Limited Coverage Notice

Sam Payne, Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2020

Due to the growing concern of the spread of COVID-19 or the coronavirus classes will be suspended for the remainder of the school year.  As a result, the paper will have limited updates. Please stay safe, wash your hands and stay home.

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...

UIL State Congress

Kade Brackin, Fine Arts Editor

March 9, 2020

It’s been a long time since the West Hardin Congress tournament, and on Jan. 15, the State competition was held and aired on Fox Sports Southwest.  The rankings in 2A were as follows: Mia Hweidi -1st place Megan Canfield -2nd place Benjamin Havens -3rd place Maggie Krahl -4th pla...

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...

STAAR tests, the importance of

Sophie Enloe, Reporter

January 23, 2020

STAAR, State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, is required testing for Texas students in grades 3-12. Launched in 2011 at a price of $3 to $7 per student, STAAR costs the state of Texas $90 million annually to administer. Students are concerned about their future and wonder if the money would b...

December 19th, the day of the meeting

Kimberlann Gilley, Business Manager

January 14, 2020

On the night of Dec. 19, the monthly school board meeting was held. During the meeting, performers were recognized, band students Bryce Rojas and Alicia Patton were recognized, and Sophie Enloe won the Christmas card decorating contest and earned $50 because of it. A surprise recognition was given to Mrs. P...

Cyberbullying

Kimberlann Gilley, Business Manager

December 20, 2019

Cyber bullying is an increasing problem in today’s teenagers/society, I know this as I am a victim of cyber bullying.  If you've ever been a victim of online bullying, you've probably been told: “oh, they are just jealous” or “they like you” or something along the lines of there's somethi...

Test Exemptions

Holden Loper, Reporter

December 20, 2019

Being exempted from midterms means you don’t have to take a certain test of your choice because you have missed less than four days of school and have been passing your classes.  Freshman- 2 Exemptions  Sophomores- 3 Exemptions Juniors/Seniors- All tests are Exempt Important Notice-...

Mid Term Opinions

Sam Payne, Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2019

In the next week, the newly installed midterms are to be conducted at the school Dec. 17 through Dec. 19. This is the first time we have had them since their absence in the past, and because of this, it has raised many questions.  “A midterm is taking all the cumulative things that you have learned throughout the ...

Senior Quiz Team Results

Darren Dawkins, Reporter

December 6, 2019

On Thursday, November 21st the Senior Quiz Team competed at area nine contest. The team placed fifth as a whole, and Jakoby Holder ranked fifth as a high individual.

Livin’ a ‘New Life’

Alexia Jordan, Reporter

December 6, 2019

Elizabeth Duke is a youth pastor at New Life Church in Batson, Texas. “I have been a pastor for six years now,” Duke said. Duke wants to make a positive impact on the youngsters’ way of life.   “I want to be able to influence teens to be an example for them and be there for them w...

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