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College Signing Day: Seniors Sign for Track, Football, Baseball Karolyn Short and Hannah Stanford Editors in Chief Athletes, coaches, spectators, and lots of cake blend for the yearly National College Signing day. This year, six senior athletes joined the fray to commit to their chosen college: Jay Gonzales committed to Howard Junior College, Austin Aune to Texas Christian University, Clint Merka and Ty Luce to Lindenwood University, and Jessie Johnson to Auburn University. Many factors go into deciding which college to sign with, often having to do with either reputation or monetary reasons. “Howard Junior College is a prestigious program and they are number one in the country right now for junior college,” Gonzales said, who signed to play baseball. “And it’s my best fit. Being part of a good team that can win a national championship, that’s a good thing too.” Aune chose to sign with TCU because of its proximity. Other deciding factors aside from distance to home included, “liking the coaches, and being able to play football and baseball.”

Jessie Johnson, Clink Merka, Ty Luce, Austin Aune, and Jay Gonzales . Photo by Matt Garnett

Merka, who had to decide between Southern Arkansas and Lindenwood, chose Lindenwood because they have an impressive and well-know football program, while Luce chose the same college for more emotional reasons. “It actually kind of reminded me a lot of Argyle,” Luce said. “The college preached family the whole time we were up there. It was a lot of

McKellar to Leeds, UK Emma Welsh Editor in Chief As a new chapter of senior students’ lives begin to unfold, most students can hardly bear the notion of leaving their home in Texas, let alone their home country. However, senior Nick McKellar plans to take a leap across the Atlantic Ocean to Leeds, England this coming fall. Unlike the States, England offers school programs that are highly focused on soccer – or “football” – as well as the opportunity to earn a coaching certificate at various levels of the sport for those who decide not to go professional. “You see, my whole life I’ve

wanted to play professional soccer,” McKellar said, “As soon as I heard about this college and that it builds players to become professional, I couldn’t not go there.” Without this experience and hard work, McKellar would have a difficult time reaching this level of play. McKellar started club soccer when he was ten, competing with various teams, his current team being FC Dallas. “I started playing because my older brother and older sister were both playing,” McKellar said, “Then I loved it and kept playing for fourteen years.” Recently McKellar visited the Richmond International Academic and Soccer Academy, the school he

big brother little brother mentality where everybody helps everybody.” Further away from home, Johnson, who will be pole-vaulting, made her decision based on a variety of factors. “I pretty much just loved everything about it,” Johnson said. “Just the whole thing appealed to me from day one, I loved the coach and how much he showed he wanted me, will be playing soccer for in Leeds. This school has connections with professional clubs, giving McKellar the opportunity to play at the professional level later on. “In the league that I’ll be playing in the age of the other teams could range from eighteen to like thirty years old,” McKellar said. “So I’ll potentially be playing twenty-eight year olds.” Like any college sport, this one requires hours of dedication with little spare time. “I’ll be practicing four days out of the week and I’ll have games on Wednesdays and Saturdays,” McKellar said. “So I’ll only have one day off of soccer.” Additionally, he will be in contact with people from every corner of the world, providing

and the area is absolutely gorgeous around it, the school is gorgeous, it’s just one of those things, you do know it’s where you want to be.” Senior Trey Keenan who was not present at the school on signing day due to his participation in the USA Football International Bowl, signed with Texas Tech University. Keenan was able to sign on national television during his stint in Austin, TX, where the bowl game was held.

future contacts as well as a better understanding of other’s cultures. “I look forward to playing super competitive soccer with kids from all over the world,” McKellar said, “I met a guy from Scotland named C.J. when I was touring the campus and I also met a six-foot-five guy from Bermuda.”

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To Read or Not to Read That is the Question even if only a few students can easily understand the text and derive some enjoyment from it, then we may be able to create a new generation of readers. As these readers continue to read, their skill in reading and literature will increase exponentially. It is at that point in time when we should introduce them to the classics. There is absolutely nothing wrong with reading classic literature. Classics usually focus on complex ideas and morals, which many see as timeless lessons for humanity. However this is also the problem with teaching the classics in a school environment. Most of the kids in school today have barely read any real literature. They’re not ready to digest the classics yet. It’s the equivalent of feeding a 12 oz steak to a newborn that really only needs baby food. Other forms of entertainment, such as the Internet, video games, and a multitude of other electronic devices, dominate student’s lives. Because of this, students are not reading as much as past generations did when they were little kids. When books were one of the only forms of entertainment, they were more widely read, and students had a broader background in reading when they began high school. This is not the case anymore. While the classics are great pieces of literature, students these days will never be able to truly understand or appreciate them unless we give them a wider base of literature to draw from. When reading a classic, a student must consider the time period it was written in, the author’s purpose, and the student must be able to decipher older or translated language, then and only then would a student be able to try and find the complex implicit meaning of

