Wootens helping hand reaches out to students in need

Will Crotts, Reporter

December 8, 2016

After raiding his family's pantry and scrounging up a few dollars, sophomore Adrian Gonzalez heads to school with a bag of cans. Those cans will end up in Wooten’s Food Drive that helps local kids eat during the holiday season. Gonzalez can hand it the cans during class knowing he has done something to help someone in need. “...

Band places second in new competition

Nathan Plowman, Copy Editor

December 8, 2016

Before school was even in session, the Wildcat band was already marching across the hot summer asphalt, preparing their show for the season. Senior and drum major Marlene Rojas-Castillo stood on the podium, conducting over 200 band members below her. What followed seemed almost dreamlike: Rojas-Castillo passed out from dehydration, fa...

Mock debate raises money for program, shows students knowledge of politics

Hunter Cloud, Sports Editor

December 8, 2016

In a packed country club there are campaign buttons being sold, silent auctions being betted on, and most importantly, politics being debated. Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Jill Stein, and Gary Johnson square off in a debate in Springdale, Arkansas. For senior Jake Lance, this is the national stage, and he is  Libertarian ...

Media influences young opinions

Holland Primm, Editor in Chief

December 8, 2016

Senior Ashlyn Brothers scrolls through Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, or Pinterest in any free time she has. As she scans the most recent headlines, the funniest new memes, and the pictures and stories of beautiful people doing interesting things, she is impacted by each post that she looks at. “Media has affected my opinions on multipl...

Immigration centerspread

Ashton Moreland, Reporter

December 8, 2016

As the final ballots are counted and President-elect, Donald Trump, reaps the benefits of becoming one of the most influential people in the country as of now, his platforms on issues such as immigration are laying in waiting to be thrown to Congress to discuss. Trump has not been discreet about his thoughts on the topic, and ...

How Voting Works

Emma Kate Bockelman, Reporter

December 8, 2016

Junior Hayden Couch sits in his living room watching the debate, contemplating who he would vote for in the final election if he could. He starts to realize that the voting process is a little complicated. It is not as simple as the candidate who gets the majority of the population’s vote wins. “I would like it to be just the majority o...

Annual Har-Ber’s Got Talent Showcases Various Wildcat Talents

Maggie Cebuhar, Reporter

December 8, 2016

The radio blares her favorite Spotify playlists in the car, switching genres from alternative to Broadway albums, then to today’s pop hits. Senior Abby Jackson keeps her ears open to new music all year long to see what song would be the best for her to perform at Har-Ber’s Got Talent. “Har-Ber’s Got Talent is a combination o...

Flu shot importance

Emma Kate Bockelman, Reporter

December 5, 2016

Junior Lexi Powers receives the flu shot form from her advisor. She brings it home to her parents, and they discuss whether she should get the flu shot or not. She has never had the flu before, nor has she ever had the flu shot. Their final decision is that she will not get the flu shot this year. “It is irrelevant, and it...

Copher, Allen to both play quarterback

Caroline Cain, A&E editor

December 5, 2016

Junior Payton Copher’s feet hit the turf, and he starts running straight ahead through a line of cheering students. His teammates surround him, and his energy levels are at an all time high. The crowd roars at the sight of the team, and confetti flies as voices raise. “It’s a surge of excitement, running out with my brothers be...

Har-Ber Band banded together after state

Maggie Cebuhar, Reporter

December 5, 2016

Senior Riley Carson was shocked at the outcome on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Har-Ber band placed fourth in state. Used to winning first place in the past two years’ competitions, this year’s placement came as a disappointment to Carson. Mr. Ford, band director, rushed down to his band after Har-Ber’s performance, full of pride. Car...

Abortion centerspread

Ashton Moreland, Reporter

December 5, 2016

Andi McGowen What are your opinions on abortion? I think that abortion should be legal. I am pro-choice, so obviously I don’t think that everyone should have to do it, but I think that if a woman wants to make that decision for herself, then I think that she should be allowed to do that. And, she should have acce...

Students understanding the weight of their votes

Will Crotts, Reporter

December 5, 2016

Walking into the polling station on November eighth, senior Serena Mcclarrinon steps into the booth, ready to place her vote for who the next president will be. The months leading up to this moment involved many decisions, eventually leading Mcclarrinon to this one big decision. This is a decision millions of Americans face ever...

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