Disney star continues to mature, set example for teens

Twenty-year-old Zendaya Coleman is known for her acting, dance skills, and beautiful soft-spoken, heavenly voice. Though she got her start on a Disney sitcom Shake It Up, she’s expanded her career far beyond the sparkly Mouse and has grown into a powerful role model for young women.

More than meets the eye: Ordinary activities not always easy, take hard work, dedication

Whether it’s writing, playing sports, or making good grades some people find things easier than others. I find small talk difficult. I just can’t chit-chat with people, if there’s not a real topic, the conversation soon devolves into awkward staring. Some people just find things easier than others. However just, because things seem easy to […]

Going the distance: Senior shot put competitor advances to state, earns fifth

Up stairs. Down stairs. Wind sprints. Exhausting work for any athlete, but an average day for senior Chassidy Rusk. Though she doesn’t run in any track events, she is a part of the shot put team and it’s much more than hurling an 8.8 lb. steel ball down the field.

Musician makes it ‘Work’: Rihanna continues to top charts

Robyn Fenty, better known as Rihanna, is an international pop singer and songwriter from Barbados. Rihanna first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under New York producer Evan Rodgers in 2003.

Clashin’ fashion: Individual expression created by thinking outside the box

Growing up, my mom always told me that everything isn’t meant for everyone in the world of fashion as well. Sometimes people should think about how they look in a certain color or how their clothes fit before walking out of the house. Everyone has their own opinions of fashion and everyday people come up with a new style or a new way to wear things, but there are still certain principles that must be followed as people are still judged on how they put things together and how it looks as a whole. With that said, in the fashion world, all rules are made to be broken and who is anyone to judge a person’s self expression.

New doesn’t mean better: Christmas classics should remain untouched

Waking up to sounds that fill my hearts with joy and laughter signifies a wonderful time of year- Christmas. Hearing my favorite Christmas song, which has been sung generations, warms my heart. Christmas It seems to be the best time of the year. Every time I change the radio station there’s another old Christmas tune. My eyes begin to sparkle until I hear a spin on the beat, a person freestyling, and an artist that is struggling to hit every note to sound better than the next. I realize with horror that it’s not an old classic, but a new remix.

Artist’s music speaks to generation of listeners

Drake is a R&B/Hip-Hop Grammy-Award winning artist. He has reached great heights in recent years by creating powerful moving raps through his soft, meaningful songs. His messages behind his songs always have a point whether it’s going on today or what he thinks will happen soon. His career has key songs that have made an impact on today’s music and young people. All the albums and songs he writes are honest and pure about today’s generation and they will forever be worth hearing, because listeners can relate to them.

Volleyball player set for success: Leadership on team comes from dedication, perseverance

The ball sails over the net back and forth as two teams fights for the next point. Players work as a single unit to keep the volley going as one player makes a dig, another player sets the ball, and a final player slams it down onto the opposing team’s side of the floor. Junior Maddie Luera has been playing volleyball for eight years and has always enjoyed the competitive nature of the sport.

Relationship goals: Old, new friends create balanced support system

Relationships are some of the most important factors in people’s lives. Many people do not feel that there is room for both old and new friends and it can cause issues, but both old and new friends have a place in a person’s life.