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Journal Writing Project: Jamie Howe


Fri, Apr 11th, 2003
Posted in Columnists

We are off to somewhere greener, somewhere warmer. We have waited four long years to get on that motorcoach in the spring. But itís finally here. The Class of 2003 is bound for Washington D.C.!

Ever since our freshman year we have heard about the famous senior trip. All the teachers talk about it, as well as the students. There isnít a closed mouth when it comes to the senior trip topic. There also isnít one teacher in class that hasnít said, "Youíll see that or learn that on your class trip." But itís finally here, we get to explore, learn, and re-learn basically everything we were taught in school.

The week before our departure the seniors had this contagious vibe that the whole school could feel. We were ready to get out of there for nine nice, long days.

In departing this one-horse town we will discover many monuments, statues, and memorial sites on our expedition. Exploring many towns, cities, and states, and actually seeing everything we were taught is unbelievable. Yet, the greatest part about the senior trip isnít Fordís Theater, Gettysburg, or the Capitol. Itís sharing all of these experiences and feelings that come along with all of these monuments and great places with our classmates, the people we grew up with our whole lives. The closest people we know will be on two buses all going to the same places together.

Being with 74 of my classmates for nine days, will definitely spring up old loves and friendships and will magically make new ones. Itís funny what putting 75 students together for nine days, can do to them. It will either make them very sick of each other by the end or will magically make them bond and they will all blossom into one huge mass of friends. Hopefully, we can all bond, and when we come back everyone will be able to see the difference in the class of 2003, especially for prom and graduation.

The senior class has definitely worked hard for this trip, especially our class officers. And they deserve it, we all do. Weíve worked four years for this; itís one huge pay off and weíre cashing in!

Our teachers will like this nine day vacation from us too. I have to admit that we have been a handful this year. But in the back of their minds they know itís worth while to put up with us. Yet a nine day vacation is nice.

For the past month Iíve heard many comments from my classma .....
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Of People, Places & Things: Hong Kong, a city under siege

Fri, Apr 11th, 2003
Posted in Columnists

I was driving home from work a few days ago when I heard a friend of mine being interviewed on the radio about the impact severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was having on Hong Kong.  ďThere have been more than 22,000 ca ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Kyle Anderson

Sat, Apr 5th, 2003
Posted in Columnists

March has always been an exciting time of the year. Old Man Winter seems to lose his touch. New breeds of athletics mark the calendars in high schools. Baseball, Track and Field, and Golf teams gear up for the months to come. People pack away their w ..... 
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Township Roads: Spring Fever

Sat, Apr 5th, 2003
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By Wayne Pike

Another beautiful day. It is just barely spring, but todayís weather was a complete relief from winter and an introduction to what we might hope is seven straight months of comfortable weather. Although we have had ..... 
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At Home in the Woods: Rueben's house

Fri, Mar 28th, 2003
Posted in Columnists

The iron gate wasn't there when we moved to the Big Woods in 1978. The present owners installed it years ago, although it seems like only yesterday that I walked up the gateless driveway past the metal mailbox stand (still standing, but in disrepair) ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Matt Ruen

Fri, Mar 28th, 2003
Posted in Columnists

Iíve been in speech since seventh grade, and I enjoy it tremendously. I have the fortune to have advanced to state last year, and Iíve competed at the Section competition in three separate years. This year is my last. For this article Iíve sketched o ..... 
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