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Loving myself before anyone else

Loving myself before anyone else A long ride to happiness

Cosette Zielinski March 28, 2019

Growing up, I was obsessed with Disney movies. My 5-year-old eyes twinkled as I watched movies about the cliché fairy tales of damsels in distress and the princes who save them. The message that all...

Juniors travel back to 1920s for literary magazine project

Juniors travel back to 1920’s for literary magazine project Inspired by “The Great Gatsby”

Cosette Zielinski March 22, 2019

Using their creativity and writing skills, juniors in Mrs. Laura Penrod’s English 11 classes are creating personal magazines based on the book “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  “Mr....

Freshmen track plant growth in Biology

Freshmen track plant growth in Biology A hands-on study of chlorophyll

Cosette Zielinski January 25, 2019

While learning how different light levels affect the process of photosynthesis, freshmen in Biology have started planting lima beans. “We started doing this experiment last Tuesday and we are playing...

FBLA hosting basketball game to raise funds

FBLA hosting basketball game to raise funds Bracketed tournament will take place on Jan. 31

Cosette Zielinski January 14, 2019

To raise money for their state competition and new supplies, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is hosting a basketball game on Jan. 31 in the gym. “We wanted to give people a chance to play...

Concluding photosynthesis unit with labs in AP Biology

Concluding photosynthesis unit with labs in AP Biology Semester exam review between experiments

Cosette Zielinski December 11, 2018

To help students learn about photosynthesis and review how light interacts with matter, students in AP Biology started a new lab involving plants, chemicals and new equipment. “This experiment was...

Juniors in Respiratory Science III learn how to use AED for CPR

Juniors in Respiratory Science III learn how to use AED for CPR CERT training starts on Sunday

Cosette Zielinski and Madison White October 19, 2018

To become CPR certified, juniors in Respiratory Science III are taking a month-long course that teaches them techniques and prepares them for future medical emergencies. CPR certification is required for...

Creating personal enzyme labs in AP Biology

Creating personal enzyme labs in AP Biology Seniors, juniors learn about proteins

Cosette Zielinski and Grinesa Bajrami October 5, 2018

To learn about the enzymes in proteins, juniors and seniors in Ms. Mary Breslin’s AP Biology class are creating a hypothesis and preforming a lab around it. This is the first time the students have conducted...

Junior Emily Giblin inserts a suctioning tube in the mannequin patient’s mouth. GIblin had to confirm with Respiratory Science teacher Vicki Smith that she was correctly helping the patient. “I have practiced suctioning, charting, and the basics of tracheotomy care many times,” Giblin said. “Now I feel I have it seared in my head.”

An Hour in … Respiratory Science III Practicing tracheotomy care

Cosette Zielinski October 3, 2018

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Power shut down occurring this weekend

Power shut down occurring this weekend Portables almost ready for move-in

Cosette Zielinski, Charli Gisi, and McKenna Thayer September 21, 2018

For the portables to be move-in ready, the Clark County School District construction crew scheduled electricity installment for tomorrow. The power will be out anywhere between 12 and 16 hours.  “We...

Living a life of less

Living a life of less Should we have more?

Cosette Zielinski January 11, 2018

My whole life I have had a house of clutter, around each corner there was always a stack of papers, books, clothes or miscellaneous items. Today I still live that frustrating life, no matter how much I...

Adoption: a life changing process

Adoption: a life changing process How both sides are impacted

Jackelyn Romo and Cosette Zielinski November 15, 2017

“I’m adopted." As soon as those words leave senior Jordan Salas's mouth, he is immediately met with a stunned silence and an expression of pity. Telling people that he is adopted has always been...

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