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Principal Scott Dewar was presented with a certificate of appreciation from the Gold Star Mission Riders prior to their departure Sept. 22. The group spend the night in the auxiliary gym. Members of several clubs and school organizations worked to welcome the group and make them comfortable during their stay.
Gold Star Riders bunk in Dog house
Kennedy Borders, Staff Writer • September 22, 2023

Golden Star Mission Riders go on a 500-mile bike ride in honor of all  fallen soldiers. It's a five-day bike ride to raise money and support funds to carry on their legacy. Bikers visited HHS. Sept. 21. According to history teacher Marj DeNeal, many...

Cast of Matilda listens to director Hannah Drake during rehearsal Sept. 21.
'Matilda' is arriving; 'there's nothing you can do about it'
Avery Woolard, Staff Writer • September 22, 2023

Matilda is taking the stage next month Oct. 19, 21, and 22. Playing the part of six-year-old schoolgirl  Matilda  Wormwood is junior Illy...

Jeff Rogers of the Illinois Press Foundation hands English Teacher Cathy Wall a check.
News Media Production to buy video equipment with grant
Gavinn Swann, Student Writer • September 21, 2023

In a small ceremony on Tuesday, September 12, Jeff Rogers of the Illinois Press Foundation awarded the News Media Production team a grant that...

Sophomore Saionna Scaggs builds a cube out of coffee sticks and clay. Along with Scaggs, everyone who attended STEM Day went through different rotations.
Students attend STEM Day for hands-on experience
Francesca Messerschmidt, Staff Writer • September 16, 2023

Southeastern Illinois College (SIC) held their annual STEM Day event Sept. 13. Students from high schools across Southern Illinois were invited...

Bulldogs run out before the game against Anna-Jonesboro on Aug. 25.
Homecoming game to match Bulldogs with Marquette Catholic
Riley Mize , Staff Writer • September 13, 2023

Students and athletes are excited for the upcoming homecoming game.  The varsity Bulldogs earned their first win of the season against Anna-...

Senior Karmello Downey works with young kids during Community Night. Downey prepares to throw a ball for an elementary schooler to run and catch.
Fall sports prepare for season ahead
Francesca Messerschmidt, Staff Writer • August 25, 2023

Five sports are either getting ready for their season opener or have already started their season. So far, golf and volleyball have already...

Dress code fails students needs
Dress code fails students' needs
Leah Haugen, Staff Writer • September 25, 2023

Students, commonly girls, worry about whether their clothing will violate the dress code. Crop tops have been an increasingly fashionable trend...

People shocked at the horror factor of Evil Dead Rise
People shocked at the horror factor of "Evil Dead Rise"
Bailee Clifton, Staff Writer • May 17, 2023

“Evil Dead Rise”  is the fifth addition to the “Evil Dead” franchise. After a short glimpse to the next day at a lake, the majority...

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