Advanced classes worth the added work load

Brooke WomackSports Editor At first glance, the idea of advanced classes can be scary for some.  They sound more difficult just because the name advanced is placed in front of them.   However, students tend to get better grades in advanced classes than some do in regular classes. “I used to strive to be the perfectContinue reading “Advanced classes worth the added work load”

Block schedule popular with student body

Henry SchuttStaff Writer As the school nears the end of the first block schedule semester, it seems sufficiently long enough to accurately review how it’s been received by both the faculty and student body. The school’s current schedule starts at 8:40 a.m. and comprises three periods a day with advisory in the middle and endsContinue reading “Block schedule popular with student body”

Online shopping continues to spike during pandemic

Makayla BogleStaff Writer Due to Covid-19, many people have resorted to shopping online instead of in-person. With new advances in technology emerging daily, resources online are more accessible now than ever.  Online shopping has plenty of perks. Shopping online is convenient, time efficient, and extends resources, as items are able to be purchased from acrossContinue reading “Online shopping continues to spike during pandemic”

Mental health resources available for students

Jake OeckStaff Writer With all of the stress of COVID, politics, and daily teen life these days, mental health is more important than ever.  Often times we don’t think of it as something we need to check on like we do with physical health but this is definitely not true.  Suffering in silence—no matter whatContinue reading “Mental health resources available for students”

Free lunches available to all students until end of school year

Nicole WrightStaff Writer Over the years, certain students have always had the opportunity to apply for free lunches at school. To apply, your household income must be at or below listed guidelines or if your family receives food stamps, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations. However, this year lunchContinue reading “Free lunches available to all students until end of school year”

Students provide tips on driving in hazardous conditions

Gillian MooreStaff Writer “A pro tip for driving in the snow is don’t stop, you could slow down to like one mile per hour but don’t stop because that’s how accidents happen,” sophomore Nia Hamalainen said. She received this advice from her parents, said.  Now that skiing and snowboarding season is in full blast, studentsContinue reading “Students provide tips on driving in hazardous conditions”

Humphrey racks up awards for showing her dog

Vinny WhiteStaff Writer Equipped with a nine-year-old miniature schnauzer, junior Ashley Humphrey is a seasoned dog trainer and walker. For those nine years, she and her dog Bentley have been walking the course, and impressing along the way. Humphrey has earned over 70 medals in her career. She is quite fond of working with herContinue reading “Humphrey racks up awards for showing her dog”

Students experience different cultures through distant travel

Gillian MooreStaff Writer Traveling and seeing how different cultures live can be an amazing and eye-opening experience.  While some students to California for summer break, a few students have had the opportunity to travel outside of the continent. “It was really weird; we just ate dinner there…” senior Henry Schutt said.  A few years ago,Continue reading “Students experience different cultures through distant travel”

Fashion choices help build confidence

Brooke WomackSports Editor The way a person dresses can be a way that they express themselves or gain confidence.  Dressing the way they want is the most important thing because it makes them happy. “I like feeling good about what I’m wearing, and my style is a big part of what makes me feel,” seniorContinue reading “Fashion choices help build confidence”

Local ‘heroes’ serve Sandy

Sydney GloverStaff Writer The past few years have been an exceptionally hard due to wildfires, protests, and the pandemic. However, there is a group of people who are constantly on the front lines fighting for Sandy. They are Sandy’s local heroes. Ernie Roberts is the police chief of Sandy. Roberts has been in law enforcementContinue reading “Local ‘heroes’ serve Sandy”