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Clash of the Classes resumes after two-year hiatus

The first traditional Clash of the Classes in two years was held in the high school gymnasium Tuesday, Nov. 23. Student Council adviser and social studies teacher Michael Featherstone said the event looked similar to how it was before the pandemic. He said with Clash of the Classes returning to the gym, students were required […]

News

High school introduces Lightspeed in hopes of preventing distractions

Lightspeed, the new computer software allowing teachers to block certain sites and view their students’ computer screens, was introduced to the high school in early November. Principal Kristin Robbins explained that Lightspeed was originally used in the middle school, where more and more students were playing computer games during class time. “The program was brought […]

News

Environmental Club participates in zoo’s Teen Eco Summit event

The high school’s Environmental Club participated in the Teen Eco Summit Wednesday, Nov. 3. Science teacher and Environmental Club adviser Scott Logsdon explained that the Teen Eco Summit, which is a year-long project focused on climate change, is hosted by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Sophomore Lily Jones explained that the high school was among […]

Feature

Students find ways to celebrate holidays on school days

It is your holiday season, but there are no lights strung up around your town. No music relevant to your holiday plays in department stores or coffee shops. Your extended family cannot come visit because they are unable to miss work for the week. You must go to school and try to celebrate in the […]

Sports

NIL provides athletes based on their athletic performance

As national spring signing day approaches for many high school athletes, there is an added element in top prospects’ college decisions. The NCAA’s approval of athletes’ ability to profit off of their name, image and likeness allows college athletes to turn athletic accomplishments into financial gains. College athletes profiting off of their NIL overwhelmingly benefits […]

Opinion

Greek life’s dangers outweigh positive aspects

Rush week and fraternity parties can be some of the most exciting parts of a young college student’s life if events are safe. Greek life in college creates opportunities for students to make new friends and fit in; however, both sororities and fraternities have become controversial for their affiliation with hazing and sexual assault. These […]

Sports

Girls, boys cross country compete in states finishing 14th, 20th respectively

The boys and girls cross country teams competed in states Nov. 6, with the girls placing 14th and the boys finishing 20th. Assistant coach Jeff Landis said he was overall pleased with both teams’ finishes, especially with the growth of the girls team throughout the season. Junior Rylee Barno said the girls team made much […]

Opinion

Music festivals worth attending despite safety risks

Vibrant, colorful light radiating from the stage, thousands of euphoric people in the same place, an opportunity to see your favorite artists live in the span of a few days: the ecstatic feeling of going to a music festival is unmatched. While any type of large event has its safety concerns, experiencing an alternate culture […]

Sports

Girls soccer advances to state semifinals game for the first time since 2009

The girls soccer team ended their season in the state final four this year with a record of 13-7-2, their furthest tournament run since 2009. After winning district semifinals Oct. 27 against Heath 9-0, the girls moved forward in the tournament, beating Granville 1-0 Oct. 30 in the district finals. The game was won with […]