Journalism 1 course offers exciting futures

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story by Raleigh Norris, Anna Maria Gardiner and Hayley Younginer

Interesting written and oral communication, intense research, rapid note taking, and a burning desire to let people know the truth are just a few things that will get a journalists’ heart racing with excitement.

Journalism 1, a course taught by Amy Medlock-Greene, serves as a basic journalism course in which studying the function of the newspaper is the main focus; however, media law, ethics, responsibility, and public speaking are also focused on intensely.

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ACT for juniors

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story by Raleigh Norris, Abby Beauregard and Lacee Getter

This year, the state of South Carolina is being required to ditch the HSAP scores from last year and force students to take the ACT this year instead in it’s place.

Students are finding this as a shock and wish the school gave them a better notice.

“I do think they kind of threw it at us last minute,” junior Maddie Kimmell said. “I knew at the beginning of the year that we weren’t going to count the HSAP, but I had no idea we were going to take the actual ACT as the replacement so I think they just kind of threw it at us, but I think I’m ready for it.”

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Dutch Fork tennis player plans for hardworking summer

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story by Anna Maria Gardiner, Carina Leaman and Josh Imholte

Summer is usually the time for beach trips and relaxing, but for Dutch Fork sophomore Sam Calais it means practice, practice, practice.

“Over the summer I take lessons, clinics, tournaments, and I try to work out so that I stay in shape. I have to work out so that I can endure longer matches because how quickly you get tired can be a determining factor of whether you win or lose a match.” Sam said.

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End of an era

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story by Carina Leaman, Anna Maria Gardiner and Josh Imholte

After an undefeated season, the lady foxes have suffered their first and last defeat on the field.

The girl’s soccer team seemed to be unstoppable all year long; the senior majority gave the team experience and expertise. No one could stand in their way.

Until J.L. Mann High School hit in the semifinals of the Upper State Championship game, beating the Silver Foxes 2-1.

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Dutch Fork Varsity Track dominates region meet

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story by Anna Maria Gardiner, Carina Leaman and Josh Imholte

The Dutch Fork Varsity Track team showed their Olympic qualities on Thursday April 30th as they swept away the competition at their region meet.

With 15 members of the girl’s team and ten members of the boy’s team advancing to the state qualifiers, the team is ready to take on the best runners, hurdlers and discus throwers South Carolina has to offer.

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Dutch Fork’s foxy ladies take on football

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story by Carina Leaman and Anna Maria Gardiner

Sugar, spice, and everything football: dirt flies as Powderpuff week kicks off.

Powderpuff is an annual all-girl’s football competition pitting each grade level against each other. But this year’s turnout was minimal.

Student council assigned each grade a Powderpuff coach, and each coach sent out invitations to the girls that they wanted on their team. The girls then got to choose whether or not to participate.

“Organizing Powderpuff was a challenge this year because since the coaches picked their teams,” senior student council member Caroline Sinegar said. “It was hard to communicate with the coaches due to not knowing their own personal agendas.”

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Diving into summer

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story by Carina Leaman and Josh Imholte

The enticing smell of chlorine and the echoing splashes emanate from the pool year-round as athletes of all ages arrive for diving practice.

Diving is not thought of as a high school sport. It’s popular during the summer Olympics, yet seems to disappear from the radar after the medals are awarded; there simply isn’t a large demand for diving, from either spectators or athletes.

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