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The design of the characters from the YouTube channel imitates the cover of The Beatles’ 1969 album Abbey Road.

Senior Finds Comfort in Content Creation

Caroline Gullion, Editor-in-Chief November 10, 2023

Senior Reece Cotto and his friend Jacob Watson were playing video games when they suddenly thought “what if we just record this?” “Ever since I was a little boy I wanted to be a YouTuber,” Cotto...

Senior Takes Unforgettable Summer Journey to Japan

Madison Hunt, Writer November 10, 2023

I embarked on an adventure last summer as I traveled across the Pacific Ocean to the captivating island of Japan, The Land of the Rising Sun. This remarkable journey was not only a thrilling opportunity...

Juniors Di’ane Vick and Brooklynn Maddox get to know each other by interviewing with leading 
questions. (Photo provided by Sarah Mayhall)

Times are a Changin’

Maria Rodriguez, Editor-in-Chief November 10, 2023

The journey of the AVID program at our school has been a rocky one in recent years. A different teacher has taken on the role for the past four years. However, Sarah Mayhall, the new face of the program,...

Riley gets ready to go to this year’s homecoming dance. (Photo submitted by Riley.)

Senior Shares her Unique Story

Maria Rodriguez, Editor-in-Chief November 10, 2023

Riley Buckalew has always loved to dance. She especially loved playing Just Dance. But one day when she was dancing, she noticed a strange noise every time she moved.  “It felt heavy and it sounded...

Freshman Cassidy Franklin

Freshman Finds Success Creating Musically Inspired Art

Amelia Lackey, Editor May 2, 2023

She cannot remember a time when she wasn’t drawing. It has always been a part of her life. Freshman Cassidy Franklin is a daughter, a musician, and a friend, but she is also an artist. She is self-taught...

Eagles Travel to Japan for Spring Break

Daneil Haltom, Writer May 2, 2023

Students and faculty members recently embarked on an unforgettable journey to Japan, a land steeped in rich culture and tradition. The week-long trip was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the students...

Sophomore Samuel Huckabee speaks at the faculty meeting in March to spread awareness of the KNK Foundation and introduce the supply drive in April.

KNK Foundation Launches Donation Drive

Jack Egan and Amelia Lackey May 2, 2023

  The KNK Youth Foundation partnered with the Student Council this month to launch a donation drive to provide for both local and international children. Led by sophomore Samuel Huckabee, the youth...

Senior David Heckman attends “motivation day” at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne in December.

Senior to Study Hospitality in Switzerland

Oliver Maldonado, Writer May 2, 2023

Senior David Heckman will be attending Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) in Lausanne, Switzerland next year. “I’ve struggled with my college search because no school in the United States had exactly...

Sophomore Speaks Several Languages, Plays Violin

April 28, 2023

Alexander Siewe has a special advantage. He can think in multiple languages. And yet, even with so many possible options, his favorite phrase to say is “oui oui baguette.” Siewe can speak English,...

Senior Finds Fun in Juggling

April 26, 2023

“Juggling” the stresses of school, sports and life in general, senior Jet Long uses his special talent to get his mind off of things. It’s estimated that only 21% of the public can juggle, and Long...

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