New goals made for the new year

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By Raleigh Norris, Anna Maria Gardiner, and Hayley Younginer

It’s December 31st and you and all of your friends are gathered around the TV, anticipating the moment that the Time Square ball drops, kicking off the start of the New Year.

As soon as the countdown is over, everyone suddenly has a strong determination to begin making changes and reach new goals–something we all know as New Years resolutions.

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The Recycle Cycle

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By Lacee Getter, Robin Hendricks, and Maddie Mason

Sponsored by math teacher David Kennedy, Earth Club promotes recycling by implementing new recycling bins in the school.

“I have not seen the new recycling bins,” junior Dallas Zuniga said. “But I think they will have a positive influence because it will make people recycle more to help the environment.”

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Mr. Football award comes to Dutch Fork

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By Eddie Bates, Becca Spilka and Josh Imholte

Hard work is the key to success for senior running back Matthew Colburn. During his time at Dutch Fork, he has gained the reputation of a hard working and successful running back. His football career was solidified as he was named 2014 Mr. Football.

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Lady Foxes make buckets

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By Becca Spilka, Eddie Bates and Josh Imholte

The squeaking of sneakers against the polished floor, the bang of the burnt orange ball bouncing across the room from player to player, and the jarring noise of the unforgiving buzzer.

These are the sights and sounds of a new basketball season gearing up at Dutch Fork, and this year the Lady Foxes are going for their fourth state championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Mockingjay Part 1 sets new tone for series

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Opinion by Robin Hendricks

Explosions and nightmares, ruins and…cats.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, was released in theaters on 21 Nov. to packed audiences with some theaters holding all of 24 showings on the Saturday of the opening weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

Drama brings Shakespearean story alive

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By Raleigh Norris, Anna Maria Gardiner and Hayley Younginer

A Midsummer Night’s Dream–the story of the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta, intertwined with the adventures of four Athenian lovers, six amateur actors, and magical fairies–is brought to life on Dutch Fork’s very own stage.  Read the rest of this entry »

Students prepare for midterm exams

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By Maddie Mason, Lacee Getter, and Robin Hendricks

All-nighters, long study guides and lots of caffeine can only mean one thing: midterm exams.

Whether students are ready or not, the midterms are on their way. Some do not even feel like they have learned enough to be prepared enough for the exam. Read the rest of this entry »