Holiday favorites: pie, stuffing, and fish?

Everyone knows what holiday is coming up, but do we ever consider what Starmount, as a collective whole, thinks are our favorite foods for Thanksgiving? I know that for me, nothing beats my grandma’s pecan pie or the way that my cousin has to bring a chocolate pound cake every year. (Yes, Jeff, I’m talking…

Are you abiding by your school’s email rules?

According to CNN, in President Barack Obama’s first-term, his secretary of state Hillary Clinton used a personal email server to send confidential information, rather than a government email. There have been secretaries before Clinton that have also used personal email accounts, including Colin Powell, but Clinton’s situation was a little bit different because it out…

Coloring our education

Every student and staff member is unique, especially in a high school setting, like Starmount. What if you could walk onto our campus and see all the distinct personalities of the Starmount rams? A community member can do just that if we are allowed to customize our parking spaces. Multiple school rivals around us participate…

Writing contest brings out chilling suspense

The ghost story contest at Starmount High is a writing contest that has become an annual tradition, created and hosted by one of the English teachers, Jaclyn Hughes. The contest regulations call for a story that is supposed to be at least a page long. The people who participate are always very creative and want…

Fair rides, food, and FFA

Starmount High school’s FFA took the yearly trip to the Dixie Classic Fair this past month. The purpose of this trip is to get a glimpse of the livestock judging competitions. This includes farm animals such as chickens, cows, and sheep. Every year the Dixie classic fair has these two or three big buildings that…

Daylight savings: out with the old and in with the new time?

Daylight savings was a proposal of Benjamin Franklin. But we did not initiate time-saving until 1918 in the United States. This process begins with the second Sunday in March when we set our clocks an hour ahead. The first Sunday in November is when we set our clocks an hour back.   Daylight savings was…

Scarves for all, styles for some

The leaves are changing and so is fashion. For every season, there is a trend on what’s hot. One of those things are scarves, which definitely works as a fall accessory. Necessary and vital, yet serving as works of art, scarves come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. Therefore, a girl can coordinate them…

Hocus Pocus, wedding rings, and mashed potatoes

What are Halloween traditions to you? Is it dressing up and getting candy? Is it going out to a Halloween bash? Do you visit a pumpkin patch in search of the perfect orange specimen? Those traditions are up to you to decide for this festive holiday. Halloween originated in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain…

Yadkin bike share, to bring travel and fitness to the valley

Bike share programs allow people to pay small amounts in order to rent a bike for a certain amount of time. This is very popular in a variety of places: the mountains for beautiful scenery, the beaches for mellow atmospheres, even a relaxing ride through the countryside. It is a program for families to get together…

Graffiti in Yadkin, an Editorial review

 People have been expressing themselves for hundreds of years through various methods, including writing poetry and novels, composing music, and creating art in the form of sculptures and paintings. A controversial form of expression, however, is graffiti art. While some see it as vandalism, in reality, it is just another form of expression, but on…

Mars Hill competitors, the interview saga

Our news room is working on innovative ways for our staff to create and produce the news for YCS students. Our newest feature focuses on students who participated in the Mars Hill Auditions.  The link will take you to our broadcast video, the first of many! Created by Madisyn Hopkins and Autumn Whitaker, students of the…

New teachers and coaches at Starmount

These last two years here at Starmount we have received quite a few new teachers and coaches. One teacher and coach, Mrs. Harris, just started August of this year. She is the new EC/ OCS teacher. She worked at many of the elementary schools in this district such as Boonville, Jonesville, and Fall Creek before…