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  • Thanksgiving break will start on Nov. 22 and end on Nov. 26

  • The Senior Variety Show will be performed on Nov. 21 and 22

National Football League becomes “No Fans Left”

Annemarie Bonner, Perspectives Editor

November 15, 2017

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On Sunday, Sept. 24, I was extremely eager to watch my favorite football team, the Baltimore Ravens, play the Jacksonville Jaguars in London, United Kingdom. As the national anthem played on the TV, I was immediately shocked b...

Peaceful protest raises awareness for racial injustices

Alyssa Kraus, Co-Editor in Chief

November 15, 2017

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Football players and coaches alike took a knee. Peacefully, they closed their mouths, never uttering a word, and simultaneously they opened a worldwide conversation where everyone has something to say. With one action, one pe...

Facing the fans

Matt Foulk, Sports Editor

November 5, 2017

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The clock ticks down. Time is running out. You can barely hear your coach screaming in your ear over the deafening roars of the crowd. Your heart is beating out of your chest, and your body is exhausted, but everyone is depending...

Coach teaches meditation

Chris Roberts, Sports Editor

November 5, 2017

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Varsity baseball coach Darrion Siler and 30 players sit together. They close their eyes and inhale a breath of fresh air and hold it. Their mind focuses on the air flowing into their lungs, and their muscles relax as stress leaves...

Higher levels of gun control protect lives

Caitlin Kennedy, Entertainment Editor

November 2, 2017

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I turn on the TV and hear the not-so-shocking news that another shooting has occurred in a school, at a concert, etc. Yes, I’m devastated whenever there is news of a shooting, but what is sad is that I’m not surprised anymore....

Firearms protect our safety, liberty

Ryan Griffin, Perspectives Editor

November 2, 2017

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  Imagine being home alone with nobody near you. You hear a banging on the door, but you aren’t expecting anyone. The pounding gets louder, and there’s a crash as the door breaks.You whip out your phone and dial 911....

Don’t destroy America’s history

Druw Van Der Werff, Media Editor

October 27, 2017

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In Baltimore, several statues of Confederate leaders have been removed, including the four taken down on Aug. 16. This act was a blatant disregard for our history and America’s legacy. Before everyone gets up in arms and ca...

The statues should come down

Ryan Griffin, Perspectives Editor

October 27, 2017

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In Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug. 12, a white supremacist drove a car into a group of activists who were supporting the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee, killing one and wounding 19.  In response to these protests and ...

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