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Family of four becomes closer after a devastating accident

Published: November 15, 2007

It was six in the morning and they were returning home from a family reunion in Outer Banks, N. C. Hindu music was playing softly in the front of the minivan as 17-year-old Murtaza Amir drove down U.S. Highway 64, headed toward home. His mother, Shabana, was sitting behind him, looking through the window, gazing at the beautiful sunrise. His little sister,...

Stepanek finds passion, a future in acting

Published: November 15, 2007

Getting up on stage is something most people don’t enjoy. Students don’t like speaking in public, or sharing their thoughts. These things however, are just something that doesn’t phase sophomore Tori Stepanek. Stepanek has been acting and doing plays since she was in kindergarten and saw her first play at just six months old. Getting comfortable and...

Spanish Club president Hickerson fulfills expectations

Published: November 13, 2007

Spanish Club President Vince Hickerson walks into a room of anxious members, puts his bag on a chair and opens a PowerPoint on the SmartBoard on Sept. 19. It’s 7:04 a.m.“Sorry I’m late,” he says, showing a little bit of nervousness. “Can we get started?” Read More »...

Family tradition is carried on by a younger generation

Published: November 8, 2007

It’s a Monday evening in late October as senior Natalie Dearing comes home from JoAnn’s Fabrics with an orange ball of yarn. The fall temperature is perfect, and it holds just enough inspiration for her to start crocheting again after three years off. The last time she crocheted, Dearing made a small baby blue blanket with purple fringe. Now, she...

Kennedy is diagnosed with a rare condition, but chooses to work to better the situation

Published: November 8, 2007

For sophomore Meghan Kennedy, Aug. 16 started off like any normal day. Read More »...

Figuero’s offers coffee, hot sauces to add flavor to the cafe

Published: November 8, 2007

Ashley Cole crouches in a corner as she attempts to connect a phone jack to a wall. Read More »

Coffey finds outlet for musical passion in the violin

Published: October 11, 2007

When McKay Coffey was little it was common to see him sneaking around his older brother’s violin. And when he would pluck the strings to see how they sounded, it was also common for his brother to get mad. Ever since those days of childish games, Coffey has had a passion for music and the violin.“I always looked up to him,” Coffey said. “He...

Leadership must set high bar for those to come

Published: October 11, 2007

On Homecoming night, I walked into what use to be the smelly wrestling room and was surprised to see people watching Grease, Read More »...

Nichols gets ready for campaign

Published: October 11, 2007

Imagine planning a statewide political campaign. Now imagine balancing several extracurricular activities, honors classes and a social life on top of that campaign, all during a senior year of high school. Welcome to the life of Ali Nichols. Read More »...

Dalton serves in military while teaching

Published: October 4, 2007

The phone rings. Chris Dalton picks it up, listens, and sighs. “Is this 100 percent?” “Yes sir.” Read More »

Shoemake shows individuality

Published: September 13, 2007

She’s different.This is the thought that runs through her head as she stares at herself in the mirror. Read More »

Welter excels in displaying talent

Published: September 13, 2007

Sitting in her third grade art class, Allison Welter discovered that she would rather draw her own dinosaur than trace one. So she did. Ever since that moment she knew art was in her future. “My parents know I’m talented,” Welter said. “They’re proud of me because that’s what I have, that’s what I do.” In early Aug., Welter woke up ...