School News

Debate Team Takes Michigan, Lives Up To Legacy

Debate Team Takes Michigan, Lives Up To Legacy

Tania Royster, staff writer

This years debaters have big shoes to fill and have already begun their journey to success. Debate teacher and coach Rosie Valdez has great expectations for this year’s debaters.

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Dec 13

Young Artist Wins National PTA Award

Young Artist Wins National PTA Award

Alex Pickell, online editor

2016 graduate Jordan Nash's 2015-2016 Reflections entry in visual arts, "Dream, Dream," received one of four National Awards of Excellence. Jordan tied for 1st for the school and received a 1st place award at the Arkansas PTA.

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Nov 29

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Voices

Vending Machine Rules Beckon For Change

Vending Machine Rules Beckon For Change

Lola Simmons, staff writer

The ability to make purchases at the vending machines during lunch would result in many students benefiting from the additional food, and our school would likely experience fewer problems with pests. Administrators should reconsider the time spans in which the machines are available to students.

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Jan 12

Homework Not Linked To Excess Success, Study Shows

Homework Not Linked To Excess Success, Study Shows

Lola Simmons, staff writer

There seems to be great disadvantage in the long run to completing hours of homework at a time. Teachers often assign homework because they don’t want students to forget the material between classes. However, this logic may be counterproductive.

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Jan 4

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Sports

Teachers Share Guilty Pleasures, Baseball Treasures

Teachers Share Guilty Pleasures, Baseball Treasures

Aashna Farishta, staff writer

West and Whitfield have different ways of celebrating the Cubs’ victories. If it’s a home game win, West’s wife sings and he puts up the W flag. Whitfield sings along with the ‘Go Cubs, Go’ song, he even has it on his phone.

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Dec 1 • 1 Comment

I Ain’t Afraid Of No Goat

I Ain’t Afraid Of No Goat

Alex Crawford, guest writer

The Cubs – the Chicago Cubs – are the World Series Champions of baseball. The National League champions defeated the American League champions, the Cleveland Indians, 8-7 in an amazing Game 7 of the World Series that will surely and most deservedly go down in the ages as one of the best games of baseball ever played.

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Nov 29 • No Comments

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Features

Perry Initiative Provides Hands On Experience, Confidence For Girls Interested In Medicine

Perry Initiative Provides Hands On Experience, Confidence For Girls Interested In Medicine

Lily Jones, executive editor

There were presentations discussing how to juggle a family and actual life while being an orthopedic surgeon, while another covered the typical day in an operating room and hospital.

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Jan 3

Central Arkansas Gets Lit: Christmas Lights Promote Holiday Spirit

Central Arkansas Gets Lit: Christmas Lights Promote Holiday Spirit

Lola Simmons, staff writer

Three of the best places to get a glimpse of Christmas lights can be found right here in Pulaski County. Each experience provides a different perspective and viewing interaction that is bound to get your attention and warm the heart of any grinch.

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Dec 15

Scholarship Season Satisfies Seniors

Scholarship Season Satisfies Seniors

Jada Henry, executive editor

The rush of getting college applications sent out, completing financial aid and getting accepted wares of the minds of every senior. Though these priorities possess great importance, one has begun to rise above all others…scholarships.

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Dec 12

Ophiuchus: Once Outcasted, Now Causing Outrage

Ophiuchus: Once Outcasted, Now Causing Outrage

Mary Silzer, staff writer

The Babylonians preferred to assign only one constellation to each month, even though the sun does not pass through the constellations for equal amounts of time. Scorpio is aligned with the earth and sun for only seven days, while Virgo is aligned with the earth and sun for 45 days. This means that unless you were born in the specific time period in which the constellation is aligned with the earth and sun, you are not truly of the corresponding zodiac sign.

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Dec 7

New Addition To Faculty Brings Mentorship To Students

New Addition To Faculty Brings Mentorship To Students

December 5, 2016

Chexit vs. Brexit: The Global Breakups

Chexit vs. Brexit: The Global Breakups

November 8, 2016

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