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 ...

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...

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...

Sugar Cookie recipe

Sugar Cookie recipe

Madison Hunt, Reporter

December 20, 2019

This is a recipe I love to use when making sugar cookies, the fun part is being able to put the icing on it after it is done baking. 2 ¾ cups of flour  1 teaspoon of baking soda  ½ teaspoon of baking powder 1 ½ cups of sugar 1 egg  1 ¼ teaspoon of vanilla Preheat the ...

West Hardin Support Staff

Kade Brackin, Fine Arts Editor

December 20, 2019

Have you taken the time to get to know who allows the school to function? Sure, the principal or superintendent, but that’s not who I’m writing about today. I’m talking about the people who might be a little less noticed or appreciated: our support staff. Without them, our school falls apart an...

The National Speech and Debate Association

Sheridan Lucas, Reporter

December 13, 2019

In 1925,  Bruno E. Jacobs founded the National Forensic League which is now known as the  National Speech and Debate Association. In 2010, West Hardin joined the association.  “With my first tournament, I wasn’t as confident and I didn’t have as much fun with it as I do with tournaments now,...

Teaching is an onus job

Trinity Duke, Reporter

December 12, 2019

Cody Cantrell is a teacher at West Hardin ISD who has been teaching for 3 years now and teaches IPC, Chemistry, Physics, and Forensics.  Before Cantrell moved to West Hardin he had a job as a teacher at Beaumont ISD.  Cantrell wanted to become a teacher because his mom was a teacher and he thought it...

A multilingual asset

A multilingual asset

Joseph Messer, Online Manager

December 10, 2019

By most accounts, Mr. Michael Atkinson is a top-notch citizen. Good Samaritan. Responsible. Knowledgeable. Teaching runs in his blood. Atkinson started his career in the Air Force and currently teaches Spanish.  “I thought learning a new language would be interesting,” Atkinson said.  While...

Russian Tea Cakes

Russian Tea Cakes

Madison Hunt, Reporter

December 10, 2019

This is an original recipe that I made. This is a pastry that is often eaten during Christmas in the United States. It was made from a jumble pastry (a common pastry in England that was popular during the middle ages that were served during their tea time). It resembles Spanish wedding cookies, b...

Homemade Biscuits

Homemade Biscuits

Madison Hunt, Reporter

December 10, 2019

This is a recipe I got from my uncle, this is a fast and easy way to make these yummy biscuits. The awesome part of the biscuits is that they only consist of two ingredients: heavy whipping cream and self-rising flour. When I baked them I could smell them through the whole house. Heavy whipping crea...

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...

Girl Scouts of America

Charley Nugent, Managing Editor

December 6, 2019

Girl Scouts of America, more commonly known simply as Girl Scouts, is a non-profit organization that is intended to encourage girls to empower themselves and build confidence, courage, compassion, and character through different activities that benefit others and the community. Some of the activities include ...

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