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DIY: 52 reasons why I love you

DIY: 52 reasons why I love you

January 27, 2014


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  In need of something cute and non-expensive to give your special somebody on St. Valentine's Day? This DIY will help you do exactly in four steps....

GALLERY: Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Mount Verde

GALLERY: Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Mount Verde

January 15, 2014


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New JA teacher announced

New JA teacher announced

December 17, 2013


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The new Junior Achievement business teacher is said to arrive on Dec. 16. After former business and entrepreneurship  teacher Catherine Watters handed in her resignation, many students were all left wondering, "What now?" After many months of sitting around, the students are ready to receive their new te...

Students Respond to Fast Food Workers Strike

Students Respond to Fast Food Workers Strike

December 10, 2013


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"Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, it's no fun, to survive, on low low low low pay." Fast food employees came up with chants such as this one as they held a one-day labor strike Dec. 5 in an effort to get fast food companies to raise the minimum wage. According to the U.S. Department of ...

Sophomore Battles Sickle Cell Anemia

December 5, 2013


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The dismissal bell has rung. School is out, but her pain is just starting to kick in. She gets on the bus and slowly collapses on the stiff bus seat. Her eyes shut, and her breathing becomes heavy. "What's wrong Carolina?" her friend asked. "It's back," she replies. "It hurts." She then breathes slo...

JT: Prince of Pop

November 21, 2013


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The curtains slide open. He stands at the microphone, head bowed down. The lights go up. The music starts. After seven years, Justin Timberlake came out with a new album this year on Mar. 15. Since then,Timberlake has also released the second half of the 20/20 experience. Just recently "TKO" debuted...

Convicted killer’s release affects freshman Raven Pugh

Convicted killer’s release affects freshman Raven Pugh

November 13, 2013


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He was out. Nearly 15 years after being convicted for the murder of Roscoe Pugh Jr., Joseph Jenkins managed to walk out of the Franklin Correctional Facility in the Panhandle. And all it took were forged documents ordering a reduced sentence. A story that got national attention hit home for freshman...

Freshman Fifteen: Crystal Jackson

November 11, 2013


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Q: Have you ever done anything illegal? Do you plan on doing anything illegal in the future ? A: No, no. Q: What's your zodiac sign? A: I don't know [my zodiac sign]. Q: What's your opinion on the government shutdown? What about the cafeteria food? A: I don't know. I eat the cafeteria food, bu...

Freshman Fifteen: Destanie Rawlings

November 8, 2013


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Q: Where are you originally from? A: I’m from [Florida]. I have some family in New York, [but] my mother lives in Kansas. Q: Do you plan to spend the rest of your life here? A: No, I want to go to Kansas. Q: What are your plans for the future? A: [My plans are] to graduate and go to college, I don...

Freshman Fifteen: Dave Jules

Freshman Fifteen: Dave Jules

November 4, 2013


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Q. What do you think of Oak Ridge so far? A. [Oak Ridge] is okay. Q. Are you getting involved in any sports or clubs here at Oak Ridge, and which club/sport are you involved in?  A. Right now, I am focusing on soccer and hope to be on the team. Q. What type of activities do you do after school? A. ...

Freshman Fifteen: Jessica Bily

November 4, 2013


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Q: If you had an infinite amount of money, what would you do with it? A: I'd help the hungry people because it seems like the right thing to do. Q: Who is your favorite rapper/or singer? A: [My favorite rapper is] Lil Wayne. Q: What do you want to be when you grow up? A: [I want to be a ] pediatric...

Freshman Fifteen: Patricia Johnson

November 1, 2013


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Q: What song is the soundtrack to your life? A: I Finally Made It because I finally made it to high school and it’s the journey of my life. Middle school was easy but I made it through. Q: In five years where do you see yourself? A: [I see myself]  in college, [in the process of becoming a] fashion...

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