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Inserra and the school administrators stand around each other, smiling towards the camera. On Dec. 14, every administrator honored his time at the staff board meeting, as all of them wished him goodbye.

Reminiscence and Relief

Moth Payne, Assignments Web Editor December 20, 2023

For the past 12 years, students have been walking around the halls, feeling security and safety within every classroom, and also the moment they walk into the school. The officers who patrol the hallways,...

Emily Tobin holds up a flag while walking with the rest of the Color Guard.

Catching The Moment

Moth Payne, Web Assignments Editor November 30, 2023

 The flags fly to the air, as motivational and inspiring music plays across the room. Junior Toby Kelly, a color guard member for two seasons now, dances alongside his fellow team members, people that...

An illustration representing my present self, standing besides my past self in 2019. The clocks surround the two figures, being a constant reminder that time really has flown by. Illustration by Moth Payne.

Let Time Flow Its Course

Moth Payne, Assignments Editor November 21, 2023

The rain pitters and patters against the window, the dark storm clouds rolling in while thunder roars in the distance, making as loud of a noise it can do, as all it wants is to be recognized. The rain...

Illustration by Birdie Brereton

How Low Can You Go?

Ethan Kull, Staff Reporter November 6, 2023

One morning, junior Luke Paulus was sitting in his car outside the school, waiting for it to turn 6:45 so he could enter. He became curious and decided to check his screen time and he was very happy to...

Katie Hyunh and Kaitlyn Morgan celebrate a good point in their match against Holt High School that ended in a sweep of 5-0.

“Keep Your Head In The Game”

Moth Payne, Web Assignments Editor October 11, 2023

Senior Addie Johnson, the captain of the girls tennis team, gazes onto the playing court, holding the racket securely in her hands as she practices her swings, a practice she’s all too familiar with....

Pop star singer Taylor Swift gazes upon her sold-out stadium, holding her microphone close to her chest. Swift can always admire the crowd no matter the show, a cunning smile formed on her red lips. Photo courtesy of Aubrey Simpson.

Through The Eras

Moth Payne, Web Assignments Editor October 4, 2023

The crowd erupts into screams of excitement as Taylor Swift makes her first appearance on stage, opening The Eras Tour, one of the most iconic concerts in 2023,  “Miss Americana & The Heartbreak...

Mrs. Solverud leads the underclassmen ensemble through their senior goodbye song.

Harmonious Endings

Moth Payne, Staff Reporter May 17, 2023

A series of rhythmic claps from students roar through the large gym as junior Zane Stephens, along with their other peers, take in the sound of praise and happiness. This is a regular feeling for Stephens...

Mrs. Bulva having fun with her students as she swings a foam sword. Photo by Samantha Castille

Ms. Bulva

May 12, 2023

Ms. Bulva, Thank you. Thank you for being caring, thank you for being yourself, thank you for everything. Every student that comes in your class is welcomed by an amazing and loving teacher who wants...

Mrs. Williams teaching a math lesson on the board.

Ms. Williams

May 12, 2023

Ms. Williams, I want to start off by saying thank you for being one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. You’ve put a lot of time and effort into your teaching, including explaining tricky content...

Photo by Ava Reyes

Ms. Spies

Emily Sirtak, Web Editor-in-Chief May 12, 2023

Dear Ms. Spies, From the very minute we were introduced leading up to now you have continued to be a positive force within my life and throughout the classroom. Never before has a teacher brought so...

Mrs. Kelley laughs with her second hour AP World History students.

Ms. Kelley

May 12, 2023

Dear Ms. Kelley,                                                                                        Teacher Appreciation Week is from May 8 to May 12,...

AP Art History teacher Michelle McCune gestures toward her white board. Mrs. McCune is the sponsor of NAHS and the head of the Fine Arts department.

Mrs. McCune

May 11, 2023

Dear Ms. McCune, All I can say is wow. I’ve never met a sweeter person in my 17 years of living. I don’t think I could find your double even if I looked through all of history. I’ve never seen...

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