This past weekend, the members & staff of the African American Culture Club took time out of their Saturday morning to give back to the community. They volunteered at the Salem Baptist Church soup kitchen. Salem Baptist Church hosts the soup kitchen every Saturday from 12pm to 2pm and their mission is to give back to the community by providing those who aren’t as fortunate with a hot meal. It may not seem like much but it means the world to the people who have this opportunity. Helping out at the soup kitchen is not limited to the club, anyone can give a helping hand, all it takes is a little portion of your day and your will to help those in need.
2012 has come and gone in a blink of an eye, along with the whirlwind of new artists, music styles, and developments. Along with it came the long awaited second season of the X-Factor, a television music competition franchise created by Simon Cowell. Every year hopeful contestants aspiring to become the next singing sensation is lured into stardom and heads off to prove they have the X-Factor by auditioning in front of America. The competition consists of auditions in front of the producers, the judges with a live audience, boot camp, judges’ houses, and the selective live finals. Read more
Over the years, school security has become more and more of an issue for the administration and staff of schools. As security technology has increased, schools are expected to keep up with it and make the buildings and campus as safe as possible for students. It was partially because of teachers that lives were saved when a shooter decided to enter Sandy Hook Elementary School. Read more
Dedric “Pookie” Byrd plays for Centennial High School’s basketball team. He’s currently a junior that has all the newspapers raving. He’s one of the young threats on the team that helps out the elite seniors from time to time. Dedric also could be considered to be one of the top Point Guards in the state. Read more
It’s that time of year again- high school seniors staying up late with baggy eyes cramming in their college essays, sending in applications, and waiting in eager anticipation for the results that will determine a colossal chunk of their future. It’s time to see how much the study sessions and the exhausting all-nighters spent during their high school career have paid off. This marks a significant pedestal in their life-a milestone that gives them a chance to burst out of the bubble of childhood and set off to become their own independent person. Read more
Many great games came out this year, from the Walking Dead: The Game to Halo 4. Not just big-name companies made great games, an indie company named Thatgamecompany made a fantastic game named Journey. The games I have named above are just the tip of the iceberg on what I think should be considered for Game of the Year. Read more
Monday in physics classes Jill McLean and Bryan Foli’s students worked extremely hard to build a bridge out of toothpicks that could hold more than 10 pounds. No Pressure. Lack and Greaser stood on top when they broke then record of 488 efficiency/ 65.5 pounds. Brown and Beylar were also in the top bridges when their bridge held 526 efficiency/75.5 pounds.
This article was written with Faith A. Middleton.
Biggest Movie: The Hunger Games
The best-selling book series caused great anticipation for the film; the excitement for the film fueled the popularity of the books. During its opening week, The Hunger Games was the biggest-selling book, movie, and soundtrack in the United States. This rare trifecta caused a media explosion of The Hunger Games popularity. Read more