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Painting her way through life

Painting her way through life

Leila Olukoga, Reporter

October 4, 2019

Recess. A time for elementary school kids to spend time with another, swing on the monkey bars or draw with chalk on the pavement. All 640 students head outside for the best part of the day, however, one student in particular was different from the rest. Instead of finding her enjoyment on the playground...

Teacher Tea: Megan Stinson

Teacher Tea: Megan Stinson

Leila Olukoga, Reporter

September 23, 2019

English 3 teacher Megan Stinson taught junior high students at Killian Middle School for seven years. Though she loved working with students at Killian, she decided it was time for a change. “I was ready for some maturity, and I’m getting that for the most part,” Stinson said. “I have alway...

Mission to commission

Mission to commission

Mia Nguyen, Reporter

September 19, 2019

Art supplies and sketches litter junior Emily Nguyen’s cluttered desk as she works on her latest piece. Blank canvases and articles of clothing lay stagnant, waiting to be painted with detailed flowers and portraits.  Nguyen keeps herself busy in all AP classes, orchestra and a variety of clubs...

An Unexpected Leap

An Unexpected Leap

Sarosh Ismail, Reporter

September 19, 2019

As the sun sets, painting the sky with bright colors of orange, blue, and yellow, the crowd cheers wildly for the band as they start marching onto the field. Filing in behind them, dressed in navy glitter leotards and holding bright blue flags, the color guard weaves through the band students and take thei...

Music That Means Something

Music That Means Something

Katlynn Fox, Reporter

September 18, 2019

He sits down at his desk with his laptop and headphones, head full of harmonies. He begins to write out a string of chords and melodies that morph into different synths and sound designs. After he moves on to drums and fine tunes a beat, all the essentials are present. For hours on end he experiments...

Capturing Every Moment

Capturing Every Moment

Sarosh Ismail, Reporter

September 10, 2019

As junior Heather Nixon takes her photos, she attempts to capture the emotions of faces, each curve and crease telling its own story. Nixon is an aspiring freelance photographer who is never without her camera. When she started high school, she discovered her true love and talent for the art and h...

In the spotlight

In the spotlight

Leila Olukoga, Reporter

September 9, 2019

The moment she steps on stage, cheers from the crowd bounce off the walls. Her voice rings throughout the venue, invigorating the crowd. Hundreds of fans from across the country attend her shows, anticipating the unique sound and vibrancy she brings to the stage. Senior Ashley Newman’s love for...

A Step Above the Rest

A Step Above the Rest

Kate Haas, Managing Editor

September 6, 2019

He walks onto the field of Lucas Oil Stadium to the sound of a full crowd cheering. He sets up his microphone with the pit and finds his starting position on the field to perform in Drum Corps International World Championship Finals. He’s rehearsed for countless hours, played reps over and over again...

Moving Up

Moving Up

Yasmin Haq, Editor-In-Chief

August 28, 2019

There’s a lot to get done before the school year starts. Move into the office. Check. Hire new staff members. Check. Host administration training. Check. Meet with the staff. Check. Orientation. Check.  Finally, it’s the first day of school. Ever since she stepped into the school, life has been n...

A New Legacy

A New Legacy

Sarosh Ismail and Arisha Hirji, Reporters

August 26, 2019

As he waits for the first period bell to ring, Alexander Carr glanced around to make sure everything is in place. He is apprehensive about meeting the expectations of the students, but excited to start off a brand new year with a new group. Kids begin piling into the room and sitting on the risers, awai...

Teacher Tea: Chad Prock

Teacher Tea: Chad Prock

Rija Waqar, Reporter

May 18, 2019

He uses a hook to grab a snapping snake by its neck, contains it in a bag, and takes it to the rattlesnake roundup in Sweetwater, Texas. Going out to West Texas - a craggy desert, full of rocks and burrows with rattlesnakes - history teacher Chad Prock was no stranger to the creature, having participati...

Speaking it into existence

Speaking it into existence

Yusra Waris and Aparnna Manoj

May 17, 2019

In a cozy white town home in Portland, Ore., Rachaelle January’s mom is preparing for a special day: Rachaelle’s 7th birthday. She clears the room of furniture, mixes the perfect combination of soap and water, and pours the slippery mixture on the hardwood floors -- turning the house into a “...