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Benefits of eating healthy

Benefits of eating healthy

Kyah LaBancz, Online Editor

February 23, 2015


Filed under Features

Imagine standing in front of two different food bars. One is filled with crunchy greens, nuts filled with healthy fats, lean proteins and various  vegetables to make a delightful salad. The other displays options of sugar packed sweets, chips and all of Grandma's fattening holiday dishes. Which would...

Staff couples tell their love stories

Staff couples tell their love stories

Anna Craggs, Photographer

February 14, 2015


Filed under Features, In-Depth

The month of February reminds people if their loved ones. Valentine's Day is coming soon on Feb. 14. American culture is in love with love. Little girls grow up watching Disney movies about Prince Charming. There are some lucky ladies who have found the right ones. These ladies happen to be teachers. ...

Breckheimer and Nederloe shows love has no boundaries

Emily Ness, Anchor

February 13, 2015


Filed under Featured Videos, Features, In-Depth

February has long been a time of romance. It is the month associated with Valentine's Day. While some would believe that this holiday honors only typical couples, the tides are turning as far as the world's stance on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The LGBT community strives to create a world of acce...

Greeder and Blinkhorn recall milestones in their relationship

Greeder and Blinkhorn recall milestones in their relationship

Madie Woltman, Social Media Reporter

February 11, 2015


Filed under Features, In-Depth

“She means a lot to me. She’s a big part of my life, but she makes it so great and happy for me. I’m just glad we met and have stayed together," said junior Wyatt Blinkhorn, speaking of his girlfriend, junior Lauren Greeder. Blinkhorn and Greeder have been dating since Sept. 21, 2013. They first...

Students in Armed Forces

Students in Armed Forces

Matt Salmi, Social Media Editor

January 16, 2015


Filed under Features, Photo Slide Shows

Many people go into the different military branches every year after high school. This year there are a few students who will be joining the military.  There are a few different reasons why each of them are going to the Armed Forces first instead of going to college.  There are also many different job...

The military through the family’s eyes

Maddie Maroney, Social Media Managing Editor

January 15, 2015


Filed under Features

"We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us," said Winston Churchill. Many Americans would agree there is a certain level of pride and respect that our country has for our military members who protect this country. But of course, no one resp...

Military serving our country, after they come back

Military serving our country, after they come back

Adam Sutcliffe, Social Media Reporter

January 11, 2015


Filed under Features

  When the average person thinks about the men and women in service for the U.S. military branches, they think of the soldiers currently serving, and the ones whose names have long since passed into the past. The names that are often forgotten are those who are still around us, the forme...

Exploring the world of working retail

Exploring the world of working retail

Megan Aller, Visual Art Managing Editor

December 26, 2014


Filed under Features, Photo Slide Shows

Many students juggle school, sports and work, which can be extremely challenging at times. Working in retail part time has some great advantages and disadvantages. Even though school work should be students number one priority, students find it hard to do that. If a student is over the age of 16 and un...

Students serving up food

Lucy Langmack, Print Editor-in-Chief

December 25, 2014


Filed under Featured Videos, Features

Muffled voices and clinging of dishes fill the steamy, thick air. Customers laugh and enjoy their meals in content as waitresses and server assistants quickly move around. They serve with a bashful smile in the dining area, but when they return to their stations in the kitchen the smile disappears. Actually,...

Better connections through social media

Sara Stickler, Online Editor

December 7, 2014


Filed under Features

Click here, ring there, tweet here, comment there. There's a reason the 1.79 billion utilized social networking accounts worldwide. Nearly three-quarters of teens are able to access Internet from any sort of technology in the United States. Due to this, social media is arguably the most important means...

Social media trends emerging

Social media trends emerging

Joey Costa, Social Media Reporter

December 6, 2014


Filed under Features

Studies in 2014 showed that Americans ages 18-34 spent about four hours a day on social media. With new apps introduced every day and almost 1.3 million apps already introduced, people cannot get off their social media devices. Social media in the past 10 years has evolved beyond belief throughout...

Social media: friend or foe?

Joe Price, Online Editor

December 6, 2014


Filed under Featured Videos, Features

Walking through the hallways, students have a healthy conversation with friends. Although often times, they are motionless, looking towards the ground with a blank expression and wide eyes. Twitter, Facebook or Instagram are the alternative schedule on student's minds during school. Over the past...

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