Ben Ritter

Ben Ritter

Garrett Brantley, Staff Writer
September 16, 2014 • 154 views
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Six-eight forward junior Ben Ritter played on the varsity basketball team as a sophomore, but he will begin this season on the bench. After suffering a stress fracture in his back, Ritter must wear a back brace until Oct. 3 which could cause him to possibly miss the beginning of the 2015 season. “The... Read more »

Mrs. Sykes

Mrs. Sykes

Jacob Friedberg, Staff Writer
September 15, 2014 • 96 views
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After assigning Geometry and Statistics homework throughout the day, Amanda Sykes possesses homework of her own - not over any type of math, but business. However, Ms. Sykes is back in class as a student to pursue a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) at Texas... Read more »

Tony Timberman

Tony Timberman

Michelle McDaniel, Staff Writer
August 25, 2014 • 184 views
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The cast rehearsed Act Two for the first time after studying their appointed characters, and junior Tony Timberman selected a harsh, nasally voice for his role. People looked up from their new scripts, concerned, to see who had made the strange, gravelly voice. One actor missed his lines because of the... Read more »

Mr. Vasquez

Mr. Vasquez

Kyle Sims, Staff Writer
August 17, 2014 • 355 views
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Standing on top of a tall tower may seem appealing to adrenaline seekers, but to assistant band director Chris Vasquez heights and standing on high platforms terrifies him unless he knows he won’t fall down or strapped in. But to get over his fears, he came up with an interesting idea. “I’m... Read more »

Paola Roberts

Paola Roberts

Daniel Drzycimski, Staff Writer
May 15, 2014 • 326 views
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Sophomore Paola Roberts fills up a metal tub with ice water and watches senior baseball player Corey Murray struggle in and begin to shiver. As a school athletic trainer, Roberts always wants to help out and do whatever she can to contribute to the current sport she works as a trainer for. “I became... Read more »

Cole Hearrean

Cole Hearrean

Aaron Johns, Staff Writer
May 13, 2014 • 175 views
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As the big, looping curveball froze the batter at the plate, senior Cole Hearrean had just struck out his sixth batter of the game. Minutes later, Hearrean found himself rounding second base, heading for third as he just hit a ball off the wall, scoring two runs. Hearrean pitched every Tuesday during... Read more »

Cameron Chavarria

Cameron Chavarria

Sarah Pearson, Staff Writer
May 7, 2014 • 155 views
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Entering art class, sophomore Cameron Chavarria knows exactly what to do. Whether it’s drawing, painting or creating sculptures, Chavarria finds it all familiar. She discovered her passion for art in first grade and has continued to make art ever since. “My favorite thing about creating art... Read more »

Stevie Burns

Stevie Burns

Kennedy Wynn, Guest Writer
May 6, 2014 • 175 views
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Junior Stevie Burns, junior Lieutenant for the Silver Spurs and French horn player in the band, balances school, performing and competitions while dealing with injuries and health issues. Burns takes four AP classes and keeps calendars for drill team, band rehearsals and competitions. During marching... Read more »

Nikki La Voie

Nikki La Voie

Michelle McDaniel, Staff Writer
April 22, 2014 • 163 views
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Sophomore Nikki La Voie scanned the list, searching for her name amid the jumble of other people crowded around the paper. Locating hers, she smiled at the result. “I just felt really happy and proud of myself for doing the best I could,” La Voie said. “I didn’t care about the publicity, it... Read more »

Searching for Sequins: Girls Prepare for Prom

Searching for Sequins: Girls Prepare for Prom

Madison Fountain, Personality Editor
April 17, 2014 • 204 views
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The fashion topic on nearly every senior girl’s mind this time of the year: to find a prom dress. Unlike the majority of girls who plan to buy their dress at large dress stores like Whatchamacallit and Terry Costa, seniors Amber Dever and Jade Mactavish have different ideas of where to get their dresses.... Read more »