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Cheerleaders need cheering too

JV cheer squad circles up awaiting awards after their first invitational.

Sarah Borton, Reporter

November 20, 2017

Crisp, autumn Friday nights under the lights.  The fans, the team, the staff, and the cheerleaders.  An image just popped into your head, didn’t it?  If one of them were missing, it doesn’t seem in place.  For example, the cheerleaders, if they weren’t there, who would the audience watch in-between...

Too early for Christmas?

Christmas lights hang in Hampden in early  November, while commercial businesses started the trend much sooner.

Maggie Parks, Reporter

November 20, 2017

Halloween 2017 has finally passed. All of the planning of parties and costumes is over and now we’re on to the next holiday: Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is commonly overlooked by anxious teens who wish to jump straight from Oct. 31 to Dec. 25. Our parents tell us we have to celebrate gratitude before...

Bring back ugly Joe

Max Herbkersman, Reporter

November 20, 2017

For any Ravens fans who are down in the dumps lately, you’re not alone. The Ravens have been quite lackluster this season. Our pass offense ranks second to last, and with a record of 5-5 we aren’t the same team from years past. However, I think I’ve found the solution to the Ravens problems....

Republicans are destined for defeat

Spencer Stout, Reporter

November 14, 2017

Despite the total lack of candidates that were both qualified and charismatic, the 2016 election was a disaster for both Democrats and Republicans. The Democratic Political Machine and its millions of dollars and countless celebrity endorsements was completely embarrassed by the Republican Party, even...

Before I came out, I used to play football

Editor-in-chief Michael Purdie describes his experiences of playing football when he was younger.

Michael Purdie, Editor-in-chef

November 14, 2017

Yes, you read that correctly. I, Michael Purdie, your average gay, used to play the masculine sport of football. But I didn’t just play football for a matter of days or weeks, I played for four years. I even played on the JV team my freshmen year. Why did I stop? For starters, I have the body...

TV shows leave viewers sad when over

Will Amos, Reporter

November 13, 2017

First off, I am going to say that if you are or plan on watching the show Dexter than don’t read this. There are spoilers. Do you ever get that feeling of sadness when you finish a really good TV show– the feeling that the show is over and there is nothing else after that? God, I hate that fee...

What about Thanksgiving?

Students are excited about the holiday season. They decorated the board in Christmas spirit already.

Emily McNicholas, Reporter

November 10, 2017

The day after Halloween I walk into my class to see “Merry Christmas” written on the board in bright green and red Expo marker with Christmas lights as the boarder.  Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas, but I think it’s a little too soon.  As I sat down to begin my rant that Christmas is celebrated...

Rogue One is the best Star Wars movie

Max Herbkersman watches the final scene from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Rogue One is the first live-action movie that is not directly part of the Star Wars storyline.

Spencer Stout, Reporter

November 10, 2017

On December 10th, 2016, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was released. And I’ll be honest, I thought it was going to bomb. The cast was underwhelming, it came on the heels of the wildly successful of the Force Awakens, and the premise was what no one had asked for. I truly believed that it was just suppo...

Taylor Swift releases new album

Nicole Burkoski, Reporter

November 8, 2017

After her release, “Look What You Made Me Do,” the spotlight has been shining on Taylor Swift and how the old Taylor is dead. Her new attitude of confidence and strength is being portrayed in the variety of her new releases. She recently released three new songs: “Look What You Made Me Do,”...

To run strongly, you must think strongly

Emily Francis('19) and Nicole Burkowski ('18) push each other to finish the race. The cross country team won counties this year.

Nicole Burkoski, Reporter

November 8, 2017

I have had plenty of experience not only with athletics but with challenges of mental health. Last year was one of the hardest times I have faced throughout my life. I attempted to continue my regular life by attending school and continuing my running but I realized not being in the right state of...

Our view: Homecoming should be later

Sophomores posed at Lindsay Clarke's house before the dance.  Now that homecoming has passes, students look forward to winter break.


October 25, 2017

Freshmen still didn’t know how to navigate the halls, teachers still didn’t know students names, girls still were searching for dresses, but homecoming was the third week of school. “I think that it’s a good two weeks too early and that there is not enough time from the first day of school...

It’s OK to be afraid sometimes

Many people have read this book and enjoyed it. It is still a popular children's book today.

Michael Purdie, Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2017

Comfort. What does it mean to you? Ever since a young age, I’ve found comfort in Fall. I never understood if it was the smell of the changing leaves carried by the wind, the idea of pumpkin picking in weather suited for hoodies, or possibly even the basic taste of pumpkin spice, but when the season...