Vacation over seas

Ilene Holder, Staff reporter

May 18, 2015

With summer nearing, many people are starting to plan trips or finalize trip plans. While there have been the trips to Florida, California, or somewhere else within the nation being talked about, there has also been word about some people going outside of the borders for their summer getaway. Junior...

Cool breeze finish

Cool breeze finish

Ilene Holder, Staff reporter

February 3, 2015

Leading up to the Shaw Park Winter Classic, the Spartan hockey varsity boys were standing at 14 wins and only 5 losses for the season. Which came as a surprise to the team, according to assistant captain Shane Quinn. “The standings for the team this year [were] a lot higher than we expected,” Quinn ...

Persistence is key

Ilene Holder, Staff Reporter

December 8, 2014

One thing I love about the fact that Izzie is getting older is that she can now remember words to songs and lullabies. Granted, the words aren’t perfect (neither is the pitch), she still makes me smile when she starts to sing. Izzie will just be sitting in the chair, playing on her tablet, then...

Not all there herself

Ilene Holder, Staff reporter

November 10, 2014

Poor Izzie has been sick with the flu for a couple of days now, but apparently that doesn’t stop her from trying to be her normal self. The whole time she’s been sick, she has still be arguing with us. Except this time she’s arguing that she’s not sick. To elaborate, Izzie would go to give...

No such thing as secrets

Ilene Holder, Staff Reporter

November 3, 2014

The big FOUR! Izzie is now four!...as of Oct. 8th. Now that she is four, she seems to think she is a little bigger than she really is. And now also feels that it is her job to tell mom and dad everything that has happened. Literally, everything. On the 27th, my birthday, I was sitting in the liv...

Penta-who? Pentatonix!

Ilene Holder, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2014

In the world of music, there is a wide range of genres. Everyone has an artist and a style they like the most. Be it rap, rock, jazz, alternative, or maybe even classical. But one style of music that has become one for the shadows is A Cappella music. A Cappella music is music without instrumental...

Not so level headed

Ilene Holder, staff reporter

October 6, 2014

Now that Izzie is becoming old enough to play the Wii, she has become obsessed with playing Mario Kart. Izzie constantly asks to play Mario Kart and she always has to use the Wii wheel with it. At first it was cute when she tried to play it. However, I now can't watch her play it for a few reasons. Reason...

The flip of a coin

Ilene Holder, Staff reporter

September 29, 2014

When I look at Izzie now, I can't help but get mesmerized by how much she has changed over the years. Izzie is not just my sweet little sister anymore. She is becoming our big girl and she knows that full well. One way she expresses that she knows this is by yelling at us all the time that she's...

The game of chance

Ilene Holder, Staff reporter

September 15, 2014

When it comes to Izzie, you almost never know what you’re going to get. She does very random things a lot of the time and her ways of responding are sometimes the funniest things. One day my dad asked her if she wanted a knuckle sandwich and her response was “Yea! knuck samiches are yummy!” My...

Pulling ahead and starting the season off right

The boys cross country team races against Howell in their meet.

Ilene Holder, Staff reporter

September 9, 2014

As the season goes on, wins and losses will always occur. However, the boys cross country has started the season off with a few wins. Wed. Aug. 27 at Quail Ridge and Fri. Aug. 29 at McNair. Aside from the excitement of getting a medal or the disappointment of losing there is always something there...

From baby steps to big girl jumps

Ilene Holder, Staff reporter

September 8, 2014

In the last two years, Izzie has made major jumps from that little girl who was confused about a kiss from a dog. She has been learning her letters, numbers, shapes, and colors. One of her favorite things to do is sing the alphabet (no matter how much she butchers it) and to sing random things all the...

My lovely moon

Ilene Holder, Staff Reporter

August 24, 2014

When asked if being around a little kid every day is fun, exciting, annoying, aggravating, or just unexplanatory, all I say is yes. See, I have a little sister who is exactly nineteen days shy of being fourteen years younger than me. I was born Oct. 27, 1996, she was born Oct. 8, 2010; 13 years, 11 months,...

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