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Christmas Gifts that your BFFS Will Love

Grace Gehlken, Writer

Christmas can be a stressful time, especially when given the onerous task of selecting the perfect Christmas gifts for your best friends. However, this gift list will help to lighten the burden, so gra...

No, She Doesn’t Have Cancer

Coco Kelly, Staff Writer

Lila Clark: An actress, director, gymnastics instructor, dry humor enthusiast, and a beautiful, intelligent soul. She also happens to have alopecia. Alopecia areata is a rare condition (only about 2%...

Grace Gehlken, Student Body Vice President

Meghan Cradock, Staff Writer

Grace Gehlken began her high school student council career her sophomore year when she ran for class president. Her junior year, she won student body vice president and enjoyed it so much that she decided...

Our Favorite Holiday Traditions

Daniel Lehman, Editor

Everyone has a favorite holiday tradition, so I asked staff members to share their most cherished experiences. Hannah Smith Q: Is there something you do with your family every year? A: Christmas Day we...

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Food of the Week: Candy Canes!

December 14, 2017

Candy Canes only come around for a few months out of the year during the Holiday Season. Last week, I went out and bought a pack of 36 candy canes in order to have enough...

Food of the Week: Pie!

Hannah Smith, Staff Writer

December 2, 2017

Pie is an all-year delicacy, but is mostly made during the holiday season. If you celebrate Thanksgiving, I am sure you ate multiple pieces of pie; I know I did! I have done...

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Birdcage Tweets
KyLie jENneR Pergnat??????

Isabel Root, Staff Writer

A team of elite investigators has been following this case for the past two years: is Kacie Jenner pregnant? Thus far, the evidence has been inconclusive, but there is still...

Clinton’s “What Happened” leads to outrage towards Trump

W Christopher Thomasson, Staff Writer

After months of anticipation, Hillary Clinton has finally published and released her book What Happened. Eager supporters gathered around bookstores across the country in ant...

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Fun Christmas Activities to Do in Charleston

Emma Ludman

December 15, 2017

Light up the tree and hang your stockings by the fire, the Christmas season is finally upon us. Although the warm Charleston climate won't be treating us to a white Christmas...

Mythical Monsters: The Questing Beast

Hannah Martin, Copy Editor

December 15, 2017

In the backdrop of Arthurian legend’s epic saga of love, betrayal, and heartbreak, one determined huntsman seeks to fulfill his family’s duty to dispatch of an eldritch...

HQ-The Live Trivia Game Sweeping the Nation

Thomas McNerney and Jack Niesse

December 13, 2017

Picture this; It is a Monday afternoon in your least favorite class, and the teacher is boring you to death. All of a sudden you hear a collection of buzzes, vibrations, and...

Movie Review: Lady Bird

Abby Bonner, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Director: Greta Gerwig Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Timothée Chalamet An early front runner for best picture of the year, Lady Bird is an indie dr...

Real or Fake: What’s Your Tree This Holiday Season?

Chase Michaelsen, Local Rabbi

December 13, 2017

Ever since the Germans first introduced decorated Christmas trees in the 16th century, people around the world have expressed their excitement for the holiday season t...

22nd Annual Christmas Light Parade

Claire Dickman and Claire Hunt

December 13, 2017

Mount Pleasant Christmas Parade For the past 22 years the people of Mount Pleasant have flocked Coleman Boulevard to celebrate the coming of the holiday season. From flo...

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Upcoming Games
Basketball - JV Boys vs. Military Magnet
Sat, Dec 16 3:30 PMAway
Basketball - Varsity Boys vs. Military Magnet
Sat, Dec 16 6:30 PMAway
Basketball - Varsity Girls vs. Military Magnet
Sat, Dec 16 5:00 PMAway
Basketball - Varsity Girls vs. Garrett
Tue, Dec 26 6:30 PMAway
Basketball - Varsity Girls vs. Bishop England
Wed, Jan 03 6:30 PMAway
National Parks Shrink for Corporations

Isabel Root, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017

In the past eight years, 550 million acres of land has been granted national monument or park status by the Obama administration. This designation means that the land is free...

Opinion: The Urbanization of Charleston

Eliot Leadem, Co - Editor

December 15, 2017

It is without doubt that the Charleston skyline has evolved over the last decade. The "Holy City," known for its tall steeples and vast array of historic structures, has come...

Alabama Election is not about Trump

William Tipton, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017

On Wednesday, December 12, the state of Alabama held a statewide senate election that had the eyes and ears of the nation. Republican Roy Moore lost the election to Democrat D...

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My love and thanks…

Teresa Novinger, Faculty Member

November 16, 2017

My love and thanks… My beloved dog was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in June, 2016. Generally, a solution to such a diagnosis is an amputation of the limb, but at 15-years,...

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