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…

Disasters strike: local reactions to world-wide catastrophes

For centuries, hurricanes and other natural disasters have rampaged across the world, destroying lives, families, structures, and wildlife. Since its founding, our country has faced hundreds of natural disasters, ranging from hurricanes and earthquakes to tornadoes and blizzards. The most recent of these have been three events, all directly affecting North America within a short…

Nap time or Ram time?

Ram Time is a controversial topic. Some students appreciate the extra time to catch up on assignments or check grades, others perhaps not as much. Yet there have been rumors for years of Ram Time coming to an end. What would go in its place? An extra break? Longer lunch time? Would we start school later?…

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…