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Rituals bond cross country teams throughout season

Rituals bond cross country teams throughout season

By Victoria Giron, Harrisonburg HS, Harrisonburg, Va.

November 21, 2014

A team is bonded by its traditions and rituals, and the cross country team is no exception. The boys and the girls cross country teams are two separate entities, and therefore each have their own traditions. Cross country is an individual sport, so there are some athletes who have their own pre-meet...

Darn teenagers, get off my porch!

Darn teenagers, get off my porch!

By Eileen Moynihan, Algonquin Regional HS, Northborough, Mass.

November 3, 2014

“Trick-or-treat!” a loud voice bellows. I look up in confusion at a boy with a full beard in a sports jersey and jeans. Darn it. Not again. More than once on Halloween, I’ve opened the front door with candy bowl in hand to see someone my age, or older, standing in front of me. When I’m...

In Texas Homecoming tradition, mums rule

By Sydney Turnbow and Tonea Conley

October 8, 2014

Students across the South, particularly in Texas, have embraced the tradition of wearing large flowers — usually chrysanthemums — and other elaborate combinations of ribbon, charms and symbols to celebrate their school at Homecoming as well as to express their personality....

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...

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...