Present you wanted as a kid

Written by: Olivia Ware Every little kid dreams of outlandish- or even reasonable- gifts they wanted but never got. Whether it was because their parents never wanted to buy them or it was literally impossible to get the gift, some children just did not get everything they wanted. “As a kid, I wanted a pet narwhal.” said junior Eric Peters. As the Christmas season approaches, more and more children in homes around the world will be asking for presents that won’t be provided for them. “When I was a kid, I wanted a pool, but…

Last minute shopping

Written by: Shelby Horsley Attention all New Palestine High School personnel! Its that time of year yet again, its Christmas time. The time where families gather, eat great food, and shop for gifts to hide underneath the tree—unless there isn’t the time to do just that. “I end up having to go last-minute Christmas shopping almost every year because the time doesn’t really pop up in my schedule,” says sophomore Chloe Meade. Its hard to find the time to go shopping for loved ones during the holiday season. Things just get so busy with students…

Why does Christmas take over November?

Written by: Jesse Carpenter Christmas - a magical time of year, full of joy and cheer. Typically, however, when one says "time of year", they don't mean a forth of the year, starting in October, ending only after the new year. Every year it seems like the "holiday season" begins earlier and earlier. First come the minor sales at retail stores in the beginning of October. Christmas gift wraps start becoming commonly available on the shelves, and candy companies start releasing their Christmas advertisements. Then the Christmas music begins playing throughout said retail stores, and…

Students from across the pond

Written by: Olivia Ware Each year, New Palestine becomes home to numerous students from all over the world for about ten months. This school year, New Palestine High School has eight new students from other countries. There are many differences between America and other countries, these include laws, like drinking, smoking and driving, languages that people speak, and the school system. “America is different from Brazil, because in America, they take American football really seriously, but in Brazil, we don’t have it at all,” junior Igor Siqueira said. “The food here in America is quite…

After prom adventures

Written by: Sydney Armstrong Prom night is one of the most memorable and fun experiences of your high school career. People spend lots of time getting ready for prom by picking out the perfect outfit, doing their hair, and many other things. Sometimes the actual prom isn’t the highlight of the night or even of the prom weekend. The after-prom events that people plan to do can be even more fun than originally planned. I have heard of many prom groups’ ideas for after prom ideas. They are all fun and exciting it just depends…

The struggle after spring break

Written by: Dharma Rodgers Spring break is a fantastic time to catch up on missed sleep and do fun things students can’t normally do during the school weeks. However, it takes a toll on students when they get back to school and their sleep schedule isn’t normal and their brains aren’t in gear for learning the first few days. One of the many horrible things about coming back to school is the early mornings. Over spring break, your body becomes adjusted to sleeping in and staying up late, but when you come back to school…

The snow falls and the curtain calls

Written by: Mathea Vetters The Disney animated movie, Frozen, blew into theatres on November 27th, 2013 and was instantly a hit with ages everywhere. It popped up all over the Internet. A website called Tumblr became a place for the fans to post pictures and talk about the movie frequently. Before long everyone knew about Frozen and was urged to watch it. Some took the advice and fell in love with the movie and others just flat out refuse to see it because of all the hype. No doubt this movie is exceptional. In the…