Category: News

The audience waits for the ceremony to commence. Photo by: Bryson Hall

A Day To Remember

With turkey and Santa so close, it can be easy to overlook other holidays. On Wednesday Nov. 11, All-County Band, All-County Chorus and JROTC cadets honored Johnston County veterans at the annual Smithfield-Selma High School Veteran’s Day Ceremony. “All of the JROTC programs came together and we showed our appreciation by marching around– we helped put up the flags as […]

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FBLA Food Drive

FBLA Food Drive

After successfully gathering thousands of food items last year, The Future Business Leaders of America, or FBLA, is back at it again. They focus on much more than business leadership, they also give back to the local community. FBLA is hosting their annual food drive Oct. 19 through 30. Starting this year, students are encouraged to bring in toiletry items […]

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Prepping for the Pep Rally

Prepping for the Pep Rally

Cheering, games and school spirit are to be present at this year’s pep rally, held on Thursday, Oct. 22. Although most students only see the pep rally itself, the Student Government Association (SGA) spends hours organizing the event beforehand. “SGA literally does everything before the pep rally. When I say everything, I mean things you wouldn’t expect. You have to […]

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Fear of the Fair

Fear of the Fair

There are fried foods, fast rides and faint fears at the State Fair this year. “The Vortex” is a swinging ride that flips upside down while spinning around. On Oct. 20, 2013 the ride suddenly restarted while passengers were getting off, and five of the riders were injured and had to be taken to the hospital. In 2014, Brigitte Gallagher, […]

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FCCLA Hosts Teddy Bear Drive

FCCLA Hosts Teddy Bear Drive

After weeks of torrential downpour and incessant flooding, dozens of South Carolina families lost their homes. However, hope was not lost. Various organizations have stepped in with aid. FCCLA (Family Career Community Leaders of America) decided to pitch in and help. FCCLA is hosting a teddy bear drive– in which stuffed animals are collected and given to children who have […]

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How to Win a Gold Medal

How to Win a Gold Medal

A whistle resounds through the air. All at once, a dozen men shoot into the water, moving fluidly like machines. With seconds to spare, Charlie Houchin touches the wall. America wins. Houchin, along with three of his teammates, won the 4×200 freestyle relay at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. He accredits his victory to dedication and practice. “There’s […]

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Sharks Safer than Selfies?

Sharks Safer than Selfies?

Striving for social media “likes” has a dangerous side effect. Since January of this year, there have been 13 deaths from taking selfies, which is more than the eight deaths from shark attacks.  South African woman fell off a cliff while male companion was setting up a tripod in order to take a selfie Two Russian men died taking a selfie […]

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An Impactful  Morning

An Impactful Morning

The sun isn’t up, but they are out and they were ready to pray. Without an adviser or a classroom to meet in, Alexis Stephens and Impact Student Ministries managed to find a way to plan, organize and participate in See You At The Pole (SYATP). “See You At The Pole is a nationwide event that happens once a year. [It’s] where […]

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The Thirst is Real and Dangerous

The Thirst is Real and Dangerous

  Extreme thirst, headaches, dizziness and cramping are signs of dehydration — a problem athletes deal with almost every day. According to the Cornell Medical Center in New York, 75 percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated and this number may be higher in athletes. Dehydration has become especially prominent during this fall season. Many athletes this season have suffered from […]

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A New Club with a Unique Mission

A New Club with a Unique Mission

Students younger than 18 may have trouble participating in serious politics. Luckily, there is still a way they can get involved. The Young Republicans Club, led by teachers Mark Anderson and Mary Mennella, began in August of 2015. The club’s mission is to foster awareness of the issues confronting the nation, as well as provide students with the opportunity to […]

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