Issue 4 – Jan. 27, 2021


School prepares for hybrid learning by Keianah Weakland
District makes plans for getting students safely back in the building

Also in this issue . . .

Vaccines start to roll out by Emmily McKinzie
Health care workers and teachers are among first recipients of Covid-19 vaccine

Seniors navigate college application process by Keianah Weakland
Less access to school resources injects more stress into the college search


Pets keep us happy during tough times by Keianah Weakland
Pandemic stay-home lifestyle has emphasized the importance of our animals

Also in features . . .

ASL teacher was inspired by her family by Rebekah Harrell
Melissa Cochran first learned to sign to communicate with her grandparents

Sandy Fire District deals with chaotic times by Maegan Wilson
Firefighters have handled both Covid-19 and a record wildfire season

Valentine’s Day a challenge in 2021 by Emily Fendall-York
After a year that has been so distant, we need our loved ones more than ever


Photo by Craig Adderley on

In this edition . . .

Electric car benefits outweigh the problems by Emily Fendall-York
The environmental benefits of an electric vehicle would improve the future

No Fs grading change not without its pitfalls by Rebekah Harrell
It may help your GPA but students (especially seniors) still need the credit

Condensed credit adds pressure by Emmily McKinzie
Getting a full credit for a semester increases the importance of each grade

Later start would benefit students by Vanessa Lemke
If school started after 8:30, teen mental and physical health might improve


Photo by Karolina Grabowska on

In this edition . . .

Pandemic increases online shopping by Emmily McKinzie
Shopping, especially online, can become an addiction

Card game explores relationships by Vanessa Lemke
The game We’re Not Really Strangers reveals details about personalities


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

In this edition . . .

Sports restart continually getting updated by Brooklyn Adams
Fall sports are currently scheduled to start Feb. 22 but that could change

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