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Junior Eliza Markum plays the flute during the Popcorn Days parade.
Band wins first place at Popcorn Days
Riley Mize, Staff Writer • September 13, 2022

The band marched at Popcorn Days in Ridegway, taking first place once again.  The first Popcorn Day was April 12, 1958. During this annual celebration people enjoy live entertainment, rides, games, free popcorn, and the big parade. It is typically...

Marching Bulldogs performed at the homecoming football game Sept. 23. Their show theme is The Roaring 2020s.
Marching Bulldogs prepare to compete at Mt. Vernon this weekend
Francesca Messerschmidt, Staff Writer • September 30, 2022

The band competed at Murphysboro two weeks ago winning best band overall.  The Marching Bulldogs have already competed at two parades this...

An SIC instructor teaches atomic structure to students.
Southern Illinois College hosts STEM Day.
Sarah Girtman September 29, 2022

STEM Day is for students interested in a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics to visit Southeastern Illinois College. Students...

Seniors Conner Duncan, Lane Shover, Emma Myers, Doc Hargrave, Matt Watson, juniors Grace Trammel, Dalton Martin, Allison Moyer, Wyatt Moyer, and sophomores Chloe Horton and Kennady Warrick at the 2022 horse judging at SIU Sept.16.
FFA competes at SIUC
Bailee Clifton, Staff Writer • September 23, 2022

  Future Farmers of America, or FFA, is an agricultural based group of youth from the area. “Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live,...

Bulldogs and Patriots all join in for a pile Sept. 23.
Homecoming Football Game
Riley Mize , Staff Writer • September 29, 2022

The varsity Bulldogs won their Homecoming game against Massac County with a score of 42-0. They have worked hard trying to be the best that they...

Senior Sebastion Brown walks across the field.
Boys soccer improves again
Caleigh Whiting September 23, 2022

The Harrisburg boys soccer team has a record of eight wins, three losses, and three ties. The boys won their game against Anna with a score of...

Get those facts straight
Get those facts straight
Ayden Price , Staff Writer • September 29, 2022

Rumors are easy to start. One might tell the truth to a friend and that friend might repeat it, but might mix the words just a little. Before...

Junior Maysa Moore looks at a casket display during SIUC Career Day. Moore plans to major in nursing.
SIU Day provides important career guidance
Ayden Price , Staff Writer • September 23, 2022

Some juniors and seniors already know what they want to do after high school; others have no idea what they want to do in the future. Visiting...