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Fight song Fridays

Fight song Fridays

By Tori Swart

March 3, 2015

A new weekly announcement has been set in place where the entire school sings the Sycamore Fight Song. The reasoning behind it all? Follow along as reporter Tori Swart investigates.

McAllen High’s spirit slump

McAllen High’s spirit slump

By Isabella Zambrano and Alexandra Arevalo, McAllen High School

January 12, 2015

Spirit Week is an exciting time around McAllen High School. In the days leading up to Homecoming, the student body celebrates through various activities and events: themed dress-up days are one highlight. Usually, the school community is quick to participate and take advantage of such a fun time....

What It Takes to Be: A base cheerleader

What It Takes to Be: A base cheerleader

By Jack Densmore, Leander HS, Leander, Texas

October 27, 2014

Spirit. Spirit is what every school needs and what every cheerleader strives to increase in their school. Junior Claire Jenkins is no exception. Jenkins is at the base position of the cheerleading squad and has been a cheerleader since the 4th grade. She has also participated in outside cheer groups...

Stifled spirit: New district means controversial new restrictions and rules

Stifled spirit: New district means controversial new restrictions and rules

By Erica Cardano-Hillary, Vista Ridge HS, Cedar Park, Texas

October 21, 2014

Despite the team’s current 6-0 record and top spot in district 25-5A, the student section hasn’t been able to win when it comes to spirit.

Loud, proud and positive: the ‘Panther Pit’ is nucleus of student cheering section

Loud, proud and positive: the ‘Panther Pit’ is nucleus of student cheering section

By Jackson Powell, Wenatchee HS, Wenatchee, Wash.

October 20, 2014

Students pile in, all around a nucleus of purple-and-gold clad kids wielding flags with painted faces. They blast pump-up music from a speaker, yelling chants to intimidate the enemy team. They aren’t affected by the cool winds that howl on fall nights. Instead they’re hot from the packed in and...

Powder Puff introduces unique perspectives for students on football field

Powder Puff introduces unique perspectives for students on football field

By Joel Timms, Whitney HS, Rocklin, Calif.

October 16, 2014

The powder puff games allow for a unique opportunity for genders to essentially switch roles, with boys taking on cheer leading positions on the sidelines and girls heading onto the football field.

#spiritweek: Teachers parody Fallon and Timberlake

March 28, 2014

Activities director Scott Harris and Ms. Christina Young sit down to talk about all the different activities going on during Spirit Week in a parody of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake’s “Hashtag” video. View original story

Sidelined by Sexism

Sidelined by Sexism

By Andy Brown and Olivia Kight, Westlake HS, Austin, Texas

September 24, 2013

“Behind every great man is a great Senior Girl.” That was the Senior Girls’ slogan for the 2010 football season. Harmless, right? The football player goes out and does the dirty work on the field while his doting female attendants stay back in the kitchen, baking and making signs for him...

Pep Train raises school spirit

By Sandra Webb, Annandale HS, Annandale, Va.

September 9, 2013

Teachers abandon their lessons, students flee from their seats, and shouts mingle with music that echoes down the hallways: the Pep Train has begun. The Pep Train is a decades-old tradition at AHS. Cheerleaders, football players, and dance team members cheer their way down the halls led, of course, ...

Spice up the bacon: Students should show more spirit

Spice up the bacon: Students should show more spirit

By Tyler Snell, Texas HS, Texarkana, Texas

September 6, 2013

Give me an Orange! Give me an Orange! Give me an Orange, Orange, Orange! Give me a White! Give me a White! Give me a White, White, White! Yelling this saying is what gets students pumped up for football games, especially the first game of the season. It’s also about bragging rights for the most spi...