Blood drive helps students give back

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by Abby Beauregard, Raleigh Norris, Lacee Getter

With the arrival of the Red Cross’s table at lunch, of-age students began to flock over in hopes of signing up for the school’s annual blood drive. Read the rest of this entry »

Over-complicated fix to nonexistent problem

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Opinion piece by Becca Spilka

Dutch Fork High School is ranked one of the best high schools in the state.

It challenges its students.

It prepares them for the future.

It pushes them to succeed.

But one of the best qualities that Dutch Fork has to offer is the countless opportunities for students to expand their horizons and explore their interests.

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Sondra Suarez wins teacher of the year

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by Maddie Mason, Jamie Gilbert-Fitzpatrick, Eddie Bates

Compromising, reasonable, and responsible are just some of the adjectives teachers and students use to describe engineering teacher Sondra Suarez, so it is no surprise that Suarez won the teacher of the year award for her hard work, dedication, and leadership.

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Drama department performs ‘You’re a good man Charlie Brown’

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by Jamie Gilbert-Fitzpatrick, Eddie Bates, and Maddie Mason

At the Bottom of Lake Missoula, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and now You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.  The drama departments put on their third play of the year. Double-casted, they perform You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown which is based on the well known Peanuts’ comic strip.

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We hail thee Carolina

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Opinion by Anna Maria Gardiner

Sitting under the shade of a tall oak tree as the warm southern sun shines down on the University of South Carolina campus, students studying and throwing frisbees in the Horseshoe think to themselves how happy they are with their decision to become a Gamecock.

As high school students start thinking long and hard about where they should continue their education, certain doubts come to mind when imagining life at the University of South Carolina.

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Valentine’s day Counterpoint: a day for saps

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Opinion by Abby Beauregard

“It’s so hard to be single on Valentine’s Day.”

Seriously? Get over it. There are children dying in Africa and here you are, complaining because you aren’t going to receive bad chocolate and a cheap teddy bear from some guy you’ll probably be embarrassed you dated in ten years. Okay, more realistically, a few months.

“But it’s Valentine’s Day!”

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An open letter to Louisville

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Senior Matthew Colburn signs to play college football at Wake Forest.
Senior Matthew Colburn signs to play college football at Wake Forest.

column by Carina Leaman

Dear Head Coach of the University of Louisville,

I get it.

Three of your players have been labeled eligible for the NFL draft, making you reevaluate the priorities of the team.

It’s not fair that the draft is only released in January, a few weeks before National Signing Day for high school senior athletes across the nation. It doesn’t give you a lot of time to figure out what positions need to be replaced for the upcoming season.

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