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 Junior Tara O’Donnell cooks ratatouille, a stewed vegetable dish, in her kitchen. She wears the chef’s coat that she won while on Chopped Junior. “I love to cook different dishes,” O’Donnell said. “My favorites to cook are mediterranean, french and asian dishes.”

Catering queen

Junior takes culinary field by storm
Hailey Dirks, Reporter November 19, 2019

The scent of chocolate cupcakes fills the air in the home of a happy couple and their close friends. Junior Tara O’Donnell works quickly and precisely while the guests eat and celebrate the recent wedding....

Junior Dakota Newfield holds a football and poses for a photo. He first developed an interest in football during sixth grade. “When I found out that my dad played I really started to develop an interest, especially when I started watching the NFL.” Newfield said.

A legacy fulfilled

Arisha Hirji, Reporter November 18, 2019

He stood watching his three siblings as tears streamed down their faces. Feeling helpless, his emotions swirled and made his stomach churn. All he wanted was to understand why everyone was crying. All...

Bond plays through the drum show with the rest of the battery during an early morning rehearsal.

No Backing Down

Kate Haas, Managing Editor November 14, 2019

Over 350 band students form a single file line, goofing around and talking with the other bands while waiting to file onto the field for the presentation of awards. Freshman Lauren Bond walks and talks...

Jenkins helps a student with a concept in their current physics unit during block lunch. They were learning about electrostatic concepts.

Teacher Tea: Jenkins

Mia Nguyen, reporter November 13, 2019

Physics teacher Bernard Jenkins wasn’t always interested in teaching. He worked in a spectrum of professions before eventually ending up teaching pre-ap Physics at Hebron.  “The reason I started...

Senior Justin Mora has been in football and band since his freshman year. He said that both programs are like a family though the people in each are different.

King of the field

Homecoming king balances football and marching band
Kate Haas, Managing Editor November 6, 2019

The band files out of the stands in order, one by one. Plumes are clicked into their shako hats as they set up concert arcs to warm up before they form a block to march onto the field, patiently waiting...

Newman takes off in a Cessna 152 Aerobat plane. Newman’s passion for flying began at a young age and carried into high school. “My whole family flies,” Newman said. “My mom was a flight attendant, my dad was a pilot, my [grandfather] was a pilot and my other grandpa was a pilot.”

Soaring through the skies

Junior pursues a future in aviation
Hailey Dirks, Reporter October 28, 2019

The sky is a bright, clear blue as she lifts off. The whirring of the plane’s engine and the feeling of the yoke (the steering wheel of a plane) in her hands sends exhilaration and adrenaline through...

El Champion works on their current “inktober” piece. Inktober is a month long art challenge with different prompts for each day.

Champion of art

Mia Nguyen , Reporter October 23, 2019

People often say that children's minds are blank canvases waiting to be painted on. In student’s case this is entirely evident. Being surrounded by their father’s colorful comic strips, paint brushes...

Blog For a Cause

Blog For a Cause

Junior writes to promote body positivity
Katlynn Fox, Reporter October 4, 2019

It began last December when a friend opened up about an eating disorder they were battling, which caused memories of her similar struggles in middle school to reemerge. She felt it was her responsibility...

 Junior Claire Song poses for a photo with the yearbook cover she painted in fifth grade. Song’s interest in art began in elementary school and carried on into high school.

Painting her way through life

Junior finds passion for photography and art
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...

English 3 teacher Megan Stinson grins while working on her laptop.

Teacher Tea: Megan Stinson

English teacher discusses transition to high school
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...

Junior Emily Nguyen paints a new article of clothing in her home on Sep 16. She posts her commissions and other works of art on her Iinstagram @dancing_manatees_inc.

Mission to commission

Junior hand-paints clothing for sale
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...

Color guard director Justin Sullivan watches the halftime show as the color guard performs along with marching band. Before every game, the whole group practices their performance as Sullivan gives directions. “They are great students, they work hard and want to get better and learn new things,” Sullivan said.

An Unexpected Leap

New colorguard director starts this year
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...

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