Estes Thrives 2017

Phoebe Dillon             Estes Thrives Days are a step out of the normal path of day to day school; students work outside: with close-toed-shoes, gloves, plenty of sunscreen and friends.             Starting off with attendance and a school wide debrief at 8 am, students, teachers and community members learned the reasoning behind the day’s events, and have a general idea of what to do during […]

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Eye of the Storm

​By: Bethan​ ​Denney           ​As​ ​I​ ​entered​ ​my​ ​current​ ​events​ ​class​ ​on​ ​a​ ​typical​ ​Monday,​ ​mumbles​ ​of Hurricane​ ​Harvey​ ​and the devastation​ ​in​ ​Texas​ ​recounted​ ​what​ ​I’d​ ​glanced​ ​at​ ​on​ ​the​ ​news​ ​the​ ​night before:​ ​huge​ ​loss and​ ​huge​ ​pain.​ When I heard these things I could feel my heart ache a little bit (okay, a lot). ​ ​My​ ​classmates​ ​and​ ​teacher​ ​voiced​ ​their​ […]

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Homecoming: A week in summary

By: Scott Buck and Will Peters Monday: Pajama day is always a student favorite, and a great way to start off Homecoming week. People dress up in their pajamas and nighttime clothes people try to combine both e the practical and performative.  It ranges from sweats and a T-shirt to funny looking onesies and interesting combinations of bathrobes and slippers. The day was bookended by […]

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Children’s Media: Quantity Over Quality

By Scott Buck               Children’s media has become a dumping ground for unoriginal ideas and tired moral tales that instead of engaging our children’s minds, basically dangles shiny objects in front of their faces for 90 to 100 minutes.          This trend has apexes with the film The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature. This film is a corporate product through and through. You […]

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Safety in Sports

By: Phoebe Dillon     Sports related injuries have always been a simple fact of life in regards to student athletes; however, one thing many are left to question is what exactly the school does to limit the number of these occurrences.     Even though schools do their best to track current injuries, and prevent future ones, the pressure on a student’s performance can lead to the neglection […]

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