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#Find Malik .

#Find Malik .

Community December 4, 2014 at 2:54 pm 0 comments

Imagine someone you see everyday disappearing out of nowhere and the fear, hurt, and confusion taking over you. These are the feelings parents and family of two-year-old Malik Drummond are experiencing. Officials and family members have been searching for the toddler for two weeks. Malik’s parents say their son, whoRead More

Social Media: #Double-Edged Sword

Social Media: #Double-Edged Sword

Community November 24, 2014 at 2:18 pm 0 comments

To most teens these days, social media is a huge part of their everyday life. Studies show that more than 1,000 kids from the ages 13 to 17 years old use some form of social media. Among these are social networks Twitter and Facebook. 73% of teens around the world dedicate theirRead More

Commentary: Stride to Prevent Suicide spreads awareness

Commentary: Stride to Prevent Suicide spreads awareness

Community April 25, 2014 at 1:28 pm 0 comments

Losing family, friends, and loved ones is a hard to thing to deal with in general. Losing someone to suicide is whole different story. Depression and mental illnesses isn’t an easy topic to bring up, therefore it’s a hard topic to reach out to people about. Dr. Robert E. ElliottRead More

PBS Student Reporters explain the importances of jobs and economy

PBS Student Reporters explain the importances of jobs and economy

Community April 15, 2014 at 1:19 pm 0 comments

The 1960’s were a booming time for Searcy, Arkansas with the opening of Kohler manufacturing and what would become Maytag manufacturing. However, in the middle of this decade, a number of economic factors led to both facilities closing their doors. What was the economic impact? What is being done toRead More

Special Coverage: PBS Student Reporting Labs

Special Coverage: PBS Student Reporting Labs

Community March 13, 2014 at 5:04 pm 0 comments

Lion TV and Jumpstart this year have been part of  PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs, doing interviews and stories for a chance to be shown on PBS NewsHour. The students have interviewed state representatives and even Governor Mike Beebe. Recently, they did a story on the new teaching standards thatRead More

Elementary students jump rope to raise money

Elementary students jump rope to raise money

Community March 11, 2014 at 1:47 pm 0 comments

Jump Rope for Heart is held every year on the elementary campuses. This is the 14th year that Debby Vilemez has run this fundraiser. “We always have it on Valentines Day, or near Valentines Day. Just because it’s healthy heart month. We talk to the kids about our heart and theRead More

FCA service day gives helping hand to local homeless shelter

FCA service day gives helping hand to local homeless shelter

ASPA Contest Entries, Community January 28, 2014 at 2:57 pm 0 comments

Fellowship Christian Athletes went to Jacob’s Place for a service day.  At Jacob’s Place, FCA participated in whatever needed to be done to help out. Jacob’s Place is a homeless shelter for women and children. It supplies them with a shelter and the essentials with life, and helps them getRead More

Searcy hosts All Region band tryouts

Searcy hosts All Region band tryouts

Community January 20, 2014 at 2:20 pm 0 comments

All region band tryouts were held at Searcy High last Saturday. “We are trying our for all region, and it’s a big competition with all of the bands of the region,” said junior Abby Rains. “You play a prepared piece, scales, and a sight-reading piece.” “Members of all bands are competingRead More

Powderpuff game raises money for Elliott Foundation

Powderpuff game raises money for Elliott Foundation

ASPA Contest Entries, Community, Sports December 13, 2013 at 2:58 pm 0 comments

For the first time, Searcy had a powderpuff game to raise money for a local charity “We talked about it over the summer, but Cassidy made it all come together,” said senior and Powderpuff player Becca Buterbaugh. Cheerleaders decided to put on this event as a fundraiser for the ElliotRead More

Zombie Fun Run kicks off EAST project

Zombie Fun Run kicks off EAST project

Community November 25, 2013 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

The EAST Program recently hosted the Zombie Fun Run, a zombie-themed fun run intended to gain awareness of the Walk Through History project EAST has been working on. Walk Through History is a trail around Searcy that focuses on historical buildings. The students working on the project hope it willRead More