Archive | May, 2015

Merlin and the Lost Years

By Mariah Killian   T.A. Barron author of the book series Merlin: The Lost Years is a truly phenomenal writer. Having eleven books in his series, he starts the first one off with a kick. In his first, we meet a boy who washes on shore with a woman he doesn’t seem to know, only […]

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The Root of Science…Darwinism

By Mariah Killian   Darwinism has long been a controversial topic world wide. Many people to this day, though evidence gives way that darwinism is fact, do not believe it to be true. They are wrong and there are avalanches worth of evidence over the years proving Darwin’s theory true. Back in Darwin’s time there […]

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All Good Things Come to an End

By Faith Branson I had something else planned for this week’s article, but since it will be my last one I will ever write for Piqua High School and for the best teacher that a student could have, Debbie Allen, I figured why not just go all out with MY feelings and experiences these past […]

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Country music stereotyped

By Andrew Lamphar Country music is arguably the basis for many modern day genres. The great country artists of Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Conway Twisty, and the legendary Hank Williams Jr. made thousands of record between them and have won countless awards. These artist must have known how to write good music and […]

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Movie/Book Review: Perks of Being a Wallflower

By Faith Branson Wallflower, noun- a person who has no one to dance with or who feels shy, awkward, or excluded at a party. Perks of Being a Wallflower was written as a novel by Stephen Chbosky; the movie came out in 2012 and still to this day is a movie I hold very dear […]

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The Voice in Your Head

By Mariah Killian   Everyone knows that little voice in their head that says: “ You aren’t good enough,” “Why do you even try,” “Just give up.” It is that voice that speaks soft whispers that make you feel less than what you really are; the name of this voice is anxiety. Anxiety is generally […]

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Senior Class goes out with a Blast

By Faith Branson Thursday night on May 14 after the Piqua Showchoir “Just Us” performance some of Piqua High Schools Senior class of 2015 decided to have a “camp out” in the field in front of the football stadium. I was hesitant about staying the night; then at the last minute, I got talked into […]

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“I feel the need … the need for speed.”

By Andrew Lamphar Yep. Speed is the name of the game in Top Gun, an adrenaline-fueled salute to all things fast—fast motorcycles, fast planes and fast women. In the middle of all that speed is Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, a hotshot pilot with a tendency for doing everything on his own terms and treating rules like […]

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How Piqua High School Changed My Life

By Andrew Lamphar As this is the last article I will ever write for Piqua High School I just wanted to give my story about how Piqua changed my life. “High school is the best time of your life” this is what we all hear and rather its true or not, high school is a […]

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Solar Roads

By Andrew Lamphar As a kid growing up in the mid-1960s, Scott Brusaw would spend hours setting up miniature speedways on the living room carpet so that he could race his favorite slot cars up and down the electric tracks. “I thought that if they made real roads electric, then us kids could drive,” recalls […]

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