Deer blinds

Caty Langston, Features

February 18, 2016

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Four walls, one roof, and hours of work later, thirteen students have positively affected the lives of many veterans. Having a passion for something that you are not physically capable of doing anymore can break the hearts of the men who are the most deserving of a good life. “Building a custom deer blind that is handicap accessible allo...

Student swims with the sharks

Hunter Cloud, Briefs

February 18, 2016

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Several hundred miles from the ocean, junior Brynn Braswell hears the apex predator of the sea calling her name. Sharks are at the top of the food chain and there are over 400 species according to the WWF, the number rising with each year as more of the ocean is explored. The fascination with sharks began for Braswell in seventh grade....

Where are they now? Elizabeth Ellenbarger

Gabriella Maestri, News Editor

December 20, 2015

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Part of the graduating class of 2011, Elizabeth Ellenbarger exemplified the meaning of an involved and successful student during her time in school. As a sophomore she played volleyball until a knee injury forced her to quit. She then joined yearbook and went to serve as editor her senior year. Ellenbarger was president of Ju...

The Hong Factor

Jordan Setser, Opinion Editor

December 15, 2015

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Thirty eight thousand feet up in the air, Josh and Sang Hong stare out a tiny plane window with only clouds, the endless sky, and a glimpse of new opportunities that lie ahead, in sight. From South Korea to Springdale Arkansas, Josh and Sang Hong traveled fourteen hours in January of 2013. “It was pretty scary because I...

Where are they now? Alexandra Irvin

Gabriella Maestri, News Editor

December 15, 2015

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Currently working on her Doctorate of Nursing practice through the U of A’s online program and working as a registered nurse in one of Baylor Scott and White’s Intensive Care Units (ICU), alumni Alexandra Irvin exemplifies the success story of a former student. Irvin graduated in 2010 and attended the University of Arkansas ...

Isaac Baker

Amanda Thattanakham, A&E Editor

December 1, 2015

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Junior Isaac Baker stands next to his fellow members of Lighthouse, taking a step back after having beat boxed throughout the impressive cover of Pentatonix’s “La La Latch” at the fall homecoming assembly. “Lighthouse wanted a vocal percussionist, so I was asked to beatbox during  “La La Latch” and last year, I ...

Down with social media

Amanda Thattanakham, A&E Editor

December 1, 2015

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With new technology, virtually anything can be easily accessed through a phone, computer, or tablet. The world can literally be in the palm of your hand. Social media allows instant access to events, news, and information. It seems as if social media seamlessly intertwines into our everyday lives, but for sophomore Joseph Buckhh...

The Contestant Game

Hunter Cloud, Reporter

November 17, 2015

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Constant running, no pads, only mouthguards. You can kick the ball at any time and you can't throw the ball forward, all while trying to score a try (touchdown) or preventing a try by tackling your opponent. This is rugby. For brothers Fakaosi Nasilai , a Sophomore, and Tali Nasilai, a Senior, the rugby pitch is no stran...

Hunting

Caty Langston, Features Editor

November 17, 2015

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The sky is pitch black and the air is cool. The only thing in sight are two beams of light illuminating from the four-wheel truck. It is two hours past midnight and senior Mackane Burchfield is prepared to slaughter his favorite prey. “My favorite animal to hunt is definitely turkey, which might sound weird but it’s by fa...

Cutting The Ice

Hunter Cloud, Reporter

November 17, 2015

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Imagine yourself spinning in a pirouette; there is no noise except the crackle of ice as it is cut by a blade as sharp as a knife and the music as it plays. This is the reality that Marilene Rojas experiences when she performs as a figure skater. Marilene has figure skated for eight years, starting when she was eight years o...

The Abby Factor

Ashton Moreland, Copy Editor

November 17, 2015

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For most students, a normal day consists of hitting the snooze button several times before finally waking up and going through the motions throughout the day; persevering through seven classes and getting home shortly after the four o’clock bell rings. However, for junior Abby Jackson, experiencing a “normal” day would be out...

Student digs up an interest in archeology

Caty Langston, Features Editor

November 17, 2015

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In an effort to bury a deceased bird that she found, Hornor dug a hole deep enough for the body to be underground. As her fingers fought the dirt, she hit something hard beneath the layers of ground. Horner had just found her very first arrow head, and this day changed her life. “Right then, when I was seven, I knew I w...

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