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High School Column: Happy Holidays

The holidays are here and North Central High School is ready. Different clubs around the school are planning events to get everyone excited. National Honor Society members made thank you notes and gift bags for the staff and passed them out on Wednesday morning. The National Honor Society is also partnering with the Beta Club to collect Toy for Tots. Key Club is hoping to create a week where students and staff can dress up in different holiday outfits and have bake sales so everyone can buy holiday treats.

November 27, 2018 | By Abigail Catoe, NCHS Senior C-I high school columnist | High School Columns

Lights twinkle brighter in a small town

The bright lights of Times Square at night.

October 19, 2018 | By David Bishop, CHS C-I high school columnist | High School Columns

High School Column: Life changes

For some people, change isn't easy. It is something that doesn't resonate well with them. Maybe it makes them a little anxious. Perhaps they know the outcome could be phenomenal, but they're terrified to step out of their comfort zone and welcome such differences with open arms. Maybe change doesn't bother them, though. It could thrill them, spinning their lives around in the best way possible. It could be viewed as an adventure or an opportunity, a way to branch out and become someone new.

September 21, 2018 | By Kaleigh Mullis, Senior Lugoff-Elgin High School | High School Columns

I often get questions or laughs about my dog

My dog, Wren, is a Chug, a rather funny-looking mixture of a Pug and Chihuahua. She has a brownish coat and a tail that curls and uncurls depending on what she's doing. She's short, stout, and full of personality. Her most distinguishing feature, though, is the under-bite that graces her mouth and seems to be under the constant attention of everyone she meets.

May 18, 2018 | By Anna Mock, CHS C-I high school columnist | High School Columns

Be a light in someone's life

You and I both have the ability to be the happiness in someone's life. We have lips that can turn into a smile and a voice that can become a compliment. We have a soul that can burn like a candle when everyone around us feels like they are in the dark. As Matthew 5:14-16 says, "14 You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to ...

May 01, 2018 | Jessica Reynolds, NCHS C-I high school columnist | High School Columns

Column: The final frontier

Camden Military Academy (CMA) ... the final frontier. Sure, I'm referencing Star Trek, but it's hard to make a good opener. I suppose I should start by just saying who I am and why you should keep reading.

April 24, 2018 | William Larson, CMA C-I high school columnist | High School Columns

Video games can be rewarding

Video games get a lot of flack, and it's no wonder why. They keep youth glued to screens and inactive, spending hours a day indoors. The subject matter of video games is not always pure. There are tons of violent games out there, and younger kids could easily be exposed to material they don't need to see. And of course, there's the argument that video games turn kids into violent citizens.

March 16, 2018 | By Anna Mock, CHS C-I high school columnist | High School Columns

The light at the end of the tunnel

It is hard to believe that I have fewer than 100 days left in my senior year. The excitement is getting very real as I begin to pay dues for graduation cords, go prom dress shopping, and work on graduation invitations. I have begun to tackle these tasks with my newly found free time. With only two early morning classes separating me and my free time every day, there's been plenty of time to figure out what I truly enjoy spending my time doing.

March 13, 2018 | By Hanna Griggs, L-EHS C-I high school columnist | High School Columns

High School Column: The pressures of being in school

It is really difficult being a teen these days. In my opinion, some of the most challenging problems teens face today are bullying, academic pressure, peer pressure, social media issues, and deciding on a future.

February 23, 2018 | By Mikael Barker, CMA C-I high school columnist | High School Columns

Ukulele is a supreme instrument in many rights

First off, accessibility. Ukulele is neither a difficult nor daunting instrument to learn to play. A total newbie can be strumming along to a song in a matter of 30 minutes. The instrument is painless as well; the gentle nylon strings are nice on the fingers, especially compared to the rougher strings of a guitar or bass. Being a bass guitarist and having to haul around amps and cords and the huge instrument itself, the ukulele is a relaxing break from all of this. One doesn't even need a strap to play it standing up; most ukes fit snugly ...

February 16, 2018 | By Anna Mock, CHS C-I high school columnist | High School Columns

High School Column: Content to the end

For the past three years, this time of the year has remained a hectic one. It is time for one of my favorite school events, Miss L-E. This means after-school practices, getting my nails and hair done, spray tans, and a lot of fun craziness. The part of competition I value most in Miss L-E is the interview and on-stage question. In the past, I prepared for questions such as, "how can one person make a difference in society?" or, "what is the most important issue facing this generation?" I had never given much weight to the questions, because I ...

February 09, 2018 | By Hanna Griggs, L-EHS C-I high school columnist | High School Columns

New Year, better me

It is finally 2018! It took us a while to get here, but we finally made it.

January 26, 2018 | By Jessica Reynolds, North Central High School C-I high school columnist | High School Columns

We all need to change our ways of thinking

We're conditioned from birth to believe that there are good people and that there are bad people and that humans are black and white, good and evil. What I've found couldn't be further from the truth.

January 19, 2018 | By Anna Mock, Camden High School C-I high school columnist | High School Columns

Looking to the future, remembering the past

As I am about to start the second semester of my senior year, I have come to the realization that time is truly flying. So many changes seemed to take place right under my nose. I pass the new elementary schools being built and I am excited for the young students that will experience the modern schools. However, I feel a disconnect, as a piece of my childhood is being permanently altered. I imagine what it will be like in 10 years when no one can really remember what the old school was like. This is also true when I ...

January 16, 2018 | By Hanna Griggs, Lugoff-Elgin High School C-I high school columnist | High School Columns

My freshman to senior years at CMA

High school is tough; boarding school is tough; but a military school is even tougher, especially if you're going in as a freshman and you've never even been in public high school where things are quite different. Honestly, my decision to go to a military school didn't come about overnight, and I -- not my parents -- made this choice. It was the result of my brother attending Camden Military Academy the year before I arrived.

January 16, 2018 | By Matthew Rush, Camden Military Academy C-I high school columnist | High School Columns

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