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  • Girls Soccer Coach Jim Cappello is coach of the year, leading the lions to 21 victories, and their eighth straight regional appearance.
  • Soccer: Senior Ava Cardaci was selected 7A District 12 Player of the Year with 15 goals and 27 assists.
  • OH boys soccer advance to regional tournament as they enter as the sixth seed and will travel to #2 Jupiter
  • he girls soccer team have earned a place in the 7A – 3 Tornado regional tournament as the number seven seed on February 13
  • Department of the Month: Guidance Department; Support Staff of the Month: School Safety Personnel
  • November Students of the Month: freshman Liam Magnussen; sophomore Jacob Sheriden; junior Nathan Adamets; senior Ezra Wade
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The Strike That Changed the Entertainment Industry Forever

The Strike That Changed the Entertainment Industry Forever

Amanda DiTomasso, Staff Writer October 24, 2023

The writer's strikes began on May 2, 2023.  With this strike, it brought forward the terrible treatment the writers receive in the entertainment industry. The walkout caused disruption to the production...

Jimmy Buffetts Lyrical Legacy

Jimmy Buffett’s Lyrical Legacy

Amelia Welch, Feature editor September 26, 2023

Jimmy Buffett Influences Generations A 50-year career, 40 tours worldwide, and more than 20 million albums sold all over the globe, Jimmy Buffett has had a monumental musical career. On September 1,...

The Fall of a YouTuber: Ruby Franke

The Fall of a YouTuber: Ruby Franke

Ellie Leibman, Staff writer September 26, 2023

Ruby Franke, a family vlogger known for her former YouTube channel, 8 Passengers, was arrested on August 30th for abusing two out of the six of her children. Since then, eyes have been opened to her continuous...

New Mexico Gun Bans

New Mexico Gun Bans

Jack Nomberg, Sports Editor September 26, 2023

After the New Mexico state Governor placed a temporary ban on the right to carry firearms, the public has expressed their opinions. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham was elected into office in 2019. On September...

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson after being nominated to the Supreme Court by President Joe Biden (background).

Jackson would be first black woman to sit on Supreme Court

Jessica Abramsky, Editor-In-Chief March 29, 2022

President Joe Biden nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 25, after current Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, at age 83 after 28 years on the Supreme Court, announced his...

A shooting carried out by Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani (inset) at the Pensacola Naval Air Station is still under investigation.

Questions linger as investigation continues into Dec. 6 shooting at Pensacola Naval Air Station

Jordan Lanson, Staff Writer December 17, 2019

On Friday Dec. 6, there was a shooting at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida that the FBI is presuming "was an act of terrorism," according to the special agent leading the investigation.. The...

North Koreas H-Bomb Test Problematic for U.S.

North Korea’s H-Bomb Test Problematic for U.S.

Cameron Medina, Staff Writer January 20, 2016

When it comes to nations that have a poor reputation, North Korea ranks near the top of the list. The mistreatment of citizens by its government, the flaunting of missiles, and the constant threat of using...

What is ISIS and What Does it Want?

What is ISIS and What Does it Want?

Jessica Coyne, Staff Writer January 9, 2016

If nothing else, the murderous attacks by ISIS in Paris on Nov. 13 got the entire world to take notice that the terrorist organization poses a serious threat to those it considers its enemies. With that...

Oregon Community College Shooting Renews a Call to Action

Oregon Community College Shooting Renews a Call to Action

Devin Fuller, Asst. Online Editor October 8, 2015

Since the start of the 2010`s there have been over 100 school shooting incidents across the United States. These horrific events have claimed the lives of 131 people and injured many more. School shootings...

Ukraine and Russia: Small Conflict May Lead to Larger Problems

Ukraine and Russia: Small Conflict May Lead to Larger Problems

Jake Gelberg, Staff Writer March 24, 2014

Due to a series of violent protests spanning months on end, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is ousted by his countrymen and flees the country. The region of Crimea votes to join the Russian Federation....

Pope Francis Brings Refreshing Humanistic Attitude to the Vatican

Pope Francis Brings Refreshing Humanistic Attitude to the Vatican

Stephanie Judd, Staff Writer February 5, 2014

On March 19, 2013, Jorge Martin Bergoglio (now known to the world as Pope Francis) was inaugurated as the most recent Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. As this pope takes office, he almost immediately...

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