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Stress or reality? // Gearing up for prom and graduation, seniors are overwhelmed with due dates and forms to sign. Seniors have been finding it hard to gain motivation when finishing the rest of school year strong. Senior Kassidy Turner said, “I push through senioritis because I know that I only have 2 months left and I’m trying to make the most of it.”

Senioritis begins to spread

Haley Sanford, Staff writer
May 31, 2019
They’ll be there for you // Showing off the members of the Best Buddies program, Ms. Erwin smiles proudly. This years Buddy program had an over all impact as she says goodbye to the seniors. “Im so proud of them when they leave and I hope they will be forever different. I feel a great sense of pride in them, especially for their future later on when they have kids they wont feel separated either. I feel more privileged to have had the chance to give them these opportunities to be successful in their futures more than anything,” said Ms. Erwin.

The best of buddies

Haley Sanford, Staff writer
April 29, 2019
Help as a whole // As Mrs. Spampinato’s room begins to fill up with food, she still makes an effort to collect as many donations as possible. Donating food to the HAWKS Care program, Sydney Calk makes an impact and wishes to do more for the community. “I was inspired to donate to this program because I was always taught to give back to my community. I am fortunate enough to not have to worry about being hungry and I love being able to help people and prevent hunger in our community,” Sydney Calk said.

The smallest gestures count

Haley Sanford, Staff writer
April 18, 2019
Senior Nostalgia // Looking forward to the future, Rachel gets ready for the last 2 months of high school. Sad to leave it behind, Rachel makes the most of her last days of high school looking back on the good memories she shared with friends. Rachel said, “I am so excited for college and all the new experiences I’ll come across. However, I am so grateful for all the friends I’ve made through band over the year!

Rachel Brummet

Haley Sanford, Staff writer
April 5, 2019
For the win// Getting a perfect score all across the board, the varsity choir returns with a winning prize. The UIL trophy stands tall and proud in the choir room for those to admire. Kathleen Couch said, “It felt so amazing to get sweepstakes! Ive never gotten straight 1s with our Chorale at Heath before and last year we worked extra hard to make it happen. I remember the feeling of Mrs. Smith announcing our scores and everyone freaking out! We always work hard and sing our best, but its great to hear it from judges who really know music.”

[PHOTO] Break a leg

March 24, 2019
Right to protest // Colin Kaepernick leaves the NFL team, San Francisco 49ers, from his strong personal beliefs. Kaepernick told Business Insider, With or without the NFL’s platform, I will continue to work for the people because my platform is the people.

The man who won’t stand

February 24, 2019
The cookie to remember // Supporting the theater department, senior Dominick Tan has a cookie cake made for some of his fellow classmates performing the one-act play. Many of the classmates enjoyed the cookie cake as it brought smiles backstage before the performance. “The cookie cake was actually pretty good. It wasn’t extremely sweet as the one in the mall but it was actually semi-sweet to where you could keep on having more slices,” said senior Dominick Tan.

The sweetest on the block

Haley Sanford, Staff writer
March 5, 2019
A moment to remember // Kneeling down on one knee, Mr. Okafor proposes to Miss Foster (AKA Mrs. Okafor) outside the movie theater. Although this wasn’t the ideal proposal he had in mind, Mr. Okafor couldn’t wait any longer to pop the question. “My original plan was to propose at the high school, but we got a call that day saying they were having a little league game, so we couldn’t. At the last minute, I decided to go to the movies to see ‘The Edge of Seventeen’, and that‘s when I proposed,” said Mr. Okafor.

Love is closer than you think

Haley Sanford, Staff writer
February 13, 2019
3002, the room for the flu // Checking in kids, Ms. Phillips, looks out for any flu symptoms the students might have. More students seem to flood into the clinic as time passes by. “Yes, there has been a large increase of students coming to the clinic,” Ms. Phillips said. “I would say it started last week, the end of January.”

A sickening epidemic

Haley Sanford, Staff writer
February 7, 2019
Not your ordinary girl // Isabella Maxcey, junior, catches up on reading a good book while listening to music. “Most people don’t really know that I’m in fashion,” said Isabella. Isabella breaks social boundaries through fashion designs and athletics.

Isabella Maxcey

January 30, 2019
Multitasking at its finest // Senior student, Deni Viera, watches videos on her phone and studies for an AP class. “Yeah AP Physics was really hard, I hated it,” Deni said. She gives hope to underclassmen, showing it’s possible to push through.

Deni Viera

January 30, 2019
And the host award goes to... // Stepping down from the hosting position for the Oscar awards, Kevin Hart addresses his offensive tweets. “Yo if my son comes home & try’s 2 play with my daughters doll house Im going 2 break it over his head & say n my voice ‘stop thats gay’” says Kevin Hart on Twitter. Quote credit to BuzzFeedNews

To host or not to host

Haley Sanford, Staff Writer
January 27, 2019
Making its way to the classroom//After finishing class work, a senior student takes a break and watches the movie Bird Box for the first time. Ive heard good things about (the movie), but I wanted to see for my own opinion, she said.

Trendy or insensitive

Haley Sanford, Staff Writer
January 22, 2019
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