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Broadcast program named as finalist for top national award

Broadcast program named as finalist for top national award

Layla Healey, Staff Writer

September 19, 2018


Filed under Around the School, Featured News, News

Leopard Spotlight, the flagship show of the Lovejoy News Network, was named a finalist today for the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) Broadcast Pacemaker award, one of just 14 programs in the nation to be selected. “The Pacemaker is the association’s preeminent award,” said Laura Widmer, N...

Securing students

Securing students

Kelsey Carroll, Section Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Around the School, Featured News, News, Top Stories

Step one: Deter. Security cameras in every hall, and security personnel on every campus. Try to keep someone hoping to commit violence as far away from students at possible. Step two: Detect. Scanning IDs, gaining information, using hand held metal detectors, and receptionists assessing each person wa...

Allen fall festival to commence this Saturday

Allen fall festival to commence this Saturday

Austin Keefer, Staff Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Featured News, Local, News

The 6th annual Allen Fall Fest commences this Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Allen Senior Recreation Center, its parking lot, and the Allen Heritage Village across the street. The festival will be ripe with activities, including an antique sale, village tours, and, its main event, a car show. “The sh...

Hair testing adds to existing drug test procedures

Hair testing adds to existing drug test procedures

Carly Ludlow, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018


Filed under Around the School, Featured News, News

In addition to the twice-yearly urine drug testing from previous years,10-20 students at a time will be randomly chosen for about two hair follicle tests this year. The hair follicle test will test for drugs that stay in the system for 90 days. “We aren’t trying to catch kids,” athletic di...

Circle of Partners offers new stream of revenue

Circle of Partners offers new stream of revenue

Sydney Wong, Staff Writer

September 11, 2018


Filed under Around the School, Featured News, News

The district has introduced the new Circle of Partners program this year where a group of local businesses donate a portion of their revenue to the school district. “The revenue will go into our general operating budget which means it will be used to support everything we do in the district from...

Fire alarm causes double evacuation

Fire alarm causes double evacuation

Joeley Hedgcoxe, Staff Writer

September 11, 2018


Filed under Around the School, Featured News, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Two fire alarms triggered on the same day on Wednesday, Sept. 11, rising concern from the students. The first alarm went off at 10:50 a.m during third period, and the second sounded during B lunch at 12:11 p.m. Assistant Principal Julie Hirsh said both of the alarms were actually set off due t...

School to host annual college fair

School to host annual college fair

Joeley Hedgecoxe, Staff Writer

September 11, 2018


Filed under Around the School, Featured News, News

Representatives from more than 160 colleges will visit the school for the annual college fair on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. The event will be held in the main gym. “All students will be able to directly ask the college representatives questions pertaining to their school, school’s adm...

Stacy Road Update

Stacy Road Update

Gaby Garcia, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018


Filed under Featured News, Local, News

Due to multiple delays and setbacks during its third year of construction, Stacy Road is now expected to be completed by early 2019. “There is some more underground work to do at the intersection of Angel Parkway and Stacy Road,” Fairview town engineer James Chancellor said. “Curb inlets are being...

New law requires students to be instructed on law enforcement interactions

New law requires students to be instructed on law enforcement interactions

Alexis Russell, Staff Writer

September 5, 2018


Filed under Featured News, News, State/Nation/World, Top Stories

Senate Bill 30, signed into law last September in the wake of multiple deadly encounters between civilians and and law enforcement throughout the country, will go into effect this school year. The bill, also known as the Community Safety Education Act, requires students to be taught the appropriate eti...

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