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Participating in Red Ribbon

Participating in Red Ribbon

McKayla Thompson, Senior writer

October 23, 2019

October 23rd through October 31st is red ribbon week. This week promotes students to stay drug free and to raise awareness about the different types of drugs and the harm they may cause one’s body. However, schools do several activities throughout the week to make this week a fun learning experience....

Caffeine: The Legal Drug

Caffeine: The Legal Drug

Cana Jones, Sophomore Writer

October 8, 2019

Almost everyone enjoys caffeine throughout the day. It may even be the first thought that pops into someone’s head after he or she is feeling a little tired or sluggish. Coffee, energy drinks, tea, soft drinks, and even some foods like chocolate, all contain this addictive drug. Caffeine is something mos...

Will it actually be Banned?

Will it actually be Banned?

McKayla Thompson, Senior writer

September 20, 2019

“Trump freaks out about vaping.”  In case you didn’t know, vaping and juuling has become a major world problem. When these two chemicals were introduced to the world, their purpose was to be a healthier alternative to smoking. I’m not sure if people understand this, but this so called “health...

Effects of Hurricane Dorian

Effects of Hurricane Dorian

Katelyn Schreckenghaust, Senior Writer

September 9, 2019

Many residents of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina are preparing for or dealing with the effects of Hurricane Dorian. A hurricane can produce many dangers and threats to living areas; some of these dangers include storms, rain, floods, and strong winds. No form of prevention exists fo...

Smuckers’ Stock Plummets

Smuckers’ Stock Plummets

C.J. Burrous, Senior Writer

August 29, 2019

Share prices of The J.M. Smucker Company dropped well over 10 percent this week as sales and profits did not meet their hopes and predictions. The price per share fell from $112 to $103 in overnight trading.  The American manufacturing company blamed the drop on a 6 percent decline in quarterly net sales ...

“Hard Times” for Paramore Fans

“Hard Times” for Paramore Fans

C.J. Burrous, Senior Writer

August 21, 2019

Paramore fans everywhere were disappointed this week when co-creator and lead singer Haley Williams announced that the group doesn’t currently have plans to release new music. In an Entertainment Tonight interview, Williams was asked about the current state and future of the iconic band. Much to the dismay of Par...

Chandler Bings’ Tragic Downward Spiral

Chandler Bings’ Tragic Downward Spiral

C.J. Burrous, Senior Writer

August 21, 2019

In September, the iconic television show Friends will celebrate its 25th anniversary. The show starred six friends trying to make it in New York City, one of which was the witty and sarcastic Chandler Bing. The memorable character was played by actor Matthew Perry, who rose to stardom during the shows ten-s...

Steak N’ Shakes Financial Problems Continue

Steak N’ Shakes Financial Problems Continue

C.J. Burrous, Senior Writer

August 15, 2019

  Recently, I noticed that the Steak N’ Shake in Kokomo had closed down and was for sale. The sign on the window notifies passerby that the total investment to become a Steak N’ Shake franchisee is $10,000. As someone who is interested in becoming a restaurant owner in the future, seeing thi...

The Met Gala

The Met Gala

Kelsey Wise, Senior Writer

May 13, 2019

The Met Gala is a enormous, extravagant event in which celebrities dress authentically as well as exceptionally.I write this article due to the personal interest that I have as to why celebrities spend thousands of dollars on this event. The looks of the celebrities vary from exquisit to questionable i...

“Walk a Mile in My Shoes”

Katelyn Schreckenghaust, Junior Writer

February 25, 2019

The annual event “Walk a Mile In My Shoes” allows participants to help the homeless families in Kokomo. The event raises funds for the Kokomo Rescue Mission’s Open Arms shelter to help with the housing and programs provided for the homeless. Kokomo Rescue Mission provides those in need with hou...

Sensory Friendly Films

Sensory Friendly Films

Katelyn Schreckenghaust, Junior Writer

February 7, 2019

A recent parent survey that was conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics reveals that 1 in 45 children that are 3 years old and older have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Families of these children have an important role in helping their children interact and learn in the best ...

IU Kokomo Observatory Open House

IU Kokomo Observatory Open House

Katelyn Schreckenghaust, Junior Writer

January 17, 2019

The Indiana University Kokomo Observatory has held many open houses in the past few years that have allowed visitors to observe different and special astronomical views. Some of the open houses in 2018 allowed visitors to view the crescent moon, some of the planets, and lunar eclipses.  An open house...

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