Loving Leaps Into the Aggie Dance Program

Kayla Smith, Staff Writer
May 11, 2017
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After dancing for nearly 15 years, Senior Lauren Loving will get to continue her journey of doing what she loves through college. At first, she was not going to continue dancing, but then she found that there was an Aggie Dance Program that offered a great opportunity for her to stay on the path...

Barker Sings Her Heart Out to the World

Lauren Kowis, News and Feature Editor
April 6, 2017
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This year’s talent show winner, sophomore Zandra Barker, performed an original song that touched so many people’s hearts with the song she wrote in dedication to her mom’s passing. “The song is called ‘Letting Go.’ It’s a song I wrote in memory of my mom. I wanted the song to...

Culinary Arts Competes in Nationals at NASA

Daisy Cooley, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
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Students in the Culinary Arts program have the once in a lifetime opportunity to have their own group cookie recipe sent to the International Space Station for astronauts to enjoy. “We are going to participate in the National HUNCH Culinary Challenge on April 20th, which is an opportunity for high...

Lohnes Takes Home the Crown

Lohnes Takes Home the Crown

Brittany Miller, Editor-In-Chief
April 6, 2017
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The annual “Mr. Oak Ridge” contest, a male beauty pageant and fundraiser, had several strong contestants competing for the title. Golf representative, Senior Gavyn Lohnes ended up taking home the crown and title of Mr. Oak Ridge on March 2nd. “In order to win, I tried to be as funny as I could....

Whitehurst Making Her Sweat Dreams Come True

Nolan Christensen, Staff Writer
February 24, 2017
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The sweet aroma of cakes in the oven is a common scent in Senior Alayah Whitehurst’s household because of her small baking, catering business “Sweet Dreams”. Whether her customers be teachers, fellow students, or even her mom’s friends, the baker and chef Whitehurst is always up to any...

Students Prepare Summer Field Trip to Germany

Jarod Hecules, Staff Writer
February 24, 2017
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A foreign language class usually requires students to memorize prepositions, accents, and various sentences in order to speak the language properly, but many students do not get to see how the language is actually spoken on a normal basis. However, German students have the opportunity to explore...

Pantoja Saddles Up for Barrel Racing

Skyler Hansen, Staff Writer
February 24, 2017
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Racing and jumping over obstacles with her horse while trying to beat the clock is what Freshman Annalyssa Pantoja loves to do in her free time. “When you run out of the arena on your horse, you turn right to go to the first barrel, then you get to the next barrel you go around that, and...

Wolfson Does More than Play Games

Lily Martinez, Staff Writer
January 26, 2017
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Senior Dylan Wolfson is in the process of creating his own video game with the help of six other people who wanted to help make something new. The art of video gaming has come to Wolfson ever since he was kid and is still a hobby that he enjoys. “I first started gaming when I was seven years old....

ROTC Gets Ready for Military Ball

Daisy Cooley, Staff Writer
January 26, 2017
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ROTC is eager for a night of formalities and fun at the Military Ball taking place at the Marriott Hotel on February 4th, where the cadets have a chance to acquire proper social skills and enjoy the night. “The Military Ball is designed to teach cadets the strict requirements of formal social life...

Theatre Department Presents their Annual Student Productions

Kait Spaide, Staff Writer
January 26, 2017
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The stage is set for the juniors and seniors of the theatre department, who are being offered the opportunity to direct their choice of a one-act play and perform it in the black box after school. It’s a lot of pressure, but these students are doing everything they can to make sure their SOAPs are...

Art Department Prepares for V.A.S.E

Samarah Zamora, Staff Writer
January 26, 2017
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In January, art students competed in the Rodeo Art Show and now are currently preparing for the Visual Arts Scholastic Event, V.A.S.E. competition. “Over 30 students had art pieces entered into the Rodeo Art Show at Oak Ridge,” Art teacher Debra Welch said. The Rodeo District Show was held in the...

Advanced Animation Students work with NASA for Space Tech Innovation

Mikaiya Peters, News and Feature Editor
January 26, 2017
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Some kids dream of having the ability to one day work on the space station alongside astronauts, and early this month, this became a reality for Advanced Animation students under the direction of Animation and Multimedia teacher, Jeffrey Marcinkowski. As a part of the NASA HUNCH program, students traveled...