Higher education skyrockets students

Every year, an average of 1.2 million students drop out of high school across the nation. However, sometimes, it’s not just the students who have a problem with school. For example, some teachers may struggle to properly interact with students, may be dry, or even unmotivated or unwilling to give students their best. This issue…

2020: cool looks

Most people associate February with Valentine’s colors such as red and pink; however, that’s not the case on Starmount High’s campus.  Fashionable colors this time of year include yellow, green, blue, purple, and lavender. February and March are usually colder months, so students have tended to wear bright colors. The bright colors have to do…

Novant health opportunities for students

Prospective junior volunteers, interested in the medical field, have a summer opportunity at hand. Several Starmount High School students seem interested in what Novant Health has to offer, including juniors Justin Najera and Licxy Jimenez.  Regarding the medical volunteer program, these students must meet the criteria and go through a screening process. Volunteers must have…

Satirical Writings: AP English

Last semester, select students were confronted by staff with an opportunity to take an AP Language Arts and Composition class. At first, all of us were skeptical about the work and whether or not we even had the initiative to not only pass the college level class but succeed in it. A few students avoided…

Seniors hit 1,000 point record

This week’s basketball games were intense, with some wins and losses against Elkin, the rival high school. After the varsity girls came back with a 12 point win versus Elkin, the varsity boys also beat the cross bridge rival with 58-45 as the final score. The JV girls were so close, having the lead by…

Talent binds community

The Way Church, a local church in Jonesville, NC, hosted a talent show recently for the young people of the community; the show exhibited each individual and something different that the entertainer brought to the table (or in this case, the stage).  A young 10-year-old boy, Mason Layell, made the colors within a book appear…

Thanksgiving, time of remembrance

It’s almost time for Thanksgiving, and the turkeys are getting nervous. But jokes aside, Thanksgiving was made a national holiday by Abraham Lincoln in 1863, a holiday in which we all get together and give thanks for our lives, family, and friends–and there’s good food to eat, too! Some traditions we have include visiting family,…

ACT anxiety: are you prepared?

The day of the Pre-ACT was a major hurdle for sophomores statewide. Many sophomores were worried and even scared about this college practice exam. Some students at Starmount took a course of action, studying for the Pre-ACT, even weeks in advance. As sophomore Landon Dowell puts it, “I don’t like it. I don’t feel like…

SHS staff serves in many ways

Every year on November 11th, families and friends gather together to honor all personnel that have ever served in the military for our country. This day is used to honor those who have passed and those who have served. According to the Pew Research Center, it is estimated that there are 20.4 million veterans in…

Ring the bells for Christmas parade

Bake the ginger bread, ring the bells, grab the candy canes, and get ready for this upcoming Christmas parade! All around, people are preparing Christmas surprises, including the Starmount High School marching band. This year will contain lots of holiday cheer thanks to the tuned up instruments and the amazing Christmas spirit of these students….

Battle of the beauties: win for all

Cold, dry air and the physicality of the game emanating from the field didn’t stop the homecoming court from putting on a stunning show! With the word homecoming in mind, the thought of dancing, food, and fun times are what people usually imagine. But Starmount High School reminded us of one more thing, the beauty…

UNIFI encourages recycling at SHS

Recently there’s been a minor, yet noticeable, change at Starmount High School in Boonville, NC. Sophomore and Beta Club Secretary Caroline Wood is the student behind it. Recently added in the hallways of five of the seven buildings at the school are large white recycling bins, all topped with brightly colored lids.  Wood’s idea behind…