Kyle Davis Staff Writer Kids these days rarely stray from their computer or phone screens. It is a sad truth that in modern society the younger generation hardly ever cracks a book. Because of this, students’ experience with literature is very limited. They simply aren’t getting the general background in literature that they need to succeed at later stages in life. It all comes down to the simple concept of practice makes perfect. You wouldn’t expect a tennis star to only show up for required practices. The people that truly excel at anything are usually putting a lot more time and effort into that activity than everyone else. If students only read what is required of them, they may be able to pass, but they will never be able to excel. However, the tennis champion most likely doesn’t see all of his efforts as work; more than likely, if a person puts that much time and effort into an activity, then they most likely enjoy it. He’s able to put in so much extra work because he generally enjoys doing it. In essence he really isn’t working at all; he’s just doing what he loves. This is the kind of attitude that schools should to take about reading. While the texts may grow increasingly difficult, the students should be able to draw some kind of enjoyment from them. Books that they can easily understand and identify with would help to make reading more fun. Putting newer texts in the curriculum isn’t going to cause students to jump for joy and celebrate, but

This Means War Sarah Irons Staff Writer Everyone should see this movie. I give it two thumbs up and my cat’s thumbs are up too! This Means War had an all-star cast not to mention made everyone in the theatre laugh like crazy, to say the least, it was LOL worthy from beginning to end. The leading lady, Reese Witherspoon is torn between two hottie CIA agents, Chris Pine and Tom Hardy, who also happen to be best friends. Chelsea Handler who plays Witherspoon’s best friend adds her own brand of comedy to

the movie and all the actors come together to make a melting pot of a comedic powerhouse. You won’t be disappointed going to see this movie, unless you have no soul, no sense of humor and no friends. Peace, kitties!

When asked about the reason for not reading classic literature or even acknowledging its significance, the popular answer amongst the youth of today goes along the lines of, “ I have no time for reading. I’d rather live for the moment. After all, you only live once.” The youth’s outlook on not only classic literature, but also life, is rather ironic. The whole credo that, “you only live once” is actually rooted in the Latin phrase, carpe diem. Ironically, carpe diem, or “seizing the day,” besides being Latin, which is the origin of classic literature, is also a common theme used by an array of classic writers. It was the Greek poet, Horace, who first wrote, “Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero” which translates into “Seize the day, putting as little trust as possible in the future.” Contrary to popular understanding, Horace was not implying to literally live for the present. He was suggesting something far more profound. What Horace meant by his “carpe diem….” was that a person should never put off tomorrow, what he/she could do today. Life can end at any given moment. Therefore it is wise to live every day holding nothing back, so that if life is cut short, there will be no regrets. Trying and failing is always better than not trying at all. And what better time to try anything than the present? That was Horace’s belief. Despite one having evolved from the other, many people confuse seizing the day with living for the moment. They are two different concepts. One suggests living to your full potential while the other praises instant gratification. When it comes to reading the classics, too many kids use the above stated argument, labeling the classics as outdated and a waste

Matson Kane Staff Writer of time. They believe that they can obtain their desires without the broad range of ideas offered through the classics. They are ignorant of the postulate behind every action lies a decision, and behind every decision lies an idea. Man’s decisions are always based on a thought or idea. Because man is always seeking to improve his current situation (is never truly satisfied, and always wants more) through decisionmaking, it is logical that by having a larger pool of ideas to choose from, man will naturally obtain more of his desires. Classic author, Francis Bacon once wrote, “Knowledge is power.” In three words he captured one of the world’s most logical axioms. Bacon understood that all men seek to better their situations in the present through purposeful action; and that because every action is rooted in an idea, knowledge leads men to obtain their desires more easily and efficiently. Bacon also believed that knowledge is ultimately corrupting, and inevitably leads to man’s destruction. Much like Socrates and Plato, he concurred that knowledge is man attempting to know, and wisdom is man knowing that he ultimately knows nothing. Knowledge without wisdom is a wasted gift. In this present day and age, knowledge is more easily accessible than ever before. Nowadays with the click of a mouse, a world of knowledge awaits. Statistics, facts, and other people’s opinions are abundant on the World Wide Web.

