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Education with the wrong motivation

Education with the wrong motivation

Grace Coleman, Staff Writer

May 20, 2016

One thing I’ve noticed in my 12 years of public schooling is our constant focus on whatever comes next. It began my very first year of schooling - preschool.  The entire focus of the preschool program was to prepare me for what would come next, kindergarten. It seems logical, right? Heck, the name...

Student excels in annual audio essay contest

Student excels in annual audio essay contest

Grace Coleman, Staff Writer

January 13, 2016

Sophomore Leah Denny's exceptional writing has earned her second place in a creative writing contest centered around democracy. Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) sponsors an annual audio essay contest for students in grades 9 to 12 themed as the Voice of Democracy. Students who enter have the opportunity...

Risks of online shopping

Senior Makenzie Hill scrolls through just a few of the hundreds of dresses sold online from Lulus.com. Websites similar to Lulu's that sell an assortment women's clothing are becoming more popular in today's era of cyber shopping.

Grace Coleman, Staff Writer

December 16, 2015

The click of a mouse. That is all it takes these days for a new item to show up at your doorstep.  A new era has come upon the American population, an era of cyber shopping.  Anything from a new water bottle to a prom dress can be purchased instantaneously and conveniently, and all you need are some...

GSA attends conference at Pioneer

Junior Bryce Schulte speaks about his bullying experiences during the Pioneer event. Members of GSA were invited to the anti-bullying conference that was hosted on Oct. 2 at Pioneer.

Grace Coleman, Staff Writer

October 14, 2015

A few members of the Gay Straight Alliance club (GSA) attended an anti-bullying conference at Pioneer on Oct. 2. The conference, also attended by Pioneer employees, shed light on a difficult topic to discuss. GSA president Bryce Schulte also spoke to the crowd of around 100 employees and seven GSA mem...

Students named National Merit Semifinalist

Students named National Merit Semifinalist

Grace Coleman, Staff Writer

September 28, 2015

Three students have been named semifinalist of the National Merit Scholarship.  Seniors Caroline Quinn, Caroline Aldrich and Brett Kerr were among approximately 16,000 semifinalist chosen from across the country. In order to become eligible to win a National Merit Scholarship, students must start...

TLC program shifts around teachers in effort to build leadership

P.E. teacher Deb Nicholson talks to a small group of teachers about how they can better students' education as part of the TLC program. The meeting took place in Government teacher Tom Griffin's room Sept. 16.

Grace Coleman, Staff Writer

September 21, 2015

A few high school teachers have been pulled from teaching in the classroom in order to be part of the state-wide Teacher Leadership and Compensation program, also known as the TLC program. The program has moved past the pilot stage and is now entering its second year.  Funded by the state, TLC puts a...