ASPA Contest Entries

Students in Host Family

Students in Host Family

About, ASPA Contest Entries, Community, News September 22, 2016 at 8:25 PM 0 comments

Nowadays, a lot of exchange students and international students live with a host family. Staying with a host family abroad is a popular option for international students. Each year, thousands of U.S. families open their homes and hearts to visitors from all over the world. In a home family, students canRead More

Suicide Awareness

Suicide Awareness

ASPA Contest Entries, Community, News September 16, 2016 at 1:49 PM 0 comments

Searcy (LP) September is the national month of suicide awareness. According to the Jason Foundation, more teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, combined. In Arkansas, a person commits suicide every 17 hours. This isRead More

School Cell Phone Policy: Is it Time for Change?

School Cell Phone Policy: Is it Time for Change?

About, ASPA Contest Entries, Community, News September 16, 2016 at 1:31 PM 0 comments

Searcy (LP) Searcy High School has a strongly enforced cell phone policy where students are not allowed to use their phones at any time on the school grounds and if they are caught with their phone out, it will be taken and given back a few days later to theirRead More

The Fight to Return

The Fight to Return

About, ASPA Contest Entries, Community, Features, News September 3, 2016 at 6:02 PM 0 comments

Searcy (LP) The SHS choirs are almost completely ready to begin a new music-filled school year, but they’re lacking one thing: their choir director. Mrs. Tina Niederbrach, head director of the Searcy choirs, discovered in June that she has a type of Colon cancer.She is in the process of undergoingRead More

Homelessness in High School

Homelessness in High School

About, ASPA Contest Entries, Community, Features, News September 2, 2016 at 10:40 AM 0 comments

Searcy (LP) Homelessness is a fast growing issue that many teens are facing at Searcy High School; luckily, the school district is knowledgeable about this issue and they are taking the proper measures to address it. At a school like Searcy High School, there is actually a program just forRead More

Foreign Students in American High School

Foreign Students in American High School

About, ASPA Contest Entries, Community, Features, News August 26, 2016 at 1:41 PM 0 comments

Searcy (LP) Nowadays, more and more foreign students come to American high schools and universities. They are from all over the world with diverse cultural backgrounds and academic preparations. However, not all of them can speak fluent English. Most of foreign students need several years to learn English and alsoRead More

Yes or No to the Code

Yes or No to the Code

Searcy(LP) The dress code has always been the top conversation around school. What will be the new rule? Will the dress code get stricter? The real question is, “Is it a problem?” In my  interview with Claude Smith, principal of Searcy High School, Mr. Smith stated, “It is not aRead More

The Death of a Prince

The Death of a Prince

A & E, About, ASPA Contest Entries, Community April 29, 2016 at 1:48 PM 0 comments

Searcy (LP) Last Thursday the world received the heart breaking news that Prince Rogers Nelson, at age 57, died at his home in Paisley Park. Earlier in the week, Prince made an emergency landing in Quad City International Airport after suffering from flu-like symptoms and becoming unresponsive. After getting medicalRead More

Commentary

ASPA Contest Entries March 11, 2014 at 12:37 PM 0 comments

By Dylan Rohr and Lacey Hall

Foreign exchange student leaves impression on students, teachers

Foreign exchange student leaves impression on students, teachers

ASPA Contest Entries, Features March 10, 2014 at 9:28 PM 0 comments

Zody Rafieva came to Searcy from a country in Asia, Tajikistan, through the foreign exchange program. Rafieva said that she pictured the states to be different than they are, but a good different. “I was thinking about the U.S. and how it would be different like in movies. In real life,Read More