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World Population reaches seven billion

World Population reaches seven billion

Olivia Griffin, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2011

Congratulations – you are one in seven billion! According to the United Nations, the seven billionth person was born last Monday, most likely in India, which has the highest rates of births per minute in the world. The human population has skyrocketed within the last century. At the turn of the...

Red Ribbon Week

Carly Parkinson, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2011

Red Ribbon week is coming to campus on November 14-18. Celebrated nationwide, it is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. The school district has supported Red Ribbon Week for several years. Each year, elementary students write signed commitments to live drug free lives and...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Darby Blaylock, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2011

Think of the women you know: Their faces, their smiles, and their laughs. Now look at the statistics. 1 in 8 women in the US will develop breast cancer over their lifetime. In the year 2010, 209,060 women were diagnosed with breast cancer, and 40,230 lost their battle. The month of October is Breast...

School support system extends beyond academics

School support system extends beyond academics

Liz Schasel, Editor-in-chief

October 26, 2011

Many are aware of the multi-layered level of academic support the school offers with generous tutoring hours and online services such as SchoolTown and PowerSchool, as well as many teachers offering their personal emails and even cell phone numbers in the case of needed assistance. Some kind of academic...

Coffee bar comes to campus

Coffee bar comes to campus

Jodi Short, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2011

Students will no longer need to risk being late in order to make a morning coffee run before school. Today, the school’s new coffee bar opened in the library. “The coffee bar has been in the works for a while now. We’ve always wanted to have one to help bring more students into the library,”...

Co-founder of Apple dies

Katie Curry, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2011

On February 24, 1955, the future of technology arrived with the birth of Steve Jobs. Born in San Francisco, he was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs of Mountain View, California. As Jobs grew up, he quickly became savvy in technology. The majority of people in the United States have a cell phone and...

Mixed student, faculty opinion as Rick Perry announces Presidential bid

Adam Schasel, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2011

On August 13, Rick Perry, addressing a supportive crowd in Charleston, South Carolina, announced his bid for the 2012 Republican nomination for the Presidency of the United States of America. As Perry continues to vie for the presidency, both students and faculty alike have mixed feelings toward the...

Palestine seeks statehood through UN

Adam Schasel, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2011

Palestinians are trying a new tactic in its struggle for a homeland: a PR campaign. Palestine is rallying support for United Nations recognition of Palestinian statehood. This follows a stall in negotiations between Palestinians and Israel, which has controlled territory previously occupied by Palestine...

Saudi Arabian women get the vote

Olivia Griffin, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2011

Nearly 100 years after American women received the right to vote, it is finally happening in Saudi Arabia. In a speech on September 25, King Abdullah granted Saudi Arabian women the right to vote and run in elections. The move comes come the heel of pressure of protests and outside pressure. This...

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