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Freshman Student Takes 3rd in Poetry Reading

Freshman Student Takes 3rd in Poetry Reading
Destiny Mattingly, Editor + Staff Writer November 2, 2020

Congratulations to the students who competed at the KC Novice Invitational speech and debate tournament this past weekend!  Charlie Vitale won 3rd place in Poetry Reading!    Great job done by all...

Homecoming Crowning!

Homecoming Crowning!
Destiny Mattingly, Editor + Staff Writer October 25, 2020

Congratulations to our Homecoming Royalty! Queen Sophia Ferson, King Jordon Prince, Princess Isabella Rodriguez, and Prince Tyler Wilson! Congratulations to all of the candidates and GO GRIFFINS!

Please stop saying “OK Boomer”

By Kameryn Young, 12.
Daniel Smith, Staff Writer March 5, 2020

Howdy. I am what is known as a “Baby Boomer”, or “Boomer” as you young snowflakes call them (probably because your attention spans can’t process more than two syllables now.) I was “boomed”...

One thousand characters, nine hundred episodes, twenty years: One Piece

One thousand characters, nine hundred episodes, twenty years: One Piece
Daniel Smith, Staff Writer November 4, 2019

“My fortune is yours for the taking, but you’ll have to find it first--I left everything I own in ONE PIECE!” These were the epic final words of the legendary Gold Roger, the man known as the...

Taco Cat multiplies thrice for 2019-20 school year

Taco Cat multiplies thrice for 2019-20 school year
Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer September 11, 2019

Since his arrival, Taco Cat has become the poster child for the band department, greeting students with his mesmerizingly-yellow shell every time they enter the music room. In the past, Taco Cat has...

The Law of Attraction

The Law of Attraction
Nia Scaggs, Copy Editor November 7, 2018

Wouldn’t you like to have anything you’ve ever wanted in life? Well, then the Law of Attraction [LOA] may be the right thing for you. It is super simple, and all you need is your brain and a good...

5 reasons you should watch “Star Trek”

5 reasons you should watch
Raymond Leone, Contributing writer October 20, 2018

The message. The Star Trek saga is a glimpse into humanity’s future. In the show, we don’t end up destroying ourselves and our world, despite the third World War that occurs. Star Trek shows humanity...

Fun for one

Fun for one
Gage Rabideaux, Staff Writer February 14, 2018

By Gage Rabideaux *This piece is entirely satirical and does not intend to offend our audience.* February is the most pitiful month of the year. On top of having a pathetic and cowardly 28 days,...

Fall Fever

Horses named Ben and Blaze pulled guests on a covered wagon ride at the Shoal Creek Living History Museum.
Gage Rabideaux, Staff Writer November 6, 2017

Green summer leaves fade into autumn colors as brown, orange, red and yellow leaves swirl about in the cool breeze. ‘Tis the season to get spooky. Time to go to pumpkin patches, wear your favorite jackets,...

Griffin Grounds glow-up

Griffin Grounds glow-up
Gage Rabideaux, Staff Writer October 2, 2017

Last year, Winnetonka began a new project: a little coffee shop out of the library named Griffin Grounds. Today, the humble shop has grown extremely popular amongst students. Clocking in at over five gallons...

Earth had a pretty good run

Earth had a pretty good run
Gage Rabideaux, Staff Writer August 29, 2017

By Gage Rabideaux *THIS PIECE IS ENTIRELY SATIRICAL AND DOES NOT INTEND TO OFFEND OUR AUDIENCE. Reports of certain doom have been flooding the media since the eclipse. Students and teachers...

Coming back with a bang

Actor Chris Pratt, who plays the character Peter Quill, controls his ship with fellow characters in the new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 movie. Photo source: Marvel, https://news.marvel.com/movies/64655/marvel-studios-guardians-galaxy-vol-2-takes-1-box-office/, May 16, 2017
Ana-Le Lund, Writer May 16, 2017

The newest film in the Guardians of the Galaxy series, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” brings forth a thrill for movie viewers. The action-packed debut, released throughout theaters on May 5, expanded...

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