- Written by Adela Flach
- Category: Student of the Month
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This month’s Student of the Month is Arianna Kopplin. She is 18 years old and was born February 15. Her hobbies include going to concerts, listening to music, hanging out with friends, and playing with her dogs Aspen and Apollo.
Her most embarrassing memory occurred when she was working at the Carriage House. She was cleaning tables and started hardcore dancing while singing into a microphone (AKA a wooden pole), and her boss walked around the balcony corner with a wedding guest while she had her back turned and they both saw the whole performance. Her best memory is when Mrs. Dust would sing to them in calculus.
Her best friends are Chelsea, Sydney, Biggs, Bailee Merkel and Andy Wendling. If she could meet any famous person she would pick Taylor Swift. Her favorite freshman is Paula Holland, her favorite sophomore is Annaka Homann, and her favorite junior is Brooke Stuckemeyer.
Her favorite class is CEO and her least favorite class is physics or British literature. Her favorite color is tiffany blue, her favorite food is her mom's lemon chicken, and her favorite drink is lemonade. A sport she is involved in is softball.
She describes herself as compassionate. Her favorite movie is The Proposal. The classes she’s enrolled in are CEO, physics, British literature, economics, Honors English, calculus, and foods. She is currently single.
- Written by Abby Bopp
- Category: Spotlight
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The Nerd of the Week is Corey Vail. Corey’s birthday is June 25th, 1999. He is the son of Mark and Cindy Vail. He has one older sister, Catelyn Vail.
When asked one word to describe himself he said, “awesome.” Corey is involved in pep club, Spanish club, student council, National Honor Society, and band. Corey’s favorite color is blue. Corey’s future plans are to attend Lake Lake College for two years, then transfer to a four year university of his choice, and he plans on majoring in business.
Classes that Corey is enrolled in are Spanish IV, statistics, band, civics, British literature, P.E., psychology and self management. Corey’s hobbies are hanging out with his friends. When asked what his favorite food was he said, “I like all food.” He doesn’t really watch T.V. so he doesn’t have a favorite sport to watch. Corey is an amazing student and deserves to be this week’s Nerd of the Week.
- Written by Adela Flach
- Category: Opinions
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What is your opinion on school lunches? Should they change or stay the same?
Emily Koberlein: “Keep it the same.”
Rachel Jackman: “I don't eat them so do whatever you want.”
Kaylee Ribble: “I say change it.”
Jayci Quast: “Change it.”
Lindsay Burgess: “I think it should stay the same.”
Noah Teasley: “I think they should change.”
Kevin Miller: “Keep it the same.”
Kolby Pemberton: “Change it, for sure. No vegetables, ever. Only fruit and meat. For every single meal. And cookies, don't forget the cookies. Plus we need ice cream on every single Wednesday of the school year, with all the toppings you can think of.”
- Written by Brooke "Brick" Burns
- Category: Creative Writings
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A Game of Thrones, written by American author George R. R. Martin, is the first installment of the series A Song of Ice and Fire, a political strategy and epic fantasy series. First published in 1996, this book has made great waves in the literary world. In the novel, Martin recounts events from several different points of view to introduce the plot-lines of the three principal storylines: the noble houses of Westeros, the Wall, and the Targaryens.
In Westeros, the Seven Kingdoms include the North, Riverlands, Vale, Westernlands, Stormlands, Reach, and Dorne. The points of view that Martin uses to further the plot come mostly from the noble Stark family in the Northern kingdom, though one character from the Westerlands is often used, as well as Daenerys Targaryen. The plot that Martin expresses is the struggle that the Stark family undergoes as they are separated by the King and as war threatens to break out between them and the Lannister family from the Westernlands.
Throughout the novel, the characters are often faced with decisions that contradict their personalities and beliefs. They are constantly forced to choose between their loved ones and their greater interest in honor and their duty to their kingdom. One such struggle involves Jon Snow as he wrestles with his predicament of joining his half-brother Robb Stark in his war rebellion or staying with his sworn brothers on the Wall.
Overall, every single one of the characters that Martin introduces is very well rounded with a detailed past. They develop throughout their experiences, and they each affect the story in some way. As mysteries unravel and secrets are revealed, the reader becomes more and more enraptured as the plot develops.
All in all, A Game of Thrones is incredibly well written and its profound notoriety is very well earned, despite being written twenty-one years ago. The plot and characters capture the reader and leave them wanting more, which is exactly what an author wants. A Game of Thrones is a must read for any reader that enjoys medieval type books and talk of wars and murder.