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Going the distance

Samantha Lamb, Staff writer October 18, 2022
Feet pounding the dirt. Rows of corn rolling by. Panting breaths. Early morning practices. Senior Andrew Shields experiences all of these as a part of the cross country team. He is an all-district runner and a leader on the team. Shields started his journey running as a fifth grader at Johnson Elementary.

Love triangle for the ages

Samantha Lamb, Staff writer September 9, 2022
The creeper in the basement and a viscount fall in love with a girl belonging to one of the least socially acceptable professions in all of France, causing three hangings, two shattered chandeliers, and one burnt down opera house. I love The Phantom of the Opera, and I have enjoyed listening to the soundtrack for as long as I can remember. I have seen it both as a play and as a movie. I love both, though each for different reasons.

Limited vocabulary, poor grammar cloud communication

Samantha Lamb March 11, 2022

Our school and society as a whole face a big problem with language and vocabulary. It is now widely considered acceptable to use profanity in normal conversation and in the classroom. People get away...

Student uses writing to inspire, express emotion

Samantha Lamb February 2, 2022

One of the best sources of inspiration is the many forms of writing: books, poems, etc. Kaylee Duran enjoys writing and uses it as a way to inspire others. Writing is important to her as a hobby and to...

Archetype crumbles under societal pressure, modification

Samantha Lamb December 3, 2021

In support of the feminist movement, there is a new character trope that is now commonly used: the strong female character (SFC).  This is a female protagonist who does not need help in her life...

Compelling, creative classics reflect current culture

Samantha Lamb October 14, 2021

A man who was wrongfully imprisoned escapes, seeking revenge and finding redemption. A woman discovers a horrible secret about her would-be lover. A boy struggles with a gang of thieves on his journey...

Medical mission: Siblings spend summers in Belize to help locals

Samantha Lamb September 29, 2021

Toothbrushes. Running water. Medical care. In America, these things are commonplace, a part of daily life people don’t stop to think about. In the summer, tourists visit beautiful, tropical beaches...

Role of parents important to child’s development

Samantha Lamb May 10, 2021

My parents are two of the most important people in my life. They have always been there for me. They’re not perfect, but they try to make the right decisions, and whenever they do make a mistake, they...

Classic series captures commonality through core themes

Samantha Lamb February 19, 2021

From his home in the Shire to the fires of Mount Doom, Frodo embarks on a perilous quest to destroy the One Ring. The Lord of the Rings, my favorite fantasy series, describes this quest to bring about...

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