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Q and A with House Representative Kathy Castor

Q and A with House Representative Kathy Castor

Natalie Kerr, Editor in Chief

July 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Q: How would you sum up your current view of the media?  A: [It is] vitally important in this day and age when there is so much confusing news out there, and we have someone in the White House who has demonstrated a track record of misleading folks – I've never seen anything like it. But for...

Chasing after the gold (leaf)

Chasing after the gold (leaf)

Macie Lavender, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

The inviting atmosphere of the upstairs art classroom may be familiar to some; warm light filtering through the broad paned windows, paint splatters and charcoal smudges, hushed tones as students whisper so others, deeply immersed in their respective works, can focus. It is in this idyllic scene where...

Drawn to D.C.

Drawn to D.C.

Chloe-Amelie Aikman, Features Manager

May 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Until junior Alea Jennings reached high school, drawing had hardly ever crossed her mind. Now she has received a Congressional Award for it — and her images will be on display in Washington D.C. for a year. “I was always into art when I was younger because my grandmother was an artist,” Jennings...

Spirit of Discovery

Spirit of Discovery

Chloe-Amelie Aikman, Alexis Perno, Features Manager, News Manager

May 15, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Q: Tell me about your project. How did you place at the competition? What was the most challenging part? Junior Rajat Doshi: "I essentially developed a novel molecule to remove arsenic from drinking water in a cost efficient and highly effective manner. I designed the molecule computationally using...

Thinking Outside the Square

Thinking Outside the Square

Riley Schofner, Staff Writer

May 15, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Clubs take a lot of effort to maintain and create, and chess club has fought it ways into the club roster. After its first year, the club leaders Calvin Yang and Aiden Reilly has invited several students to a new experience of gameplay within the club system. "I think a lot of clubs seem to focus...

Top of class students share their insight

Top of class students share their insight

Alexis Perno, Staff Writer

May 9, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Q: "When did you find out you were valedictorian/salutatorian? How did you react?" Bob Schofner, Valedictorian: "I was sitting in writing center and Mr. Bush came in personally and called me to the office... I was very surprised. I didn't expect to be valedictorian. It's a huge honor to have gone...

Ecology club reduces environmental harm

Ecology club reduces environmental harm

Chloe-Amelie Aikman, Staff Writer

May 3, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Wandering towards the end of South Hall, one might recognize the Turtle Pond as a landmark of the campus landscape – a testament to the resident Ecology Club’s existence. However, this club is doing more than just caring for the three red-eared slider turtles and their habitat; they’re working to...

E-Board hosts annual Pantherilla

Alexis Perno, Staff Writer

April 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Multimedia, News, Video

Students attended prom at the Double Tree Hilton on Saturday, April 14 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Seniors Maren Scharf and Adrian Mendoza were crowned Prom Queen and King, respectively. "Overall everything was great," Scharf said. "Getting prom queen was kind of funny. I didn't even know I wanted it...

“It Girls” Of The 2000’s: Which Are You?

April 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Interactive, Quiz, Top Stories

Q&A with JROTC Seniors

Q&A with JROTC Seniors

Graham Hill, Staff Writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Q&A: What are some responsibilities for JROTC seniors? "Number one, what we try to do ... if you are a senior, you are required to have some form of leadership. You are running something in this program." -Colonel Calvin Mason, teacher What does the JROTC curriculum involve? "[We have]...

Four students achieve finalist status

Four students achieve finalist status

Chloe-Amelie Aikman, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Four students – seniors Crystal Cheung, Ethan Kramer, Robert Schofner and Jessie Yang – have advanced to Finalist standing through the National Merit Scholarship program. "There's a certain prestige to it," Cheung said. "As a finalist, there are a lot of colleges that definitely look at y...

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