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Social Media Misery

Social Media Misery

Brooke Johnson and Benita Orie

May 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Story

Sophomore Alex Sims unglues his eyes from his phone to listens to the teacher’s instructions. The classroom returns to silence and his eyes fall back to the small screen in his lap. Sims scrolls through Twitter as an empty feeling fills him– reminding him of the perfect life he doesn’t have.  So...

Vital Vaccinations

Vital Vaccinations

Bella Modderman, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Story

Soon-to-be college students have an abundance of planning ahead of them, including purchasing items to furnish their dorms or apartments, packing away their life into a few boxes, and, most importantly, vaccinations. Students living in close proximity dorm spaces with one, or more, students have a h...

LGBT Awareness

LGBT Awareness

Melissa Delacruz, Staff Writer

March 26, 2018


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As a third grader, senior Joseph Castronovo had no idea what LGBTQ+ meant. He remembers getting bullied for a subject he had no knowledge of and how it affected him.  According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 34 percent of bullied students were tormented on school property, while surveys ...

Up in the Clouds

Up in the Clouds

Matthew McCoy and Brinley Koenig

March 22, 2018


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As Julia Atwood* holds the piece of metal to her lips, a rare sense of calm washes over her. But the chemicals she inhales only temporarily distract her from her current mental pain - and future physical deterioration. About one in 10 high school students have used electronic cigarettes. Despite popular ...

Not Your Negro

Not Your Negro

Micaih Thomas, Staff Writer

March 6, 2018


Filed under Features

As Cameron Charles walks through the halls, he overhears a group of kids talking. The N-word slips out of their mouths and he realizes they are white. Shocked, he keeps walking and sinks into his thoughts. Negro: “a member of a dark-skinned group of peoples originally native to Africa south of the Sahara”....

The Power of a Voice

The Power of a Voice

Micaih Thomas, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018


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As sophomore Chloe Johnson scrolls through her Instagram timeline and taps on “stories”, she’s given the opportunity to learn; to see different people that embody millennial culture. Through this experience, she realizes the importance of learning and becoming receptive. August 1, 2003: the...

Tranquil Travels

Tranquil Travels

Jose Cruz, Yearbook Copy Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Features, Recent Stories

An exhale of air proceeds a scene quieted by serenity as senior Ryan King completes his hike up the mass of rocks and lava beneath. He watches as the sun kisses the clouds beyond the mountain face and disappears into the horizon, leaving behind only a thin veil of twilight for the vacationers to bask in....

Grade Game

Grade Game

Jazmine Necessary, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018


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Junior Katy Thomas flips through note cards in an attempt to cram every last detail into her brain before a test. Thomas has spent her three years at Legacy in a mixture of AP, TCC and on-level classes. Struggling with test taking, Thomas took hits to her grades with each comprehensive exam she took. ...

A Battle Well Fought

A Battle Well Fought

Brooke Johnson, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018


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Baggy pants, a loose shirt and a face full of makeup stare at freshman Hannah Brantley as she examines the unfamiliar reflection in the mirror front of her. A month earlier, a completely different person stood in the reflection. Now Brantley’s entire appearance has changed as she tries to hide how she fe...

Tricks of the Top Ten Percent

Tricks of the Top Ten Percent

Isabella Modderman, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018


Filed under Features

The top ten percent - the people students envy. Intelligent, confident and academically successful. They’ve got a bright future ahead of them, colleges want them, and parents wish they were their kids. They may be highly intelligent, but does it come naturally? Or do they spend hours each evening, ...