- Written by Nate Brown
- Category: Sports
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Sunday April 8th the ACHS Band took a trip to St. Louis to play before the Cardinals vs. Diamondbacks game. The band has been playing at Busch Stadium for four consecutive years, ever since Mrs. Berg became the teacher. Performing here is a big fundraiser for the band allowing them to raise funds for the band department. Every year the place is packed to see the ACHS Band perform. The band usually has a set list of at least ten songs, as well as cadences for the drum line. The band members helped select their best pep band songs to perform at the game. The day of the performance the weather was not very pleasing. Forty degrees with high winds is not an ideal atmosphere to play an instrument in. Despite the weather, the band played well. It’s hard to get a well-rounded sound in the cold but the band managed to do so. The crowd definitely enjoyed to see a great performance right before the game. The community was also very happy to see the hard work from the students pay off. When asked about his favorite part of the game Austin Wendling, a senior band member, said “I enjoyed the fight, my least favorite part was the cold weather.” Also when asked if there was one thing he could change he replied with, “The weather!” After the performance the band members enjoyed watching the game with their friends, and had a great time!
Despite the cold weather and the St. Louis Cardinals losing to the Arizona Diamondbacks, it was a successful day for the ACHS Band.
- Written by Hayden Voelker
- Category: News
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On April 11 the Vision 20/20 breakfast took place at the Carriage House Event Center. The purpose of the breakfast was to talk about the future of Effingham County. Many business owners from around Effingham County were in attendance. The breakfast allowed many people to talk about what can be done to improve the County. The breakfast was put on by the Effingham Chamber of Commerce. The breakfast had a few speakers too; the speakers talked about what the future if Effingham county could be. One speaker was Dr. Josh Bullock, the President of Lakeland College. He discussed a new project which was a center of Ag mechanics and Engineering school in Effingham. This school would be available to all area high school students. The center was estimated to be done by 2023, and it could be a great opportunity for area students interested in the engineering and ag fields. The future of Effingham County is bright and the breakfast highlighted this. For more information go to the Effingham Chamber of Commerce website: http://www.effinghamcountychamber.com/
- Written by Nicholas Sharp
- Category: Guidance Notes
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It’s that time of year again. Juniors will be taking the SAT on April 10. Sophomores will also be taking a test this year. They will be taking the PSAT. The PSAT is similar to the SAT. Sophomores will be taking this test on April 4.
The SAT consists of three different tests and an essay. The SAT is out of 1600. The first test is a reading test. The second is a writing and language test. The third is the math test. Then, the essay portion is the last portion. The reading, writing and language, and math tests are all multiple choice. Unsurprisingly, the essay is not multiple choice even though we all wish it was.There are breaks in between tests so don’t worry. There will also be snacks for you during this break time.
Some helpful tips are to relax the night before and don’t cram for it. Get a good night’s sleep. Have a healthy breakfast in the morning. Read every question carefully. Don’t overthink. Don’t leave anything blank. If you don’t know the answer, take an educated guess. On the essay, don’t tell them your opinion. Pace yourself. Most importantly, believe in yourself. Don’t be afraid. Just do your best. Don’t stress. Stress is not needed when taking any test. If you feel yourself getting anxious, take a deep breath and relax.
There are plenty of practice tests that you can take for the SAT. A place to go is www.khanacademy.org. They have a pretty good practice test there. Don’t forget to study. These SAT test scores will be sent up to four colleges of your choice. Good luck to both the Juniors taking the SAT and the sophomores taking the PSAT!
- Written by Hayden Voelker
- Category: World News
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On March 15th, Lil’ Dicky released his first new song since his 2015 album Professional Rapper. The new song is called “Freaky Friday.” Much like the movie Freaky Friday, two people switch bodies. But instead of a mother and her daughter, it was Chris Brown and Lil’ Dicky. The music video has the same plot as the movie, Lil Dicky is complaining about not being famous enough and Chris Brown is on the TV complaining about being famous. They then switch bodies. In my opinion, the song has too much of a plot to be a song. A song should not need a backstory, it should not have a storyline at all. The song does have a good sound and was well received, at the top of iTunes “Best of the Week” “Freaky Friday” was a hit. With celebrity cameos like Ed Sheeran, DJ Khaled, and Kendall Jenner, the song has 14M views on Youtube, and is number two on the charts. Lil’ Dicky will release his album soon, but has not said when. His presence on Twitter is the only way to know, as he did with “Freaky Friday.” He first said that his single was going to be released before the end of February, then on February 26th, he tweeted:
“I know I said my first single/video drops in February, but March 8 will officially be the day that we change the world forever”
-Lil Dicky, (@lildickytweets)
but he recanted this as well. On March 6th, he tweeted:
“In an effort to get as much love on my b day as possible, I’m not putting my first single out 3/15. Sorry! But its [sic] the best music video ever”
-Lil’ Dicky, (@lildickytweets)
So who knows when Lil’ Dicky will drop his sophomore album, let’s just hope it’s sooner rather than later.