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Leslie Ledesma: Not Just a Pretty Face

Leslie Ledesma: Not Just a Pretty Face

Katherine Powell, Personalities Editor
March 10
Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

Junior Leslie Ledesma’s palms were dripping with sweat, and her heart was racing. She tried to keep her composure, and she kept smiling like she practiced. Ledesma was finally going to find out if all her hard work paid off as the judge started to say “and the winner is.” “Last year I felt...

Sierra Skidmore: Restarting From The Fire

Sierra Skidmore: Restarting From The Fire

Lauren Hargrove, Staff Writer
March 3
Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

Freshman Sierra Skidmore enters the pitching circle and inhales the fumes of dirt and freshly cut grass to calm her nerves. She glances into the stands before she steps on the mound, only to find the one thing misplaced, her mom. Skidmore’s mom never misses one of her games or showings and looking...

Bryce Borcherding: Balance and Barbeque

Bryce Borcherding: Balance and Barbeque

Lauren Hargrove, Staff Writer
February 24
Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

As the crowd rolls into Spring Creek on Sunday morning, senior Bryce Borcherding prepares to tend to the lunch rush that follows after church hours. Borcherding has been working at Spring Creek in Mansfield for two years. “I enjoy working there very much,” Borcherding said. “We have a lot...

Surviving a Tragedy

Surviving a Tragedy

Ava Green, Staff Writer
February 17
Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

U.S. History teacher Ms. Kenna Cavnar pounds on the front door of her friend Ms. Marcia Lass’s house in a panic. When the door swings open, she greets sophomore Emily Lass with tears streaming down her face. Cavnar witnessed a car accident with Marcia Lass as the victim when a driver drove straight...

Pulling Her Weight

Pulling Her Weight

Saella Ware, Staff Writer
February 2
Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

Though recovered, she still remains a year behind the rest of her peers in school. *Delaney struggled with a series of painful and long-lived injuries after being pushed too hard during a weightlifting competition in her athletics class at Jobe Middle School. The injuries required four surgeries,...

Q&A With Screenplay Writer Christopher McQuarrie

Q&A With Screenplay Writer Christopher McQuarrie

Ben Schnuck, Staff Writer
January 25
Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

He’s a screenplay writer, director and producer. He’s been behind movies like Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Edge of Tomorrow. He’s even won an Academy Award for The Usual Suspects, and I had the opportunity to talk with him about life, movies, high school and fighting animal hybrids. He’s ...

Joshua Trentham: Mixing and Matching

Joshua Trentham: Mixing and Matching

Morgan Richards, Staff Writer
January 19
Filed under Personalities, Top Story

His hands move like clockwork, cracking away effortlessly at the pattern he’s spent years perfecting. His face is blank but his mind is concentrating on his next move. He holds the cube up as the timer reads 20 seconds, before mixing up the blocks and trying again for a better time. Sophomore Joshua...

Devon Coleman: Shooting To Success

Devon Coleman: Shooting To Success

Jazmine Necessary, Guest Writer
January 10
Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

Guns hit the floor with a thud as a man yells at the group of thirteen teenage boys. They stand straight-faced looking at the man with concentration in this intense moment. This is a normal drill practice for the JROTC exhibition team. Senior Devon Coleman has been a part of Legacy's JROTC for two...

Laurin Mendelsohn: Student Becomes Teacher

Laurin Mendelsohn: Student Becomes Teacher

Lauren Hargrove, Staff Writer
December 21
Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

Junior Laurin Mendelsohn takes a deep breath as she walks into a fourth grade classroom for the second time not knowing what this year will have in store for her. Mendelsohn joined the Ready Set Teach program available for juniors and seniors at Ben Barber. The program allows high school students...

Q&A With Quarterback Kendall Catalon

Q&A With Quarterback Kendall Catalon

Rebekah Rosenstein, Staff Writer
December 2
Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

How has the season been so far? “It’s been interesting because a lot of people doubted us, our coaches and staff the whole season, but we found a way to overcome adversity and keep moving forward.” Can you go more in detail on your arm injury? “I fell on my left arm wrong and got my X-ra...