MURM’s Music Review Mariam Palmer Staff Writer

Gotye: A multi-instrumental musician, Wouter De Backer (Gotye), performs and indie rock arrangement accompanied by guitar, drums, keyboards and synthesizers. Album: Making Mirrors Track: Somebody That I Used To Know Green River Ordinance: A rock band created by brothers Geoff (bass/back up vocals) and Jamey (guitar) Ice. Other members include

Denton Hunker, Josh Jenkins and Joshua Wilkerson. Album: Out of My Hands Track: Endlessly Hotspur: An alternative rock band duo Joe Mach (singer/songwriter) and Dave Trichter (keyboards0. Album: Heads/Tails Track: Heads/Tails

Book Reviews Emma Welsh Staff Writer Book of Haikus by Jack Kerouac

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In Book of Haikus, Beat Generation author Jack Kerouac abandons the conventional notion of a seventeen syllable haiku to create a “western” take on the traditional Japanese poem. Each poem flows easily, Kerouac’s haiku capturing vivid and often humorous bits of nature and humanity. Because Kerouac spent a large portion of the fifties studying Buddhism, his Book of Haikus explores a wide range of

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Japanese poetry, many of his haiku reading like the sister version, senryu, a more satirical and amusing haiku. These haiku were a form of expression or “second art” for the writer, Kerouac often recycling his haiku into works like The Dharma Bums and vice versa. While strict critics may argue that Kerouac’s haiku does not meet the traditional set of rules, his simplistic style still manages to create smooth images. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

In Girl, Interrupted, Susanna

Kaysen is shipped off to McLean Hospital, a psychiatric hospital that boasts previous clientele such as Sylvia Plath and Ray Charles. For two years Kaysen resides in the hospital, documenting her encounters and interactions with her fellow patients at McLean. With vivid, disturbing details, Kaysen provides a viewpoint both similar and unique to that of Plath’s journal entries. Kaysen manages to find humor in her patients and relief in badgering the nurses, creating a light tone to juxtapose with the dark situation of the hospital. While there isn’t a definite point to the story, this memoir gives reader a view into the life inside a psychiatric ward that few writers could.

Day in the Life of Kathy Johnson Stacy Short Staff Writer

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In addition to teaching band, director Kathy Johnson is also involved in a professional wind ensemble called the Dallas Wind Symphony (DWS). The ensemble is made up of mostly professional musicians; most are band directors at local universities. Mrs. Johnson is a founding member of the DWS. In 1984 she got a phone call from a friend. He asked if she and some other musicians would be interested in reading music for fun at SMU. The group ended up loving it so much that they decided to make it a weekly deal. Each week the group would get together and read music. After a while, people in the area started to hear about the group, and began getting invites to play at different venues in the area. They ended up being good enough to make it an official band. That is when they got their name, The Dallas Wind Symphony. Three other members of the original group, along with Johnson, are in the ensemble today. The group has fifteen professional recordings available on

iTunes. Their motto is, “have fun, make friends, be amazed.” Johnson spends hours upon hours at the school, yet still has the drive to play in the DWS. “It is something I do for myself,” Johnson said. “When I am at the school I direct for everyone else. I love directing, but playing in the DWS is for my personal growth and my own enjoyment.” The season starts in September and continues throughout April. In preparation for each concert, the DWS practices ten hours a week. Practices take place during nights and on the weekends. Johnson says her favorite concert is on the 4th of July. “I love the 4th of July concert

because all of the people,” Johnson said. “I have a solo and have to stand at the front of the stage. I love looking out to the crowd and seeing everyone wave their flags. It is exceedingly patriotic.” The time spent with the DWS enhances Johnson’s expectations of the Argyle band. With the experience of the DWS Johnson listens to the Argyle band with a higher standard. She knows what needs to be done in order to get a higher quality of sound from the band. In all, performing in t he DWS not only helps her with the Argyle band but it is also for her ‘personal growth’.

