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College 101

College 101

Nancy Torres, Previous Editor-in-Chief
April 28, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Hello, seniors! I hope you are all enjoying your last few months of high school before moving onto the next chapter of your life! Take advantage of these last few months in high school. Don’t stress out too much about college right now- enjoy your time with your friends and cherish your high school... Read more »

Playing it Smooth

Playing it Smooth

Rachael Ussery, Editor-in-Chief
April 19, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

After many months of practicing, making sure every note, rhythm and dynamics are on beat and correct, ten students will advance to the State Solo and Ensemble contest in Austin next month, May 28. The soloists who advanced are seniors Hayes Waterman on bass clarinet, Everett Noel on string... Read more »

A Budding Success

A Budding Success

Carson Read, Staff Writer
April 18, 2016
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

A person may never know where they will find inspiration. They might find it in a book, in a favorite song or in a classical movie. Or, they just might find it in nature. Junior Caraline Cowdrey has diligently worked on a project inspired by her horticulture class for the better part of two m... Read more »

AVID Opens Opportunities

AVID Opens Opportunities

Taylor Durham, Staff Writer
April 14, 2016
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

Scholarship applications fill many seniors’ plates, and trying to hunt scholarships down is time consuming. Seniors spend most of their time preparing for graduation and the stress of finding scholarships is another item on their list of things to worry about. AVID, a college readiness pr... Read more »

Spring Sports are Homeruns

Spring Sports are Homeruns

Maclaine Lowery, Staff Writer
April 12, 2016
Filed under Sports, Sports News, Top Stories

Baseball coach Brian Tickell and softball coach Carly Cloud have their teams prepped and ready for the upcoming season. Tickell is starting his second season as head baseball coach. This year, the baseball program has made some choices. “We’re excited about having three teams this y... Read more »

From Wall to Masterpiece

From Wall to Masterpiece

Nate Carr, Staff Writer
April 12, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

Art teacher Mrs. Sarah Burdett applied for a grant to be used for a school mural. “There will be a mosaic that will represent the entire school as a whole. Every department, club will be able to be a part of it because art isn’t just painting or drawing, it can be anything,” Burdett said. ... Read more »

Prom Pressures

Prom Pressures

Madeline Smith, Staff Writer
April 12, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Prom. A night that’s filled with laughter, dancing, and most importantly, memories with fellow classmates. Many will remember prom for the rest of their lives, and some will only remember it as a small blimp in their teenage years. But with the perfect night comes stress, the occasional tear,... Read more »

Scheduled for Change

Scheduled for Change

Madeline Smith, Staff Writer
April 5, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Recently Decatur has been using the same schedule, but now things might be changing. Students currently attend all classes Monday through Wednesday, but on Thursday and Friday they attend evens, then odds. The school board recently met to discuss the idea of students attending all classes eve... Read more »

Heart of a Champion

Heart of a Champion

Carson Read, Staff Writer
April 4, 2016
Filed under Feature, Top Stories

In 2007, seven and eight year old Lauryn and Lyndi Luttrull attended their first 4-H meeting in a church basement. Now, the sisters are inspiring many all over Wise County. Third generation 4-H members Lyndi and Lauryn Luttrull follow in their ancestor’s footsteps through eight years of work ... Read more »

Debate Team Soars High

Madison Scroggins, Staff Writer
March 4, 2016
Filed under News, Top Stories

One person stands at the podium, stumbling over words as fast as they can, hoping they read everything before the timer runs out. Their anxiety shows in the way they stutter over easy words and in their tense posture. All they can think of is how much they hope that their arguments are strong ... Read more »