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UNstoppable

UNstoppable

Kate Bernstein, Staffer

December 10, 2019

Topics bounce across the classroom as the model United Nations club (MUN) engages in debate, civil discourse and international policy. With mock UN sessions and political discussion as common activities belonging to the club, vice president and junior Reece Aylesworth said she appreciates the different opinio...

Cats and dogs and chickens, oh my!

Cats and dogs and chickens, oh my!

Salena Kahassai, Staffer

December 3, 2019

From beehives to chicken coops, biology teacher Katherine Roy is creating a small farm in her backyard. Roy has a dog, Rocko Roy, a cat, Boots Buchman, and four chickens, Donna Jean, Winnie, Claire and Susan Beakman. Roy also maintains six hives of honeybees.   “It’s just so much fun,...

Interview with mathlete Junhao Zhang

Interview with mathlete Junhao Zhang

Lauren Azevedo, Staffer

November 21, 2019

Q: How did you get into Mu Alpha Theta?  A: I was invited in my freshman year. I was approached by a teacher about this competition and I was interested in it.    Q: What made you want to join?  A: I really enjoy math. I’m naturally good at it and the competitive setting helps ...

Cancer-fighting Crafts

Cancer-fighting Crafts

Kate Bernstein, Staffer

November 20, 2019

Q: What made you decide to start making ornaments?  A: Well, my dad was diagnosed with lymphoma in October and I really just wanted to do something that could help the organization that, I mean, basically they’re responsible for, like, saving so many people’s lives and I already love crafts, I love Christ...

About 12 questions with Derek Thomas

About 12 questions with Derek Thomas

Ava Nelson, Features Editor

November 15, 2019

Going up the Mountain

Going up the Mountain

Samantha Macuare, Staffer

November 15, 2019

One of Plant’s volleyball players, Adele Cassidy, accepted an offer to Sewanee University Oct. 8, and formally signed Nov. 13. Cassidy has been playing Plant volleyball for four years and made varsity her sophomore year.  “My favorite thing about volleyball is the excitement each rally pertains along...

On Thursdays, we write bills

On Thursdays, we write bills

Kate Bernstein, Staffer

November 13, 2019

Every second and fourth Thursday of each month, members of Youth in Government (YIG) meet in room 704 to create bills, engage in debate and discuss current events. Members of the club are split into three mock sections of government: the judicial branch, legislative branch and executive branch. Freshman and member of the l...

From gaming to victory

From gaming to victory

Samantha Macuare, Staffer

November 7, 2019

Q: “When did you start playing eSports?”  A: “I have been playing video games for most of my life, but I only really started competing in tournaments in December 2018.”   Q: “Why did you start playing eSports?”  A: “I started actually competing because video games has bee...

Falling through fabric

Falling through fabric

Julia Wolfe, Staffer

November 5, 2019

For almost five years, freshman Remi Aylesworth has been performing in aerial arts, a form of dance where the performer uses scarf-like fabric to dance, hang in the air and fall in rhythm. According to Aylesworth, the art form has had a major impact on her daily life.    “I really, real...

To bee or not to bee

To bee or not to bee

Izzy Antilla, Staffer

November 4, 2019

Buzzing bees float seamlessly through the air as senior Sherman Lacost tends to the hive. For the past four years, Lacost has kept and maintained bees, during which Lacost said he has learned many skills that he and his family use to care for the bees. While starting after encouragement f...

Club highlights mental health

Club highlights mental health

Julia Wolfe, Staffer

November 1, 2019

SADD, or Students Against Destructive Decisions, is one of the 100+ clubs Plant has to offer. Unlike many recreational clubs, SADD sets out to influence healthy changes in high school culture. The group strives to address topics such as mental health and abuse of drugs or alcohol.    “Or...

Teacher speaks of time working abroad

Teacher speaks of time working abroad

Izzy Antilla, Staffer

October 28, 2019

Geometry teacher Wendy Heir-Greene gained foreign teaching experience after working in an Irish school during the year 2000. While teaching in Ireland, Heir-Greene noticed many differences compared to the current US education system, such as accommodations made for students and the lack of fr...

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