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Blue Christmas

Blue Christmas

Joey O'Kelly

January 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion

   It’s finally here – the season we’ve been waiting for all year. The snow is falling (congratulations, seniors), the radio stations are playing Christmas music 24/7 – much to the demise of retail workers - and people’s bank accounts are slowly draining as they buy gifts for their loved ones...

Actual deer, no Headlights

Actual deer, no Headlights

Paige Twenter

January 14, 2019


Filed under Opinion

   I got pulled over recently.    Honestly, I didn’t fully realize or even register what was going on. As I was turning into my destination, I saw flashing lights behind me, but no siren. My eyes widened. My heart dropped. These lights were meant for me. One minute, I was driving to go get ice cre...

Are college-level classes worth it?

Paige Hodges

December 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Staff Vote Yes: 21    No: 3 LHS students are fortunate to go to a school with an endless number of opportunities available, however, those opportunities come with their own set of pressures. Some of the school’s most prized options are Advanced Placement (AP) and Dual Credit classes, which are be...

Take the Time to Waste a Moment

Take the Time to Waste a Moment

Joey O'Kelly

December 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Senior year is all about time. It’s about the time I spend doing what I love, the time I spend with the people I love, and the time that’s endlessly ticking until I leave for college. There is so much I am trying to pack into so little time. There’s Blue Jay sports to go to, homies to hang out w...

Emo-Gee Whiz

Emo-Gee Whiz

Paige Twenter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The English language truly is beautiful. With only 26 characters, we can form 171,476 different words (according to the Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary) to add meaning and purpose to our lives. In our digital age, something truly amazing has happened: the invention of emojis. You might know them ...

Duolingo Por Cinco Minutos

Duolingo Por Cinco Minutos

Joey O'Kelly

November 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Being the musically driven person I am, there’s always a song stuck in my head. As you can imagine, it gets pretty distracting when I’m trying to focus, and all I can hear in the back of my mind is the Spanish color song I learned when I was in kindergarten. “Red is rojo, green is verde, blue a...

Are You There College? It’s Me, Paige

Are You There College? It’s Me, Paige

Paige Twenter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I look over each response three times. I call my mom to look over it. I keep it open for weeks before I have the confidence to hit the “Submit” button. All I can do is stare at the screen and hope and pray for my future to answer me. I watch the clock as hours go by; that doesn’t work. I turn...

Shut Up and Drive

Shut Up and Drive

Rosie Frederick and Sidney Lowry

November 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

When the school day is over, it may be time to brace yourself. The LHS parking lot can be challenging to get through when drivers are all trying to leave. Security Officer Kim True, who helps direct traffic in the afternoon, has seen near misses in the parking lot. “I’ve seen people drive too ...

Do Students at LHS Respect Other Cultures?

November 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Past years at LHS have seen confederate flags fly high on the back of trucks in the parking lot. Christmas trees are decorated in the hallways in December, without a menorah or Kinara in sight. The rich cultures of Native Americans and early African Americans are taught in mere weeks, while European hist...

Spotlight on Jesus Ortega

Spotlight on Jesus Ortega

Ashley Tindall

November 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion

Jesus Ortega is not your average senior. His experiences in another country, combined with his positive attitude and passion for soccer, have all made him the senior he strives to be. Ortega is bilingual, and after living in Mexico, he picked up unique tips and tricks for speaking Spanish. From ...

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