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Fly Away: Cream Puff Swans

Fly Away: Cream Puff Swans

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May 24, 2014

Well, hello there! It's been a while, I know. Second semester senior-dom has hit, and it has hit hard. But now, we're at the end of the line, and suddenly I'm clinging to what's left of my high school experience.   It's pretty heavy stuff, my pre-college existential crisis is. What's the opposite of hea...

Senate and class office elections to run until May 8

Senate and class office elections to run until May 8

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May 6, 2014

Students will vote for next year’s Senators and class officers from now until May 8 at 2:50 p.m., according to Senate sponsor Michelle Foutz. All current freshman, sophomore and junior Senators and class officers who want to retain their positions are currently running for re-election. Stude...

There And Back Again: Post-Common Core education goals need to be more than a change in name, administration

There And Back Again: Post-Common Core education goals need to be more than a change in name, administration

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April 24, 2014

The story of Common Core in Indiana is about flip-flops. Back in 2010, Indiana was among the first states to implement the national standards, which promised to improve American students’ chances in an increasingly competitive world. Four years later, we are the first state to drop out. Hoosiers o...

Introduction to Mug Food: Nutella Mug Cake

Introduction to Mug Food: Nutella Mug Cake

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April 22, 2014

The countdown to the end of the school year has begun, but if you're a senior like me, you're already looking past that. You're looking beyond the end of AP exams, beyond the end of finals, beyond the start of summer, beyond June and July and August, all the way to September. College. Housing. Financial aid...

Say Cheese: Cheddar Biscuits

Say Cheese: Cheddar Biscuits

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April 16, 2014

I've only been to Red Lobster once in my life, and I don't remember much, but apparently, they have these really nice biscuits. Cheddar Bay Biscuits, as they're called, are cheesy, buttery, garlicky delights, and from what I gather, it's kind of like the Fazoli's breadsticks deal, where they just keep...

Senate organizes March Madness activities, spring blood drive

Senate organizes March Madness activities, spring blood drive

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March 19, 2014

Senate members are currently organizing a bracket challenge and trivia competition for March Madness, as well as the spring blood drive, according to Senate sponsor Michelle Foutz. On March 17, Senate members collected brackets for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men’s baske...

Senate hosts school-wide Brain Game competition

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March 1, 2014

The school-wide Brain Game tournament is underway, according to Kushal Shah, Senate Brain Game committee chairperson and senior. The second round will take place on March 3. SRTs competed in the first round on Feb. 25, Shah said. There will be five rounds total during March and April, followed ...

Distinguished grad application deadline extended to Feb. 24, online and paper forms required

Distinguished grad application deadline extended to Feb. 24, online and paper forms required

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February 7, 2014

The application for distinguished graduate is due Feb. 24 at 3:30 p.m, according to Assistant Principal Karen McDaniels. Applicants must turn in the distinguished graduate worksheet to the activities office and complete the online form by this time. Applicants can pick up the distinguished gradu...

500 Days of Baking: Red Velvet Macarons

500 Days of Baking: Red Velvet Macarons

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February 5, 2014

This is a story of Girl Meets Macarons. But you should know up front - this is not a love story. French Macarons are the Summer Finn of the food-blogosphere. In the film 500 Days of Summer, Boy head over heels for Girl (Summer), who doesn't return his desire to commit. Oh no! Some viewers don't...

Senate changes date of Gatsby party to Feb. 7

Senate changes date of Gatsby party to Feb. 7

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January 14, 2014

Senate members will host the Great Gatsby-themed winter dance on Feb. 7, according to Senate sponsor Michelle Foutz. The event, which was originally scheduled for Jan. 24, was moved to avoid conflict with a tailgate hosted by Cabinet, which is scheduled for the same night. “It just makes things easier not to have all the events on the same day,” Foutz said...

The Real Cheese Deal: Homemade Cheese Crackers

The Real Cheese Deal: Homemade Cheese Crackers

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December 29, 2013

The Cheez-Its are a lie. Yes, I hate to break it to you. But once you've tasted these homemade cheese crackers, you too will understand that the preservative-laden crunchy snack you've been eating for years is in fact an inferior product. These crackers are simple in composition, easy to put together,...

Mixed Feelings. AP Capstone is a step in the right direction, but it doesn’t accommodate everyone

Mixed Feelings. AP Capstone is a step in the right direction, but it doesn’t accommodate everyone

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December 13, 2013

I made one of my best decisions the day before school started in my junior year when I switched from AP U.S. History to IB History of the Americas. After two years of AP history, I couldn’t take another bout of nightly readings and daily quizzes, memorizing dates, cramming for tests and promptly f...