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Apple Unveils New Products

Apple Unveils New Products

Nicholas West, Junior Reporter

September 13, 2019

Apple officially unveiled its fall 2019 line of products on Sept. 10. Along with new products, Apple is offering new services this year for its users. They’re introducing a new Apple Watch, finally giving a revamp to an older product for a great price, making some great updates to existing products, a...

Texans Trade Tyranny

Texans Trade Tyranny

Sam Mykel, Junior Reporter

September 6, 2019

The NFL’s offseason has started to heat up recently, especially for the Houston Texans. They decided to sign veterans Bradley Roby and Tashaun Gibson to start in their up and coming secondary, but let experienced players Tyrann Mathieu and Kareem Jackson walk.  On Aug. 30, the Texans made hurrican...

Problems With Parking

Problems With Parking

Trinity Flaten, Co-Writing Editor

September 5, 2019

To make the process easier, the administration decided on a new way to assign parking. Students will now be automatically assigned a spot after filling out an online form and submitting pay rather than standing in line on registration day and picking their own spot. The parking should have been assigned like p...

Mixing it Up at Sonic

Mixing it Up at Sonic

Ashlynn Roberts and Jaclyn Harris

July 24, 2019

Sonic is known for its flavorful hamburgers, delicious tater tots, and one-of-a-kind drink combinations. According to  Sonic commercials, the fast food company proudly serves over 168,000 drink combinations. But how strange can these drink combinations be? We spent an afternoon sampling some of Sonic's...

How Technology Affects Teens

How Technology Affects Teens

Trinity Flaten, Co-Writing Editor

July 10, 2019

Society is constantly growing and expanding with technology advancing. It has become a common stereotype that technology is ruining this generation’s lives. Many believe that it has gotten in the way of relationships with other people and impacted social skills for the worse. But that may not be the...

Predictions for the Rookie of the Year Award

Predictions for the Rookie of the Year Award

Max Van Drunen, Sports Editor

June 24, 2019

New beginnings. These are the stories that start every National Basketball Association (NBA) season. Looking back, three rookies in particular have already shown that they can take this league by storm. Luka Doncic, Trae Young, and the number one overall pick, Deandre Ayton, are the leagues undeniable...

National Honor Society Too Accepting

National Honor Society Too Accepting

Trinity Flaten, Co-Writing Editor

June 12, 2019

The National Honor Society (NHS) is an organization designated to honor outstanding high school students. Students accepted into the organization exemplify scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Students are also selected into the organization based on their grade-point-average (GPA). NHS...

Hail (Weather Weekly)

Hail (Weather Weekly)

Kristjan Feltes, Weather Reporter

May 21, 2019

Loud banging during a storm? Sounds like hail. How does hail form? Hail forms when rain is carried high up in the storm due to an updraft, into the colder parts of the atmosphere where it freezes into a ball of ice. Hail then falls when the updraft can no longer support the weight of it or when the up...

Does Class Size Matter?

Does Class Size Matter?

Ashlynn Roberts, News Editor

May 20, 2019

Crowded classrooms, noisy hallways, and never-ending lunch lines are daily problems at large schools, where students are merely a number in their class rank and a name on a roll call paper. However, students at small schools are able to thrive in classes where they know each classmate and teacher pers...

A Hero, a Golf Club, and a Disappointment

A Hero, a Golf Club, and a Disappointment

Billy Mykel, Reporter

May 16, 2019

      A tale of unprecedented heroism came to a close on May 6, 2019 as President Trump awarded professional golfer Tiger Woods with the Medal of Freedom following his victory at this year’s Masters. A story which followed the all so familiar plot of a tall man bending in brokenness only to rise agai...

Microbursts (Weather Weekly)

Microbursts (Weather Weekly)

Kristjan Feltes, Weather Reporter

May 15, 2019

Time to talk about microbursts and what they are.  Let's start off with the what. A microburst is a weather phenomenon where a storm that has a strong updraft suspends hail and water droplets high in the core of the storm. When the updraft weakens, it can no longer hold the core in place and the core ...

Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth Tax Explained

Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth Tax Explained

Billy Mykel, Reporter

April 2, 2019

In light of an increase in American unemployment rates and government spending, Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren has purposed a new wealth tax on the so-called ultra-rich. With a massive amount of partisan controversy building around the legislation, as well as the uncertainty of the contents...

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