Famous students photo spotted around school

“Famous” student’s photo spotted around school

Audrey Marvin, Reporter December 1, 2021

When junior Audrey Rogers decided to make an unconventional face for her school yearbook photo in early September, she had no idea that the same picture would be seen in classrooms, hallways, and lanyards...

Students advocate for change in graduation attire

Students advocate for change in graduation attire

Gerson Melton, Reporter October 27, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a large impact on the graduating class of 2022, many students have requested a way to signify that effect. One of these ways is by changing the graduation caps...

First ever Gay-Straight Alliance club sparks controversy among LGBTQ+ students

First ever Gay-Straight Alliance club sparks controversy among LGBTQ+ students

Emma Pierce, Reporter October 27, 2021

Traditionally, clubs have been a place for students to come together with other students who have similar interests or passions, and participate in something they love. Clubs can range from the Harry Potter...

Wide receiver coach Chris Gragg gives signals to the Wildcats special teams during a non-conference game against McKinney (Tex.) on Aug. 28. He spent time playing in the NFL and for the Arkansas Razorbacks.

New wide receiver coach brings NFL experience

Jack Baldwin, Reporter October 14, 2021

Wide Receiver coach, Chris Gragg, is a new addition to the football coaching staff. Gragg played for Warren High School before going on to play for the Arkansas Razorbacks. After playing for the Razorbacks...

Female students advocate for an updated dress code

Female students advocate for an updated dress code

Audrey Marvin, Reporter October 7, 2021

Following recent controversy over the dress code, seniors Lana Duval and Abi Livingston, with the support of other students, are attempting to make changes to the dress code already in place in the district...

Choir members practice in the hallway outside the choir room to prepare for All Region tryouts.

Choir students express mixed feelings towards virtual auditions

Greer McAllister, Reporter October 7, 2021

Despite attempts to fight the pandemic, COVID-19 restrictions are still interfering with school activities and competitions, including the All-Region choir tryout process. Students in choir are having...

Springdale School District lifts mask mandate

Emma Pierce, Reporter October 7, 2021

At the school board meeting held on August 10, 2021 , board member Eddie Ramos was the only member to vote to have a mask mandate for the start of the school year. As a result, out of all of Northwest...

Students debate patriotism in wake of the Star Spangled Banner Act

Students debate patriotism in wake of the “Star Spangled Banner Act”

Gerson Melton, Reporter October 7, 2021

With the introduction of the “Star Spangled Banner Act,” controversy surrounding sitting or standing for the flag is in full effect in schools across the state. On April 21, 2021, Arkansas Representative...

Senior center Jack Struebing (55) protects the line and the quarterback during a non-conference match-up again the McKinney (Tex.) Lions on Aug. 28.

Football team’s ‘catalyst’ receives several Division 1 offers

Jake Myers, Reporter October 7, 2021

Senior offensive lineman Jack Struebing, a four-year football starter, is the catalyst for the football team according to teammates. The 6’2”, 270 pound center lines up with a cast of all juniors where...

Homecoming court election changes encourage diversity

Michelle Flores, Reporter October 7, 2021

With last year being the first year where males were represented, Student Council tried to divert Homecoming elections from being a popularity contest to more of an inclusive representation of the student...

Leaders of the Blue Crew rallied students for an away game against the Fayetteville Bulldogs on Sept. 23. The volleyball team defeated the conference rival 3-2 in a classic showdown.

Blue Crew revives school spirit

Reid Slagle, Reporter October 3, 2021

As the Blue Crew rushed out of Wildcat arena, they extended the celebration of a big win against the Bentonville Tigers’ volleyball team to the parking lot. School spirit has been reborn due to the efforts...

Bus driver shortage plagues districts across nation

Bus driver shortage plagues districts across nation

Alli Flynt, Editor September 29, 2021

On the morning of Sept. 9, Springdale School District’s director of transportation Kevin Conkin received a phone call revealing that approximately 400 students with no transportation to school. He and...

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