New school year, new superintendent: Kurrus creates functional, organized LRSD

On May 6, Baker Kurrus officially became the new superintendent of what he called a “dysfunctional organization,” the Little Rock School District (LRSD). 

by Ethan Dial/Executive Editor

“I came into an organization that was dysfunctional. It didn’t work very well; [there was] a lot of confusion from an organizational management standpoint,” Kurrus said.

Hillary Clinton visits Philander Smith College; students listen to her speak

On September 21, Hillary Clinton visited Philander Smith College. The Democratic Presidential Candidate spoke to community members about plans for her potential presidency, the importance of young people’s votes, and her love for Arkansas. After speaking, she met with supporters, greeting fans, taking selfies, and shaking hands.

Orchestra students excel at All-Region

Congratulations to the following Orchestra students on making the All-Region Orchestras! Eric Meincke earned special recognition by making principal trumpet.

Noah Van Deventer
Greg Johnson
Angela Wang
Miriam Hauer-Jensen
Youngcho Kim
Ina Kim
Quinton Frederic
Sarah Turner
Jenny Zhang
Sidney Hudleson
Peter Mouw

Making alternate were:
Mariah Carter 
Nate Felan

Weekly top ten: Week 2--Senioritis strikes early

by Claire Thompson and Ethan Dial/Executive Editors

Hey! Guess what? We’ve survived over two weeks. That’s right, two whole weeks. As many of us went into the first day with motivation and determination, we lost both of these about 12:57, to enter the second day with only a pencil, a bag of gold fish and a phone charger in hand.

            Have you experienced sleepiness, increased appetite, drowsiness, a never ending phase of grumpiness, loss of your ability to care, and a burning desire to watch Netflix 24/7? If you experience one or more of these symptoms then you might be experiencing early on-set senioritis. This is a nasty virus to kill but here’s some tips to help relieve the pain.

1. You’re not you when you’re hungry. Eat a Snickers!

            No, seriously you might want to carry a party pack of twenty.

2. We’re not here to encourage skipping, but everyone needs a break sometimes.

            Sonic happy hour is from 2-4. We get out at 3:50. And have you tried K-Hall’s lunch specials?

3. Due that day? Do that day.

            Studies show that if you don’t get at least 10 hours of sleep a night then you WILL die sooner than the average person. How are you supposed to get these ten hours of sleep if you have homework? The solution is don’t do the homework.