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Cyliest Smith: From DFW to D1

Cyliest Smith: From DFW to D1

Isabella Modderman

December 13, 2017


Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

One empty court. One singular player. One dream. Senior Cyliest Smith signed to play basketball at Weber State University in Utah last week while surrounded by her friends and family. Smith smiled and looked around the room, remembering the first time she stepped on the court. She’s dreamed of this...

Victoria Bledsoe: Having Fayth

Victoria Bledsoe: Having Fayth

Summer Barakat, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

Although nine months have passed, sophomore Victoria Bledsoe continues to struggle down the path to recovery after her best friend’s death. Fayth, at only 15, was victim in a murder-suicide case. Bledsoe met Fayth through Walnut Ridge Baptist Church four years ago. Fayth lived with her grandmother....

Toby Griffin: On The Sidelines

Toby Griffin: On The Sidelines

Jorden Melson, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories, Sports

Senior Toby Griffin plays through the game against Mansfield Timberview. Little did he know, his football career was about to come to an end. After the game, Griffin’s bruise in his lower left has swollen up and gotten red streaks down the sides of it. He tells his mother about it and she suggests they ...

Fighting Fergusons: Coach’s Family Battles Bone Cancer

Fighting Fergusons: Coach’s Family Battles Bone Cancer

Ashley Bow, Personalities Editor

November 28, 2017


Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories, Top Story

As this school year began, Coach Gary Ferguson dealt with more than a new class of freshman and waking up too early to get to school. After a summer full of medical tests and procedures, Coach Ferguson and his wife Amanda found out the verdict: osteosarcoma. Bone cancer. “You're always on the outside looking in t...

Blaire Bussey: A Close Call

Blaire Bussey: A Close Call

Jordyn Folsom, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

The midnight blue Suburban screeched to a halt in the middle of the residential street while the young blonde girl stared doe-eyed at the couple in the front seats of the vehicle. Their eyes held the same surprise as her own. She stood over her hot pink electric Razor scooter frozen in terror. Her h...

Nathan Thomas: Living in the Moment

Nathan Thomas: Living in the Moment

Jose Cruz, Yearbook Copy Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

In a blaze of fire and fury, sparks ascend while the two boys, way in over their heads, scramble to extinguish the flames. Embers flicker out of existence. Hay lies scorched on the earth and free spirits remain suspended in the smoke. “I wanna live a life that’s not necessarily expected,” sen...

Zoe Menzel: Across the Atlantic

Zoe Menzel: Across the Atlantic

Rebekah Rosenstein, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017


Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

As she walked into the fluorescent-lit classroom and sat in the nearest empty desk, she peered at all the unfamiliar faces and knew her nerves had no intention of giving her a break. Junior Zoe Menzel came to America from Germany as a foreign exchange student. She has never stepped foot outside of h...

Jisella Ayala: Family Ties

Jisella Ayala: Family Ties

Isabella Modderman, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

Senior Jisella Ayala grips her castmates’ hands tightly as the final curtain draws to a close. She looks around the stage and sees all of her closest friends smiling in awe at the bright lights. She’s done this since middle school, but it seems as though every time the show comes to an end, the c...

JenniLee Johnson: Monthly Musicality

JenniLee Johnson: Monthly Musicality

Brinley Koenig, Staff Writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories

Sophomore JenniLee Johnson stares into the busy room in front of her. Fear of the large crowd, passion for what she does and ambition to do well all contribute to the adrenaline rush she feels as she begins her performance. Johnson performs hour-long singing gigs at local restaurants once a month on S...

Ty Bentley: Following Through

Ty Bentley: Following Through

Kendra Washington, Sports Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Personalities, Recent Stories, Sports

Sophomore Ty Bentley gets down low and places one hand in the turf, ready for the whistle to blow. As the play starts Ty searches for the ball and finds it just as it meets the hands of Centennial’s wide receiver. Ty advances on him and makes the tackle. While the play ends, Ty helps Centennial’s w...