The beauty of the blood drive

Blood Drive day! Some love this day, others not so much. It’s a way to give and show others that people care and want to help them. Giving blood certainly isn’t an easy thing to do. While it’s good to do, people can often be nervous about needles or have very weak stomachs. Others may be…

Battle of the Bridge: bittersweet emotions

When I come to think about Battle of The Bridge, I think of the long-standing rivalry between Starmount and Elkin. I think of going to the football games, and as long as I can remember, the stands have always been packed. Memories surface of my dad hurrying me to get to the field an hour…

FHS: a senior’s retrospection and prospection

We seniors at Forbush High School are in the midst of our last two weeks of free, public education. Each period brings us an hour and one half closer to the end of over twelve years of learning and growing alongside each other. Graduation is just around the corner, and we find ourselves immersed in…

A note from the student editor: a senior year perspective

We made it. Well, almost. At the beginning of this year, I felt the excitement that only a senior could feel. In the past, I simply experienced the same sort of indifference for the first day of school, but this year was different as I knew that in nine months I’d accept my diploma and…

Pucker up, Petree

Everyone knows that Christmas time is the season of giving, but this spring weather didn’t stop the Starmount students from giving their hearts and donations for the March of Dimes. The March of Dimes foundation is set up to fund research and methods to help the lives of premature babies. Babies who are born too soon…

SHS Prom Fashion: 50th Year Edition

Over the decades prom fashion has drastically changed. From hoop-skirts, to princess-like dress, to the modern day “two pieces,” the fashion that can be seen at prom is ever-changing. While getting down on the dance floor, it was very simple to spot the top prom fashion trends of 2017. Top designer dresses by Sherri Hill were…

Students inducted into Beta Club, 2017

Starmount High School had the opportunity to include a select few of their freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors in an honors organization for students across the nation. The ceremony began at 6pm and took place in the gym. “The National Beta Club is the largest, independent, non-profit, educational youth organization in America,” it says on…

Spring break anticipation 

As the weather begins to warm, all students can think about is what they are doing after school, and so students begin to lose their focus in the classroom… which is no surprise to their teachers. It’s a reoccurring theme each school year. Mr. Stephen Brown, a Starmount math teacher, put this type of anticipation into…

Starmount’s production of Oklahoma!

Starmount High School is hosting a well known musical by the name of Oklahoma! This popular musical is produced by schools from all over the nation each year. Oklahoma! Is an original broadway production, written by composer Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. This award winning broadway musical has always been an obvious choice for…

SHS installation of butterfly garden

On March 6th, Starmount High’s Beta Club decided to “make their mark” for National Beta Week. As a service project, the club worked together to construct a butterfly garden due to the decline of the monarch butterfly in this region. Starmount’s construction students, lead by Mr. Allen, were kind enough to build the frame of…

The evolution of prom at FHS

When students are caught up in the excitement of making dinner reservations and shopping for dresses and tuxedos, they often forget the long history of prom itself, a history that has touched many generations and can be appreciated for its social and economic roles. In the nineteenth century, American universities began to host co-ed banquets…

Heroism through HOSA

Everyone wants the chance to play the hero in someone else’s life. Whether the thought has only crossed their minds once whether that thought is the focus of their world, it’s an aspiration most people share. However, what some people haven’t thought of is the way to accomplish this universal desire. Some people believe the…