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How is Population Density Affecting the Pandemic?

How is Population Density Affecting the Pandemic?

Akaash Reddy, Reporter

May 18, 2020

For those who don't know, population density is the amount of people that live in a certain unit of area. For example, if there are 100 people in a 200-yard area, the population density would be 0.5/y, or .5 people per yard. This is used to measure the amount of people in any given area, compared to...

7 things to get your mom this Mother’s Day

7 things to get your mom this Mother's Day

Harmony House, Reporter

May 8, 2020

With mother's day only a few days away, last-minute gift-givers are scrambling to get their mother the perfect gift. If you don't already know what to get her, just take a look at the list for some ideas.

Why Do We Self-Isolate?

Why Do We Self-Isolate?

Akaash Reddy, Reporter

April 29, 2020

Self-isolation is very important, everyone should know that. But does everyone know exactly why? It isn't as simple as trying to not catch the virus. We self-isolate to prevent others from getting the virus, to curve the amount of hospital cases. We aren't trying to stop the virus altogether with...

Tennessee Tornadoes

Tennessee Tornadoes

June Jung, Reporter

March 11, 2020

The state of Tennessee has had two monstrous tornadoes rip through it, injuring many and killing 24. East and Central Tennessee were most affected; the first tornado came in the middle of the night. With a two percent chance of "severe weather," no one saw it coming. Tornado Watch A tornado watch wa...

What is a Leap Year?

What is a Leap Year?

Harmony House, Reporter

March 2, 2020

By now, we all know that every four years there's an extra day added to the calendar. But why? Who invented it, and what's it like to have a birthday on the 29th of February? All these questions will be answered so you can stop wondering what is a leap year. Why do we have leap years? Well, we've al...

Science Fair

Students at the 2020 Science Festival

Hannah McDonough, Editor

February 28, 2020

On Thursday, Feb. 20, students went to the Palmer Events Center to present their science fair projects. They competed in the Austin Energy Regional Science Festival, and many students placed or won awards. Mr. Austin Boriack, eighth grade science teacher, took students to the event. "It's always fun...

Love is in the Air! – The Valentines Day Social

Love is in the Air! - The Valentines Day Social

Shristi Dayal and Harmony House

February 15, 2020

On February 14, students enjoyed pizza, candy, and games at the school social. All the money collected goes towards buying new books for our ELA department. We were able to spot many people enjoying board games, basketball, movies, and snacks. Here are some pictures of the fun -

2020 Oscars

2020 Oscars

Jessie Van Den Berg, Editor

February 11, 2020

The 92nd Academy Awards was definitely a breath of fresh air. This year the speeches were gracious, classy, and short. The nominees this year were also all very deserving of the title. Here is a link to the official list of all the nominees and winners of each category.  This year almost had a theme in my...

Baby Yoda at Build-A-Bear

Baby Yoda at Build-A-Bear

Kavan Stewart, Reporter

January 29, 2020

Students Compete in Annual Geography Bee

(Left to Right) Abraham Kunnan (7), Silas Ou (8), and Andrew Bearse (8)

Hannah McDonough, Editor

January 23, 2020

On Jan. 21, students competed in the annual Geo Bee in the library. This was the final round, as the students competing passed the qualifying test earlier in January. Silas Ou (8) came in the first place, Andrew Bearse (8) came in second place, and Abraham Kunnan (7) came in third. "After I got the...

New Year’s Resolutions: Why are they important?

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Hadley Norris, Reporter

January 13, 2020

Now that we have begun a new year, it is a common practice to set New Year’s resolutions. The thing is that most people never follow through on these promises. So why do we even have these if we are going to break them, and what can we do about it? The history The ancient Babylonians were said to be t...

Students attend the 2019 Winter Wonderland Social

Students attend the 2019 Winter Wonderland Social

Kavan Stewart, Reporter

December 17, 2019

Aw yes, the school social. A time to hang out with friends, eat junk food, watch movies, and dance to your favorite songs. On a lucky December Friday the 13th of 2019, The winter wonderland school social happened. The theme for the winter wonderland social was anything holiday-related. So on Decembe...