Articles By: Maddy Daniels

Climate change through the eyes of a teen

Climate change; it’s a really scary concept. There is talk of it everywhere on the Internet on whether or not it’s real and if it is hurting all living things on our planet. Last year when I took a meteorology class, we learned a lot about this, including how the Earth is warmed, what fossil fuels we are using too […]

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Reflecting on another year of high school

Before I begin my article, I would like to send a huge congratulations to my fellow yearbook staff members. Millie Sechrist, Emersyn Funk and I placed at state journalism this year. Millie was the state champion in copywriting, Emersyn received 2nd place for academic photography, and I placed third in yearbook theme and graphics. I am so proud of those […]

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Plastic is everywhere it appears

Earth Day was April 22nd, and there were many photos on the internet of how beautiful our planet is, all the breath taking views and places. Our Earth is beautiful, it is our home, and has so many wonderful things. But there are also a lot of not so pretty things as well. Pictures of sea turtles wrapped in fishing […]

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Joy of fiction a first-world love

Albus Dumbledore once said, “words are our most inexhaustible source of magic.” I happen to agree with the wizard. Over spring break I finally had the chance to catch up on some reading, and as usual fell into the rabbit hole and enveloped myself in a story. Fiction is my favorite thing to read. The feeling of immersing myself in […]

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A look inside the teenage mind

As I sit down to write my column today, I have a lot of things on my mind. As a creative person, there are struggles and I’m sure anyone with a creative side is shaking their head right now. I recently entered in a KSPA contest for student journalist of the year. It is a competition in which you create […]

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Sharing a classroom experience 300 words at a time

This month in my English III class, we worked on 300 word essays. We could pick any topic, but it was supposed to be a descriptive essay. We were to think of something that could happen over and over, and we were like a fly on the wall describing what is going on. When we were assigned this, there were […]

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Sharing church conference experiences

This past weekend I went to a church conference called SDYC. A lot of kids from Hillsboro go every year, and this was my first time going along. The things I experienced there were amazing, and I feel like having this outlet is a great way to share what God is doing in so many lives. The way the conference […]

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Haunted house experience a first

Halloween is here! This is my favorite time of year. Scary movies have forever been my thing, but I’ve always kept the monsters in the T.V. screen. This year I finally had the chance to live it. I attended my first haunted house this fall! I’ve been longing for this experience for a few years now, but I could never […]

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Writer deals with inevitable block

Writer’s block; something that every writer in history has had to struggle with and try to overcome. The official definition of this awful time when your brain turns to mush is “when a writer loses the ability to produce new work, or experiences a creative slowdown”. Well here I am on this Sunday afternoon, the day before I need to […]

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Understanding comes from fascination

Psychology and mental health has always been something that’s interested me. I haven’t taken any classes on it or really have any clue how anything works, but the mind fascinates me. I love watching videos and reading articles on different topics and learning more about the organ that runs my body that I really have no control over. My brain […]

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