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March For Our Lives Photo Gallery

March 15, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Opinion, Photos, Showcase, Spotlight

The JCHS student walk-out occurred on Wednesday, March 14th in commemoration of the 17 students that were killed in the Parkland shooting, as well as bring awareness to school violence and mental health.  

Students Should Participate In Nation-Wide School Walk-Out

Students Should Participate In Nation-Wide School Walk-Out

Kennedy Cox, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Students have been organizing a nationwide school walkout called March for Our Lives on March 14 in light of the latest school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The proposed walkout has been a trending topic on social media platforms as schools across the nation plan their ow...

The Transition: From FSA to CAC

The Transition: From FSA to CAC

Taryn Tanguay, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Moving to a new school is like wandering into a new territory, an unknown land, which is always frightful yet still somehow thrilling. The transition is similar to a Blue Jay going into a newfound tree, or a new “house.” Similar to the Blue Jay, I was entering a new house. The Freshman Success...

Veganism: All the Questions You Have Answered

Veganism: All the Questions You Have Answered

Kennedy Cox, Staff Writer

January 10, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Uncategorized

At 14, I decided to change my life forever by making the stand to stop eating meat. I have been vegan for nearly two years and I humbly believe I am qualified enough to give all of you "Average Joe's of Diet" an overall understanding of what veganism is. I will be covering what a vegan lifestyle is really...

5 Things You Need To Know When Applying To College

5 Things You Need To Know When Applying To College

Ben Dye, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017


Filed under Feature, Opinion

Senior year approaches many students quicker than they could ever imagine; this leads to confusion, and a lack of preparation for college. In reality however, applying for college is fairly easy if you follow these 5 simple steps. 1. Take the ACT/SAT ASAP! Take either test as soon as you can, and if y...

First Person: Emotional Move

First Person: Emotional Move

Olivia Knerr, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The move for a military child, or military brat as some people refer to us, is nothing new or strange. The constant moving has been programmed into our brain at a young age. We do it constantly-- another place, another face, another personality. The friends are an extensive plus, they help you settle in a...

“It” – Movie Review

“It” – Movie Review

Ben Dye, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Andy Muschietti's 2017 reboot of Stephen King's It was in short terms - marvelous. Bill Skarsgård's performance as Pennywise the Dancing Clown was hysterical and terrifying. In fact, he was so terrifying, that in an interview he stated, in reference to the child actors, that he made them all burst in...

I Quit Social Media For a Week: Here Is What Happened

I Quit Social Media For a Week: Here Is What Happened

Kennedy Cox, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

One week ago, it was decided - or rather the idea surfaced - that I should go for a whole week without social media. With me being the spontaneous girl that I am with a  "can do" attitude, I volunteered as tribute.  Over the seven days I reflected on how I felt without social media and this is what...

My Top 10 Tracks of the Summer

My Top 10 Tracks of the Summer

Daven McClellan, Writer

September 11, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

  So far, 2017 has been a great year for music with some awesome album releases from plenty of popular and talented artists. This summer was no exception, here are some of the tracks that I was listening to while enjoying my break.   1.) The 4th of July - Ghost Mice It's not my favori...

Headphones in Class

Headphones in Class

Sarah Taylor, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It is not uncommon for a student to ask to listen to music in class, neither is it unusual for a teacher to allow it. However, does the music act as a distraction? Many teaches don’t allow the devices to be used in class because they find it to be a hindrance to learning. Headphones reduce excess...

Should High Schools Cut Football?

Should High Schools Cut Football?

Morgan Deering, Staff Writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under Feature, Opinion, Sports

Due to recent research involving C.T.E. (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) many parents and schools have been debating just how safe football really is for students. C.T.E. has many of the same showing sign as Alzheimer’s and dementia, but is the result of an injury rather than an endogenous disease....

Sign Language Should Be Offered As Foreign Language Class

Sign Language Should Be Offered As Foreign Language Class

August 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Sign language is a language people all around the world use to communicate. It's not only used for people with hearing or speaking disabilities, but also by whoever wants to use it. I once had a best-friend in 7th grade that decided to learn sign language with me so that we could talk to each other...

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