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Stress Free or Stressful

Brook Bowman, Staff writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Features

In today’s competitive world, the bar is raised for high school students. Most twenty-first century students have grown up in a home where Cs, Ds, and Fs are not accepted and college is the only option. Therefore, students are using most of their free time studying for a test, finishing homework, or ...

One Pack at a Time

One Pack at a Time

Sara Windom, Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2017


Filed under Features

Juggling school, work, and everything else in the average teenager’s busy life, dealing with it all while still being organized proves to be a challenge for many. However, taking the time to clear up space, clean out and re-sort school supplies can make all the difference.   COLOR COORDINATIO...

High Anxiety

High Anxiety

Morgan Reimer, staff writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Features

Student anxiety levels have become exponentially greater throughout the years. Through technology, school presentations, and stress, stress and anxiety levels are becoming even more dangerous than they were before. Everyone has experienced stress at one point in their lives, but the important matt...

International College

Megan Walker, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016


Filed under Archive, Features

International schools and Abroad programs at American colleges are catching the eyes of high school students all around the world. Many students have a dream to travel and see the world, and they focus on language, culture, and living in other countries. “My dad is from Belgium and I've spoken French...

Reasonable Out-of-State Colleges

Katie Butler, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016


Filed under Archive, Features

Costing an average of $10,000 more a year to attend an out of state college, most college students tend to stay instate. However, what most people don’t realize is that it is possible to attend an out of state college and pay instate tuition through a process called tuition discounting. Tuition discounts...

Picking a College for Dummies

Picking a College for Dummies

Annalee Barnett, Sports Editor

September 22, 2016


Filed under Archive, Features

Every year, high school juniors and seniors enter a mad rush to find and be accepted to the college of their choice. However, due to location, price, and other obstacles, finding a college that fits them can be immensely difficult. The Princeton Review of Colleges is a useful tool for any student who...

College Visits

Keely Doran, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016


Filed under Archive, Features

Choosing a college to attend is hard, and choosing one that meets expectations is even harder. Seniors struggle with discovering what they really want out of a higher education. Compiling a list of requirements, or things to look for, helps narrow the choices. First of all, figuring out when a good...

Is College Worth the Cost?

Dominic Davies, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016


Filed under Archive, Features

In today’s society, a college education is valued, but the cost can make students question if college is worth the struggle to pay off their debt. “I don’t want to have to spend the rest of my life paying off my student debt,” Lee Bardon, a senior planning on attending college, said. A college...

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