Wasted time on game in advisory

Marissa Williams, Reporter

October 21, 2020

I step into advisory with at least 20 assignments due by the end of the week, barely walking on 3 hours of sleep, and on the brink of tears, just to behold, once again, a Pear Deck code on the screen. I glare at the board, slouch down in my seat, open my Chromebook, put in the code. Just to waste 45 m...

Students trumps on COVID-19 suspicions

Lydia Holt, Illustrator

October 21, 2020

On Friday, October 2, President Donald Trump was diagnosed with COVID-19. With disasters seemingly starting each month this year, it’s only fitting for this inevitable altercation to occur. There are some consistent arguments that have come up with this situation, namely the publicity, controversy, and...

Masks should not be part of politics

Kennedy R. O'Neal, Reporter

October 14, 2020

Masks can be sold almost anywhere those days. In our state when you’re in public, you see them everywhere. The legislation of Arkansas requires masks to be worn in all outdoor and indoor environments where people are exposed to non-house hold members and when the distancing of 6 feet or more cannot...

Student challenges validity of presidential debate

Hallie Kirk, Reporter

October 6, 2020

“Folks, do you have any idea what this clown is doing,” Vice President Biden said after the countless interruptions made by Donald Trump.  This presidential debate was characterized by yelling, interruptions, falsehoods, accusations, and conspiracy theories, all of which do not belong in a professional ...

Student section demonstrating little school spirit

Avery Lanning, Co-editor

October 6, 2020

Imagine showing up to a restaurant with no intentions to eat. You show up and sit there socializing. What’s the point? You’re not supporting that business by not eating. All you’re doing is taking up space that someone else is waiting to have. I brought up this analogy to express how ridiculous it is...

Brings light to body-positivity

Brings light to body-positivity

Emily Gerstenkorn, Web Designer

October 6, 2020

When I see someone on social media shame mass amounts of people for their weight, it gets my blood boiling, and I can’t just look the other way. No one has the right to tell someone that just because of their weight nobody will love them. I’ve seen it said on TikTok, Instagram, real life, and in my o...

Small school, big school mentality

Connor Jenkins, Reporter

October 6, 2020

Coming from a small school I know the feeling and mentality. My old school was the Valley Springs Tigers, and no matter the sport, no matter the night, I went to the game. I did this because we were the Tigers. I never said that the Tiger girls basketball team was playing;  I said that the Tigers were pla...

Should the voting age be lowered?

Lydia Holt, Illustrator

September 22, 2020

Although the topic of lowering the voting age has been swept to the sidelines, it seems to be a much more prominent topic this election year. If 16-year-olds could vote, the repercussions could only be outstanding and could result in voter turnout that has never been seen before. The 26th Amendment g...

Stress does not feel like a priority at school

Kayla Rushton, Co-Editor

September 22, 2020

“I have asked teachers to be thoughtful about the number of assignments that are given to students between now and when we return to school. We do not want students to be stressed and overwhelmed” principal Dr. Paul Girep states in an email dated April 7, 2020. That was great for me and other...

Safety of school community should be priority

Jacqueline Sanchez, Copy Editor

September 22, 2020

Conversations flooded the halls on the first day regarding when schools would shut down again. It was almost like guessing a baby’s due date. Predictions ranged from two weeks to two months. According to “Washington County, Arkansas Coronavirus Cases and Deaths,” over 8,300 COVID-19 cases have ...

COVID-19: Stripped of a senior year

Bailey Hopkins, Reporter

April 13, 2020

I, alongside 3.3 million highschool seniors, are being robbed of my senior year. The last day that Arkansas schools were in session was March 13th, 30 days before the seniors last day of school. Sure we had a countdown started. Saying things like “only 30 days left to go” and “30 days until we...

What Theatre Gave to Me

Emily Roberts

April 8, 2020

As I reflect back on my years in high school, I remember days that I longed to get out of class, stretches of boredom, of stress, of excitement, friendships that have faded and others that have flourished, routine complaints of homework, unexpected pockets of genuine conversation at the lunch table, the zipping...

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