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Donating the Gift of Life

Donating the Gift of Life

Sydney Ritter

January 12, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Editorial Writer Ritter Challenges Community to Give Blood Groom FFA is sponsoring a blood drive with the Coffee Memorial Blood Center on Monday, Jan. 15, 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. with the Coffee Memorial Blood Center.  Almost every adult can donate blood, but not everyone does. Everyone who is able should donate...

Christmas Care …

Christmas Care …

Jaymon Row

December 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Groom Students Reflect on Gifts Junior High Pen Notes on 'Gifts Money Can't Buy' Pre-K Works with Journalists on Letters to Santa Within this long document, you will find both traditional Santa Letters, written by our preschool students, as well as reflective writings, penned by our junior high clas...

Deadly Thoughts

Deadly Thoughts

Kaylie Ritter, Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Humans, Mental Health, Gun Violence - Columnist Makes Dire Connections Editor's Note: This is the third and final piece of a series of columns on issues surrounding gun control, which have been written by sophomore Kaylie Ritter. The other two earlier pieces will be linked at the end.  Weapons are ...

Enforcing the Rules

Enforcing the Rules

November 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Student Asserts Banning Guns Won't Prevent Loss of Life The recent shootings in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and Rancho Tehama, Calif., strike up even more debate than before about gun laws. Devin Patrick Kelly, the Sutherland Springs shooter, was said to have bought his assault rifle at one of t...

Molding Success

Molding Success

Hallie Thompson

November 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Showcase

Rodeo competitor Hallie Thompson Reflects on Learning from Wins, Losses Playing UIL sports was never really my thing. I tried for years to make the whole typical team “sport” tradition work, but it wasn’t my strong suit. I now barrel race and pole bend. So instead of you missing a shot in...

To Ban or Not to Ban

To Ban or Not to Ban

Kaylie Ritter, Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Banning Guns Will Not Stop Violence One of the biggest debates across the news right now is "Should guns be banned or left alone?" This has been around through several tragedies such as Sandy Hook and Orlando but was blown up due to the recent Las Vegas mass shooting. According to an article on...

Young Writers Reflect on Red-Ribbon Week

Young Writers Reflect on Red-Ribbon Week

October 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

6th-, 7th-Graders Give Opinions Students, who are in Kaitlyn Moritz's keyboarding class, used their skills to reflect on drug-free messages during Red-Ribbon week. "It was inspiring, heart-touching work," Row said of the junior high writers' pieces. A Perfectly Average Day By Samantha Stoffers This ...

Red-Ribbon Realities

Red-Ribbon Realities

Jaymon Row

October 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Dark Outcomes Can Come, But Hope Awaits I know a lot of people who've done drugs. I would like to help them.  My goal is to provide others with a strong message - a message of hope. Drugs separate. Drugs tear. Drugs rip. Drugs destroy. I want to honor someone close to me - someone I love. Sh...

Transitioning From Tradition To Tuition …

Transitioning From Tradition To Tuition …

Caroline Britten, Features Editor

March 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Then came my last homecoming week. I loved this time of the year. I would always get a kick out of how serious the boys would get about building the bonfire. It was truly organized chaos. The yearly traditions such as repeatedly saying “the girls never do anything to help” and calling around town...

A Series of One Last Times …

Caroline Britten, Features Editor

March 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Senior Caroline Britten begins her series of columns on how the "last" events of her school career have left a list of one-more-chance memories.

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