The quiet man of Starmount, Mr. Charles

The quiet man of Starmount, Mr. Charles, has been at the high school since 1998. Underneath that quiet demeanor, Mr. Charles has a passion to help students in any way possible. First, he started out as an assistant coach, but he fully came on board in 2006 when he was hired on as a staff…

Retiring a Legacy, Becky Bryant

In my time at Starmount High School, I have had many teachers. However, none have had as large an impact as Mrs. Bryant. She is a perfect example  of a teacher and person. I, along with everyone else at Starmount High School, am lucky to have been her student. However, not all the students on…

SHS March of Dimes looks to basketball to raise funds

Students and staff took to the basketball court in an attempt to raise funds for premature babies during the March of Dimes campaign. The entire campus came out to see the game, and cheers were loud for each Ram side. By half time, the game was tied 11-11. Regardless of the end score, 27-21, both teams…

Horton proclaimed SHS teacher of the year

As the school year winds down, the excitement for teacher of the year rose to the forefront, mainly due to the fact that Starmount High has recently named its new recipient of this honor, Rocky Horton, math teacher and coach. Elizabeth Pozo interviewed Coach Horton after the announcement was made. Below are his thoughts on…

SHS students wish for warmer days

From the end of December into our new year, we have experienced some of the coldest days of the winter yet. The low hit 4 degrees, which was on the 7th of January. However, the most recent change in weather this month has went into the 70s. Our staff wondered what students thought of the…

The Starmount Angels

It’s December, meaning it’s that most wonderful time of year again: Christmas time. People are rummaging around to find the perfect gift while others in our community aren’t sure if they will be receiving or buying any gifts for Christmas this year. As I got to talk to the person overseeing Starmount High School’s division…

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…

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…

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 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…