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Dating in high school: what it takes

By Daniela Asplin A girl drove her car along a familiar road, tracing her way back to a boy she has been apart from for too long. The anticipation built in the lonely air as she drew closer to his house. As the blurry outline of it came into her view, her heart beat...

Life after diagnosis

By Olivia Bertino, Web Editor   It is just a lamp. Just a light, a shade, and little bulbs for a stand that sits in the family room. Diane and Paul Holubeck bought it from Davidson’s Furniture Showcase in the fall of 2005. It truly is just a lamp. Yet every time...

Anything for success

She runs through the long list of things to do in her mind, mulling over the many homework assignments, practices, and college applications that are looming above her head. As the hot tingle of worry creeps up the back of her neck, she catches it by reminding herself...

Onward and upward

 Steven Selk opens his e-mail to find a message from star varsity basketball player Hannah Raymond. Hannah requested an urgent meeting with both him and head coach Terry Graver the following morning. Selk was completely puzzled. What could possibly be so...

Bigger, Better, Stranger

  Whether you saw the twitter hashtags, read an article, or heard Becky in 3rd period raving, it’s been hard not to hear about the release of the popular show Stranger Things’s second season. For those who have never seen the show, the hype surrounding its...

Greenlight for Greenbelly

By Paige Girardot, reporter   Eating healthy is a daunting task, especially being a teenager when eating at home is a rare occurrence. Yet, with the opening of the local café Greenbelly, there is hope that eating healthy can occur outside of mom’s homemade...

Dreaming without limits

Daniela Asplin, reporter   Dreams are a regular vacation away from the reality of daily life. As the brain enters the Rapid Eye Movement (REM) cycle, it plunges into a universe all of its own. Fantasy and reality combine to fit to the subconscious mind. While...

A helping hoof

By Olivia Bertino, Web Editor   A white barn hides behind a hill on a Gretna dirt road. On the outside, the barn appears simple. Small pastures line the back, a few storage sheds sit separate from the main structure, and the parking lot is nearly vacant. Yet on...