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Faith fosters on-field success

Jamie Berthold April 11, 2011
While baseball has served as America’s pastime, to senior Brent Westmoreland, baseball is a passion and a sport that provides valuable life lessons.

Students get ‘wild’ with cultural outreach through song, dance

Jamie Berthold April 1, 2011
In the vibrant celebration of music and dance, students from diverse backgrounds join together to form Vikingoteo, which promotes leadership, community and friendship while incorporating fun. Sponsor Alejandro Morales has developed the band based on different cultures and languages.

All Grown Up: Fashion

Jamie Berthold March 23, 2011
The way we dress not only defines who we are, but also the way people perceive us. People tend to look back on the style of their youth with a grimace, but, parts of it inevitably creep back into the mainstream as years go by. It’s hard to believe that the fashion of the '90s has made a comeback in today’s society.

Track makes strides toward district competition

Jamie Berthold February 25, 2011
The gun goes off, your heart is pounding, and your adrenaline is rushing as you round that final curve with the finish line in sight. For athletes involved in the track program, this is a familiar experience each time they step onto the track.

No Ordinary Family breeds extraordinary show

Jamie Berthold February 16, 2011
ABC’s newest show, No Ordinary Family, the Powell family is transformed into a family with extraordinary capabilities when an unexpected turn of events occurs.

Grown Up: Music

Jamie Berthold January 26, 2011
Boy bands like *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys have been replaced with the likes of Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift. While both artists have appeal, the music industry, as a whole, has lost its taste for high quality music.

HYPE: expanding opportunities for students

Jamie Berthold December 1, 2010
Hispanic Youth Promoting Education (HYPE) is an organization that brings students together to take part in different types of community service and encourage them to further their education beyond high school. While the club is geared towards Hispanics, any students looking to fulfill their academic goals are welcome to join.

All Grown Up: Toys

Jamie Berthold November 17, 2010
From Furbies, to Webkinz, the way toys are made today is just not the same as it was when we were little. You used to be able to be active and hands on with toys rather than just typing on a computer, today’s toys are designed for kids to be in front of a computer the entire time and ignore the world around them.

‘Tackle for a Cure’ promotes cancer awareness

Jamie Berthold October 14, 2010
Thirty years ago, people affected by breast cancer had a less than twenty-five percent chance of surviving. Those chances have now increased to over seventy-five percent, but researchers are still striving to push the survival rate even higher. Student council is trying to aid in that process by selling pink t-shirts in support of breast cancer research. The “Pink Out” game will be held on October 22 when the Vikings play Harker Heights.

Changing images: New series helps boost self-esteem

Jamie Berthold October 3, 2010
Teenagers face pressures to fit in, and whether they like it or not, they are labeled by the way they dress, the way they act and who they hang out with. MTVs hit new show, If you Really Knew Me, focuses on bringing different people from diverse cliques together through a program known as “Challenge Day”.

All Grown Up: TV Shows

Jamie Berthold September 26, 2010
From Mr. Feeny, Cory and Topanga, to “The Situation”, TV shows just aren’t the same as they used to be. The Friday night line up was full of family-friendly programming. How can you not love little Michelle on Full House, or the crazy but hilarious Cody on Step By Step and especially the ever awkward Steve Urkel?

A true test of faith: student battles cancer

Jamie Berthold August 22, 2010
“Life isn’t about the number of breaths you take but by the number of moments that take your breath away.” For junior Garrett Maliska, this quote represents his new outlook on life.
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