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Why are YOU Spending so Much Money on Gas?

Why are YOU Spending so Much Money on Gas?

Written by Emma Kocanda, News Editor April 21, 2022

Through this time of economic crisis, people globally have seen prices skyrocket in areas such as food, vehicles, and most recently gas with an increase of 14.5%. Due to this major jump, many people are...

ADHD Underdiagnosed in Girls

ADHD Underdiagnosed in Girls

Written by Gabrielle Brewer, Features Editor March 25, 2022

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, was discovered in 1798, but it most likely precedes that date. ADHD affects both the male and female population. An issue occurring today is in the misconception...

A Flight That Could Have Turned Fatal

A Flight That Could Have Turned Fatal

Written by McKenna Orrico, News Editor, Editor-in-chief March 24, 2022

Famous musician Miley Cyrus along with others were forced to do an emergency landing after their plane was struck with lightning. Cyrus was heading to the Asunciónico Music Festival in Paraguay when an...

This Southern Man Doesn’t Need You Anymore

This Southern Man Doesn’t Need You Anymore

Written by Abigail Worker, A & E writer February 27, 2022

On January 24th, Neil Young requested that his music be taken off of Spotify due to his dissatisfaction to what he says is disinformation and bad science on Joe Rogan’s podcast, Joe Rogan’s Experience....

TikToker Dora Nyambe Changes the Lives of Children in Zambia

TikToker Dora Nyambe Changes the Lives of Children in Zambia

Written by Samantha Bradley , Features Editor February 27, 2022

Dora Moono Nyambe is a 29-year-old woman who was working as a teacher in China teaching English as a second language. She left her job and traveled as a missionary to Mapapa, Zambia, a rural, landlocked...

Impending Doom on Ukraine

Impending Doom on Ukraine

Written by McKenna Orrico, Editor-in-chief February 24, 2022

In recent days, Ukraine’s fate has been nearly sealed. Russian troops have been gradually moving into Ukrainian territory, leaving the rest of the world watching and waiting for what Vladimir Putin will...

Standardized Test with yellow pencil

It’s Time to Break Those No. 2 Pencils!

Written by Abigail Worker, News Editor February 16, 2022

For years students have questioned whether or not college admission tests are fair, or even necessary. The College Board has taken this into consideration and is now trying to modify the exam that has...

Dolphin photographed in an aquarium from an underwater window.

Beloved Dolphin Dies Young in Aquarium

Written by Maja Larsen, News Writer December 13, 2021

The beloved star of the Dolphin Tale movies, Winter sadly passed away the evening of November 11th. Many were inspired by her story, which is clear when reading some of the memories posted by fans on social...

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Devious Licks, Is It Worth It?

Written by Raven Rogers , News Editor December 6, 2021

You’ve probably heard or participated in the TikTok Trend, Devious Licks. The trend consists of students stealing or breaking school items, usually involving bathrooms. Students steal sinks, toilets,...

Trucking Shortage: A Shortage We Can Solve or Have to Get Used to?

Trucking Shortage: A Shortage We Can Solve or Have to Get Used to?

Written by Samantha Bradley , News Writer November 15, 2021

There’s a good chance Christmas shopping might look a little different this year. As you walk through shops and malls, you may see picked-over shelves with minimal items left to buy. Plenty of stores...

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Veterans Day!

Written by Ayden Mercado, Features Editor November 11, 2021

Veterans Day is traditionally celebrated on November 11th. It celebrates and honors military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces..It gives recognition to the sacrifices the military veterans...

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Bans on Video Games: Applicable to Everyone?

Written by Georgia Dykstra , News Writer November 4, 2021

As of the week of August 31, 2021, China’s National Press and Publication Administration’s new video game policy went into effect. This policy limits people under the age of eighteen to playing three...