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KCS grant writer helps fund new initiatives and programs

Alice Addair, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018

Filed under Staff Editorial

Public schools get a pretty good quantity of money from both state and federal governments. Sometimes, when they are not provided with enough money, the school or district can apply for a grant. That is where Amy Doran comes...

Armed Teachers Editorial

Staff Editor, Editor

November 20, 2018

Filed under Staff Editorial, Uncategorized

Jesse Randall Davidson, age 53, was a high school teacher in Dalton, Georgia. He was also completely and totally unstable. After barricading himself in his own classroom at Georgia High and firing two shots through a nearby...

School shootings are preventable

Editorial Board

September 27, 2018

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As the debate rages on about school safety since the massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, there is one thing everybody seems to agree on: schools are not as safe as they should be. While some argue that gun...

Drugs and Kids


February 2, 2018

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Safe high? Yeah right. Synthetic drugs are harmful substances that are created from man-made chemicals. The notion that they would provide a “safe high” is downright crazy. The chemicals that make up synthetic drugs...

Middle school students should stop chasing fads


November 1, 2017

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Fads have been a part of the world for many centuries. A fad is an action or object that becomes very popular quickly, but vanishes just as quickly. They can be anything from toys to clothes to television shows. Fads have made...

Students should look forward to, not dread, high school


September 13, 2017

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The eighth grade can bring a sense of finality to middle school students. Often, students will hear from their teachers that the entire purpose of the eighth grade year is to prepare them for high school. They repeat that same...

Sevier Middle students are often their own worst enemies


January 10, 2017

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Students at John Sevier Middle School often complain about how they aren’t given enough privileges. They complain that there are no locks on some bathroom stall doors, that there aren’t enough guest speakers, that there are...

EDITORIAL: One overnight field trip is enough

Jayde McCullough, Editor

June 10, 2016

Filed under Staff Editorial, Voices

Almost every student at Sevier Middle School knows about the 8th grade trip to Washington D.C. that happens at the end of each school year. Not many students know that there used to be a 6th and 7th grade trip, as well. While 8t...

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