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Behind the spirit stick

Behind the spirit stick

October 21, 2014

Widely known for being the reward to Oak Ridge’s loudest and most spirited class, the spirit stick has, surprisingly, been recently integrated into our homecoming week at pep-rally. As a symbol of the jocularity and playfulness of our most “spirited” students, the spirit stick, in its sparkly green...

Homecoming Clique Day [Photo Gallery]

Homecoming Clique Day [Photo Gallery]

October 16, 2014

Day two of Homecoming Week saw students looking to find groups to dress alike for Clique Day. Cliques were mostly student-led, but a few classes also got together to dress as a clique as well. [fancygallery id="homecoming-2014" album="clique-day"]

GALLERY: Election Day

GALLERY: Election Day

May 8, 2014

Student Government Association held elections for the upcoming sophomores, junior, and senior class on Thursday May 8. The results are now posted in the cafeteria. [fancygallery id="events" album="elections-2014"]

Beauty patch study tricks women

April 30, 2014

Many women consider themselves ugly or unattractive, simply because society sets a certain standard for beauty that cannot be attained. This is why a beauty patch has been made to make women feel more beautiful about themselves. A study was made where a few women were asked to wear a beauty patch on the...

Positive impact technology has on education

Positive impact technology has on education

March 17, 2014

Students all around the country are found to be using iPads, laptops, and computers for educational purposes. Teachers are basing whole lessons around the use of these technological devices, and have the ability to use interactive apps with students throughout each lesson. Is this use of technology p...

Christine Tavares is the ‘New Girl’

March 14, 2014

All the way from the Big Apple, comes a student from Saint Francis Prep. Junior Achievement sophomore Christine Tavares is the new girl. Awaiting to learn new things, explore Florida, and live a completely different lifestyle, Tavares’ adventure starts here. "I moved to Florida because I've been in ...

JFG visits AT&T Mentors

JFG visits AT&T Mentors

March 13, 2014

Jobs for Florida Graduates partnered up with AT&T to Mentor senior students for 12-15 months. These JFG seniors will be mentored even after school ends to help them during their college life. AT&T mentors will go as far as to conduct mock interviews to help these students prepare for the real...

Future FCAT changes may cause high stress

March 10, 2014

FCAT is the test that students take in Florida to test their achievement in English (reading and writing), math and science. FCAT stands for Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. Students start taking the FCAT in third grade, and if the students do not pass FCAT, they do not move onto the next grade. ...

True meaning behind Pasta for Pennies

True meaning behind Pasta for Pennies

March 7, 2014

All through the month of February, students were seen dumping their coins into white boxes labeled “Pasta For Pennies." The campaign was a school-wide event and the class that collected the most money won a free pasta party on behalf of Olive Garden. Math teacher Richard Gallagher's fifth period won ...

Rededication Ceremony to Take Place

Rededication Ceremony to Take Place

March 6, 2014

The Re dedication ceremony will be held March 12. There will be two separate ceremonies,one will be held at 8:30 a.m. in the media center and the other at 6 p.m. in the auditorium. This is the very first Re-dedication being that this is the first time the school has been rebuilt in recent years. “The...

Baseball field reconstruction brings down players

Baseball field reconstruction brings down players

February 28, 2014

As the baseball field is once again under construction, players are left without any home games and an extended waiting time for the completion of this task. After being told the field would originally be completed by early December, of last year they were unable to use the baseball field until late J...

Social Media’s Affect on Teens

February 27, 2014

In today's millennial generation, there are many social networks. Everyone's trying to keep up with the latest games, websites and apps. Sophomore Noah Campbell, a former Facebook addict, was cyber bullied on his previous account. People would comment on photos and statuses of his and call him vulgar an...

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