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Hugs Heal Hurtful Minds

Hugs Heal Hurtful Minds

Eden Jones, Staff Writer

January 16, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Hugs reduce fear, stress, depression, loneliness, sickness and, in addition, provide self confidence, love and protection. Students at C​arnegie Mellon University conducted a study in which they took healthy adults and gave half of them hugs while the other half continued to live day by day ...

Perking Up Plant Personalities

Perking Up Plant Personalities

Eden Jones, Staff Writer

January 9, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Studies prove that loving words help plants thrive. An experiment conducted by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) found that plants not subjected to loving words grew slower than the plants subjected to loving words. The plants given loving words grew faster, taller and produced better ...

A Christmas Colon Climax

A Christmas Colon Climax

Nate Carr, Editor-in-Chief

January 7, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

The door’s heavy. Even after a firm push from my hand grasping the stainless-steel door knob, I still have to push. Have to use my shoulder to the get the thing to even budge forward. Then I fall forward 3 feet into the doorway, almost lose my footing, almost bust my chin into the plain tile flooring. The ligh...

History of Decatur

History of Decatur

Eden Jones, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Zachary Taylor established Taylorsville in 1856, around the time ​Henry A. Wise established ​Wise County. However, the local bishop, a man of great power in the town, disagreed with the name because he disliked Zachary, the man who owned Taylorsville. Zachary then renamed the town Decatu...

Eagle Strong All Year Long

Eagle Strong All Year Long

Noehlia Ortiz, Staff Writer

January 13, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Feature, Sports, Sports News

Bringing the heat, P.A.I.N.S, and Eagle Fight Never Dies are mottos that took these Eagle athletes to great lengths. The volleyball, cross-country, and football teams all advanced past the district point this year. Volleyball The volleyball team definitely brought the heat this season. Bringing home...

Little Things

Lexie Chapman, Staff Writer

January 12, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

I am thankful for so many things; the list could literally go on forever. Everyone around the holidays is always saying, “I am thankful for my friends, my money, my job, etc.” All of those things are amazing and important to be thankful for, but I am most thankful for the little things. When I say ...

Five Out of Five Stars

Five Out of Five Stars

Cassidy Shenberger, J1 Writer

December 11, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Feature

Non-stop and Gravity caught her attention because of the suspenseful scenes in the movies. She just turned eleven and her mother told her she wouldn’t always depend on writing as a career, but she made up her mind to prove her mother wrong. Freshman Crystal Luevanosfelix, fourteen, reviews all types...

Pondering Poe’s Poetry

Pondering Poe’s Poetry

Taylor Yates, J1 Writer

December 8, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, Feature

The suspenseful ways of his writing attracts her in many directions. She’s read about 16-17 of his books during the summer, and started reading when she was just 7-years-old. “I like reading his books because of the suspense. You can feel the emotion of the story or topic and sometimes I can just...

Video: What is the worst Christmas present you’ve received?

Jessica Lozano, Videographer

December 23, 2012


Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Video

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Video: Holiday Fashion Guide

Video: Holiday Fashion Guide

Macen Stripling, Staff Writer

December 17, 2012


Filed under Entertainment, Multimedia, Video

For most people fashion is put on the back burner during the busiest time of the year. These tips will help you coordinate an outfit for all your holiday activities. Video may take a moment to load.

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