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The Sinecure Guide to K-PREP

The Sinecure Guide to K-PREP

May 17, 2019

Here are five tips on how to get one of those All-Distinguished medals that you haven't seen since you last looked at the trophy case your parents set up for you. 1. Start Studying Early To get a Distinguished on the K-PREP Science and On-Demand sections, you will have to start studying early. There aren’t any K-PREP practice exams, but you can find the standards online. The Science test cov...

Legendary Golfer wins Presidential Medal of Freedom

Legendary Golfer wins Presidential Medal of Freedom

May 17, 2019

Tiger Woods was awarded the nation's highest civilian honor by President Donald Trump on April 6 where he was described as a "true legend" who has transformed golf. He is the fourth golfer to earn this award in addition to being the youngest. "This evening, we are in the presence of a true legend, an extraordinary athlete who has transformed golf and achieved new levels of dominance," Trump said...

Picnic on the Dawgwood  2019

Picnic on the Dawgwood 2019

May 17, 2019

At this concert, more modern pieces were played to appeal to a bigger audience.  Band member Juan Gonzalez said, “As a senior, a tradition as special as that of the Picnic on the Dawgwood is one that I will miss. The musicianship and overall love and appreciation for the arts at this event is something I will never get tired of experiencing and contributing to, whether I am a high school or coll...

Georgia and Alabama Enact Abortion Laws

Georgia and Alabama Enact Abortion Laws

May 17, 2019

Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia recently signed the fetal heartbeat into law. Soon after, Alabama followed their lead and did the same. The legality of these laws is controversial, and many lawmakers goals are to have the Supreme Court reevaluate 1973’s Roe v. Wade. The fetal heartbeat law in Georgia states that it is illegal to have an abortion as soon as a fetus’ heartbeat can be detected....

If I Had a Million Dollars

If I Had a Million Dollars

May 13, 2019

According to WDRB, of every dollar played in the Kentucky Lottery, 61 cents goes to the winner, 6 cents to administrative costs, 6 cents to retailers who sell the tickets and 27 cents is given back into the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Overall, this has resulted in $4.9 billion dollars. Of the $4.9 billion, roughly $1.8 billion has gone toward the state's general fund and to the SEEK educational prog...

Thank You, Mom

Thank You, Mom

May 12, 2019

Thank you, mom, for making that decision to bring a 14-month-old baby girl home from China 14 years ago. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to make a life for myself. You knew this decision would be life changing for both the family and me, but you didn’t let that stop you from doing what God told you to. Without being adopted, who knows where I would be today. Thank you, mom, for giving me a chance to tr...

Spicy Nugget Twitter Frenzy

Spicy Nugget Twitter Frenzy

May 10, 2019

May 5, 2019, was a hopeful day for Wendy's fans. It was the moment everyone has been waiting for: the spicy nuggets are back. In March 2017, Wendy’s stated that they were going to remove spicy chicken nuggets from their menu due to lack of demand. Some nugget eaters were not phased or even knew that they were on the menu, while others were furious. Positive Affirmations for today: I WILL have a go...

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Teens

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Teens

May 9, 2019

Mother's day is soon approaching and children of all ages are frantically thinking of gift ideas for their mothers. However, several find that some gifts are too expensive to buy or not meaningful enough for their moms. 1. Personalized Mug Personalized mugs are a great idea for gifts. They're easy to find and aren't overly expensive during this time of year. They also make a good way for ...

What I Learned as a First Year Journalism Student

What I Learned as a First Year Journalism Student

May 8, 2019

Journalism is something that provides necessary information, whether it be an emergency declaration or a scandal involving a political figure. The sole purpose of journalism is to determine the facts and share them with the public. It is important because it provides a voice for those that don’t have one. Without journalism, public voice would be drowned out by those more powerful. "Journalism is the corner...

Bulldogs Take Down Commodores

Bulldogs Take Down Commodores

May 7, 2019

#10, Junior, Melisa Nelson started the game off by pitching. In centerfield, #23, Sophomore, Jasmine Delira got the first out by catching a fly ball. A strikeout by #10 is what got us the second out of the 1st inning. #10, the pitcher, threw 4 balls and walked the batter. #10, struck out the Tates Creek batter, getting the third out. Starting the bottom of the 1st inning was #6, Senior, Bailey Con...

A 2019 Met Gala Play-by-Play

A 2019 Met Gala Play-by-Play

May 7, 2019

The Met Gala is the annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. This event not only kicks off the opening of the exhibit but it also acts as fashion’s biggest day. Being the Met Gala’s biggest fan, I always watch the event and I always come up with a few interesting thoughts. I decided that this year I would finally keep a diary of my reactions. So with my face mask...

Teagan’s AP Survival Guide

Teagan’s AP Survival Guide

May 6, 2019

AP Exams have begun, so this time of year is the most stressful for everyone: teachers, students and parents. But proper preparation for AP Exams could ease some of that stress.  In my survival guide, I have 5 key tips that saved my exam scores and as AP World History teacher Mrs. Michelle Williams likes to say, “I got [my] $7,000.” Start Studying Early Obviously it’s a little ...