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Golden achievement

Golden achievement

Nnenna Nchege, Staff Writer

June 1, 2018


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There are currently 2.6 million Girl Scouts—1.8 million girl members and 800,000 adult members working primarily as volunteers according to the Girl Scouts website. Out of all of those girls of courage, confidence, and character only five percent earn the Gold Award , the highest award in Girl Scou...

Teaching teachers

Teaching teachers

Shivani Radhakrishnan, Staff Writer

June 1, 2018


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Two years ago, AP music theory teacher Terry Eder was approached by the music editor for the Norton book company to write an AP music theory textbook since he is a College Board consultant. However, he proposed a different idea. Eder said he believed that the company had many efficient textbooks, but t...

Biking over cancer

Biking over cancer

Nnenna Nchege, Staff Writer

May 31, 2018


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Cancer affects more than 12.7 million people in the United States each year, and for someone like Lovejoy High School alumna Samantha Wendt, cancer has lingered in the background for most of their lives. No one in Wendt’s immediate family has battled cancer, however, within her large extended family, ...

Braving the shave

Braving the shave

Kelsey Carroll, Section Editor

May 31, 2018


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As the clock struck 11:15 a.m, Lovejoy mom of two Julie Boardman made her way to the corner of Trinity Hall Irish Pub, sat down in her chair on the elevated stage, and looked down at her friends and family surrounding her. “OK, who’s going to give $20 to Julie to shave off each ponytail?” the ...

Don’t judge ‘Coop’ by his cover

Don’t judge ‘Coop’ by his cover

Kelsey Carroll, Section Editor

May 29, 2018


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Students don’t know half of Ray Cooper’s story. They don’t know the animation teacher has a limited amount of words he’ll say every day, always trying to save them for his wife, who deserves more than just one-word responses at dinner. They don’t know he decides to go above and beyond by d...

Healing Scarred Hearts

Healing Scarred Hearts

Nnenna Nchege, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018


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A son, brother, and friend, his big heart made him someone to talk to. He loved music. Before his death, Hayden Hoemke attended the Art Institute of Dallas in hopes of earning a degree in audio engineering. No mother ever thinks she will have to bury any of her children. Furthermore a younger siste...

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Hannah D'iorio, Staff Writer

May 16, 2018


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He was a “normal, healthy” guy. Just a father of two kids, a husband, and an airline pilot going to a satellite emergency room after feeling sick for a week. He knew there was something seriously wrong with him. He never thought it would be Leukemia. “What the doctor told me was th...

Spotting hope

Spotting hope

Nick Smith, Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2018


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Of the many qualifications required for dog show-level Dalmatians, none are more important than their spots. Spots must be either a dense black or liver brown. Spots must be round and distinct. Spots must be evenly distributed. Spots must be in the size of a dime to a half dollar. Ears must also b...

Leopard Look: Katie Strand

Leopard Look: Katie Strand

Katie Bardwell, Staff Writer

May 15, 2018


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Look in the choir room, the auditorium, or any practice room, and she will be there. Senior Katie Strand has dedicated the last four years to music, and plans to continue her love of music in the future as she furthers her education. At a glance: Favorite movie: Mamma Mia! Favorite genre of music: Alternat...

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