Ancient ideals expressed in the 21st century

Ashton Moreland, Reporter

February 16, 2017

The term American exceptionalism is one that has recently been brought to my attention, due to the inauguration of our 45th president and an AP Lang discussion over the topic. By definition, American exceptionalism is understood to mean the “special character of the United States as a uniquely free nation based on democratic...

What we eat can make up who we are

Chloe Mangham, Opinion Editor

December 8, 2016

As you eat your dinner, you may not think twice about what it is or what it was. Maybe it once was a chicken or a stalk of celery. Others may indulge into  their food as they think about the turkey they saved by switching it out for soy, or vise versa. The turkey they could be eating might have been the one they shot that mor...

Vine’s Six Seconds of Fame

Chloe Mangham, Opinion Editor

December 8, 2016

It’s 2013, your friend just showed you a hilarious six second video from this new app called VIne. You decide to hop on the band wagon and create your own vine account. From there you lose yourself in a whirlwind of videos of cats and relatable content. News spreads a people start to become famous from this small app. Now...

Students opinions on gun laws

Will Crotts, Reporter

December 8, 2016

Every other weekend, junior Caden Davenport heads to the gun range to practice his aim. Davenport does not support strict gun laws, as his family owns multiple guns and shoots them often. Donald Trump's unwavering support of the second amendment means that big changes to gun laws may be to come. Donald Trump advocates for less...

In the midst of it all, I believe in humanity.

Holland Primm, Editor in Chief

December 8, 2016

I believe that people will always have a bit of truth within them that tugs their hearts in the right direction. No matter what, people have the ability to stop and listen, even if they do not believe in the argument of the other person. That ability to listen is founded in an innate respect that humans should feel for their fe...

Trump gets Trumped

Kirsi Grafton, Reporter

December 5, 2016

The recent allegations that are surrounding Donald Trump and his sex scandal have been wavering the voters’ decisions so close to the election. Two women accusing Trump of sexual harassment decided to bring these instances to the public eye. The allegations were from several years ago, so it is inapt that they are just com...

Spirit week

Payton Primm, News Editor

December 5, 2016

Curly afro wigs, sports jerseys, and Hawaiian leis fill the hallways as students pause to snap pictures with their friends. Spirit week is here once again, and this time, it is to prepare for Friday night’s rivalry game against last year’s state playoff opponent, Fayetteville High School. Spirit week is a brilliant ...

Save your skin from the frost of winter

Nathan Plowman, Copy Editor

December 5, 2016

Summer is gone, and so are the days of constantly having to reach for my oil blotting sheets every hour. Fall is here, and my skin is now controllable due to the cooler weather, but not for long. Winter looms ahead of us with visions of dry, cracked skin that cries out for moisture and relief, and chapped lips that peel like...

Fall brings flavorful drinks

Malorie Wiederkehr, Opinion Editor

October 20, 2016

When fall comes around, we all become the highest level of basic. No one can deny it. The moment August turns to September, we start slipping on our long sweaters and scarfs, and start whipping out pumpkin spiced everything. But, the one thing fall can’t go without is seasonally themed drinks. First up to bat is Onyx’...

SLC Opinion

Kirsi Grafton, Reporter

October 20, 2016

Opinion on Student led conferences Student Led Conferences, or SLCs, are a conference at the end of a quarter providing a way for the student to share what they have accomplished and what they hope to accomplish this school year and in years to come. In preparation for the conference, each student has been making a slid...

Editorial: Black lives do matter

Ashton Moreland, Managing Editor

October 19, 2016

Fresh blood stains bright white. Black steel glints ominously and is unable to feel remorse for the child crying in the backseat. “Please Lord, don’t tell me he’s gone. Please officer, don’t tell me you just did this to him.” A hashtag is put in the place of action, and justification is absent where ignorance is pr...

More Days For High GPA

Riley Neil, Reporter

September 27, 2016

“The only source of knowledge is experience.” It’s an Albert Einstein quote that I have seen on posters in various classrooms throughout my academic career. This is a quote that is easy to hang in the corner of the classroom and easy to say, but so rarely actually put to use in education today.  Today, classrooms are set ...

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