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Its Our Story...

It’s Our Story…

For a lot of my life, I focused on having big events to define who I was: I had to travel the world and go to concerts, have some crazy career after attending some big university. I thought I had to have...

AN UPWARD ART: In classrooms throughout the school, students leave their memories embedded in art on the ceiling. A dragon eye from Mrs. Shockley’s room.

Looking Up

Maddy Mabray, Staff Report June 3, 2021

It’s not uncommon to find students staring at the ceiling in class, but it isn’t because of boredom. All throughout the school, students can find their teacher’s ceiling tiles painted with bright...

A Fulfilled PROMise

Maddy Mabray, Staff Reporter June 1, 2021

Prom is often viewed as the hallmark of high school, a night filled with laughter and memories, a chance to get dressed up and go out with friends, but with the changes brought on by COVID-19, long-awaited...

The boys huddle together after a game at districts, preparing to go back onto the court.

In the Final Match

Maddy Mabray, Staff Reporter May 25, 2021

This year's boys volleyball team proved strong. After opening the season with a win against Fort Zumwalt East, the team continued to push for success. Despite the countless hours of training and practice,...

A MEDICAL LIFE-LINE: E Lanterman smiles as they hold their new service dog, Piper. For them, a service dog aids in supporting mental health and comfort.

A Huggable Lifeline

Maddy Mabray, Staff Reporter May 5, 2021

Freshman E Lanterman walks through the hallway, a few minutes remaining before the bell rings. As they arrive at their next class, just like any other student, they eventually find their seat and begin...

A brief overview of the 5 love languages and their meaning. Illustrations By: Maddy Mabray

A Lesson in Love

Maddy Mabray, Staff Reporter April 8, 2021

All connections are formed on the basis of some form of communication. The way an individual communicates their love is unique to them. Whether it’s with a significant other or among friends, knowing...

SWITCH OUT: Junior Rylee Denbow takes on Fort Zumwalt West on Dec. 17. Due to COVID-19, Denbow switched to online school to help preserve her season

The Virtual Game

Maddy Mabray, Staff Reporter April 8, 2021

Second semester commences, and with it new waves of quarantines. Student-athletes are tempted to go online to help protect their teammates and season. For many, the choice was a tough one: an almost normal...

Senior diver Abigail Wolf concentrate on perfecting her turns. During the season, Wolf broke the 6-dive school record with 279 points.

With a Splash of Success

Maddy Mabray, Staff Reporter February 25, 2021

With the girls swim and dive team coming to a close, they headed off to GAC’s Feb. 9 and 10, and state Friday Feb. 19. Their season ended with a 4-3 win loss record as the girls pushed their hardest...

Crumbl Cookies has a rotating menu with 4 new cookies each week.

A Sweet Tooth’s Guide to Crumbl Cookies

Maddy Mabray, Staff Reporter January 29, 2021

The smell of freshly baked cookies rushes to you as you open the door. You’re greeted by pristine white countertops accented with the pink cookie boxes. A little further into the store and you see the...

Sieveking smiles with her family on vacation. Despite six years with diabetes, she seeks to improve and stay positive each day.

A Type of Celebration

Maddy Mabray, Staff Reporter January 13, 2021

We celebrate lots of things, from birthdays and anniversaries, to accomplishments and memories, we are surrounded by momentous occasions that mark an impactful milestone. For Emma Sieveking, she celebrates...

Junior Sarah Percy races down her lane in the Panther Relays.

Swimming Through Struggle

Maddy Mabray, Staff Reporter January 7, 2021

Despite efforts to maintain social distancing and facilitate proper mask wearing, the new procedures put in place have not limited the surge of quarantines, and the girls swim and dive team have found...

A woman stares at a screen in monochromatic shades. As technology grows more important in our daily lives, it becomes harder and harder to find life outside of its addictive grasp.

All Too Easy

Maddy Mabray, Staff Reporter November 20, 2020

When our normal lives closed for months on end, a new life opened, one of social media. And though it had been used for decades prior to COVID, the long hours at home passing in monotony led to an increase...

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