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Students didn’t let bullying get them down

Zack Smith, Reporter

April 9, 2015


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When Tyler Anderson was a kid, his mom told him not to fight back when he was bullied.  “I was pulled out of my elementary school emotionally when when I was younger," he said. "It was everybody doing it.” Tyler has managed to turn it into something positive. He has said that he doesn't want anyone ...

Teachers who work 2 jobs have reasons

Sasihtorn Naw, Features Editor

April 8, 2015


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Teachers have a hectic schedule as it is, but some teachers’ lives have become even more hectic since they decided to take on a second job. Being a teacher is not easy. Teachers have to deal with disruptive students, grade papers and in many cases take care of their own children. Teachers have diff...

High school stereotypes and peer pressure can cause identity crisis

Pajai Vue, News Editor

April 8, 2015


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Finding your identity in high school is a critical part of growing up. Stereotypes, constant judgements from others and peer pressure from friends can cause teenagers to run into an identity crisis. A lot of high schoolers get stereotyped by their peers at school. However, for freshman Jade Vue, it sta...

Hijab Day is Harding’s first

Gao Choua Yang, Reporter

April 8, 2015


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Students and staff from non-Muslim cultures got to try out an unfamiliar piece of clothing on “Hijab Day” in February after Salma Ahmed, a senior, brought the idea to Harding High School. It was Harding’s first Hijab Day, and Muslim students invited others to join in to wear hijabs. A hijab is...

Harding junior Alexis Nelson works hard on the court and in academics

Pajai Vue, News Editor

February 26, 2015


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Sixteen-year-old athlete Alexis Nelson took an interest in tennis from a very young age. Her dad loves the sport, so Alexis grew up surrounded by tennis. She started playing tennis as soon as she was able to hold a racket, which was around age four. Her love for tennis grew every day and she knew she wanted to tak...

How singles celebrate Valentine’s Day

How singles celebrate Valentine’s Day

Skyler Kuczaboski, Editor In Chief

February 13, 2015


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Ah, Valentine’s Day. It’s the time of year where spouses, parents, friends, boyfriends and girlfriends express their love for a day, Feb. 14.   According to Wikipedia, this holiday originated with a saint named Valentine who expressed many acts of love through healing his jailer’s daught...

Kaitlyn Vu wins the Show of Talents

Kaitlyn Vu wins the Show of Talents

Mayflower Vang, Editor

February 11, 2015


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The Sea Club hosted a very rewarding talent show Jan. 22. Many talented students joined, and did a phenomenal job. Overall, students loved the variety of performances. The winner of the talent show, sophomore Kaitlyn Vu, sang a song called “Chandeliers" by Sia. Her high and perfect voice stunned all...

Is advisory helpful, or a burden?

Wa Yang, Reporter

January 28, 2015


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For many years, advisory has been part of Harding’s school curriculum.   Advisory is a time where students meet with their advisers to check in and most of all to be informed of important information from the school. In order to have advisories meet regularly, time is taken off student’s other courses...

Extracurricular activities or jobs? Both have benefits

Skyler Kuczaboski, Editor and Chief

January 28, 2015


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The average student at Harding High School has many things to prioritize. Whether it’s family obligations such as chores or passing a chemistry test to raise their grade, students are usually very busy.   With greater age comes more responsibility. High school is usually the first time when anoth...

Harding community expresses thoughts on PDA

Pajai Vue, News Editor

January 28, 2015


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Public Displays of Affection (PDA) may happen in every high school but the Harding community has many strong opinions on this topic.   One of Harding’s counselors, Marianna Sullivan expressed her thoughts on PDA based on what she has seen. “I feel like holding hands and quick pecks are kind ...

Coaches and athletes have boundaries

Sasihtorn Naw, Reporter

January 28, 2015


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After ex-coach Daniel Wilson was accused of violating a restraining order in a case alleging sexual misconduct with a student, many have come to question what measures schools and coaches take to create safe boundaries between athletes and coaches.   Every coach has his or her own way of keeping the...

Body modification can take many forms

Wendy Scaletta, Copy Editor

January 28, 2015


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     An unconventional art form is becoming more and more popular. Ranging from hair dying to large incisions in the skin, this form of art comes in numerous manifestations.      Body modification is the intentional alteration of one's anatomy or phenotype. For many, the term "body modification" brings to mind...

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