Do Students Worry About the ACT Too Much?

Kayla, staff

April 11, 2018


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Recently, the juniors had the great joy of taking the standardized test of the century, the ACT.  Panic and cries of failure roamed the halls after the testing. The average ACT score is a 20, but many people jokingly stated that they would probably earn below that. Fear of college acceptance became...

The history behind the Easter egg hunt

The history behind the Easter egg hunt

Beth Ann, staff

April 11, 2018


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Easter comes with a lot of traditions, one of those being the egg hunt. My family is super competitive, so when you put money in eggs and hide them, there are going to be some causalities. My cousin Kaleb often tells me he will shove me out of the way, and he could not be more serious. Everyone runs...

Why a Planner is IMPORTANT in High School

Katlyn, staff

April 11, 2018


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For many high schoolers, organization is more of a afterthought then a priority. But, if you keep up with nothing else, you should keep a planner. It may seem trivial, but its actually proven by psychology, and there isn't only one way to do it. Types of planner bullet journal The "life pla...

Senior Spotlight: Allie Winslett

Senior Spotlight: Allie Winslett

Sydney, staff

March 14, 2018


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Allie Winslett is a senior with strong roots in Springville--- her father is the high school principal and her mother is an elementary school teacher. Despite this, she is very much her own person and is extremely talented. Let's get to know a little bit about Allie: 1) What is your favorite color? "purple" 2)...

St. Patrick’s Day

Haley, staff

March 14, 2018


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As soon as the month of March began, some people started finding their favorite green clothing to wear on St. Patrick's Day. Everyone seems to follow this tradition yearly, but who really knows why? St. Patrick's Day, which originated in Ireland, started as a religious day of feasting in the 17th...

The Sacrifice of Service

Katlyn, staff

March 14, 2018


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For families with members in active (or retired) military duty, life can often be very different. These families have an entirely different world of stress and problems. While loved ones are out defending our nation, the families are here, handling home minus a key member. Long deployments, late work...

The Lunchroom’s New Look

The Lunchroom’s New Look

Haley, staff

February 28, 2018


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As most may have seen by now, our SHS lunchroom has recently been redecorated. It has been transformed from its old, boring state, to a new and very interesting state. The walls that used to be plain gray have been spruced up with purple and gold stripes, banners, and many other decorations showing pride...

Class of 2018

Class of 2018

Beth Ann, staff

February 26, 2018


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Pictures of the seniors in their caps and gowns reminds us that graduation is just around the corner. So I took the opportunity to ask some students their plans, what they are looking forward to about graduating, and what they will miss after graduation. Some of the seniors know exactly what ...

Roses for Valentine’s Day

Beth Ann, staff

February 14, 2018


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Roses are the flowers that are given the most every year for Valentine’s Day. 224 million flowers are sold every Valentine’s Day, and 198 million of those are roses. 51 percent of the roses sold are red roses. That would be 100.98 million flowers! There are so many different kinds of flowers (approximately...

Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

Katlyn, staff

February 14, 2018


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With school, homework, studying, and all the other things we run around doing, I know Valentine's Day can creep up on us. Now, the day is here, and I have some great solutions for those special "friends" (or not) that just managed to slip your mind. Use a deck of cards to tell them 52 reasons ...

Our school’s First Winter Formal Since 2002!

Our school’s First Winter Formal Since 2002!

Katlyn

January 31, 2018


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On Saturday, January 20th, SHS's student council hosted the Snowball. This dance was cleverly named after the winter dance in the popular TV show "Stranger Things." The venue for the Snowball was Springville's VFW hall. The hall was wonderfully decorated in blue, silver, and white, creating a beautiful...

The Flu

Haley, staff

January 31, 2018


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An aggressive strand of the influenza virus has swept across the United States recently. For about the past month, hospitals in Alabama have been filling up with people seeking treatment for the flu. The particular strand that is causing the majority of the harm this year is very aggressive seeing as...

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