one by one into debris. This would look...

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 ...

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