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Boys Dominate Dallas Madison Matt Garnett Staff Writer

As the Eagles regular season comes to an end, the boys’ varsity basketball team prepares for the playoffs. Ending the regular season with 17 wins and only 1 loss, this young team displays it’s capabilities. “You know, this is a new team,” head basketball coach John King said. “We graduated a lot of talented seniors last year so we had to put together a new team, and considering that we had to rebuild chemistry and get used to playing with each other, to end the season and go into the playoffs 26-7, I think the kids have done really well.” After the bi-week of play offs, the Eagles met Dallas Madison at Hebron at high school, coming out on top 4329. Although Hebron was quick and had a height advantage, the boys were able to play within their incredibly

disciplined system and were able to maintain control of the game to finish with the win, putting them in position for the region quarter finals playoff game Tuesday night against Lovejoy. “As we go into the play offs, we’ve got some teams in front of us that have a lot of good experience and have a lot of tradition,” King said. “Certainly we’re excited about them and we hope that the path that is opening up in front of us is one that we have a chance to take advantage of, but at the same time we know the playoffs are very fragile and one loss and you’re done.” This is the final the year the Eagle’s will compete against Lucas Lovejoy, as realignment will place the rivals in the 4A division with the district re-alignment. New competitors in our district will include Frisco Lonestar and Carrollton Ranchview, along with Aubrey and Celina.

Girls Basketball End of Season Sarah Irons Staff Writer

The Lady Eagle basketball team ended their season in the Area round of the state playoffs with a loss to Dallas Madison. Although their playoff run was short lived, the girls had a very successful season. “I would like to say that I’m proud of the team for their accomplishments this past season,” head coach Skip Townsend said. The team placed second in district play this season, and many players earned All-District accolades. Top rebounder and scorer for the Lady Eagles, Delaney Sain was named Newcomer of the Year and sophomore Kim Strelke was named Defensive MVP for the district. Junior Allea Harris and Freshman Jesse Sheridan were all district selections as well. Many of

the girls were acknowledged for their success in the classroom as Morgan McInaney, Kim Strelke, Aubrey Kass, Laurie Beth Chalk, Madison Hardy, Jesse Sheridan, Delaney Sain, and seniors Sophia Ulman, Kate Walker, Karolyn Short, and Ashley Carlisle were named Academic All-District. In addition to these individual honors, the Lady Eagles accomplished team goals as well. “We took a team with very little varsity experience, set a goal of making the playoffs, and accomplished it,” assistant coach Sammye Townsend said. Although the Eagles are losing five senior players, the Lady Eagles will have many returning players in the 2012-2013 season and look forward to another successful year.

Above: Clark Overlander jumping up for a dunk. Below: Seniors Karolyn Short, Paislea Harris, Nichole Williams, Kate Walker and Sophia Ulman come on to the court to finish the last 11 seconds of the Dallas Madison game. Photos by Stacy Short

‘Hammer Time’ at State Finals Chris Long Staff Writer

The wrestling program continues to grow each year, as does

each member of the team. Wrestling is one of the top full-body train-

Kay Hammer, David Hammer, and Benn Hammer. Photo by Brett McMartin

ing programs, along with extreme conditioning, and intense workouts; members of the team also grow mentally, and develop discipline. This year’s team is full of great wrestlers who strive to meet their match. Top performers included juniors Clark Lanning, Cutler McMartin, along with senior captains Nick Gonzalez and Benn Hammer. Benn Hammer is the only member who made it past regional’s and competed at the state championship. He devoted everything he had into training for the competition. “I’ve been going to some after school practices over at Flower

Mound high school, and training with the wrestlers there,” Hammer said. This being Hammer’s last chance at a state championship, the pressure of winning has been heavy. “This whole year I’ve been taking it match-by-match,” Hammer said. “Hopefully everything works out for the best.” Benn traveled to Delco Center, in Austin Texas for the competition on Feb. 23 to compete on the 24th-25th. Although he did not take the state championship medal, he did take a lot from the experience.

Schorlemmer Aims for a Spot at Midwestern State University Emma Welsh Staff Writer

Maddie Schorlemmer gets ready to hit the ball. Photo by Cathy Blake

Though tennis may not be nearly as popular as sports like football, basketball, or volleyball, there is a small clan of children who opt to dedicate their lives to tennis at a mere five years old. With this loyalty to the sport comes vigorous training and hours in the blazing heat and freezing cold. However, what is most competitive is college. Division I schools are nearly impossible for the average student, even one with exceptional grades, to get into on a tennis scholarship. Foreign students and homeschooled kids fill these spots quickly, leaving little room for public school players. Because the spots are limited, top players in the country who don’t have the luxury to become a homeschooled

