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Blood Drive a Huge Success

You may know know that each donation during the drive can save three local lives, but you may not know that the EHS family will save 411 lives!  Donors gave one whole pint of blood to the cause.  The whole process takes about one  hour from start to finish, including refueling afterward to avoid becoming faint.  Needles, blood, and donating can be very scary, but according to the nurses, a paper cut or splinter is more painful than donating!  You also get a free t-shirt and biscuit to sweeten the deal.  If you missed out this time, you can join in on the fun on March 27.  Just remember to avoid caffeine and eat lots of protein the morning before!

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Opinions, Sports

Chance Taylor – Student Athlete Spotlight

Watching the clock counting down the time may not be heart pounding for the audience, but for the players it’s all or nothing. Chance Taylor, a freshman at Evans, is a running back on both JV and Varsity football teams. Chance has been playing football since he was eight years old. His job as a running back is to block for pass plays, distract the other team members, and get yards for the team. So far this season he has played twice. One of his fears as a football player is letting the team down as well as the fans.

The varsity team had a bit of a set back this season, and nobody has a clue why the Knights could not win. Some blamed the coaches, some blamed the players, but when asked the question, “What is the issue with the team?” Chance said that there are less seniors, the starters get hurt, and there is an abundance of injuries throughout the team. There are twenty- two starters on the varsity team, and the team practices from 3 to 6 Monday through Wednesday.  They do a walk through on Thursday and of course on Friday they have the big game. Many people say that the team should practice more than they already do, but Chance says, “There is only so much you can do”.

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Poetry and Stories

Listening to Rhythm of Life

Waited when the flowers sung

Sang when the harp was strung

Melody and the major key

You make me sing happily

 

The piano is on the high

My voice can be heard in the sky

Soprano singing with the bees

Lullaby of the wind and me

 

When I hear the bird’s song

I can’t help but whistle along

It’s a stream of music in the sea

My true colors shine when I sing

 

Through the day and through the night

Through the dark and through the light

My song heard through your body

You make me sing happily

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Opinions

Night School Movie Review

“Night School,” one of the most recent movies made by actor Kevin Hart. Even though in the trailers it may see catastrophic, wild, and crazy, the movie actually gives a valuable lesson. Kevin Hart and his co stars deliver an amazing performance backed up with humor and over an hour worth of enjoyment. Then with a twist it brings around the movie showing that even if you might not be what others consider smart you an still be smart in your own way. That no matter how many times you have to try eventually you will succeed because failure is just a part of life. The movie has a smooth flow of events and keeps audience member laughing and learning a valuable life lesson. The movie overall is a three and a half to four stars out of five.

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Poetry and Stories

Night

Nights are beautiful
Long to remember all the stars,
To see all the plants
If they come out,
Shy if they are
The whole night went by
Not thinking about tomorrow
But thinking about the night
We fell in love

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Distant relationships

Distant relationships are not that fun. They always end maybe in a few weeks or a month at the least. (I say this since I’m in one myself but let’s not talk about that.) Distant relationships would work if you stay committed but sometimes that’s hard when you can’t hang out with the person and do the cheesy couple things. You wouldn’t be able to hold hands, kiss, cuddle, go on dates, go to the movies together, go to the park, or even go to the same school. It sucks being in one but if you really love the person you will stay committed and maybe you’ll meet in person. I’m not saying to be in one because that’s not a good idea but maybe if your in one and you feel like you can’t take it anymore just stay positive most of the time the distant relationships work out, and half the time they don’t and some people hate it or they like it. It’s okay to be in one though, you get to meet someone great in a different state or is a drive away but it sucks that you can’t be beside them. I’m saying all this because I have experience with distant relationships, all I had was distance. Everyone is probably going to say “that’s stupid or get someone at school,” well it’s hard for me but i don’t care I found someone great and we are doing awesome, even though we haven’t hung out we will because we both believe we will meet and hang out together at the park, movies, each other’s houses to watch Netflix or whatever. If you have faith I believe it will happen and your relationship will go on but they aren’t always great. So in the end distance sucks but at least you met someone great if the break up was on good terms if not then you wasted your time just like I did with my last two. 

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ID Badges: Are They Necessary? Part 1

Tragedies across the nation have been happening in schools, mainly shootings. The incredible and horrible loss of so many students and teachers has brought more safety precautions. This school year at Evans and across Columbia County, identification badge policies were put in place. Students and faculty are now mandated to wear these badges everyday with their name and picture clearly seen. This ID policy was put in place for safety, but many people have opinions about them  – some are positive but more are negative.

These unfavorable responses mostly came from students. Earlier today, students at Evans were asked how they felt about wearing IDs, and many of the responses were similar. Students said that the IDs seemed unnecessary, aggravating, costly, and wouldn’t work well for security. The cost of the ID for students is one dollar for a temporary replacement, and five dollars to permanently replace one. Students here at Evans think that the money spent for replacements waste money and cost too much for just one day. They are also interested to find out where exactly these funds go. 

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ID Badges: Are They Necessary? Part 2

One student here at Evans talked about how intruders would be hard to identify, as it is  nearly impossible to get a clear image of someone on the cameras. There is no way to zoom in with the security cameras enough to see a student’s name. Other students feel the IDs are unnecessary and aggravating because they largely are not used for anything and it gets annoying trying to remember the ID everyday.

Although most of the student body believes that IDs are just an annoyance, there are some that see the positive impact of the identification cards. A senior at Evans said that she could see that the changes in the world made the ID cards necessary and she thought that even though they can be annoying, they are beneficial. Supporters say the IDs also don’t just help with security, they get you ready for college life, which uses ID cards.

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ID Badges: Are they Necessary? Part 3

Students were not just the only ones to voice their feelings on the topic.  A few administrators voiced how they felt. Unlike the students, the teachers and faculty talked about how this is the world we live in: ID’s won’t just have to be worn at school, but in the business world. Another thing an administration said was they were great, and they would help students and eventually could be used for things like paying for lunches.

The ever changing world is altering how things are ran in schools and in society. Nowadays, ID cards are in the workplace, schools, and at Evans High School. Students mostly have negative feelings about the use of  the ID card. The administration, though, feels that they are necessary, beneficial and can be helpful in life at school. Even with all these feelings, the identification cards are still in effect, but students are still wondering: are ID cards really necessary?

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Sports

Football Team

Our football team at Evans is on a loosing streak but the real question is why. We have gathered some information from one of the football players that it’s because of the young team that they have and the fact that some of their good players are injured. With the young team they lack certain advantages but the truth is we need a victory! We need the players from last year and we also the players that are injured currently. If they want a shot at victory then they are going to have to figure out how to work as a team and they are also going to have to learn how to communicate.  We support our boys and anticipate a WIN at homecoming!

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