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Poetry is Reckless but Lovely

Kirsten Rice, Editor

October 22, 2018

The Lovely Reckless by Kirsten Rice is an extra credit paper she wrote for “Totally Uncalled For”.  Students can write anything from book reviews to restaurant reviews as an extra credit project. This wall is in English teacher Mrs. Black's room. Sleepwalking through life, damaged and scared Wishin...

The Art of The Dutch

The Art of The Dutch

Saffron Eugea, writer

April 5, 2018

How to do a Dutch Braid Hey, guys! Saffron here. Today, I am going to teach you how to do a "Dutch Braid." If you read my last blog, you might have learned how to do a regular and a French Braid. Once you have mastered the French braid, you are ready to move on to the Dutch braid. If you have ne...

Peek at a White Wonder

Using photos from pixabay, wikimedia commons, and Seth Ritter, junior Sydney Ritter creates another genius, imaginative work with an additional unusual animal.

Sydney Ritter, Reporter / Designer

March 27, 2018

Rare peacock takes spotlight in Ritter's second animal column Writing about the uncommon okapi got me to thinking, how many other weird animals are there out there? My first thought was to ask Alexa, but since I was at school I didn't have that option. Instead, I had to resort to the dinosaur, ...

Carpenter… Harvester… Mechanic… Best of all Father

Cameron Rice kisses his daughter Chandra Rice on the head at her eighth-grade graduation party. Cameron wrestled with Chandra to get cake in her face, but she fought back and managed to get cake on the both of them. In her attached column on her father, Chandra reflects on some of the key words he's shared with her, including these:

Chandra Rice, Editor

March 19, 2018

Chandra Rice reflects, writes on her father's example, words When I look at my dad, I see my protector and my first love. He's been there for me through thick and thin. Even if he gets on the me, I know he still loves me and wants me to know how important it is for me to do my best. Daddy has show...

The Animal You’ve Never Heard About

Courtesy of photo shop, junior Sydney Ritter poses with an okapi, her favorite animal. Ritter decided to write a column about this unusual creature.

Sydney Ritter, Writer / Designer

March 5, 2018

When you ask most people, "What's your favorite animal?" You normally get cookie cutter answers like, a tiger, or a monkey, but when I say okapi, do you even know what that is?  The animal you've never heard about is my favorite. An okapi is the closest living relative to the giraffe, the animal...

Christmas Care …

Junior columnist and artist Jaymon Row served as the primary editor for this collection of Christmas writings. Junior high students wrote on

Jaymon Row

December 25, 2017

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...

Molding Success

Sophomore Hallie Thompson carries the White Deer Riding Club flag into the Groups arena in White Deer, during a practice session this summer. Hallie was awarded the White Deer Rodeo Queen Runner-up in July.

Hallie Thompson

November 13, 2017

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...

A Series of One Last Times …

Caroline Britten, Features Editor

March 30, 2017

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.

From Summer Cross Country to Start of School …

Senior class (minus Jeffrey Marshall) gathers together after finishing their senior paws before school started in August. These seniors have T-minus 34 days left in the Groom Hallways.

Caroline Britten, Features Writer

March 28, 2017

"1-7. 1-7. 1-1-1-7." Chanting those numbers, the year I would graduate, honestly thrilled me as a freshman. I was finally in high school, walking around the bonfire with my classmates and closest friends, so excited - but dadgum, it was gonna take forever to be one of those seniors. I don’t think...

The Wonder of Words

Columnists Kaylie Ritter reminds her readers of the following truths:

Kaylie Ritter, Staff Writer

February 20, 2017

Columnist Kaylie Ritter Gives Reminder: First think, Then Speak Words can have an impact on everyone, whether it be good or bad. “Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using wo...

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