or academy player must pick from the equally as competitive Division II schools. Senior Maddie Schorlemmer has dedicated her entire life to this sport and has handled the pressure of picking a school to attend and play with coolness. She recently narrowed down her choices and committed to Midwestern State in Wichita Falls. “I won my first tournament when I was ten,” Schorlemmer said, “It was my first tennis trophy, and I truly fell in love with the sport that day. I knew that the sport would be in my life forever, including college.” Schorlemmer first picked up a racket at three years old, later entering junior tennis tournaments for the United States Tennis Association when she was ten. “My mom was a member at the tennis club down our street, and one day I decided I wanted to go with her and watch her play,” Schorlemmer said, “She told me I walked out on the tennis court, picked up a racket and just hit the ball as hard as I could.” When Schorlemmer was just a freshmen she made it to the UIL State competition, losing first round to the girl who would go on to become the state champion that year. Since then, she has returned

to state both her sophomore and junior year, getting third place in the tournament when she was in tenth grade. Through her commitment to the sport, she has not only stood out in school tennis but USTA as well, playing in the top level of Texas tennis her entire high school career. In order to achieve this level of play, Schorlemmer has to dedicate the majority of her spare time to the sport, often being forced to give up a weekend to her to travel and practice. “I practice around fourteen to fifteen hours a week,” Schorlemmer said. “It really just depends on whether or not I have a tournament that coming weekend.” This dedication has paid off. Because of her dedication, Schorlemmer had an extensive list of places to consider. “When I started looking at places to go to college, I made sure that wherever I chose balances academics and athletics well, “Schorlemmer said, “I really just wanted a good environment, good school, and a high ranked tennis team.” While high school tennis is competitive, college tennis reaches a whole new level. It involves travel all over the country, not just locally like high school tennis, and is highly competitive. “I’m really excited about the traveling. In

college, the matches and tournaments are everywhere. And for me, going with a team makes it all that much better.” Schorlemmer said, “Though, I am also very excited for the competition, it’s definitely going to be a step up from what I am experiencing right now.” Though tennis is an individual sport, college tennis makes it a team. The players spend half of their day together practicing, not including tournaments and matches. “A couple of the girls going there next year have played in the same tournaments I have for the past five years,” Schorlemmer said, “I’m very excited to get to be their teammate next year.” Though there will be a whole new pressure, one thing is for sure: Schorlemmer is destined to be successful.

McKellar Continued From Page 1 six-foot-five guy from Bermuda.” Besides getting over jetlag, McKellar will be forced to adapt to the minor cultural changes that England brings, including strange names for things like the bathroom, heavy accents, and regional slang.

“I’m anxious to live over there and experience England and the small changes in the culture,” McKellar said “Because there’s a six hour time difference, I’ll have to call or Skype them before I go to sleep at night, because for them it will be just late afternoon. And I have to be careful not to

call them when I wake up in the morning because it will be in the middle of the night.” Despite these concerns, McKellar’s skills at soccer and gregarious nature are sure to make life easy in Leeds, even if he does miss his time period to make appropriate phone calls.

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Archers Shoot Their Way Through State, on to Nationals Stacy Short Advisor

The Argyle archery team consists of students from elementary through high school. The team performed at the state competition at the Bell County Expo Center in Houston, Texas on Feb. 17th and scored a combined total of 3265 placing second overall in the state to Canton High School who scored 3306 combined. The team has won state two previous times, in 2008 and 2009. In 2011 both Travis Wright and Hope Washburn led the State as the high

point individuals in Texas. This year, junior Garrett Hamm placed 13th, senior James Thorpe 9th, senior Holly Hayden 3rd, and junior Hope Washburn ended with a 2nd place finish in the high school division. In the middle division, 7th grader Berkley McClure placed 1st and 5th grader Rhiannon Kosla placed 1st in the elementary division. Performing well at the state competition is nothing new to team members. “We’ve had a state champion in some capacity since 2008,” McClure said. Coach Scott McClure brought archery to Argyle in 2007, through the Outdoor Education class. Each semester, more students master the NASP skills necessary to make it to state. “This is a one shot sport,” assistant coach Julie Lenamon said. There are no chances for re-dos or change of game plans. Your coach might not even be near to assist you.”

Developing the individual skills of each student includes more than just skill with a bow and arrow. “Teaching archers to critically assess what is going on and helping them learn how to adjust is incredibly vital,” Lenamon said. “Archery teaches focus, determination, precision, control, and self-evaluation as each person must be accomplished in determining what is required to succeed.” The National Archery in School Program (NASP), is a nationwide activity with competitions locally, statewide, and nationally. The mission of the program is to promote “internationalstyle target archery as part of the inschool

curriculum, to improve educational performance and participate in the shooting sports among students in grades 4-12.” Winning state is only the first step. Once state has been clenched, and the team has exhibited the required skills, they continue to Lewisville, Kentucky for the next competition, then on to Florida. “With archery, a lifetime of skills and physical activity is promising,” Lenamon said. “In very few sports can you stand next to someone from Alaska or Hawaii and compete while sharing a love for such a wonderful sport.”

