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Frisbees fight for a cure

Frisbees fight for a cure

Katie Bullock, Features Editor

March 14, 2017


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Senior Cayla Adamson throws a frisbee at the ultimate frisbee tournament she organized and participated in to benefit Relay for Life. The tournament was held on the track on March 11  in order to raise money for the Northland Youth Relay for Life, of which Adamson is an event leader. “[Cancer]...

Seniors unite

Seniors unite

Mia Norsworthy, Contributing Writer

March 13, 2017


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Seniors Dakota Taylor and Ethan Beumer cup their hands together and shout “Senior, Seniors!” to show dominance over the underclassmen. At every assembly the seniors are always the loudest and proudest. “When we come together and show the spirit we have for our school, it really makes me proud...

Seniors take the win

Seniors take the win

Makenzie Jackson, Contributing Writer

March 10, 2017


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During the Power Buff volleyball game on March 8, senior Ronald Wigginton hops on senior Brad Willis’ back to celebrate the win. The Power Buff games are played between male juniors and seniors on different teams of six, coached by junior and senior girls. The volleyball games are played annually, set ...

Mixing up success

Mixing up success

Anna Rockers, Contributing Writer

March 7, 2017


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Sophomores Olivia Dowell and Sophia Wathen work together to make biscuits in family and consumer science teacher Shelby Moore’s foods class. The students measured out butter and dumped it in, then they mixed it all together with the wooden spoon. The two students scraped it into the bowl with the flour...

The last dance

The last dance

Mia Norsworthy, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2017


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Seniors Dakota Taylor, Gracie Taylor, Laureen Nsoh-Awasom and Ronnie Wigginton practice for the dance the class of 2017 is putting on for the last assembly. The senior dance got together a lot of people before they go their separate ways. “I think the dance is fun because it has brought a lot of...

Sculpture Artistry

Sculpture Artistry

Jessica Glaszczak, Writer

February 26, 2017


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Completing her sculpture for AP Studio Art, senior Marissa Foster works on the finishing touches using a hot glue gun on Feb. 23. For her concentration portfolio in AP Studio Art, Foster must complete 12 pieces of artwork with one main theme. The sculpture in the picture is called "Breaking Free" and...

Remembering a Season

Remembering a Season

Allison Schoonbeck, Contributing Writer

February 25, 2017


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Sophomore Maddie Whistler smiles as she watches fond swim memories replay at the Feb. 23 end of season banquet. Senior Rachel Adamson created the video from clips she captured over the season. “I wanted to make the swim video because every year we always have one," Adamson said. "I had a GoPro a...

Hungry Hippo

Hungry Hippo

Rachel Adamson, Editor-in-Chief

February 24, 2017


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Senior Emma Strohm and her partner senior Ajak Tong, representing the senior class, compete against the juniors, sophomores and freshmen in a game called Hungry Hippo during the winter sports assembly on Feb. 24. The objective of the game is get the most balloons, using a basket, from the center of the...

Soloing

Soloing

Allison Schoonbeck, Contributing Writer

February 24, 2017


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Freshman Kelsey Cowden prepares for her solo in the Feb. 23 Solo Ensemble Orchestra Concert. Cowden has been playing viola since fifth grade and plans on going to state. “The tone of it is just really beautiful and I like making music,” Cowden said. ...

Complex Concentration

Complex Concentration

Anna Rockers, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2017


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Sophomore Gyininowa Toma and sophomore Hailey Grant partner up to put together the secret message buried inside the DNA in science teacher Jeff Janzen’s Principles of Biomedical class on Feb. 16. Students were to do a more complex set of DNA with the various components in transcribing and decoding. T...

Focus, speak your mind

Focus, speak your mind

Hallie Stamper, Contributing Writer

February 17, 2017


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Senior Eldridge Villegas speaks at the AVID panel on Feb. 15. Villegas talks about the different AVID techniques that have helped him throughout his many years in AVID. “I’ve presented in front of the panel a couple times. I wasn’t as nervous as the first time,” Villegas said. “I was more co...

We know the answer

We know the answer

Kaitlyn Minet, News Editor

February 16, 2017


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Senior Zoe Vandooren, junior Danielle Dodd and sophomore Donthaevius Brodie concentrate intensely as they think of the answer to the question at the scholar bowl competition at Kearney High School on Feb. 8. The varsity and JV scholar bowl team both competed in the Quads, which is a series of competitio...

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