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Senior Francesca Messerschmidt works on an editorial cartoon for the IHSA Sectional meet April 6. Students were given a prompt that required them to take a position, pro or con, and create a cartoon to reflect the position. Messerschmidt worked on her iPad using a program called Procreate. Results will be posted April 12 on the IHSA website.
Clarion writers participate in Sectionals
Sydney DeVous, Staff Writer • April 6, 2024

Purple Clarion staff writers participated in journalism Sectionals  Saturday, April 6. Senior Avery Woolard participated in Photography, and senior Frankie Messerschmidt participated in editorial cartooning and news writing. The Sectional competition...

Eagle Valley Coal Mine was hit by an EF 1 tornado May 9.
Tornado does significant damage
Sydney DeVous, Staff Writer • May 14, 2024

According to the National Weather Service there have been 36 direct fatalities and 1800 homes destroyed in Oklahoma due to recent tornadoes. The...

Earlier this year, students had the opportunity to attend Allied Health Day at SIC. Freshman Eden Douglas and sophomore Kylee Bridewell apply tourniquets to freshman Mackenzie Reeves and Madalyn Poores arm before practicing injections at the event.
Hit the ground or hit the books
Gavinn Swann, Staff Writer • May 13, 2024

As the 2024 school year winds down, many seniors are looking forward to college while others are considering a different path for their lives. Entering...

Display of ceramic pieces that sit on art teacher Emily Wallaces shelf.
Art show expected to paint smiles
Leah Haugen, Staff Writer • May 3, 2024

Every spring, an art show is held displaying students’ artwork from that school year. From paintings to ceramic pieces, art teacher Emily Wallace...

Freshman CeCe Franks pole vaults her way to becoming a conference champion.
Girls track sprint into season
Bryleigh Lewis, Staff Writer • May 3, 2024

Track season is slowly coming to an end. The girls track team has been working hard to maintain their record and keep a strong mindset. As...

Senior Braden Burtis pitches the ball.
Baseball 'aims for the fences'
Avery Woolard, Staff Writer • March 28, 2024

Baseball season has started and the Bulldogs are 6-4. Their season started March 12.  This year the Dogs have played more difficult teams...

Wreck-less while driving
Wreck-less while driving
Riley Mize, Staff writer • May 14, 2024

Stay focused, follow the speed limit, don’t drink and drive, wear a seatbelt, avoid distractions. While these things are being taught in driver's...

Students often use caffeine to increase their productivity.
Students must strike senioritis symptoms
Leah Haugen, Staff Writer • May 2, 2024

Senioritis is the term for a phenomenon that many students experience towards the end of their high school career. From lack of motivation or...