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The Guide Volume 14, Issue 1 2016

Letter from the Editor... Danielle Gordon

4&5 things to know

Contributors for this Issue What does Cougar Nation mean to you?

6&7 features

Kylee Ellinger

Max Marucut

Engie Greer

Reuben Evans

8&9 features 10&11 features 12&13 culture 14&15 culture 16&17 culture 18&19 views 20&21 views 22&23 sports 24&25 sports 26&27 sports 2


“community” Over the summer, our staff talked about a lot of big changes to our publications, one of the things we decided on was creating themes for every issues we printed. After a lot of long nights and group discussions it was decided that the first issue should be dedicated to you, Cherokee Trail. The school that’s a part of us all, a part of shaping us into the individuals we’re proud to be. To all the teachers, students, security guards, and administrators that make CT more than just a high school, they make it a community for us to grow as people as we learn the skills we need for the rest of our lives. After three years at Cherokee Trail, after countless football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, and lacrosse games, after hours upon hours spent with my peers staring at whiteboard and projector screens, after long nights at school dances listening music loud enough to make my head pound, I’ve learned what it means to be apart of Cougar Nation. -Danielle Gordon, EIC

Business Editor



“we are here”

Design Editor

Managing Editor

Sara Stifter

Peyton Gratino

Morgan Jacobus

Josh Greer









“finding ourselves”

“trap house”

Madi Koenig

Stevie maguire

Kalif President

Dylan Cooper

Community Editor

Copy Editor

Photo Editor

“family spirit”

“so many t-shirts”

“team work”



The Guide 2016-2017

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