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Have you ever gotten lost in unknown (perhaps nonexistent) places? Have you fallen in love with people you have never met? Have you been so in tune with something that you refuse to believe that it is all false and fictional? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, it is probably a result of one thing -- a book.

April 14, 2017 | By Emily Seay, senior Lugoff-Elgin High School | High School Columns

Spring Fever 2017 -- a new season is right around the corner

It's that time of the year again -- the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and warm air is swirling in the air. There is new life roaming the earth and animals roll out of hibernation. The time will soon change -- Sunday to be exact. Elementary, middle and high school students alike struggle daily to focus in school. They may find themselves staring out the window daydreaming about afternoon plans or wishing they were outside engulfed in the sunshine and warm air. This happens every single year as a result of the season change. This is a concept everyone ...

March 10, 2017 | | High School Columns

Steering the ship…

Considering my occupation as a meager student in high school, I've had few chances to partake in managerial positions. I suppose that's a natural occurrence for anyone who's only spanned 18 years of lifetime but I have found myself contracted into an unnatural occurrence. It is now my duty, as Senior Editor of the Palmetto Leaf, to manage a team of 10 students in order to produce the high quality reading material that is our school newspaper. As the semester progresses, I'm learning the sorts of ins and outs of running a team of people.

February 17, 2017 | | High School Columns

Beyond the Crown

It is that time of year again when school pageants are in full swing -- shopping for outfits, having alterations made, making appointments for hair, nails and make-up. Then there's enduring hours of practice, learning new dances, getting the "walk and turn" down to a science, all the while you just "keep smiling" -- it is truly a crazy, fun time!

February 10, 2017 | Emily Seay | High School Columns

Taking journalism class was a total mistake.

I originally signed up for art class and was shocked that I was suddenly plopped into a class that I had no prior interest in whatsoever. I remember being freaked out by how scary the requirements for the class sounded, going within the same day to find out if I could switch classes, and feeling disappointed when my guidance counselor told me that art class was full and I was stuck in journalism.

January 20, 2017 | Anna Mock | High School Columns

My experience as a first time voter

Normally, Election Day is on the first Tuesday of November, and because the first day of November fell on a Tuesday, I would have been too young to vote -- 17 years and 364 days too young. Then, to my joy, I learned that the date in which we elect our public officials was moved to the second Tuesday of November. This made it where I was now eligible to vote. I was elated.

November 18, 2016 | | High School Columns

Senior year at North Central High School

Senior year. Those two words in the same sentence are what every student waits to hear from the time they walk through the doors of high school until they take their final walk across the stage. Seniors have all of the perks; dismissed a solid two minutes before the rest of the student-body, running for homecoming/prom king and queen, and being recognized as a senior athlete.

October 28, 2016 | | High School Columns

Words can hurt more than sticks and stones

We have all heard the famous rhyme of sticks and stones, insinuating that the pain of a broken bone hurts more than being led to believe that no one will ever fall in love with you. Bullying comes in several forms and is most prominent but by no means limited to the bullying that takes place at school. For if a student breaks in a school and no one chooses to hear it, do they make a sound?

October 21, 2016 | | High School Columns

All Aboard

The day you "graduate" fifth grade, you never think of going back. Never do we have to walk through those doors again, or in the hallways. No more being an elementary kid! Bigger and better things lie ahead and there is no turning back. But oh, how things can change over time…

October 14, 2016 | Emily Seay | High School Columns

Football: more than just a game

It is something we, as teenagers, never ponder. It never crosses our mind, and is rarely brought to our attention. We think we are invincible and that we will live forever. That is, until it happens to someone. Someone we can relate to. They walk through hallways like we do. They go to classes like we do. And for some, they step out into the athletic realm like we do. It is only when it happens to those among the high school world, that it impacts "us" all. "It," in this sense, is death.

September 09, 2016 | Emily Seay | High School Columns

The best teachers leave a life-long impact on their students

Throughout my life, I have been taught by many teachers. They all have made some impact on my life, good and bad. However, through this journey, I have discovered many qualities a great teacher has which many teachers do not.

February 19, 2016 | Megan Cash | High School Columns

The Oscars boycott

Red carpet. Flashing cameras. Gorgeous designer gowns. Sharp, flashy tuxedos. A-list celebrities. The 2016 Oscars are upon us.

January 22, 2016 | Kayleigh Gates | High School Columns

Planned Parenthood helps low income women

There has been a lot of recent drama in the news lately regarding Planned Parenthood. The organization was accused of selling fetal tissue for profit and, despite the rumors, this accusation is not true. With the mother's permission, Planned Parenthood donates the fetal tissue for scientific research. The organization only receives reimbursement for its expenses in processing the tissue. According to Eric Ferrero, the vice president of communications for Planned Parenthood, there is no financial benefit to either the patient or Planned Parenthood.

January 08, 2016 | Katherine Wilson | High School Columns

Teachers help with end of course exam reviews

With the holidays here, a majority of people are caught up in the season's spirit. While teachers all over are excited for a break from school, they also felt the pressure as they prepared lesson plans to incorporate end of course exam (EOC) reviews. These exams normally take place prior to the winter break; however, the severe flooding which affected numerous areas in Kershaw County earlier this year has pushed these dates back.

December 25, 2015 | | High School Columns

For someone who is not ready, growing up is hard to do

Being a junior in high school, it is time for me to start making important life changing decisions.

December 18, 2015 | Henry Kerfoot | High School Columns

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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 ...

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 ...

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


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