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Senior Edition 2018: Features
From Cleaning Toys to Changing Lives

Article by Zoey FitzGerald Kidwell

IMG_5700Awaiting instructions regarding the day’s busy volunteering tasks, she began cleaning toys, tidying up the room, and greeting patients who made their way through the rotating doors of children’s hospital. As she picked up her fourth toy, which was surprisingly sticky for 9 a.m., a voice echoed from the back of the room. “I think today’s your day.” Continue reading

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Senior Edition 2018: Features
The Girl Who Keeps on Going

Article by Chloe Keith

IMG_5521A bright light shines down on her face. Multiple surgeons surround her bed holding various metal instruments. Her eyelids begin to flutter. Slowly, her vision fades to nothing as she falls asleep. Continue reading

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Senior Edition 2018: Features
The Impact She wasn’t Expecting

Article by Anna Muenchen

IMG_5625People say you will never forget your wedding day. She was getting married to a camper at Stepping Stones as a volunteer counselor; it was a fake ceremony but a real union of friendship. She had picked out her outfit and had done her hair on the morning of this so-called wedding. When she arrived at Stepping Stones, prince charming was waiting for his bride to be with a ring pop wedding ring. Continue reading

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Senior Edition 2018: Features
Another Graduating Dreamer

Article by Rachel Onega

HIMG_5624e held onto Mom and Dad refusing to go in. He didn’t realize how much fun he would have that day. He met all new people and he was his own person. He has come a long way from that first day of Kindergarten, being scared to leave his parents, to being ready for college. Continue reading

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Senior Edition 2018: Features
The Decision of a Lifetime

Article by Christian Pierce

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Meet a kid who made the difficult decision to choose academics over sports. You won’t find him after school on the fields. You won’t find him working in fast food. You won’t find him trying out for the school musical. He’s at home studying. Meet the kid who made a sacrifice not very many others would make. Continue reading

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Opinion
You Can Still Be Kind

Opinion by Anna Hoffard

Anna H - EditedDating is hard enough in high school. Imagine how hard it would be if you were gay, transgender, or bisexual. Continue reading

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News
Frustration in the Air as Faulty Fire Alarm System Sounds Off

Article by Ryan O’Donnell

On March 15th, 2018, the entire student body and staff at Kings High School were taken by surprise as the fire alarm sent its piercing siren-like sound throughout the school. They shuffled to get out, with confused looks on their faces, as they could not see or smell smoke. Much to everyone’s dismay, the culprit was discovered to have been a shuttlecock hitting the fire alarm during a badminton game in gym class. In a bizarre example of lightning striking twice, a nearly identical situation occurred about a week later. Additionally, in between the two incidents was a poorly timed instance where the fire alarm seemingly malfunctioned and went off several times in a single day. This incident triggered a small – albeit vocal – outcry from staff and students alike. Continue reading

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Opinion
More Guns; More Chaos

Opinion by Lauren Steele

SP-LaurenHow close are you to your teachers? Are you close enough to be comfortable in their classrooms knowing that they would be armed? I’m close with some of my teachers, but not that close. According to Donald Trump, arming “gun adept teachers” is the best option for the United States. It’s not. Even Joel Myrick, a former assistant principal who survived a school shooting by chasing the shooter with his own gun, realizes that arming teachers is not the right approach. Continue reading