Category: What’s Your Story?

Conflicting Passions

Conflicting Passions

With so many degrees to major in, it can be hard to pick. After considering a career focused on animals, Draven Setterfield changed his mind. A degree in medicine is the path for him. Because he fosters animals, Setterfield initially wanted to become a veterinarian. After reconsidering, he changed his goal to become an emergency medical technician (EMT) instead. “I’m […]

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A Look Through Convertini’s Lens

A Look Through Convertini’s Lens

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and in the lens of camera. “I was around 13 years old when I got my first pair of glasses. I was nervous about how they would change my vision, but the minute they sat on the bridge of my nose the world was more pronounced with color and shapes,” said senior […]

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All Tied Up in a Story

All Tied Up in a Story

A simple piece of cloth carefully tied and wrapped around a collar can tell a story. Online education instructor, Andrew Goettman, has over 600 ties and they all tell a different and specific tale. “At this point I have [an] excess of 600 ties. I have a tie for every team of the NFL, NBA and MLB, plus ties from […]

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Persistent Prendergast

Persistent Prendergast

Broken bones cannot keep sophomore Vienna Prendergast off her feet. Her freshman year, she fractured her tibia during the McAlpine Greenway race in Charlotte, yet received a personal record (PR) for a 5K. The symptoms of a stress fracture came out a week before the race. Prendergast had severe shin splints– her leg was throbbing and swollen. “I almost started […]

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Expression Through Writing

Expression Through Writing

A pencil taps rhythmically on paper. The atmosphere is tranquil, and the room is silent. Suddenly, a thought materializes. Senior Emily Long energetically sits up, eager to write her newfound idea onto paper. After being homeschooled throughout grade school, Long found the need to express herself. Because of this, she decided to take up writing. Her interest in writing grew […]

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Hannah’s Harmonious Hair

Hannah’s Harmonious Hair

Pocahontas paints with all the colors of the wind, but senior Hannah Penny puts them in her hair. “The most interesting thing about me is that I have a ‘weird’ hair color. I have been dying my hair different colors since about eighth grade,” Penny said. The dye in her hair is not to follow a trend, or to stand […]

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Automobile Mania

Automobile Mania

The sun beams down on glimmering metal. A sea of asphalt holds more cars than the eye could count. Cars of all shapes and models– Fords, Jeeps and Chevrolets– sit gloriously in line. For senior Kyle Walker, this is a weekly ordeal. “Outside of school, I go to truck shows and car shows. It’s usually on a Friday or Saturday, […]

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Canal’s Iron Man

Canal’s Iron Man

Real life superheros are hard to come by, but senior Brendan Canal knows an Iron Man in real life. Canal’s great uncle, Jose Roberto Canal, was a metallurgist and patented a design for ram block included in a blowout preventer. A blowout preventer is a mechanical device used to seal, control and monitor oil and gas wells. Blowout preventers were […]

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Shooting Hoops

Shooting Hoops

After doing something for long enough, it begins to get easier. Muscle memory kicks in and skill starts to emerge. “Practice makes perfect” holds a lot of weight for Jakim Graham, a basketball player since the age of five. “I play football too, although I’m more comfortable with basketball than any other sport,” said Graham. “I’ve been playing it so […]

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Desilva’s Daily Dilema

Desilva’s Daily Dilema

Stress not only makes senior Jacob Desilva lose sleep, he also loses hair. “I’ve had bald spots ever since I was a freshman, but they weren’t big. They started off really small and then grew bigger,”  said Desilva. “When it first started happening, it was really often. Once one bald spot would go away, another one would come back just […]

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