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Boy Stabs “Friend” in the Back

The 14-year-old from Oklahoma was more than just stabbed in the back, she was attacked by someone she thought she could trust (Photo courtesy of Pixabay, photo credits to PublicDomainImages).

Ethan Lamont, Editor

September 20, 2018

On August 16, Luther High School in Oklahoma welcomed students back with a back-to-school assembly. Amongst the crowd, there was an unnamed 14-year-old girl sitting, unaware of what was about to occur. A boy of the same age shocked everyone when he quietly approached the girl and proceeded to stab her ...

Sad, Sad, S.A.D.

Poor eating patterns are one of the factors that contribute to heart disease—the leading cause of death in America (Photo by Digital Buggu via Pexels licensed under the Creative Commons).

Chelsea Evangelista, Reporter

May 29, 2018

There are many things we take for granted on a daily basis; one of these things is our health. Often, we don’t think twice about our food choices or our physical activeness, especially when we don’t necessarily feel the urgency to do so. However, our bodies are constantly fighting the battle against our...

Good Luck Disney Channel

Though the Disney franchise is still very popular, Disney Channel is becoming less and less viewed over the years. (Photo by Makenzie Kublin via Pexels licensed under the Creative Commons)

Grace Daniel, Reporter

May 25, 2018

Disney Channel has been named the top channel for kids and teens in the United States. However, its popularity has been declining since 2010. In 2010, there were almost 42 million weekly viewers; now, there are only about 31 million. Over ten million people have stopped watching Disney Channel weekly. ...

The Real Man’s Best Friend

Pit Bulls have been proven to be less aggressive then Chihuahuas and Dachshunds. (picture by Kamryn Mattison)

Kamryn Mattison, Reporter

May 25, 2018

We always hear about vicious and deadly Pit Bull attacks on the news, and our perceptions change immediately. All Pit Bulls must be aggressive, right? All Pit Bulls must be mean and scary, right? Incorrect. There are so many people with bad opinions about Pit Bulls, and some people with such opinions ...

Intelligence is Deeper Than Rank

The differing types of intelligence aren’t confined to mere class rankings but are more enriching with a diversity of interests and strengths that make an individual uniquely smart (Courtesy of Pixabay).

Valentina Idarraga, Reporter

May 3, 2018

Many U.S. high school students aspire to be at the top of their class. This is because of the understanding that being at the top allegedly means these students are “smart.” To be able to advance to a better ranking, a student has to surpass the grade point average of the student ahead of them. This...

Wakanda Forever!

Nia McNab and her friends saluting “Wakanda Forever” in front of the Black Panther poster. (Photograph taken by Alejandro Escobar).

Kamryn Mattison, Reporter

March 29, 2018

The recent movie buzz has been centered around Marvel's “Black Panther,” which came out on February 16. The movie features a mainly African-American cast led by Chadwick Boseman, who plays T’Challa, the king of Wakanda and the Black Panther; he is also from Anderson, South Carolina, not far f...

God’s Plan for Drake in Philanthropy

Drake’s recent philanthropic contribution to the city of Miami and its schools has encouraged and challenged others to help one another in whatever ways possible (Courtesy of Pixabay).

Valentina Idarraga, Reporter

March 28, 2018

Recently, Drake, the well-known Toronto rapper, has stolen the stage with his number one song on the Billboard Top 100, “God’s Plan.” The music video exhibits the good deeds the rapper committed in the city of Miami. Drake made it clear at the beginning of the video that the budget for the production was $996,631.90 a...

Student-Led Conferences

Student-led conferences are a way for students to reflect on their achievements and adjust their efforts to grow and succeed in the following quarter. (Photo by Grace Daniel)

Grace Daniel, Reporter

March 27, 2018

Student-led conferences (SLC) are a way for students to reflect on their quarter, personally and academically. It allows the student to think back to what worked, what did not work, and how they can improve their academic success based on their experiences so far. The conferences took place March 15th a...

The Realities of Social Media

In our society, many children are surrounded by the pleasures and stresses of social media. (Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

Grace Daniel, Reporter

March 12, 2018

Social media is growing more and more popular with each passing year. In fact, since March 2008, 64 percent more Americans have begun to use social media. With increasing popularity has come increasing conflict, especially around children with social media. The argument discussing the appropriateness of ...

What to Expect When You’re Expecting to Graduate

Graduating is an achievement that comes from an abundance of work and effort, especially if the student has worked for their acceptance into the college and degree they aspire to get. (Courtesy of Pixabay).

Valentina Idarraga, Reporter

February 26, 2018

In the midst of college acceptance letter season, it comes into focus that rising seniors must prepare themselves for the senior “stress” that is inevitable while also working towards avoiding it. “I’d say over the summer you should really get your ACT and SAT scores under control, or, at le...

A Dis-ad-strous Trip

The Aokigahara Forest in Japan is the world’s second most infamous suicide location behind Golden Gate Bridge. (Credit to Pixabay).

Ethan Lamont, Reporter

January 24, 2018

Over the course of late December, a YouTube content creator, Logan Paul, posted a video where he entered Japan’s Aokigahara Forest at the base of Mount Fuji. The forest, infamous for hosting countless suicides, has been rumored to be haunted. This urban legend caught the attention of Paul and, on New Year...

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