The Purple Clarion

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The Marching Bulldogs take the field to perform the school song and the national anthem.
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Marching Bulldogs continue to chew ‘em up in annual parade, field show competitions
Ryan Wilson, staff writer • October 26, 2021

For the past two years band director Hannah Drake has worked day and night to make sure COVID didn’t get the best of the award-winning band program. One necessary change was a move out of the band room and into the gym. “It is impossible to social...

Junior Braxtyn Baugher and freshman Bella Teston hold poster after winning their event.
Speech season begins with two third place wins
Francesca Messerschmidt November 18, 2021

The speech team took third overall in their most recent tournament. Students competed at Carbondale last Saturday. “I feel as though...

FBLA members cleaned up trash along the bike path as a community service project. In back: sophomore Chelsea Morales and seniors Chelsea Davidson, Mitchell Lane and Matthew Guard. In front: senior Rayne Jerrell, sophomore Avery Henderson and senior Ashton Hall.
FBLA performs community service
Chelsea Morales, FBLA reporter • November 10, 2021

Every year FBLA tries to do a community service project under the direction of adviser Jon Sanders.  This year they decided on a trash pick-up...

Senior Missy Chamberlain uses the sewing machine.
Sewing class back in schedule
Kelee Mills, Staff Writer • November 9, 2021

After being gone for so long, sewing class is back and better than ever. The sewing class is taught by Mari Beth Hull. In sewing class students...

Thats iconic!
That's iconic!
November 9, 2021

The Southern Illinoisan is currently running a story about iconic Southern Illinois images, but what are Harrisburg's icons? We are inviting...

Pep Club dressed in their best Western attire to support the Dogs.
What Do You Think?
November 4, 2021
Freshman Emma Bolin shows off her winning costume during Christmas Spirit Week 2019. Bolin is now a junior.
What Do You Think?
November 4, 2021
Senior Kerrigan Payne signs for softball with Three Rivers College. Pictured with Payne are her mother, Carrie, and sister, Karsyn, and her father, Keith.  Standing are Jeff Null, head coach at Three Rivers College, and assistant c Summer Shackley.
Payne signs with Three Rivers
November 23, 2021

Senior Kerrigan Payne has signed to play softball with Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Payne is a three-year member of the...

Senior Madison McClusky signs her letter of intent to play golf for John A. Logan College in Carterville next fall. McClusky is pictured with her parents Lori and Eric, her grandparents Steve and Cindy Black, who also coach the golf team, her JAL coach, Mike Bush, and athletic director Greg Langley.
McClusky signs with John. A. Logan
November 15, 2021

Senior Madison McClusky signed Friday, Nov. 12 to play golf at John A. Logan College in Carterville. McClusky is a four-year member of the girls...

Why pay gap in WNBA isnt sexist
Why pay gap in WNBA isn't sexist
Drew Hawkins, Staff Writer • November 15, 2021

There is a huge pay gap between the NBA and the WNBA. Though it may seem sexist, it isn’t. How many people do you know that regularly watch...

Principal Scott Dewar leads the fans in Big Dogs, Little Dogs.
Supporting all Bulldogs builds school morale
Ryan Wilson, Staff Writer • November 12, 2021

Imagine playing the biggest game of your life in a sport you have played since you were a child. The score is tied, the competition is fierce...