Articles By: Deivonte Freeman

(Paint)Ball is Life

(Paint)Ball is Life

When class isn’t in session, freshman Dylan Dodds’ days are filled with bright colored pellets and protective padding. In fifth grade, thanks to an invitation presented by one of his friends, Dodds’ interest in the game of paintball began. “I usually play video-games that relate to the game, and when my friends took me that one day I decided that […]

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A Dribbler that Travels

A Dribbler that Travels

Venturing along the East Coast, freshman Meaghan Bennett shows off her skills as guard to many. She is a part of the traveling basketball  team Carolina All-Stars, based out of Durham. “Traveling basketball is when we [the team] go to games in states like Ohio, Georgia and Virginia and compete against other teams,” said Bennett. “Some games or tournaments are […]

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The Powerpuff Girls are back

The Powerpuff Girls are back

The revivals of popular television shows from the late 1900’s have taken 2016 by storm, from the new Netflix series “Fuller House” to “The X-Files”. One show that peaked interest was the reboot of the children’s animated show the “Powerpuff Girls” — a show based around three elementary-school-aged, superhero lab experiments. The show aired this April on Cartoon Network and […]

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Mock Car Crash

Mock Car Crash

Thursday, April 14, JoCo Teen Drivers kept a tradition alive and held the mock car crash. The crash is a an event held every prom season. It shows an inside looks at a collision and offers a deterent to not make destructive choices in a vehicle. “This tradition started about six years ago and we have kept it ever since […]

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Life Through A Lens

Life Through A Lens

On her Kodak Pixpro AZ251, junior Courtney Schoenholz turns her eyes into shutters, and captures her memories with a lens. “I began taking pictures when I was in sixth grade,” said Schoenholz. “I felt like I had potential.” Almost nothing goes uncaptured by Schoenholz. She takes pictures of practically everything in sight. “My mom liked all of the pictures that […]

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Aiming to Win

Aiming to Win

Give her a bow and an arrow and she’ll magically transport to her happy place. From shooting paper targets to targeting 3-D replicas of animals, sophomore Ericka Winspear has proven to be a well-rounded archer. “[My family] heard about it from a family friend,” said Winspear. “We went and tried it and it was really fun.” Winspear began shooting at […]

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It’s Promposal Season

It’s Promposal Season

Since the cordial announcement of Prom’s theme in January, boys and girls alike have been scrambling to find the right tuxedo or that perfect dress in the right shade. Before the plans are finalized though, the promposals must commence. The first of the promposals is by junior Dawson Langdon who asked out his long-term girlfriend, sophomore Ally Andrews. “I bought […]

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The Magic of Makeup

The Magic of Makeup

Mixing hot and cool colors on the eyes, brushing blush on cheeks and contouring facial peaks can make a person’s face become a piece of artwork. While applying these techniques to her everyday life, sophomore Hannah Pickering has been transforming faces and finding her love of makeup for the past three years. “When I was in middle school, my older […]

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#FreeKesha

#FreeKesha

In late 2015, the internet was taken by storm when pop singer Kesha arose from the shadows and revealed details about her hindering experience with sexual abuse. The hashtag “Free Kesha” was then brought to life by fans. “I first heard about it on Twitter,” said senior Karen Prieto. “The hashtag was trending at the time.” After not releasing music […]

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Wear-and-tearing Away

Wear-and-tearing Away

As the seasons change and cross country turns into track and field, the constant running and inevitable wear-and-tear caused by sneakers and weather have caused the school’s track to erode.   “Many of the teams at this school use the track,” said teacher and cross country coach Patrick Shaw. “In fact many of the students and faculty use it throughout […]

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