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  • Information for the upcoming wrestling season for 7 and 8 graders can be found in the 1, 2, and 3 floor guidance offices! An informational meeting will be on Monday, October 18. See Coach Luciano in room 235 with questions.
  • Like math and puzzles? If so, then join Mathcounts! See Mrs. Abbott in room 275 for details.
  • The Technology Student Association's first meeting is on Oct. 21 in room 107 for people that are interested.
  • Want to join the Lego Club? Sign up in the library before Oct. 6! The first meeting is on Oct. 6 from 2:45 - 3:45 after school.
  • Check your email to sign up for Friends of Rachel Club! Deadline to sign up September 24!
  • Thursday, Sept. 30 is team spirit/ jersey day! Wear a favorite team color and show support!
  • The Chromebook Café is open every Monday - Friday from 2:40 - 4:10 after school.
  • The fitness room is open every Monday through Friday from 2:40 to 4:10 after school.
  • All library books are due ASAP.
  • Chromebook collection will be held June 8 for Virtual/ACA students.

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Family Relationships arent Always the Most Important

Family Relationships aren’t Always the Most Important

Bryana Ayala, Reporter June 8, 2021

I’ve always heard people say that family is the greatest bond somebody could have, but I often question if that is really true.  When it comes down to it, I believe that family isn’t important...

Summer break! Time to binge watch different types of shows and movies and enjoy time laughing.

Movies and shows to watch over summer break

Theresa King, Reporter June 7, 2021

The upcoming summer break allows a recess from school where teenagers can spend time watching shows and movies over a period of rainy days or even just for fun.    Movies The movie “Tag”...

Runners, ready, go! Cross country runners start to kickoff their season by beginning scheduled practices at Logan Elementary. This picture offers a somewhat glimpse into what the courses look like for this sport.

Cross Country: A sport with no off-season

Brandon R. Lyle, Reporter June 2, 2021

There are many different sports that have an offseason. Football, basketball, soccer, or baseball for example all have an off-season, but there's no such thing as an off season for cross country athletes....

Testing on animals!

Testing on animals!

Allison Little, Reporter May 12, 2021

Many well known makeup and cleaning companies test products on beloved, innocent animals.    Everyone knows the phrase, “The end justifies the means,” but that 19th century quote is outdated....

Zoom! Netflix is going from satisfactory to dreadful. After just taking off Mirror Mirror Netflix is taking off another extraordinary movie called Soul Surfer.

Netflix going downhill

Megan Giles , Reporter May 12, 2021

My family has had a subscription to Netflix for many years now, and I feel that the shows and movies keep getting worse.  Netflix, a subscription based streaming service that allows subscribers to watch...

Denied! The school district banned Google Hangouts, a communication feature once avalible for students and teachers to use on school devices. Students and teachers now rely on the unreliable and ignored email, a downfall from their previous messaging application, Google Hangouts.

Google Hangouts Banned from School Devices

Andrea Slusser, Reporter May 12, 2021

Recently, the school district blocked the popular communication feature, Google Hangouts, from all school related electronics and denied both students and teachers the use of the reliable app that they...

Ding! Ding! Social media has turned the world into a place where people cannot  even feel safe in their own skin.

Social Media: A dangerous space

Brandon R. Lyle, Reporter May 11, 2021

People use social media for numerous purposes: some use it to make money to support families, some use it to see how many “likes” a picture can get and some use it to stay in touch with their friends....

Addictive problems. Teens addiction to phones is a problem that we face today.

Society and Technology: A Negative Duo

Dominic Danastasio, Reporter May 11, 2021

As humanity progresses further into the 21st century, it has become obvious that technology and its advancements will continue to progress too.    Computers have grown from a figment of our...

Love yourself! Time has no limit when it comes to your identity.

LGBTQ+ Issues People Face With Self Identity

Bryana Ayala, Reporter May 11, 2021

The LGBTQ+ community still faces many challenges and struggles to this day. Although some issues are involved with society, many can be with self-identity.   As someone who’s a part of the...

Modern day dating. Couples are always on their phones and never looking at each other. They could even be texting each other from across the table.

Dating’s transformation

Charlie Kephart, Reporter May 11, 2021

Milkshakes. Diners. Roller Skating. These are the words that come to mind whenever I think of dating back in the day. Whenever I think of dating today, I think of Snapchat, not talking to each other in...

Ding! Ding! Social media has turned the world into a place where people cannot  even feel safe in their own skin.

Social Media: A dangerous space

Brandon R. Lyle, Reporter May 11, 2021

People use social media for numerous purposes: some use it to make money to support families, some use it to see how many “likes” a picture can get and some use it to stay in touch with their friends;...

Oh my gorgeous! Four beautiful women express self love for their body.

Nobody Struggles Alone

Abigail Shearer, Reporter May 11, 2021

Many teens and young adults struggle with body image issues. These issues can lead to bigger issues such as eating disorders. Plenty of young teens and adults struggle with an eating disorder, but no one...

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