With Halloween around the corner, practicing Wiccans, Pagan debunk stereotypes around their religions

Juniors Olivia “Via” Sargent and Skylar Greaves hold hands over a pentagram of crystals. Greaves said that Wiccan practices channel a more spiritual and earthy aspect 
of witchcraft.

Emily Carlisle and Tessa Collinson

October 24, 2019

Many people associate the word “Wicca” with witchcraft and characteristics such as “evil” or “Satanic,” while others see Wiccan practices as similar to those of cults. Few people picture a 16-year-old girl walking down the street, registering a goddess in the world around her as she says s...

Given October is Adopt-A-Dog month, students weigh responsibilities of owning pets

Junior Alania Mastain walks her dog, Chief, on the Monon Trail. Mastain adopted her dog from the Atlanta Fire Station five years ago. and she said she uses the trail a lot to walk all her pets.

Grace Xu

October 24, 2019

Since 1981, the American Humane Society has designated October as Adopt-A-Dog month. However, adopting a dog—or any pet, for that matter—comes with a whole plethora of its own responsibilities. Junior Alania Mastain, whose family owns a dog, three sugar gliders and two guinea pigs, is no strange...

Teens for Life club continues to look for sponsor, plans for national adoption month events

Sophia Tragesser, Teens for Life president and senior, and Michael Greener, Teens for Life treasurer and junior, meet in the library to discuss future club plans. The club has not found a sponsor yet, and the members have scheduled meeting with possible sponsors throughout the week.

Anushka Dasgupta

September 29, 2017

According to Sophia Tragesser, Teens for Life club president, Teens for Life club has not yet found a sponsor for this year and has meetings scheduled with possible sponsors throughout the next week. Tragesser said she encourages students to join the club, and to let her know if they have a possible s...

Diwali Q&A with Ananya Tadikonda

Senior Ananya Tadikonda plays the veena, a traditional Indian instrument, in celebration of Diwali. Diwali will take place on Oct. 30.

Lin-Lin Mo, Reporter

October 13, 2016

Q: What is Diwali? T: “It’s kind of a new start to a new life and a time of the year. There is a religious meaning to it, like when the gods defeat the demons, that’s one religious meaning that some people may take it as. But, I think, in terms of life lessons, Diwali does teach you a lo...

The Fear Farm holds openings for individuals to volunteer as haunters

Sophomore Caroline Frawley wears her haunter makeup. She said this opportunity is a way to showcase her acting. Although the Rising Stars will not volunteer as a group, she plans to volunteer individually.

Emily Worrell, Reporter

October 13, 2016

This October, Rising Stars and the theater and film department had planned to team up with Indiana Fear Farm for a unique fundraiser where student actors volunteer as “scarers” for the Fear Farm to earn money for their department. Sabrina Kent-Doolan, Indiana Fear Farm employee, said this is something th...

Students to perform Studio One Acts Oct. 1 to 3

Students to perform Studio One Acts Oct. 1 to 3


September 16, 2015

From  Oct. 1 to 3, the cast of Studio One Acts will present a series of plays in the Studio Theater at 7 p.m. According to Madelaine Withers, student director and senior, the short plays are a great way to kick off the theater department year. The acts are for anyone who enjoys fast-moving comedy and...

Pumpkin Spice Oreos prove to be disappointing seasonal food

Pumpkin Spice Oreos prove to be disappointing seasonal food


October 20, 2014

Every October, all the major marketing firms in the US gather for the next round of pumpkin-related products, promotions and ad campaigns. Pumpkins and pumpkin products fill every grocery store as if every American has an unfulfilled craving for pumpkins for the other 11 months of the year and this is...