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“Team Installs Clock in the Commons” by Will Gibbs

PA System to Arrive By End of Month

Will Gibbs, Reporter January 10, 2024

Students, faculty, and staff began classes this August with a change to their normal routine : no Public Address (PA) system.   According to Dr. Mike Craft, the thirty-year-old system finally stopped...

Colter Bennett works with a student on Adobe Premiere. Photo by Eliot McDonald.

Graphics Systems Class Makes Stickers

Brody Kirkpatrick, Reporter January 8, 2024

What do you get when you combine a class of students with knowledge of design, software, a specialized printer, and some creativity? You end up with custom designed stickers, sold by Mr. Colter Bennett’s...

Photo of Matts Creek fire near Glasgow, Virginia, courtesy of Kelly Nye Photography

Matts Creek Fire Destroys 11,000+ Acres of Land

Bella Fitch, reporter December 11, 2023

On Nov. 12, a blaze sparked George Washington Jefferson National forest that took over two weeks to put out. It burned over 11,000 acres of land. On  Monday Nov. 27 professionals were able to contain...

Seniors at the Smithsonian Institution Building in DC 
Photo taken by Greta Guse

Junior and Senior Classes Go On Field Trips

Lexi Walters December 7, 2023

On Oct. 13, both the junior and senior classes went on history field trips during the school day. The juniors went to Jamestown for their Virginia and US History class, while the seniors went to Washington,...

FFA president Kathleen Beard hangs up a flier for the fruit fundraiser

FFA Fruit Fundraiser Allows the Community to Give Back to the FFA

Bella Fitch, Reporter November 27, 2023

Like most student-led organizations at the high school, the Future Farmers of America (FFA) has an annual fundraiser that raises club funds that extend throughout the whole school year. From  Oct. 30-Nov....

School Entrance by Will Gibbs

Rain Arrives After Matts Creek Wildfire Disrupts School Schedule

Will Gibbs, Reporter November 27, 2023

Rockbridge County Public Schools have been closed the past four school days due to air quality and other concerns caused by the Matts Creek Wildfire, started in the George Washington and Jefferson National...

Israel and Palestine flags.
Created by Sean Martino.

Israel-Hamas War Rages Forward

Sean Martino, Opinion Editor November 13, 2023

Conflict arose on the morning of Oct. 7, as Palestinian militant group Hamas carried out attacks on Israel. More than 1,400 Israeli citizens were killed and many more taken hostage that morning. Israel...

The construction of Chick-Fil-a adjacent to the highway and next to Dunkin Donuts.

Fast-Food Triad v. Small Business: New Chains Open in Lexington

Stephen Wells, Arts and Styles Editor October 27, 2023

In the city of Lexington, many innovations are taking place. As fast food restaurants have gained interest over the years, Lexington follows the trend by constructing a Chick-Fil-a, Dunkin’ Donuts, and...

Aliens found in mexico?

Spencer Pfaff, Reporter October 19, 2023

As unbelievable as it sounds, on Sept. 12, two alleged extraterrestrial corpses were presented before the Mexican congress by Jaime Maussan. Maussan, a self proclaimed ufologist, someone who studies UFOs,...

A voter turns in a ballot.
Photo taken by Sean Martino.

A Guide to Elections for Teenagers

Sean Martino, Opinion Editor October 19, 2023

Every fall, the election cycle captures the United States’ attention. The Presidential Election occurs every four years, but in between these years are other statewide and local elections. Today, we...

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