Issue 1 – Oct. 23, 2020


Students start SAFE organization by Rebekah Harrell
Seniors Josiah Rothwell and Molly Izer started the organization to promote social justice

The senior founders of SAFE hold a public gathering over the summer.
The senior founders of SAFE hold a public gathering over the summer.

Firefighters use tactical responses to wildfires by Brooklyn Adams
Tactical firefighting strategies are often misunderstood by the public.


Pandemic makes ‘van life’ a reality for many – by Brooklyn Adams
Outdoor activities take the place of long vacations over the summer

English teacher Tara Finnegan and her daughter often take to the outdoors during their summer. Outdoor activities have become a popular outlet during the pandemic as traditional vacations are postponed. Photo courtesy of Tara Finnegan

Jobs are elusive for teenagers – by Keianah Weakland
Students have tough time finding employment during the pandemic

Seniors offer advice on the college search – by Keianah Weakland
Prospective college students share their successes and frustrations during college search


Social media influencers are not always the best role models – by Keinanah Weakland
The Internet celebrities are often shown making poor decisions during the pandemic

Social Media influencers don’t always make the wisest decisions during the pandemic.

Families have reacted in different ways to the stay home period – by Emily Fendall-York
Being cooped up together has had both positive and negative effects on families

Distance learning takes its toll – by Rebekah Harrell
The long term effects of learning from home cause students and staff to adjust

Arts & Entertainment

Local Halloween traditions affected by pandemic – by Emmily McKinzie
Key Club cancels Boo Bash but the Leipold corn maze will still happen

Leipold Farms still plans to open their corn maze to the public but with added pandemic precautions. Photo courtesy of Kevin Strain

Students look for trick or treating substitute – by Vanessa Lemke
Pumpkin carving and movie marathons can take the place of the old stand-by

‘American Horror Story’ review – Vanessa Lemke
The horror series, in its 10th season, still delivers for viewers

Sandy Cinema trying alternativesby Emmily McKinzie
The theater has curbside concessions while it waits out the re-opening


Athletes hopeful for sports seasons – by Emily Fendall-York
Coaches and student athlete play a waiting game for their seasons

In a file photo from last fall, the varsity football team lines up for a kick-off. Athletes and coaches are eagerly awaiting the re-starting of high school athletic seasons. Photo by Elizabeth Tracy
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