Autism from an autistic point of view

Quinton Whitestar, Reporter

March 17, 2020

Autism is formally known as Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD. Autism affects brain development, social functionality, and behavior. Autism is in most cases caused by genetics, but it can be caused by prenatal difficulties like the umbilical cord getting wrapped around a neck. Autism has absolutely no ...

Word of the day

Joseph Messer, Online Manager

March 17, 2020

Mar. 17th Word of the Day is Mendacious or given to or characterized by deception or falsehood or divergence from absolute truth, as defined by Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary.

Late starts, prevent drowsy driving

Kaleb Hutton

March 9, 2020

Getting enough sleep on school days for students is a big issue, and starting school later could fix it. Kids need more sleep on school days. Students are tired in the morning because they have to wake up early every day for school, and some stay up late doing homework sometimes so it would be diffic...

E. Johnson and track

Darren Dawkins, Reporter

March 9, 2020

Evan Johnson is a Freshman who has run track for 2 years now. “I knew that I was good at long distance so I thought that I should continue so I joined track,” Freshman Evan Johnson said. There are many reasons to run track, Evan has a couple of his own. “I enjoy it. It gives me a way ...

Nutrition changes in our schools

Darren Dawkins, Reporter

March 9, 2020

In 2010, Former First Lady Michelle Obama changed the school food guideline to reduce sodium, trans fats, and saturated fats served in school lunches. “I think the intentions were good but the outcomes were bad,” Freshman Quinton Whitestar said. The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue anno...

The Librarian

Evan Johnson, Community, Information and Agricultural Editor

March 9, 2020

Charlene Zwahr has been the school’s librarian for 14 years. She most enjoys, “helping kids find their favorite books to read especially kids that don’t usually like to read; it’s exciting to find books that they enjoy and they get a love for reading from that,” Zwahr said. There are...

Safety, rules!

Trinity Duke, Reporter

March 9, 2020

Safety rules/laws are important because they protect us. What happens when safety rules are not obeyed? When safety rules are not obeyed people can get hurt or in trouble. For example, if someone is at a construction site and the safety rule is to wear a hard hat and you don’t you will get in trouble...

Drinking and driving; a real problem

Alexia Jordan, Reporter

March 9, 2020

Ms. Sheridan Lucas and Mrs. Stephanie Jordan have seen and heard of drunk driving accidents happening in our community. They would like to tell us some things they know or have experienced.  There is always another option to do other than drink and drive. “You should never drink and drive. Th...

Divided we fall

Madison Hunt, Reporter

March 9, 2020

What is the United States of America? I don't even know anymore. There is too much drama here between the Democrats and the Republicans. This country has changed and not in a good way. I usually don’t talk about politics, but this time it is different. I wish that we didn’t have two different pol...

Learning languages

Learning languages

February 12, 2020

Teacher and Coach Michael Atkinson knows a variety of different languages and teaches Spanish 1 and 2. “I can read/speak five counting English, Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, and Spanish and I just always liked languages. Then I got interested and wanted to learn Hebrew because of the Bible, and then I...

Slow and steady, wins the race

Joseph Messer, Online Manager

February 12, 2020

        West Hardin students may be a little slow, but slow and steady wins the race. Just take the story of ‘The Tortoise and The Hare’ written by Aesop, for instance. In this fable, Aesop depicts a show of calculated maneuvers and speedy assumptions. The tortoise, for example, is slow and calcul...

An Oiler type of ‘tude

Kimberlann Gilley, Business Manager

January 29, 2020

After starting and running her own daycare, recovering from Harvey, working at another district, and recovering from a house fire, Mrs. Kimberly Smith, educator, is back teaching at West Hardin simply because she likes being here.  “West Hardin is home so I miss you guys when I’m gone, but y...

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