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…

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…