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5 Things You Need To Know When Applying To College

5 Things You Need To Know When Applying To College

Ben Dye, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017


Filed under Feature, Opinion

Senior year approaches many students quicker than they could ever imagine; this leads to confusion, and a lack of preparation for college. In reality however, applying for college is fairly easy if you follow these 5 simple steps. 1. Take the ACT/SAT ASAP! Take either test as soon as you can, and if y...

First Person: Emotional Move

First Person: Emotional Move

Olivia Knerr, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The move for a military child, or military brat as some people refer to us, is nothing new or strange. The constant moving has been programmed into our brain at a young age. We do it constantly-- another place, another face, another personality. The friends are an extensive plus, they help you settle in a...

“It” – Movie Review

“It” – Movie Review

Ben Dye, Staff Writer

September 19, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

Andy Muschietti's 2017 reboot of Stephen King's It was in short terms - marvelous. Bill Skarsgård's performance as Pennywise the Dancing Clown was hysterical and terrifying. In fact, he was so terrifying, that in an interview he stated, in reference to the child actors, that he made them all burst in...

I Quit Social Media For a Week: Here Is What Happened

I Quit Social Media For a Week: Here Is What Happened

Kennedy Cox, Staff Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

One week ago, it was decided - or rather the idea surfaced - that I should go for a whole week without social media. With me being the spontaneous girl that I am with a  "can do" attitude, I volunteered as tribute.  Over the seven days I reflected on how I felt without social media and this is what...

My Top 10 Tracks of the Summer

My Top 10 Tracks of the Summer

Daven McClellan, Writer

September 11, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion

  So far, 2017 has been a great year for music with some awesome album releases from plenty of popular and talented artists. This summer was no exception, here are some of the tracks that I was listening to while enjoying my break.   1.) The 4th of July - Ghost Mice It's not my favori...

Headphones in Class

Headphones in Class

Sarah Taylor, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It is not uncommon for a student to ask to listen to music in class, neither is it unusual for a teacher to allow it. However, does the music act as a distraction? Many teaches don’t allow the devices to be used in class because they find it to be a hindrance to learning. Headphones reduce excess...

Should High Schools Cut Football?

Should High Schools Cut Football?

Morgan Deering, Staff Writer

September 7, 2017


Filed under Feature, Opinion, Sports

Due to recent research involving C.T.E. (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) many parents and schools have been debating just how safe football really is for students. C.T.E. has many of the same showing sign as Alzheimer’s and dementia, but is the result of an injury rather than an endogenous disease....

Sign Language Should Be Offered As Foreign Language Class

Sign Language Should Be Offered As Foreign Language Class

August 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Sign language is a language people all around the world use to communicate. It's not only used for people with hearing or speaking disabilities, but also by whoever wants to use it. I once had a best-friend in 7th grade that decided to learn sign language with me so that we could talk to each other...

10 Ways to Deal with High School Stress

10 Ways to Deal with High School Stress

Sarah Taylor, Staff Writer

August 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

Pre AP and AP classes, new people, strict teachers, bullying, deadlines, and infinite homework. A lot of things ride on the back of each student, but is there any way to help carry the load? Homework in Class Obviously, the burden of homework will be less crushing if it can be done, or at le...

Senior Farewell: Cesar Ramos

Senior Farewell: Cesar Ramos

Cesar Ramos, Staff Writer

May 17, 2017


Filed under Feature, Opinion, Spotlight

My name is Cesar Ramos-Ortiz. Coming into high school as a freshman was quite scary for me. People would constantly be telling me that I had to prepare for my future. I had people constantly telling me that I needed to find out what I wanted to do in life, and that I needed to find out NOW. I was nervous. My...

My Senior Farewell: Stephanie Austin

My Senior Farewell: Stephanie Austin

Stephanie Austin, Graphic Designer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Feature, Opinion, Spotlight

As the 2016-2017 school year comes to a close, it's time for me, like all other seniors, to say farewell. In the three years that I've attended Junction City High School, I've made many great memories. From all of my favorite classes and teachers, to my closest friends, it'll be hard to say goodbye. When...

Senior Farewell: Anastazia Cortez

Senior Farewell: Anastazia Cortez

Anastazia Cortez, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Feature, Opinion, Spotlight

High school has been a roller coaster for me. From being in Fairbanks, Alaska, my first three years of high school, to moving here to JC my senior year has been a huge change. I came into high school thinking it would be easy like middle school, and with the mindset that I could slack off, not turn anything...