Sadie Hawkins reverses traditional gender roles

Holland Primm, Opinion Editor

February 5, 2015

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Whether you love it or hate it, the Sadie Hawkins dance has become a regular event in regards to high school dances. The taboo tradition actually originated from a comic strip, in which Sadie Hawkins, a character depicted as being quite an unattractive woman, was able to call the shots for one day a year. In fact, in the story,...

Students take on non-traditional jobs

Caty Langston, A&E editor

February 5, 2015

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Junior Ty Montgomery begins filling the 26 foot U-Haul truck, the companies biggest one,  with everything from mattresses to loveseats. Once the vehicle is full, he begins his trip to Bella Vista to deliver the load. Furniture Max employs Montgomery, and part of the job requires him to drive 45 minutes away, transporting their...

Learning Anatomy through yoga

Holland Primm, Opinion

February 5, 2015

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In a regular classroom, with the lighting dimmed and classical music floating through the air, senior Avery Sawyer inhaled through her nose and emptied the breath out of her lungs through her mouth. She flexed and released her muscles in various poses to release stress, relax, and learn about the muscles that she utilized. Yoga...

Backpacks show style, create traditions

Kerrigan Reading, Features Editor

February 5, 2015

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It all started in 2011 with one junior, Chad Ramey, who had a unique backpack. Over the years, this green backpack that resembles a turtle shell has multiplied and become a tradition, a symbol, and an honor. “He wore it one day and [the football players] started a pact, they all started doing it because of football,”...

Team of students travel to state capitol

Caty Langston, A&E editor

February 5, 2015

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The Student Congress team won overall top delegation at the state capitol Nov. 7-9, and brought home the cup, which in a prestigious award given to a group of students. The team of students awarded with this recognition has the highest total points over the entire 3 day competition. Throughout the competition, all of the...

The Flow

Joanna Keck

February 5, 2015

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  As the defensive line comes rushing off the field, so does Zach Ownbey’s helmet off his head.  In one swift motion, he lifts the helmet and flowing out comes his sweaty locks.With a graceful quick flick of the neck, Ownbey flips every sweaty lock back into ideal position. ¨Its gross and it makes you sweat really...

National Merit Semifinalist prepare for the SAT

Mollie Ownbey, Sports Editor

February 5, 2015

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The main goal of the National Merit Scholarship program is to recognize and honor the academically talented students of America. Springdale Public School District’s purpose is learning. With the efforts of both of these goals, the Springdale Public School System recently added seven new students to the National Merit Semifinalist...

Powderpuff Alumni Team coming to compete

Kerrigan Reading, Features Editor

February 5, 2015

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Break out the bows and the glitter, the football scene is about to get a makeover. That’s right, Powderpuff Football is back in all its sequin-studded glory. Hair will be pulled and mascara will run, but this year brings a new team to battle for the Championship title. In honor of the ten year anniversary, an alumni team has...

Jordan Meier’s Story

Caty Langston, A&E editors

February 5, 2015

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“I was three when I was diagnosed. The doctors at the clinic said I had Leukemia,” said senior Jordan Meier. According to the Mayo Clinic of Rochester, MN, Leukemia is a disease that starts in the bone marrow. The word Leukemia means white blood cells. Patients with this disease have an abnormally high amount of these...

Shelton shaves head following EOC challenge

Kerrigan Reading, Features Editor

February 5, 2015

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Last year, as she has done annually for the past five years, English teacher Mrs. Shelton offered an incentive to her Junior students; if they earned an 80 percent passing rate on the Junior Literacy Exam, they could choose her hairstyle. Shelton calls this incentive “Locks for Literacy.” None of Shelton’s previous...

Summer Travel Feature

Samantha Stansbury, Editor

February 5, 2015

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Junior Mackane Burchfield Travelling approximately 8,680 miles from his hometown in Springdale, Arkansas, all the way to the South American country Argentina, Junior Mackane Burchfield experienced a week of duck and dove hunting in an atmosphere far different than that of Arkansas. “It was really cool to see a different...

Leaky ceilings cause problems in PAC

Kerrigan Reading, Features Editor

February 5, 2015

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You may remember meeting in the PAC on the very first day of school, possibly filled with either excitement or nerves about starting yet another year. You may also remember the water dripping behind the screen, illuminated by the light of the projector. Turns out this projector wasnʼt ours, but was borrowed from Springdale...

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