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The time has come to take final exams.

How students are preparing for final exams

Grayson Thomas and Emma Healey May 24, 2021

     With the 2020-21 school year coming to a close, final exams are approaching. Final exams can put a lot of stress on students, due to the pressure of wanting to do well to prevent failure and retaking...

Top ten things I learned during my freshman year of high school

Top ten things I learned during my freshman year of high school

Liam Downie, Staff May 23, 2021

     In high school, there are a lot of things that are different than in middle school. In middle school, you are mostly confined in a room for most of the day, whereas in high school you tend to have...

Summer is approaching.

Five fun activities to do over summer break

Grayson Thomas, Staff May 20, 2021

     If you are wondering what to do over the upcoming summer break. This article is for you, I will be sharing five fun and engaging activities to do over summer break.      Get outside  ...

Top five movies to watch in the summer of 2021

Top five movies to watch in the summer of 2021

Treiston Collins and Ryan Huber May 19, 2021

     As the summer of 2021 arrives, many may wonder what they can do in their spare time over this upcoming summer break. Coming out of the pandemic, most are excited to get back into some sort of normalcy,...

My COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card that includes information about my specific vaccine.

Combatting the Pandemic: My experience receiving the COVID-19 vaccine

Haley Luersen, Staff February 25, 2021

     On January 23, 2021, I received my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. I work at an assisted living facility, which means I am surrounded by individuals who are at increased risk for severe...

On February 16th, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada, President Biden and other democratic candidates appeared at the “Infrastructure Moving American Forward Forum.

What Biden plans to do on his first 100 Days as President

Chelsie Cooley, Editor-in-Chief January 26, 2021

     President Biden has already begun making important changes, even though he has just been inaugurated. Many of the bills that he is removing and putting into place are laws that former President...

Ty Boler

OPINION: Should we go back to NTI?

Ty Boler, Staff January 25, 2021

     It's the second to last week of November. Sitting in gym class waiting to leave, my teacher suddenly breaks the news that we have to go back to non-traditional instruction (NTI) after only eight...

This graphic shows the risk factors that are involved in areas with high poverty rates.

OPINION: Who I think should receive the COVID-19 vaccine first

Chelsie Cooley, Editor-in-Chief January 17, 2021

     There are a set of variables when it comes to deciding the fate of billions of human beings. So, it is understandable that there are a lot of feelings and opinions attached to how the vaccine is...

Freshman Mikalah Morgan

Acceptance: My time at Highlands High School

Mikalah Morgan, Staff December 16, 2020

     Acceptance is something that everyone craves, something everyone deserves. In my short time at Highlands High School, I have been shown the true meaning of acceptance.      When my family...

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