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Classics (Continued From Page 2) (Davis) text. Frankly this is more work than the average student is willing to go through to read a book. In the highly competitive school environment we live in the most important thing has become getting the grade and getting the class rank. Actual learning has become a byproduct of students playing a cutthroat game of who can look the best on paper. The beauty of this system is supposed to be that it is completely impartial. Everyone takes the same tests and whoever does best is the winner. However this is also the downfall of the system. While it is impartial to emotions and personal bias it is also completely impartial to cheating. The fact is that it’s a hundred times easier to go on Spark Notes for twenty minutes and get the same grade as if you had actually read the entire book.If students could readily understand the text and time period because it is the one they live in, then it would be a lot more likely for them to actually attempt reading. After students have a solid literary background then they can seek out the classics on their own, or be taught them in college. Because, frankly, if half of

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the valedictorian speeches heard at high school graduations were true, we would probably hear something along the lines of “I’d like to thank Wikipedia, Sparknotes, my smartphone, and maybe even a little Aderol; peace, I’m out!”

and live with no boundaries. Too many kids today either have a sense of entitlement or an apathetic attitude towards life. If kids do not believe every thing in life will be handed to them, than they believe that greatness is unachievable. Both outlooks lead people to live by the mistaken credo, “Live for the moment.” It is that very attitude of (Kane) carelessness about tomorrow that Society values reaching hinders people from greatness. Too standards over breaking barriers. many kids cherish fun, and fun In school, kids are incentivized alone. They take for granted the to solely focus on the grade--beauty of opportunity. But at the the number---rather than the end of the day what is fun? What is knowledge that can be gained. We happiness? What is life? Why can we cheat ourselves when we focus only on the outcome. This quality hinders do the things that we do? And how can we make things better? Why are innovative thinkers in a world very we limited? What is limitation? And lacking of their abilities. are we really limited at all? Fortunately though, there is The people who limit themselves a solution: liberating one’s mind to a narrow range of thinking are through the infinite ideas and indeed limited in life. But the people possibilities that can be found in who seize the limitless world of classic literature. Differing from the classics abolish all restraints in today’s authors, the classic writers thought and in life. And because sought to answer the abstract of that, they are the people whose questions of life. The classics value names fade with time. Facts do not wisdom over knowledge, yet still change the world, ideas do. It is the provide their reader with both. timeless ideas in classic literature Through reading classic literature that inspires and spurs its reader one not only obtains a large pool of into an inevitable state of greatness. ideas to choose from when making decisions, but also learns to think



















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Alyssa Bruton pitches against Vernon. Photo by Stacy Short

Varsity boys and girls basketball pose with their cakes on Senior Night. Photo by Matt Garnett

“I’m going to the restroom. I promise I won’t do anything scandalous.” -Emma Welsh Allea Harris goes up for a free throw. Photo by Stacy Short

“You gonna give me all your money now, or are we gonna start a tickle fight?”-Hunter Monroe “You know what, it’s just so flappin’ yummy.” -Mrs. Lowry “Cheating on this one’s a good thing.” -Mr. McCurdy “I seriously have a man crush on coach Beene’s beard.” -James Thorpe

Nick Gonzalez takes down his opponent. Photo by Bret McMartin

“If you were born on a leap year, do you still grow?” -T Griffin Nicole Willams takes the ball down the court. Photo by Katye Butts

Kyle Davis and Ben Irons battle to take the ball. Photo by Brendan Mitchell

“Theres a number of ways to use cocaine, I’ve seen enough movies to confirm this.” -Coach Beene “I listened to secular music yesterday, it wasn’t for anti-religous, it was about a spider struggling with a water spout.” -Coach Beene “Ew please, don’t clench your butt cheeks like that!” -Sarah Khan to Drew Davis

Maci Moore rounds third base. Photo by Stacy Short Anthony Fuqua pitches at the Prosper Tournament. Photo by Matt Garnett Andrew Resch goes up for lay up. Photo by Brendan Mitchell

Tanner Terry attempts to take down his opponent. Photo by Stacy Short Photo Essay by Karolyn Short, Hannah Stanford and Gabby Bennett.

Left: Students and cheerleaders support the varsity girls basketball team. Photo by Stacy Short

Right: Clarke Overlander wins the tip against Sanger. Photo by Stacy Short