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Check Yourself Before You Check The Ballot

Check Yourself Before You Check The Ballot

Emma Dargy, Opinion Editor

March 9, 2016


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

“Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Emma! Happy birthday to you!” I’m eighteen years old now. I’m a senior in high school and am finally starting to feel like an adult.   My family party involves gift cards to Forever 21 and Starbucks. My birthday cards scream...

When I Know, I’ll Tell You

When I Know, I’ll Tell You

Christa Rahl, Editor in Chief

February 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

My name is Christa. I'm a senior in high school. I wake up and hit snooze about five times every morning. I have homework to do each day after school, just like I have since the fifth grade. Tuesday mornings are dedicated to Student Council, and I work with Tri-M every week at elementary schools to h...

The Greatest Symphony

The Greatest Symphony

Raina Dodge, Opinion Writer

February 22, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase

Symphonies are truly a paradigm of art: completely unique parts weaving together into a coherent, awe-inspiring whole.  Hearing woodwinds and strings waltz around a brass quartet as snares keep time is simply incredible.  Each part is able to support those around it, and lift a crazed string of discordant...

Girly

Girly

Raina Dodge, News Writer

February 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Many students know the feeling of being an “outcast” stuck between friend groups or predefined categories that exist in every school, no matter how much we deny they exist. But imagine being stuck in an even stranger spot: being caught between two different pidgeonholes society expects everyone to...

Do You Dread The Day?

Do You Dread The Day?

Marissa Newman, Staff Writer

February 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Bears, chocolate boxes, red and pink hearts and ribbons. Close your eyes and you can see them plastered in that one hectically covered isle that you always happen to pass in every store. No matter what your feelings are towards February 14th, there is no escape from expected gifts or feeling more singl...

For Heaven’s Sake, Read a Book

For Heaven’s Sake, Read a Book

Emma Dargy, Opinion Editor

February 8, 2016


Filed under News, Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

“Oh my gosh! Did you see the Hunger Games 3 last night? It was so good! I love the series so much!” Excuse me? Did you really just refer to Mockingjay as “the Hunger Games 3”? If you could see my face right now you would realize it is a face of disgust. Perhaps you can imagine Kim Kardashi...

Warning: Senioritis Outbreak

Warning: Senioritis Outbreak

Emma Dargy, Opinion Editor

January 22, 2016


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

It’s January of your senior year… and life, my friends, is looking good. You have applied to college, you’re done with standardized testing, and mom and dad just bought you a car for college. What’s that smell wafting around sweetly in the air? Yes, yes, of course, this aroma is quite familiar....

POTUS Takes Papillion

POTUS Takes Papillion

Nicole Ludden, Scepter Co-Managing Editor

January 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

He initiated the epitome of all traffic nightmares. He crazed Papillion as he visited the home of one of our very own English teachers, Mrs. Lisa Martin. He filled a hockey arena full of people residing eagerly in their seats, many hours prior to his arrival. He started social media frenzies, and gave...

Opinion: Christmas Time, Family Time

Faith Workman, Opinion Writer

December 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Let’s face it, usually when we think about Christmas the first thing that comes to mind is presents and delicious cuisine. Since most of us were little kids,  commercials and grown ups have taught us that if you’re nice Santa will come thumping on the roof with his reindeer and we will wake up with...

Made in the A.M.

Made in the A.M.

Hailey McGuire, Pulse Writer

November 13, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Opinion, Showcase

From “What Makes You Beautiful” to “Drag Me Down”, world-famous boy band One Direction has slain the charts with every single recorded in the past five years. Their newest album “Made in the A.M.” was released around midnight on Friday, November 13th. Since the fans have been anticipating this album...

Hoco 2015 Fashion

Hoco 2015 Fashion

Kayla Schreck, Pulse Writer

September 18, 2015


Filed under Features, News, Opinion, Showcase

Homecoming: A night of dancing, romancing, and of course; fashion. Many girls spend multiple hours and hundreds of dollars on this one magical night in order to achieve the perfect look. So what’s trending for Homecoming 2015? The simple look is in. While wearing a puffy, sparkling princess style...

Over-PAPIO-lated

Over-PAPIO-lated

Hailey McGuire, Pulse Writer

September 8, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Opinion, Showcase

Have you felt like the hallways are smaller this year? One of the most noticeable changes in our school is the over-crowded hallways. Either people really don’t know how to walk the right direction (or the right speed) or there are just way too many people in this school. Many students have claimed...

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