iOS 8 Spotlight: Checking Out the New Features

iOS 8 Spotlight:  Checking Out the New Features

Alex Lofaro, News Editor

September 25, 2014


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Another year has passed by bringing new iPhone models, and an updated operating system with them.  Even if you didn’t get around to purchasing Apple’s new devices, you can still enjoy iOS 8 on your older Apple mobile platform. One of the most heavily updated applications with iOS 8 was the Messages...

Setting Back School Start Times

Setting Back School Start Times

Julianna Parrish, Reporter

September 20, 2014


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A recommendation has been issued by the American Academy of Pediatricians regarding class-starting times for middle and high schools. It states that due to adolescents' sleep cycles, schools should be starting no earlier than 8:30 a.m. Puberty causes the sleep-wake cycle to shift two hours, meaning...

Sweet and Easy Dessert Recipes To Try This Fall

Sweet and Easy Dessert Recipes To Try This Fall

Marissa Edwards, Reporter

September 19, 2014


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Oreo Truffles: Prep Time- 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 8oz. package of chocolate sandwich cookies with the white filling finely crushed.   1 8oz. package cream cheese, softened   1 pound white baking chocolate, melted.   Directions: In a large bowl combine cru...

Blood Drive Helping Locals

Blood Drive Helping Locals

Mary-Grace Eldridge, Editor In Chief

August 28, 2014


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With a consecutive four blood drives a year and only an estimated 6% of the student body donating each time, a big question is why are they still around? Missy Johns is a worker at The Community Blood Center and was the supervisor for the blood drive on August 28. She says although the amount of people...

5 Things To Do Over Labor Day Weekend

Sam Adams, Special Projects- Feature

August 28, 2014


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We have a four-day weekend, why not take a trip out of town and explore some new places. For example, you could go o St. Luis or Kansas City. Relax by the lake before it becomes too cold to go anymore. A lot of people go to Table Rock Lake. Go enjoy the great outdoors on a camping trip. A good...

The Expansion of Online Classes

The Expansion of Online Classes

Alex Clemens-Pray, Journalist

August 26, 2014


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Within the last ten years, online education (e-learning) has made a huge addition to the amount of classes students can take in their high school career. In doing so they have allowed students to take more classes that they enjoy and want to learn about during the day, and take the required classes...

How Night

How Night

Sam Adams, Special Projects Editor

August 25, 2014


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On August 21, the annual How Night took place. "I think it's a party. I want Pineapple Whip and world peace," cabinet member Nick Stone(12) said. How Night was held in the back forty and was from 6pm-8pm. "It's better this year, there's more activity," Gabby Frer...

5 Popular Clubs to Join This Year

5 Popular Clubs to Join This Year

Julianna Parrish, reporter

August 22, 2014


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Future Business Leaders of America This student organization is the second largest in the world. Being a part of this club allows students to further their knowledge in business careers and entrepreneurship. “Everything you do in life pertains to business,” club president Taylor Walenczyk said. Members...

Kick Trip Says Farewell

Kick Trip Says Farewell

Maddie Polonus, Reporter

August 22, 2014


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The school store, known as the Kick Trip, that had been open by the A+ Lab said goodbye when the newly adopted nutritional guidelines were set in place by the state department. “The guidelines prevent the selling of food items during the breakfast and lunch times,” Principal Kelly Allison said. While...

Building into the New Cafeteria

Building into the New Cafeteria

Jessica Fisk, Feature Editor

August 22, 2014


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If you have been at school lately you have probably noticed the construction going around school. Taking a closer look at exactly this you will see our new cafeteria, or the lack of it. Having about 1900 students at this school, staff not included, there is no way anybody could fit 475 or so, students...

Construction Update

Construction Update

Mary-Grace Eldridge, Editor In Chief

August 22, 2014


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   The school has now been under construction for a total of eight months and although the final project won’t be finished for at least another year, students are wondering what has happened with the August 4release date for the supposedly “amazing” commons area?    One tour of the construction site...

Top 5 Ways to Navigate

Top 5 Ways to Navigate

Chelsea Aleshire, Opinion Editor

August 22, 2014


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Cramped spaces are hard to move quickly in and make it to class on time. Tips are helpful especially for incoming freshmen who don't know the tricks. Avoiding the main staircase by the student center can help reduce your hallway trip because it is a high congestion area. "Not using the main staircase...

Students Prepare to Travel Abroad

Students Prepare to Travel Abroad

Julianna Parrish, reporter

May 23, 2014


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Students received the opportunity to experience life in another culture. Spanish teacher Jessica Stennett is taking a group of three students to the island of Costa Rica this summer. The EF tour’s purpose is to raise cultural awareness and give students the chance to familiarize themselves with...

‘Not Caring’ Becoming Popular Among Teens

‘Not Caring’ Becoming Popular Among Teens

May 23, 2014


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   A certain fad has come up within the past few years, especially now that we near the end of school. It’s heard everywhere, on twitter, in the hallways, everywhere the echo of “I don’t care”.    The popularity of not caring has become so pronounce that tweets are seen daily of how “done...

Dracula’s Castle For Sale In Transylvania

Dracula’s Castle For Sale In Transylvania

May 16, 2014


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   Some 5,446 miles away there is a house—well castle, for sale that can be yours for just a few million. But it’s not just any multi-million dollar castle, it’s the famous Transylvanian home of Dracula—except Dracula never actually lived there.    Bran’s Castle, as it’s really named, only relati...

Top 7 Anxiety Causing Situations

Top 7 Anxiety Causing Situations

Chelsea Aleshire, Reporter

May 10, 2014


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Anxiety is distress or uneasiness of mind caused by the fear of danger or misfortune. Here are some of the most anxiety causing situations.    Deadlines: With the stress of homework and other commitments deadlines make school a stressful environment. “I prefer to have an open schedule. Not re...

Transformation: Senior Edition

May 9, 2014


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   From the first time a freshman walks through the doors of high school to the last time they walk out, a lot can change. Personalities, styles, and, of course, appearance.    Whether you were scrawny, fat, ugly, short, or tall four years ago, chances are you’ve changed. Here are a few exampl...

Connor’s Cooking Corner: Spicy Soy Wings

Connor’s Cooking Corner: Spicy Soy Wings

Connor Mitchell, Journalist

May 5, 2014


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This week on Connor’s Cooking Corner, Spicy Soy Wings are on the menu. Those who are not accustomed to spice, or are complete spiceophobes will not enjoy this, but if spice is something that you live for, and something that you can’t live without, then this recipe is for you. First, here are...

Do You Really Know What You’re Eating?

Do You Really Know What You’re Eating?

Mary-Grace Eldridge, Feature Editor

May 1, 2014


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   The popular fast food restaurant, Taco Bell, has always been popular, but what is actually in the beef has been anything but trustworthy. Now, after years of questionable stomachaches after eating those delicious tacos, the truth inside the beef has come out.    With a new addition to their webs...

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