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It was a cool evening. The air was crisp. The moon was full, casting its illuminating gaze upon the land Carrying my axe, I lurked by the edge of the corn field. When I reached my destination, I began to look for my targets. Looking to the field adjacent to…

The Quest to Adulthood

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Transitioning into adulthood is one of the most difficult things that human beings have to do in their entire lifetime. It is a time period of unwarranted change, Stressful decisions, and new experiences. Any and all occurrences in this time effects one’s life, from personality to physical appearance. This being…

Technology

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Is it Good or Bad in Schools? Technology. Is it an advancement or a hindrance? Here at Larue County Schools, you may have noticed more technology popping up, saying it helps make learning in schools easier. Key examples including the smartboards, and the Lenovo ThinkPad laptops and etc. However, these…

Let’s get creative

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  There are many opportunities at Larue County High School. Most students do not understand the different classes this school offers to us. Students coming into the ninth grade, or are returning high school students, do not understand the opportunities they have. Some students might not even know what that…

Bullying Hurts

When bullying occurs it harms everybody, not just the person being picked on. This dilemma has impacted just about everybody and it has to stop.

                Bullying, what is bullying? The definition of a bully is a person who hurts, frightens, or terrorizes over those who are smaller or weaker. Why would anybody stoop as low to pick on another individual? When people get bullied you don’t know how to react. Millions of thoughts race…

Spring

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  SPRING: TO-DO We all love spring. A lot of us even like spring the most. The sun comes out, trees begin to bloom, everyone is happy. However, there are many ways to enjoy spring. Spring is in many ways, a good stress reliever. You can take walks in the…

An Open Letter

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Dear Hurting,             I may not know you, and you may not know me, but I am here. I don’t know what you’ve been through, or why you’re hurting. The one thing I do know is that I, along with many others, know your pain. You’re not alone in this…

Who Says Math and English Don’t Go Together? by guest writer Justin Craft

As teachers at LCHS, we do our best to cultivate well-rounded learners.  However, sometimes we cannot help but place our students in learning silos: the “math kids” versus the “English kids.”  While many students excel at both subjects, human nature suggests that not all students necessarily like both subjects.  Furthermore,…

Robert

“Mom, I told you that I saw him.” “Don’t.” she said coldly. “I don’t want to hear the lies again!” “Because you know they’re true.” “No I don’t because you didn’t see anything!” “I saw Robert stab the neighbor’s dog with a screw driver! I saw him drown my cat!”…

21-13

Dr. Fredrick roamed the halls on his rounds. He stopped to check in on his favorite patient. Upon entering the room, Dr. Fredrick greeted his patient “How are you feeling today, Mrs. Crandy?” The feeble woman rose her head from her pillow and murmured, “Room 21-13 today, Doctor.” Dr. Fredrick…

Hang In There

Panic rises in my chest and I want to scream, but my voice stays silent. Everything feels heavy. My arms fall past my head, dangling in the air as I try to stay completely still. There is a rope keeping my legs together, trapped in the uncomfortable position and leaving…

Bedtime Snack

1:35am: Adam gets up to make breakfast. He sets the table, prepares the food, and pours himself a glass of orange juice. He carefully places the food on their plates and lays the silverware neatly next to them. He takes a seat, and begins to eat his eggs, French toast,…

Any Place, Any Time, Any Task: Nothing but Excellence “Band of Hawks Earns Distinguished at Heartland Assessment”

Any Place, Any Time, Any Task: Nothing but Excellence “Band of Hawks Earns Distinguished at Heartland Assessment” On Thursday, March 26, 2015 the Larue County Band of Hawks Concert Band and the LCMS 7th and 8th grade Concert Band attended the KMEA Heartland District Large Ensemble Assessment, both groups earning…

They’re not robots?

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They’re not robots?    –Teachers have a life too! Some students often complain to teachers about not being able to do their homework because they had something to do after school. They complain that they don’t have any free time between school, practice, and work. What most students don’t realize is…

Caffiene the Killer

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Caffeine the Killer; do they really kill you? Everyone has an addiction whether it’s drugs, a person, or a sport. You are probably thinking that is true but do you ever really think about if your addictions could be a problem or harmful to you? 9 out of 10 times…

Dangerous

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Too Dangerous? (Are sports too dangerous in for teenagers in High School) Each year, more than 775,000 children under age 15 are treated in hospital emergency rooms for sports injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Sports injuries are the No. 1 reason for emergency…

“You’re Like Fine Wine, So Be Mine,” And Other Valentine’s Cheeses: The Shocking History Behind the Most Romantic Day of the Year

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Valentine’s Day is often called the “Most Romantic Day of the Year.” It’s a day for lovers to love and companies to make bank on their lust. Many women nervously anticipate the day, wondering if their man will finally pop the question, while the men do their best to anticipate…

Lockdown

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Kelsie Crase Intruder (Larue County High School Teachers Practice procedures for Intruders)                 School and public safety officials around the world are re-evaluating their lockdown protocols, training and drills in light of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  There is no “one size fits all” lockdown protocol that will…

Christmas Story

A Christmas Story By Mike F             Christmas. ‘O what a great holiday. Who doesn’t love Christmas? Beside the Grinch and Ebenezer Scrooge? Nobody, nobody hates Christmas. So the question is where did this holy jolly holiday come from? Who all celebrates Christmas? When did gift giving become a part…

Driving Into a New Era

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Inventing Driver’s Education Making Roads Safer Can you remember the first time you opened the door, took a deep breath and got behind the wheel? Many young drivers get behind the wheel every year; generally between their sophomore and junior years. Unfortunately not all young drivers are able to get…

Driving Into a New Era

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Inventing Driver’s Education Making Roads Safer Can you remember the first time you opened the door, took a deep breath and got behind the wheel? Many young drivers get behind the wheel every year; generally between their sophomore and junior years. Unfortunately not all young drivers are able to get…

Are You Ready?

Advanced Placement Classes. Yes, they’re hard. Yes, they are more time consuming, but some may not be aware of why they are beneficial. In a recent interview with Clarissa Baker, a senior AP student, she stated that these classes “show you what an actual college course will be like .” Although…

Rot

Rotten There is a world donned in sweet things; a true “land of milk and honey” that rests between the planes of existence as we know it. There is a universe quite unlike the one all human beings are familiar with that is filled with delicious fantasies and sugary desires….

Bold Hair Color

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Hair color. To some it is black, blonde, red, brown, or etc. Dying hair “extreme” colors is popular with the youth of America. Now schools have put limitations on what color hair is, deeming certain colors too “extreme” or “distracting” for the rest of the student body. This has spurred…

The Next Step

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>One of the few things a student of Larue County High School is the stepping stone known as Senior year. During the High school career of any student, they have the beacon that calls out to them, some dread it but there are many who look to it with a…

Literacy Tots: LCHS Creative Writing Class Visits ALES to Promote Creativity among Young Students

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         Taylor Skaggs and Nicholas Carden read their children’s stories to Mrs. Hawkins’ first grade class.                                                                                                                    On Thursday, March 20, Mrs. Garris’s Creative Writing class visited Abraham Lincoln Elementary School with the intent of promoting literacy and inspiring creativity among 1st and 3rd graders. The projects that were created for students to…

Distracted Driving

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Is the Risk Worth it All? Each day in the United States, more than nine people are killed, and more than one thousand and sixty people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve distracted driving (Prevention). Distracted driving takes place when someone is driving while doing something that…