Archive | October, 2014

Not Another English Assignment

By Janell Curl Books: most high school students hate them. They would prefer to spend their free time on Twitter or Facebook. Me? I would rather be reading the newest book release. Then there’s the typical high school student who would wait to go to the movies and see it. They don’t understand when you […]

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We Finally Made It

By Faith Branson This past Saturday October 11, 2014, history was made. The Pride Of Piqua Marching Band owned the night. We have been practicing since the middle of July for this marching season. We had practices from 8:30am-11:30am Tuesday-Thursday, and we also had band camp which was from 8am-11:30 with an hour lunch and […]

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The Raven Boys

By Mariah Killian   The Raven Boys is a book series by Maggie Stiefvater about a group of kids discovering the magic that is within their town. The book switches point of view through the book, so you can glimpse each character. Blue is the only girl in the group and is called Jane by […]

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Nobody Is Perfect, but Come On

By Faith Branson I understand that people are not perfect; I am not perfect in anyway shape or form. Although when you are given a simple task and IT’S YOUR JOB (plus you’re an adult), you should be able to do it without a problem. This goes towards many things; however, I’m talking about how […]

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Merlin: A Review

  By Mariah Killian   “In a time of mythic, and a time of magic, the destiny of a great kingdom rest on the shoulders  of a young boy, his name: Merlin.”  This is the intro to BBCs show Merlin. The show started around 2005 and went on for five seasons. In this series Merlin […]

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Why not try open campus?

By Janell Curl High School has had closed campus lunches in the past several years. Now why it is that? Why are we no longer permitted to go get some food we actually enjoy? Nearly 1 in 3 high school campuses across the country allow students to leave campus during lunch, according to a report from […]

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Ebola Update

By Tori Nix   Ebola has become the realistic version of the fictional deadly disease in the movie, Outbreak. First discovered in 1976, the Ebola Virus has once again appeared in West Africa and now in the United States. Ebola is an infectious and generally fatal disease marked by fever and severe internal bleeding, spread […]

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“The Longest Ride” book review

By Tori Nix   The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks is a romance novel about two generations of strangers whose lives intersect in profound and surprising ways. At ninety-one, Ira Levinson is in poor health. And being trapped in a car on a snowy embankment in February doesn’t make his situation any better. With visions […]

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Why would you do that?

By Janell Curl Why would someone want to graduate in January instead of May like everyone else? I personally get questions like this all the time. My response is normally something short like: “Because why not?” or “So I can get a full time job.” Yes, there is more to the story, I just don’t […]

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This Is A Failure

By: Faith Branson This year most high schools, including Piqua High School dealt away with study halls. I can see reasons being that some kids don’t really use that free period to work, or that students will have more than one study hall and that isn’t enough class time for them. However, I believe those […]

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